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meanthemes says

We removed most of the !important rules and now the theme has been approved :) thank you everyone for your response on this thread. Thank you so much Ivor and review team.

Congrats, glad you got it sorted :)

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meanthemes says

If a plugin is causing an issue, you can always use…

body .pluginclass { color: red; }

That is usually a simple way of removing the need for an !important.

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I’m not quite sure how the queue works to be honest.

A couple of weeks ago we added our first HTML template, it was in the queue for 6 days and we then added a Ghost theme to the approval queue.

The Ghost theme leapfrogged the HTML template and was released a whole day earlier, very strange indeed.

If everything is lumped in the same queue, then in theory the HTML should have been approved first and then the Ghost Theme a couple of days later.

However, I think that the queue is dealt with in batches, so someone will hit all the WP items and then the Ghost items and then the HTML items and then PSDs and so on, they won’t jump from one category to the other. In theory, this is more efficient than having to jump around CMS’s/software but it can be a bit baffling to the author waiting patiently for their item to be reviewed.

I think the suggestion of a release window is fantastic, but what I think the authors really need to hear is a transparent and comprehensive answer from the ThemeForest review team or a spokesperson (with all the facts).

I don’t think anyone here is trying to lay blame at anyone’s feet, they just want to know the process.

When you’ve got authors with over 10,000 sales on just 5 items, I really think its time to listen and be proactive about supporting them and answering their questions in the fullest manner possible.

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meanthemes says

Why don’t you just make it a theme option with the caveat it will not work in IE9, but it will gracefully degrade, then the decision is up to the theme purchaser

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meanthemes says

Yep, sign me up.

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The process for soft-disabling could definitely be improved.

Our latest theme had a small bug in it where you couldn’t change the post background colour due to the CSS not being specific enough. We knew about the bug but couldn’t upload it as that was the day where the whole of Envato marketplaces were offline for a few hours, then back up and then back down again.

When I woke up in the morning, the theme had been soft disabled and when you tried to view the item page you got a message saying “Item no longer available” and “The item is no longer being sold” and to make it even worse, a link to 7 themes underneath by different authors!

Luckily as we’d already fixed the bug we uploaded it straight away and it was approved straight away.

However, we did lose out on about 4 or 5 hours of sales/exposure and had customers asking us why the item had been removed.

What I’d like is a friendly warning from the support staff or reviewers via email or message panel or anything really giving 24 hours to fix and upload before soft disable happens.

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meanthemes says

Done, it will definitely be interesting to see the results :)

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http://conversionxl.com/pricing-experiments-you-might-not-know-but-can-learn-from/
That is a very, very interesting article, thanks for sharing!

My pleasure :)

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I’m sure this is something you are already familiar with but this article is worth a read for anyone interested in pricing structures, particularly the “Charm Price” section…

http://conversionxl.com/pricing-experiments-you-might-not-know-but-can-learn-from/

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meanthemes says

I think imangm was being silly and referring to the fact he has sold some themes so his low theme selling bug was fixed. As far as I know the earnings page bug still exists, I’m sure Envato will update us when its resolved (or it will just work all of a sudden)

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