Thanks for your replies. I`m starting from scratch again with your input in mind.
I got the new submission rules bookmarked but if you got any other mandatory features please post it.
I am struggling to get in and I`m wondering what are the most important things a WordPress theme should have to get approved?I structure it into 4 main parts:
- Design – modern style (precondition)
- default features – portfolio, sliders, 5 different frontpage templates etc.
- Functionality – extended WordPress features like an included shopping cart, front end registration, forum, mailchimp integration; in general something that not every theme has.
- Shortcodes and Usability – shortcodes for accordion tabs, buttons, pricetables, a modified admin panel with customized meta boxes
Would a well designed theme with only one cool extra functionality work? Do themes require all of the above to get approved?
I just bought a theme which loads 14 different js files and like 10 different css files in the header so I think optimized code is not a requirement?
Do new authors still have a chance to get approved these days? Thanks for every feedback.
Hello,after 2 “does not meet minimum requirements”-rejects I completely redesigned the template.
Before spending too much time again on updating all marketing tools, documentation, sldiers and box covers I`d appreciate your feedback about the design in general.
looking forward to your feedback.
Thanks in advance for taking the time
Thanks everybody for your input. I really appreciate the feedback. I`ll research the latest styles closely and will try to give it a visual update.
@appeality: So themeforest reached its limits with theme providers? Does it even make sense to get started here without long-time author experience or several employees behind?
After the first reject I completely rebuilt the theme from scratch. I submitted it few days ago and it was rejected again with – as far as I remember – the same message.
Our Review team also provided these comments:
The overall quality of your submission does not meet our aesthetic and technical requirements and will need to be improved before being resubmitted. Unfortunately we’re not able to provide more specific feedback for your submission at this time.
Please consider taking some time to familiarise yourself with our current library and quality levels of popular items before resubmitting.
I`m lost at this time where to improve. Does it make sense to keep working on this one? start all over AGAIN? Improve minor things here and there?
After going through 100+ themes in the marketplace I`m surprised that there are a few themes which only have 2-3 features, very basic setup and default bootstrap styling. On the other hand there are themes with like 2934 advanced CMS features.
I would appreciate if you can please point me in some direction:http://www.wpcustoms.net/demo/recodeone/
Thanks a lot for your input and feedback.
as ginaalessia said: try to outrank his page. With the keyword being your real name easiest way is to create a few social profile pages and link them. btw: ~80% click on one of the first 3-4 links ranked in the SEs.
in the past I tend to have like 784 fonts installed but it slowed down the system and programstarts.
there are nice tools to see how the font looks like without installing them.
http://www.ampsoft.net/utilities/FontViewer.php just search for “font viewer” or “font manager”
personally I check types at dafont.com or similar sites and install only those I need for the project. delete unused/old or boring fonts from time to time.
I optimize and test different approaches since 2006. There are a lot of things you can take care of. To name a few:
i.e. proper h1/2/3 structures, alt and title attributes, amount of internal/external links, title structures, keyword density, and most important the content and backlinks but with templates you have no control about the customers content so a huge part is out of our control.
However if your site structure (semantic etc.) is properly coded with SE guidelines in mind – your customers content is valueable and gets linked from all over the web it should definitely rank well. (as long as you’re not aiming for ultra-high competiton keywords and don’t have an .info domain registered 2 days ago)
welcome ktheslasher, how do you upload the files? via ftp to your hosting account? which programm/site gives you the error message? can you please go into detail how and where you upload your theme?
you can sell the plain html files or use a cms like wordpress/drupal/joomla as backend and build a theme which contains your under construction pages.
no need to reinvent the wheel