Hi, sorry Envato but we need some clarifications. November is just around the corner. The idea looks great on the paper but in a real world it doesn’t make sens.
I can understand putting shortcodes in separate plugin (which will cause in loading tones of extra useless JS and CSS) but custom post types? When a user switches a theme it will have completely different markup structure. Our plugin with users brand new theme will look like crap. So my question is what is the point? In this thread there are tones of reasonable examples from real world without answer… Please explain what should we do and whats the point. I am personally working on a new project and still do not know how it should be structured to get approved.
Should we put everything in one plugin just to avoid having it inside the theme to get approved?
P.S I have a challenge for fellow authors lets use Twenty-thirteen and bunch of plugins. Everything except blog must be outside the theme so it wont matter which theme we are using
Envato needs to do one of two things 1) Slow down the review process, ie approve each theme a set amount of time apart, or a set amount of themes approved per day, like 5 max.
this will be bad. There are many authors and their items should be checked on item quality not on a maximum fixed x day based system. If you design something now but you have to wait 3 months to get approved A) your design will be outdated when the item will be on sale you just find another marketplace
Instead, items should be reviewed in the shorten amount of time but with great care on quality.
Is not that wordpress has died or themeforest will blow but just that authors, the marketplace and the buyers evolved. The time is gone for random features, approximate coding, no standards.
With the new move from envato to ensure higher quality for themes we will see a lot of themes just going away, and the marketplace will be cleaned. Many authors probably they will just chose to develop a new item instead of going back and fix some theme that was wrongly build from the start. Other may not even know how to fix their theme and just get their item deleted.
Don’t know if envato staff will have the balls to drastically kill theme after theme or will close an eye on minor deviation from the standards they will start to enforce in a month or two from now. it will be an interesting time to see.
please see diagram below for a quick overview of the future months. Far away, on the field, we see themes and authors that don’t respect new envato wordpress standards. Near us a bunch of brave reviewers and other helpful staff are cleaning up the marketplace
So the old themes also have to meet the new guidelines?
Hi, I have recently released new themes and as I looks at the sales on the front page they are really really slow most items get 1-3 sales before they leave front page. My question is what happened? Is the market full and the demand for themes dropped? Or maybe it is just because of a summer time? I am asking not to complain about my sales just curious whats your input on this matter
This is sad because I see a lot of items (very good items) which get few sales and thats all…