It seems that the function
has_shortcode() is not used properly as the second argument (required) is missing. You should contact the theme author for support, this should be a pretty easy fix.
One of our latest theme got rejected and I wonder if some HTML tags considered invalid by the W3C validator are allowed by ThemeForest.
For instance, here are two useful but “invalid” HTML tags:
The X-UA-Compatible meta
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge,chrome=1">The first one is a meta tag that you place in your header to let Internet Explorer know to use a certain rendering engine. In my opinion it’s still useful, and it is still being used by the HTML5 Boilerplate. There various ways to Fix Bad value X-UA-Compatible, but none that applies to HTML templates. Is this meta allowed by ThemeForest? If not, what am I supposed to do? Just remove it?
The HTML5 pubdate attribute
<time pubdate>2009-08-30</time>I thought that the pubdate attribute was or is still used by Google. Is it still recommended to use it? Or did it finally got removed from the HTML5 specs?
Looking forward to reading your answers…
We are looking for a skilled & creative webdesigner. We are used to work with WordPress. We’ve developed a lot of WordPress sites for clients, and we have a few quite successful plugins on sale on CodeCanyon.
We would like to work in partnership with a creative designer for themes as we don’t have much in our portfolio. We have a lot of experience with front-end development and WordPress integration. The only thing we need now is a creative designer. The designer would only produce PSD files. No HTML integration.
Here is the way we would like to work:
- You design all the required PSD files
- We slice them, turn it into HTML templates
- Finally we integrate it to WordPress
When we say commissions, we talk about the net profit on each sale. Hence, the current commission rate on ThemeForest will be considered the base (100%).
- PSD Templates: we get 0%, you get everything (of course)
- HTML Templates: we get 50%, you get 50%
- WordPress Theme: we get 60%, you get 40%
Payment of the commissions would be made at the end of every month via Paypal.
If you don’t do HTML integration, just PSD design, we think this is a fair deal. One more thing: HTML templates & WordPress theme will be uploaded under our name and we will link it to your PSD template (we will agree on an information box to include in the description of all items we will work on together).
We are looking for someone to work with on a long term basis. I hope we can find the perfect partner If you’re interested, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We could be interested in working with you for WordPress integration. You can see our portfolio on our profile page.
I like your Ordo theme. It looks really neat, simple and elegant. If you’re interested, we’d like to have a look at your code.
I was wondering lately how do you guys deal with themes updates.
Here is what I think: when you need to update you theme, it’s annoying for both items reviewer and customers.
- Items reviewers mush have plenty of new items to check already. And let’s say you have 2 updates coming in a short amount of time, it might get them bored.
- On the other hand, it’s a lot of work for clients. They might get the Envato e-mail notification, maybe even an in-WordPress notification if you integrated the Envato update notification script, but they still have to go to ThemeForest, log-in, download the latest version, upload it… A lot of work, especially if the guy is not a pro
So how do you deal with that? Do you just let the users do the work (that’s what I’m doing at this time) or do you have better solutions?
I just released a new support plugin on Codecanyon. This WordPress plugin can be used for “regular” support, but it is also compatible with Envato marketplaces. Based on the Envato API, the plugin can verify a purchase license and inform you if the user did actually buy the item.http://codecanyon.net/item/wp-awesome-support-responsive-ticket-system/4619686
I also think online documentation is much easier to maintain and update. I think it’s in the best interest of the user to have an updated doc instead of a maybe outdated one in the ZIP.
Also, as GravityDept said, if you can include an FAQ and/or knowledge base, it’s an even better value for the customers.
Could Envato give an official position on this?
My theme Meditation got rejected a few days ago and I have no clue why. Here is the feedback I received from ThemeForest:
Unfortunately your submission Meditation – Clean & Minimalist isn’t quite ready for ThemeForest and requires significant improvements and changes before it can be resubmitted and reconsidered.
Additionally, we have some extra feedback for you:
Unfortunately your submission doesn’t meet our current minimum quality requirements for the category it was submitted to. Please consider taking some time to familiarize yourself with our current library and quality levels of popular items before resubmitting.
We appreciate your submission and look forward to seeing your future submissions.
As you can see, it’s pretty hard to value such minimalist feedback… I was expecting something more constructive and helpful.Therefore, I appeal to you to help me find out why my theme was rejected:
- Do you think it would fit better in another category? (currently submitted to “Creative”)
- Can you help me point out the design “mistakes”?
- Is there enough features? Should I add more page templates (such as Portfolio)?
Any helpful comment would be greatly appreciated.