I’ve been a member of the theme forest community for 4 years and I have tried time after time to get my theme accepted and still no luck. I will admit when first starting my websites were not that good but hey others were not in their files was accepted. Reviewers files were accepted though they were not up to par.
This year I have worked on a music theme and have fixed all bugs, gotten feedback on forrst, posted pics on dribbble and still rejected. What is the problem? Why is this file a soft reject but when I fix it and resubmit it It gets denied. If you have 3minutes can you tell me what I can improve on my file.
Imho. you should work more on typography and design.
Can you go into details? I have included Google fonts for more typography options and line height, font spacing, etc seemed to be corrected since getting feedback on forrst.
It doesn’t matter you have a lot of fonts. You should have everything more spaced. Make the theme so it can “breathe”. Eg. look at the social icons, they are too crowded. The same for the elements in the page, buttons, text, etc…
Thanks I will work on it now to make it less cluttered and less of a box like feel.
Seriously change the typography, that font is ugly! in here, Oswald is meant (In my opinion) to be used creatively. Try Open Sans, PT Sans, Raleway (Find a beautiful font, seriously, typography is everything.)
In the end, not sure if this is worth the effort, but overall try to improve spacing and don’t use something unless it’s really really good looking! (Even if it doesn’t serve any purpose, if that makes the users say “Wow”, that’s amazing..but don’t cut from performance.. Like don’t load 50 fonts in the header just because it looks good, use these 50 fonts and make an image.)
Hope that helps.
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