It is not your fault. But it is good experience. For every niche there are some features that customers expect and sometimes don’t even check before purchase, that is the case here. If you already don’t have a feature that is common for that niche you should explain that in your template description. Sometimes it is good even to explain if template is HTML and not WP theme.
Thanks for your answers!
@tommusrhodus I’m not sure is it about design only because of “template does not provide enough quality or features” part.
@An-Themes I’ll see what I can do with that.
Strange rejection happened to my theme.
WordPress theme rejected: http://rayoflightthemes.com/WordPressThemes/Political_Activism_WordPress_Theme/HTML template has already been approved: http://themeforest.net/item/activism-multipurpose-activism-html5-template/8416320
Reviewer answer: “Furthermore, WordPress requires a higher standard than HTML templates. Your template has to provide the proper value for the WordPress platform to be considered . This template does not provide enough quality or features for the WordPress category.” (btw this is not template but theme)
Theme has features for this niche such “events page” and “donation page” and all other standard features for WP and also pagebuilder (Aqua) and Slider Revolution.
I didn’t find much similar themes here, maybe few. I don’t have much competition to even compare my theme with. Then how can I know how to improve it? Besides that I have customers who are waiting for WP version, you can see that in HTML template comments.
Is there someone who has idea what could be done here? Is there reviewers who have advice?
Time to find another marketplace. I had the same situation with my HTML template and it’s WP version which is not aproved. I also have customers who were looking for WP version. Actually I didn’t check your HTML but if you already coded HTMLs before it should be good in terms of code then the “problem” is design. Funny thing is that now they have higher “standards” for HTML category then PSD in therms of design.
Check my Activism HTML Template. Thanks.
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@Gareth_Gillman, thanks I didn’t read all posts.
I think this may have something with money refund for authors as possible future feature. Maybe refund will only be possible for author’s money share, not for Envato’s “fee” that would be kept as “fee for using site”. I hope this won’t happen.