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thememassive says

There is a problem with spacing inside the individual page sections and elements, both in terms of quantity and consistency.

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thememassive says

Hello,

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.

Thanks!

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thememassive says

Hi,

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.

Thanks!

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thememassive says

You’ve helped me a lot. Thanks so much.

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thememassive says

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.

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thememassive says

@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.

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thememassive says

Hello guys,

So I’ve just finished working on the demo of my WordPress theme, and I’m very excited to launch. Now I want to create the demo content for it, as I believe it is a requirement now, but because this is my first time I don’t know what is the best way to do it. I know how to export all the content by going to Tools, I just don’t know what to do with things like images, for which I don’t have the right to distribute with the theme, and also for the pages that rely on the user going to the Theme Options and setting them.

I’m mostly concerned about the images, as I just can’t simply use lorempixel for all the images, as you can imagin, a lot of my theme’s functionality depends on the user including an image from the Media library.

So please let me know about this and I would be very grateful for any help.

Thanks!

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thememassive says

Hi,

The only advice I can give you is to read articles from Smashing Magazine. They publish very often about Typography and their articles are some of the most comprehensive out there.

Good Luck!

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thememassive says

So I read this article about how much of the internet is blue, and thought that a lot of the themes here also use blue in their demo site as the accent color. And because I’m in the process of creating the demo of my very first WordPress theme, I’d love to know what you guys think about this and especially if having a different accent color for the demo such as Orange or Purple would matter a lot.

Thanks.

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thememassive says

Here is another one: http://www.amazon.com/WordPress-Web-Developers-Introduction-Professionals/dp/1430258667

It talks about almost every aspect of Wordpress, and also Plugin and Theme development in good detail. However, I’ve never found any better resource for learning theme development then Adi Purdila’s tutorial series: http://code.tutsplus.com/series/adaptive-blog-theme-from-photoshop-to-wordpress--wp-28964 Make sure you take a loot at that, if you already haven’t.

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