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pixedelic says

All the authors worked a lot on their framework, also encouraged by Envato through Nettuts and similar… it is really weird this huge change of direction

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Jaynesh says


So, let’s see, if we have some theme-specific features like cool services section or filterable portfolio, how are we supposed to integrate it? Through shortcodes, obviously, but creating plugins for each theme individually is just stupid. Now we don’t have to maintenance 10 themes, but 10 themes + 30 plugins maybe? Really? And how about the grid? Why aren’t we allowed to create column shortcodes? One may use skelton, one bootstrap, one their own grid, how do we integrate it within the theme without shortcodes?

+1… All the pages from my templates are using column shortcodes.

Also in 2 weeks I’ll finish a new template. Could be accepted if it doesn’t meet the new standards?

I hope they will change their minds and will let us to include shortcodes as columns, maps, tabs etc as we used to do till now. What is so wrong with this?... At least columns…

I’ve worked a lot to build a framework with a lot of features of this kind and now suddenly these aren’t accepted any more?... How come that?... And now I should loose a lot of time also to find a alternative way… Guys, who are those “experienced authors” who agreed with this?... I bet that there is not even one from the top authors.

Most of the staff are authors so they probably provided feedback to themselves.

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Japh Staff says

Guys, who are those “experienced authors” who agreed with this?... I bet that there is not even one from the top authors.

Actually, most were top authors. I’ll find out if we can disclose this info.

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lollum says

Can someone from the TF staff please answer my question? Are page builders allowed? Yes or not?

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pixedelic says

Can someone from the TF staff please answer my question? Are page builders allowed? Yes or not?

+1

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ThemeFusion says

Maintenance is a part of selling themes. Over time, they need to be updated. Themes that were accepted when standards were low affect the reputation of the marketplace as a whole if they aren’t brought up to meet the standards.

A very good point, did not see it that way at first ;)

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moutheme says

I would ask TF team – can you make such a theme so we all know how it work in a real life and we will have it like an example? Please create advanced multipurpose theme and show us. Because if you want to change fundamental rules – please take the time to try it first yourself, before making thousand of author do so.

I like some of the items in new list, agree for most others, but I see you ignoring the question about page builders/shortcodes – and I don’t feel good about that, so are all these new requirements stay on the strong platform? I’m not sure.

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ThemeFocus says

I would ask TF team – can you make such a theme so we all know how it work in a real life and we will have it like an example? Please create advanced multipurpose theme and show us. Because if you want to change fundamental rules – please take the time to try it first yourself, before making thousand of author do so. I like some of the items in new list, agree for most others, but I see you ignoring the question about page builders/shortcodes – and I don’t feel good about that, so are all these new requirements stay on the strong platform? I’m not sure.

Good idea!It’s more clear tell all developer follow the new rule. +1 :)

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wpultim8 says

this is a good news! thanks

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Japh Staff says

Can someone from the TF staff please answer my question? Are page builders allowed? Yes or not?

Sorry! I have asked Siddharth to respond to this particular question, so I imagine he’ll reply soon.

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