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mad_dog says

Some kind of misleading. One says it is allowed, another one disables the theme :) The truth is out there.

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Pirenko says

Some kind of misleading. One says it is allowed, another one disables the theme :) The truth is out there.
I just hope that the truth is that this is NOT allowed :(
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pixelentity says

Hi guys, thanks for your inquiry and sorry for the delay. I’ve just spoken to the review team and the answer is yes, you can submit an existing theme as a new theme adapted to the e-commerce category.

We contacted support once with the same enquiry and got the above answer as well.

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tommusrhodus says


Hi guys, thanks for your inquiry and sorry for the delay. I’ve just spoken to the review team and the answer is yes, you can submit an existing theme as a new theme adapted to the e-commerce category.
We contacted support once with the same enquiry and got the above answer as well.

@scottwills – can we get further clarity on this then? So for instance if I were to move Marble to the eCommerce category, then make a stripped down version, call it “Marble Lite” and then submit it to the portfolio category, this would be allowed?

I think we could do with full clarification as the the whole rules of multiple versions of the same design. Different platforms makes since, this multi-category setup seems a little confusing though!

EDIT: Marked for staff reply.

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Webbu says

@scottwills – I read Envato says it is not allowed. But I asked this question to envato support in November 2013 below ticket. And this answer says If I have a theme without WooCommerce. I can release a WooCommerce version of it.

“Hi again Webbu,

That’s a great question! I can’t guarantee that you’ll be approved, but the word from our Senior TF Reviewer is that 2 versions of the same Theme are allowed, if one is enhanced for WooCommerce.

Might be worth referencing this ticket ID ( IXV-367-10888 ) in the Notes to Reviewer when making your WooCommerce submission.

Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

Kind regards, Christian B “

And I think we need a clarity on this case. And If not allowed please somebody remove that approved themes. I already sent you one of them on my ticket.

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Kriesi says

Not enough similar themes on the marketplace as it already is, hm? Lets allow people to submit real clones of their own templates, just with a modified feature set!

If you really want to allow this brace yourselves, because a shitload of already approved items is coming. Almost every theme nowadays supports 2 or 3 “big” plugins like Woocommerce, a template builder, wpml etc

I could create at least 1 “lite” version for each of my templates, for most of them even 2 or 3. Can only hope this is not what Envato wants…

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Parallelus says

Not enough similar themes on the marketplace as it already is, hm? Lets allow people to submit real clones of their own templates, just with a modified feature set!

If you really want to allow this brace yourselves, because a shitload of already approved items is coming. Almost every theme nowadays supports 2 or 3 “big” plugins like Woocommerce, a template builder, wpml etc

I could create at least 1 “lite” version for each of my templates, for most of them even 2 or 3. Can only hope this is not what Envato wants…

Exactly.

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HellasDesign says

I think that Envato Support means:

You can upload a theme/template in e.g. Blog/Magazine category and then release a second version of this theme which has the same design but it was built for eCommerce sites.

For example, it has “Advanced Integration” of WooCommerce plugin and focuses on eCommerce sites instead of the first version which focuses on Blog/Magazine sites.

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mad_dog says

I think that Envato Support means:

You can upload a theme/template in e.g. Blog/Magazine category and then release a second version of this theme which has the same design but it was built for eCommerce sites.

For example, it has “Advanced Integration” of WooCommerce plugin and focuses on eCommerce sites instead of the first version which focuses on Blog/Magazine sites.

Yes, but in this case I can simply make a home page as a shop items list page, change the color scheme. It will be a new style ecommerce theme :)

Entirely agree with Kriesi.

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Pirenko says

I think and hope that the support tickets that got that “yes, that is allowed” answer are less valuable than the item that was removed yesterday. This should mean that the current policy is NO to lite/heavy versions of existing files.
People are always complaining that the marketplace is saturated so pleeease let’s not go this way. Fingers crossed :S

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