I always appreciate your willingness to give more insight into the review process. I’ve seen you post before that killer features in the backend can make up for a less-than-stellar design, or an amazing design can compensate for a light feature set.
Since the HTML version was already approved, the design is probably fine for TF standards. I think you need to add in a compelling enough feature set to make someone want to pay double for the Wordpress version rather than just buying the HTML version and working it into a blank Wordpress theme.
I don’t think so that your Item got rejected due to its Visual Appeal. Its Beautiful !
But possibly lacking in functionality. Try adding required features / Pages like duotive suggested.
Plus, I would also recommend adding some widgets to the sidebar .
EDIT : I think Siddharth have explained you ! [ I’m little lazy in pressing “Post a Reply” button ]
- Sold between 250 000 and 1 000 000 dollars
- Community Moderator
- Author was Featured
- Item was Featured
- Bought between 50 and 99 items
- Referred between 1000 and 1999 users
- Has been a member for 3-4 years
- Repeatedly Helped protect Envato Marketplaces against copyright violations
Moved to item discussion.
Good evening everybody!
Thanks to all of you who took the time and shared love for the theme, it is appreciated a lot!
I will sure add a lot of the functions you guys mentioned and you brought definitely a new point of view!
Thanks for your statement as well, Sid – I appreciate it! You really “softened” your rejection message One question: the point “better aesthetics” is referred to the backend? Do we need to style the backend?
Designers generally tend to underestimate the work that goes into making a theme truly user friendly and customizable, in the back end.Since I don’t want this to look like our backend and customizability sucks (because of course everybody just can take a look at the frontend) I want to list what we added in terms of customizability:
This is just for the record, because it somehow made it seem like we just added a loop to our HTML theme and resubmitted it.
Of course there is always a lot of room for adding functionality but as far as the current version of the theme goes, each and every little thing is customizable via the theme options panel.
Anyways, I already opened a support ticket as Sid suggested and gladly wait for the suggestions and improvements. If it still seems like the journey of improvements will be a long and hard one we will have to rethink our themeforest-existence.
Thanks again for everybody’s support (also on Forrst, we got over 30 likes and 10+ comments in the few hours that I’ve posted the issue)!
All the best to all of you!
Mel for GC