It’s been around an year since I have worked on creating a WordPress theme and I just really like to know if there are any new frameworks or tools that you use in your theme development process or just know about.
So far I’ve read about Unyson and Layers and both look really impressive. But please share what else should I look into. It will really help a lot as I’m feeling really out of the loop.
Thank you so much for the effort. This will help us a hell lot!
I was thinking that there should be a standard streamlined way for all the theme authors on ThemeForest to create the backend of the their themes, that way it will be way easier to work with any theme bought from here, and it would benefit ThemeForest, the authors and the users/developers that have to work on the theme later.
Would be great if this could become that.
Again, thank you very much!
I can understand that some of the rejected items are really below the bar to give much specific details for the rejection, and most of the time the author fails to notice it. But at the very least the reviewer should specify which criteria the item doesn’t meet specifically.
One of the generic rejection reasons includes this sentece: “In order for submissions to be considered for sale they must be of high aesthetic and technical quality, unique to our library and cannot be in violation of Envato’s policies”.
Now, from this the author doesn’t know which one or many of these criteria does the theme not meet. And the reason why it’s important to know that is because for example, if the theme met the criteria of uniqueness, but failed in being of high aesthetics and of high technical quality, and that relating to Envato’s policies, then he wouldn’t want to change anything in terms of it’s uniqueness, but focus on the other three, as changing something in uniqueness can actually make the theme worse.
Usually people spent months working on an item, and the level of review he/she gets is extremely bad and can be really frustrating.
There is a problem with spacing inside the individual page sections and elements, both in terms of quantity and consistency.
So I submitted my first WordPress theme to Themeforest a few days ago and it got hard rejected with some non-specific reasons for the rejection. So to help me decide what I should to next, I decided to create this thread, so that we can get some examples of what some of the authors did after a hard reject for the item to get accepted.
Some of the things that I’ve seen in the forums:
1. Change only the demo and not the actual files of the theme.
2. Change the typography, spacing and other minor changes to css.
3. Massive re-factoring of the theme files.
4. Took some time of the item, and then went back to it.
So let’s hear what did the trick for you, so perhaps we can all consider or try the same and hopefully get our items accepted.
So I’ve been just wondering what Webhosts do theme authors use here and what all things do you consider when when searching for a WebHost.
For me the most important thing that I’m looking for is the speed of the host, and I’ve heard that WPEngine does offer higher speeds than other hosts.
Please share yours here.
You’ve helped me a lot. Thanks so much.
Great. thanks for helping me out with this. However, I’m still a little confused about what I would do about the images that I would need to upload in the Media Library. Basically, I’ve created some custom meta boxes that allows the user to include an image from the media library and there is no option to provide a link to the image, so I can’t simply link to placehold.it.
Can I download the images from placehold.it and include them with the theme to solve this problem?
Thanks again and regards.
@charlie4282 Right, but I’m not sure what placeholders are we expected to include. I saw a theme that uses what I believe were simple black background images as the placeholders, though I’m not sure as it was a YouTube instructions video on how to setup the demo, and it was a fairly old theme. So I just want to know if I can do that too, or if there is a better or more ‘accepted’ approach to this.