Actually it is a smart technique and props to them. It’s all marketing. It doesn’t look like it’s breaking any rules of Envato, so I can’t see the problem.
The review process is quite transparent and there have been numerous articles on the Envato Market blog and as well as author resources on how to get your items approved. A really comprehensive guide is also found on the Help section of Envato.
So to answer your questions:
1. Try seeing it from another angle. It was impossible for you to get a theme right and approved from the first try. You still missed a couple of bugs, due to insufficient testing. They are also human, just like you, and sometimes they miss some stuff during the first review.
2. You do not have actual data of the scale of the influx that ThemeForest’s reviewers have to handle. There is a current system now, although it’s not perfect, it is still functional and working.
Indeed, timing is important in our business, but delivering an unfinished and buggy product is more important than delivering as soon as possible, or at least that’s what I think. You’ll have far more problems and less sales with a buggy product … only if you waited just a couple of more days … you could have made more Just think about it.
Talk about zombies ha …
@romanfmz: Unfortunately, there was never one time when a deadline was delayed. So I’m afraid you’ll miss it if you can’t submit in time.
@Kops I think both derived inspiration from the same source. And I think it’s okay to feel inspired when you bring your own interpretation to the table. We’re designers, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be inspired by others designs and products. I for one love the simplicity in Apple’s products.
Rosa is not an original design, if you know what I mean. Take a look at Dribbble profile of Mike | Creative Mints and if you will search for a project on 21 March 2014, you’ll see what I mean
How do you know it’s not a massive job and a tiny job, because you can’t code it yourself?
In order to get something done, you’ll need to first get someone to do an evaluation for you … Going on that mindset is completely wrong and I can see where your project is going and why it will be avoided by most professional developers.
Please take my response as constructive criticism and not as a personal attack, I’m just trying to help you out get a better grasp of things.
Too bad I’m missing the first meetup, since I’ll still be in Germany! I would have loved it, though!
1) Escape as late as possible. You’ll never know how data can be manipulated. You might think you thought of all the cases, but someone else still finds a loophole.That’s why there are guidelines into place. Which were set by other developers, which are working on the core of WordPress: http://vip.wordpress.com/documentation/best-practices/security/validating-sanitizing-escaping/
It’s best to adhere to some best practices of WordPress, since you’re working with WordPress.
2) I’m sorry to say, but it’s quite ridiculous to load every script even if it’s not needed, just to expect the customer “maybe he needs it”. Load the scripts only when the shortcode is used, this will definitely won’t be a problem with the review theme. Use some conditional logic
Hopefully I didn’t come out as harsh, as I was just trying to help you improve and understand better the current pain points that you are having, and that basically you were doing it wrong. Get familiar with WordPress, it’s mantra, it’s standards, and your code will improve and review problems will be gone.
Usually it is good to contact the theme developer from where you purchased from through his support channels, in order to get proper assistance. But, did you try to use the : “Settings > Permalinks” from your WordPress Dashboard and just click on the button with Save on it? It usually fixes errors like the one you currently have.
A more realistic figure for this amount would be around 28k-30k, if you are starting at 50% and you are not an elite author. But getting that amount is really hard.
DigaCoder, instead of focusing on the money and get rich quick scheme, I’d advise you to first create a meaningful product, which solves the issue of a customer, and then think about money.