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Hein says

Hey You’ll,

Just got my latest wordpress theme rejected by Kailoon and now i need some help to understand this rejection.

This it the theme in question: http://machtastic.hein.ms/

Now this is the comment from Kailoon, i don’t mind that my theme is rejected only I believe some points aren’t correct.

We’re sorry, your item Machtastic – Commercial Wordpress Theme has not been approved for sale on ThemeForest. This is the reason given by our item inspector:

This File Requires Some Improvements / Fixes

Thanks so much for taking the time to submit this template. Unfortunately, due to our high standards, your template has been declined.

  • 1) Your template has a good start but, as we have high standards, you will need to make some additional improvements in overall aesthetics and aspects such as graphics, layout, colors, etc. (not true)
  • 2) Overall template typography needs additional refinements and improvements before it will be ready for ThemeForest. (not true)
  • 3) The template needs improvements in visual hierarchy primarily using typographic elements such as headings. (not true)
  • 4) Please use wp_enqueue to load jquery to avoid duplicate libraries loaded into the theme, and avoid plugins conflict. You need to de-register the jquery when it is not in admin page to avoid conflict with plugins.
  • 5) https://skitch.com/kailoon/rjccq/machtastic
  • 6) https://skitch.com/kailoon/rjccu/machtastic-black-ops-breaks-many-records-in-england
  • 7) I think there is still room to grow especially for the headerarea. (not true)
  • 8) The slider simply not working. (not true)
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sources for copyright Images from movies, products, people is not allowed in screenshot and final download. (not true, as long as the images aren’t inside the download package then it’s allowed. When this point is true then envato must remove 60% of it’s themes)

You can use it for demo site, but make sure you have the permission from the author.

The best way to have good images is from flickr with CC license, but still, you have to contact the authors to get the permission for redistribution / resell. Make sure you include the permission in the documentation as credit for the creators.

Let me know if you guys are seeing this different then me. I’m really confused about this since it costs me a lot of time to check everything and then i get this.

sources for copyright Images from movies, products, people is not allowed in screenshot and final download. (what the ….)

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JamiGibbs says

Well, first of all, the sections that remind you of documentation, copyright of images, etc., that’s standard for every rejection email so don’t get too thrown by that.

Secondly, I think it’s a pretty nice template although I’m not loving your choice of font. It’s too difficult for me to read especially with so much going on on the page as it is.

There are a few alignment issues like with the search box at the top. The “sign up, contact, login” line looks too far up next to the search box.

He was nice enough to give you a few screenshots of what he’s seeing so that’s pretty cool of him to do that for you to reference.

Not sure why he said the slider isn’t working but maybe there was a glitch when he was viewing it or something.

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Bebel says

I like it a lot – slider works here

I would change the logo though – the only thing that really needs some love. It might be worth a shot to make the text underneath each item in the navigation a bit lighter

cheers

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Hein says

Well, first of all, the sections that remind you of documentation, copyright of images, etc., that’s standard for every rejection email so don’t get too thrown by that.

Secondly, I think it’s a pretty nice template although I’m not loving your choice of font. It’s too difficult for me to read especially with so much going on on the page as it is.

There are a few alignment issues like with the search box at the top. The “sign up, contact, login” line looks too far up next to the search box.

He was nice enough to give you a few screenshots of what he’s seeing so that’s pretty cool of him to do that for you to reference.

Not sure why he said the slider isn’t working but maybe there was a glitch when he was viewing it or something.

Thanks Jami, i’m not saying I don’t agree with all his feedback but a lot of points doesn’t make any sense. Working on the points that are true right now but i need advice about the other points

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ThemeGoods says

Hello Hein,

I got it too. Slider not working on my Chrome (Mac) 8.0.552.237

Here is an screenshot http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5043/5354482155_0bc8ae48ce_z.jpg

EDITED : I used CTRL +Shift+Refresh and it’s working.

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jonathan01 says

Only issue I noticed is when I first loaded the page the slider was broken (images stacked) and one of the drop down menus was open – but the page loaded VERY slow so I thought it may of been my internet connection so I refreshed and everything looked awesome and worked etc – however a friend went to look and had the same issue and he has very fast internet (he runs a WISP service) and he had the same issue on first load – then refresh and all is good – seems like there may be a bug but it’s an odd one.

Apart from that I love the design and don’t quite follow many of the points in the rejection.

- both people used apple mac, latest OS – one with safari and one with chrome

Image – http://cl.ly/2T2y2W2Z1S1c3y353h1J

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seal says

very nice template I don’t like much the grid bkg in header/footer and the main nav fonts seems a little bit smaller but other than that I think it look nice

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KarmaThemes says

Dear Hein,

I’m afraid my comment is not much help for you, but I wanted to tell you that your thread helped me a LOT ! Without meaning that spitful at all, but thank god you and your already great design got that generic “everything in your theme sucks” respond! Some of Kailoon’s responses sometimes make me almost have a nervous tearful break down because I get that all the time. I make changes, I get other reasons, I change that, I get the old reasons again… And move the theme to the trash. Sometimes it makes me feel like I’m either a complete noobette, blind or he really, really hates me. But now there’s hope!

Well, ehm, thanks for listening, self-help guys and gals.
Sorry for whining!

Best luck to you Hein, I’m sure we will see that theme online soon!
GC

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Hein says

Dear Hein,

I’m afraid my comment is not much help for you, but I wanted to tell you that your thread helped me a LOT ! Without meaning that spitful at all, but thank god you and your already great design got that generic “everything in your theme sucks” respond! Some of Kailoon’s responses sometimes make me almost have a nervous tearful break down because I get that all the time. I make changes, I get other reasons, I change that, I get the old reasons again… And move the theme to the trash. Sometimes it makes me feel like I’m either a complete noobette, blind or he really, really hates me. But now there’s hope!

Well, ehm, thanks for listening, self-help guys and gals.
Sorry for whining!

Best luck to you Hein, I’m sure we will see that theme online soon!
GC

Always remember never to give up ;). it happens to all of us all the time. Nothing we can do except to learn from it and improve yourselves

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Hein says

Almost done, so Kailoon if your watching then please let me know if okay ;)

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