155 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
+3 more
jdsans says

I have a recent theme in queue but because of new submission requirements its stuck in soft rejection stage.

The thing is theme doesn’t have a blog and comment sections as it’s a portfolio theme. So the reviewers use theme check to test the themes which gives “required” messages for the post and comments sections.

How can i bypass those messages or if not then is it compulsion to have all those things installed in the theme even if they are not a part of the design

Thanks in advance

2383 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

Any WordPress theme created, regardless of it’s intended function must support everything that WordPress offers, therefore it should have support for blog articles, post formats and comments plus all the usual basic functions of WordPress.

148 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 1 year
loveetc says

Any WordPress theme created, regardless of it’s intended function must support everything that WordPress offers, therefore it should have support for blog articles, post formats and comments plus all the usual basic functions of WordPress.

Correct me if I’m wrong but I think a theme does not need to support the post formats. Just browse WordPress category on Themeforest and see how many of them support post formats, which makes me believe I’m not wrong.

1585 posts How's the surf doing?
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 3 years
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
+6 more
tommusrhodus says
  • Don’t need to support: Post Formats
  • Definitely need to support: * Blog Style Posts (using ‘Post post’ type) * Comments

If you’re making a portfolio site, that should be on top of regular blog functions, unless you plan on mixing the two together (think Tumblr)

155 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
+3 more
jdsans says

@all above

but what if blog is not the part of the design. That’s means its always mandatory for all wordpress themes to have a blog section

2383 posts Bird is the word..
  • Located in United States
  • Elite Author: Sold more than $75,000 on Envato Market
  • Has sold $500,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 7 years
+8 more
jonathan01 says

Not sure about the post formats being required – but in all honesty it should as it’s part of the basic install of WordPress. Again, regardless of what you presume people are going to use the theme for, it has to have standard WordPress functions, otherwise it’s not an entire WP theme. Adding basic styling is all it takes for single and index.

190 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
  • Has sold $1+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+1 more
ThemeBuddies says

some people buy cars because they look nice. Do you think they would still by the car if it didn’t have an engine? The blog functionality is very easy to code for and is the “Engine” behind WordPress. To me, a WordPress theme without blog capability is like a car with no engine.

498 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 50+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
wopethemes says

Then spend time to design and code your blog sections matched your theme style . Problem solved!

Helpful Information

  • Please read our community guidelines. Self promotion and discussion of piracy is not allowed.
  • Open a support ticket if you would like specific help with your account, deposits or purchases.
  • Item Support by authors is optional and may vary. Please see the Support tab on each item page.

Most of all, enjoy your time here. Thank you for being a valued Envato community member.

Post Reply

Format your entry with some basic HTML. Read the Full Details, or here is a refresher:

<strong></strong> to make things bold
<em></em> to emphasize
<ul><li> or <ol><li> to make lists
<h3> or <h4> to make headings
<pre></pre> for code blocks
<code></code> for a few words of code
<a></a> for links
<img> to paste in an image (it'll need to be hosted somewhere else though)
<blockquote></blockquote> to quote somebody

:grin: :shocked: :cry: Complete List of Smiley Codes

by
by
by
by
by
by