Posts by simonswiss

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simonswiss
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I am currently working with a partner on a WP version of one of my HTML template that had no problem being approved.

The WP theme got hard rejected on design standards, mentioning that the design requirements / expectations for WP are much higher than they are in HTML, due to the larger volume of competition.

I think you need to add many elements for the WP version (standard plugins / widgets styling, lots of different page templates / post formats, ...).

Good luck (to you and to us)!

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Not sure if you are talking about the same user, but i just got a copy / paste of a bunch of cache errors on my MODX theme comment section.

The worst is because my theme was in the envato bundle i cannot tell if he is genuinely having an issue or just polluting the comments like you said..

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Is this a good time to bring back this very first post from Kriesi?

http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/how-long-do-items-sell/7257#59549

I guess your doubts / worries have been cleared by now, and reading this will give you a good trip back memory lane..

I literally JUST found out that you could see an author’s history of posts by hovering on their avatar and clicking on “recent posts” – this is awesome as you can really see how some people have had their life completely changed over a small stretch of time!

Well in Kriesi’s case it’s 8 years of hard work, so it definitely did not happen overnight – but finding this feature just gave me a chance to read my posts from only 1 year ago where i am about to give up, struggling with repeat hard rejections..

Have a read at some of your old own posts – it’s a pretty cool trip!

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I wanted to jump in here to clarify that if you come across a rating that is clearly not constructive (eg. lorum ipsum text, or pasting in the ‘please describe’ text), please let us know by opening a support ticket. phpbits, I have found your ticket and removed the rating.

+1, that’s a good news

Ratings are private, and visible only to you and the buyer.

-1, that’s the bit that makes no sense. Most reviews are public-oriented (“I highly recommend to buy this template, author provides great support”), so i am pretty sure most users think their review will be public when they write it. That’s the way it should be, and i can’t wrap my head around the fact that you’re so inclined to leave it private despite the 1,000 requests from authors.

Honestly – 90% of item descriptions are showing these reviews as embedded images. Yes most of the time authors asked buyers for permissions – but wouldn’t it be simpler to have the review system public, and open for discussion?

You know, like every other review system out there.

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he didn’t get this response for the lorem ispum text, but for another one. If he wasn’t too lazy to report it, it would be removed by support, I’m pretty sure…
I’ve submitted a new ticket regarding this one. I’m pretty sure they will not delete it but will post the response. I hope it’s not the same ;)

Ah ok sorry, my bad.

Let us know what response you get :)

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Although you might not always agree with it, honest and unhindered buyer feedback is valuable and a great way to get insights into over all improvement (perhaps enhance the description).

LOL @envato!

+1 for the “honest and unhindered” Lorem Ipsum buyer feedback – indeed a great way for phpbits to get insights into overall improvements!

I know this is a canned response everyone gets – but come on this is getting ridiculous!

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The first item was soft rejected. And now even this is rejected saying that it did not meet the minimum requirement. I don’t know what to do

Share a link to your demo in the “item discussion” forum – you will get help from authors as everyone is very helpful around here.

Authors are also straight to the point in their comments, so don’t be afraid to get some cold hard wake-up calls in case your design is not ready for ThemeForest. Listen, learn and come back stronger!

Good luck!

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Check the top items if there sales did not drop drastically then well… what can i say the rich are getting richer and poor are getting poorer. And yes we noticed a drop also

This exactly. The new wave of mega-multipurpose-multilayout-multiskin themes are eating the market share alive and small authors can only watch and wonder where to go from here.

If anything, this shows that the trending feature is not having a positive effect so far.

The sad part is, i am pretty sure the total sales of all authors combined is still going up, so envato probably doesn’t worry too much about the situation.

Hang in there guys!

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Dude, first of all it’s a 2-star, and then the Lorem Ipsum is at least a bit funny.

I’d take that every day instead of my 1-star “your theme doesn’t work, stylesheet missing!!!!!” on my HTML template.

Ah, this rating system. At least, we have new, shiny new badges!

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