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aeroalquimia
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First of all, I would like to say thanks for the “Featured Author of the Week” :D really, I don’t deserve it :)

Well, I have a problem. My first theme in Wordpress was rejected. I’m using the Carrington CMS Theme Framework for WordPress is very easy to use, very functional and it has a lot of features.

The reviewer was Kailoon and the reason:

1. This template relies on some different form of code to function, we can’t accept it.

But what is the real problem? Take a look:

Everything has a folder. And is very easy to understand and edit. For example, if you want to edit the footer, just go to the folder “footer” and edit the file called “footer-default.php”.

2. It will be difficult for the user / buyer to modify, or, they MAY expect to get the files that they are familiar with, like the default WordPress file structure and functionality.

Oh, Well I’ll just put all the code in one file!!

huh?

Also, with the framework, my theme works in WP 2 .7. 2.8 and 2.9!!!

Why can’t it be accepted? :( I give support for any problem users have.

So, was it a complete waste of time?, I’m frustrated.

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myTheme
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Hmm, at first look that folder structure looks quite complicated compared to the default WordPress structure, which the buyer might be familiar with :)

And by the way, congrats on being the Featured Author of the Week! :)

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_rohan
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Why can’t it be accepted?

Take a look: http://carringtontheme.com/2009/08/framework-overview/

When you change the way WordPress functions, it can no longer be regarded as a true WordPress theme. Carrington uses WordPress as a base, but it is almost like a CMS itself. So Kailoon is quite right, the theme is difficult to edit and buyers do not expect it.

You need to code a WordPress theme the ‘regular’ way :-)

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ThemeBlvd
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It seems to me that you should be able to create a wordpress theme with the Carrington framework and then market how much better it is because it utilizes the “super awesome Carrington Framework” (or whatever).

Most site templates have just static HTML pages, while some authors try to go above and incorporate some PHP in there and use includes and what not. So, how is using the carrington framework and making it more of a “CMS” and not a typical wordpress theme different from people creating items in the “Site Templates” category and marketing them as PHP /HTML themes instead of HTML themes?

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Weborithm
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You must be a redditor.

As for your frustration, I feel for you man.

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lukk
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You must be a redditor.

As for your frustration, I feel for you man.

Or a /b/tard, glad to know there’s more than one on TF ;)

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aeroalquimia
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Well, I did it. I just removed it the Carrington framework, and now is like any other theme. I hope this time it will get accepted :)

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CrunchPress
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I’m working on my framework and it have structure similar to carrington(but its not carrington). Themeforest does still object about code in directories?

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For what it is worth aeroalquimia, the framework you tried that was rejected seems WAY easier to me.

The default wordpress framework makes zero sense to anyone who isn’t already a wordpress developer.

I dare anyone here to take those two screenshots and do some randomized testing. Put them both in front of non-developers and see which ones they would prefer to work with.

I guarantee you it will be aeroalquimia’s first one.

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