77 posts
  • Collector Level 2
  • Exclusive Author
  • 2 Years of Membership
aPurpleLine
says

Hello,

So I submitted my first WordPress theme to Themeforest a few days ago and it got hard rejected with some non-specific reasons for the rejection. So to help me decide what I should to next, I decided to create this thread, so that we can get some examples of what some of the authors did after a hard reject for the item to get accepted.

Some of the things that I’ve seen in the forums:

1. Change only the demo and not the actual files of the theme.

2. Change the typography, spacing and other minor changes to css.

3. Massive re-factoring of the theme files.

4. Took some time of the item, and then went back to it.

So let’s hear what did the trick for you, so perhaps we can all consider or try the same and hopefully get our items accepted.

Thanks!

723 posts
  • Featured Author
  • Winner
  • Bundle Boss
  • Author Level 5
+8 more
simonswiss
says

Hi!

First thing to do is share a link to your theme demo, so people can give you actual feedback on your work rather than “best practices to get your theme approved”.

Create a new thread in the item discussion forum and i am sure you will get some valuable help from experienced authors.

Good luck!

1317 posts The planner
  • Beta Tester
  • Elite Author
  • Featured Item
  • Author Level 8
+8 more
Jthemes
says

Start on new theme

510 posts Ngoc Viet
  • Affiliate Level 3
  • Author Level 7
  • Collector Level 3
  • Elite Author
+3 more
wopethemes
says

learn design

723 posts
  • Featured Author
  • Winner
  • Bundle Boss
  • Author Level 5
+8 more
simonswiss
says

See what i mean, i think you will find the feedback more constructive if you share the working demo you are trying to get approved.

by
by
by
by
by
by