You won’t have to pay ThemeForest anything with what you sell on your own website.
You are paying a buyer fee just when you purchase the Magento theme itself ( a one time transaction ), from ThemeForest, which is included in the price you see here.
So after you purchased it, your business will not have any connection with TF. Your business is your business
Hopefully things are clearer now.
It always helps to show a link of your theme and the soft rejection message. Usually, when it’s a soft reject, it’s really close to a release. Just a couple of small tid-bits which need to be sorted out. I’m sure that the community can help you on this
Anps, I also had this problem and I think I know the root cause.
When you created a demo XML import file and you exported let’s say the configuration of the Contact Form 7 plugin, you also exported your e-mail address there by accident. So now, whenever one of your customers is using your theme, he maybe forgot to change his e-mail from the one that currently is (yours) and you get those e-mails. I know, I did that mistake and I received plenty of funny e-mails like: “Can I get an appointment for bride make-up and hair styling?”
Ok, sorry about that Thanks for the response!
Also, on topic: When you’re using it as a plugin, I think you’re just simply following the WordPress philosophy: Functionality in plugins, Design/Appearance in Themes.
So your theme should work and not break as a simple stand-alone theme without any plugins first. Then, you can further extend the capabilities of the theme, by providing compatibility with various available plugins (like WooCommerce, Unyson, etc.) So whenever one of my customer doesn’t want to use this capability, then they are free to do so, their theme is still functional. It’s more of a “Features as plugins” model…
That’s at least what I do in my themes.
Hey, I also have a question, which it seems I can’t find the solution to so therefore I’m going to ask you guys
If I would want to add more Options to the “Add Slides” screen, aside from the Image, Title and Description, how would I go around this (Screenshot with screen I’m referring to: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nekxjafp2vpdolh/Screenshot%202015-02-06%2012.31.01.png?dl=0)
Would I have to extend the “custom.php” of the population methods extensions?
Do you have the budget of Apple?
Yes, as far as I studied the framework, it is possible.You can do your own customizations of each and every Module. For example, for Portfolio:
By the way guys, I really really appreciate all the efforts you are putting into this!
The best way you should do it is leave things that belong to plugin territory out of your theme. You can simply add them as required/recommended plugins using TGMPA http://tgmpluginactivation.com/ . In that way, maybe you can recommend a plugin from the WordPress repository. It’s always better to have it this way rather than your current implementation because your customers will get automatic updates of the plugins whenever they are released.
TL;DR: Provide support / compatibility with a Recent Tweets Plugin, don’t include it in your theme files.
Yeah Martin, usually those days are critical to some themes I would suggest to ping either Ivor or Kailoon on Twitter with a ticket number, maybe they can help you They’re really awesome guys.
I think best it would be to open a ticket with Envato on their support page asking for a price raise. After that, maybe tell one of the reviewers via whatever social channel, as they are usually pretty responsive if they know that their services are need on the support platform.