812 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
iamthwee says

OK,

I just submitted my first WP Theme and got rejected, with the ‘This is not unique enough.’ So I was wondering what do you guys consider mandatory to get a theme selling?

Is a portfolio section mandatory? How many sliders are needed. What would you consider essential Shortcodes? What jQuery effects do you use. What defines a too bland – non unique theme?

Go…

254 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
+3 more
PabloFierro says

Perhaps the rejection was because of the design.

812 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
iamthwee says

1) Your template does not provide a unique enough design with the necessary design quality, features and options to compete in the marketplace at this time. As higher quality templates become available in the marketplace, approval requirements will increase to maintain appropriate marketplace quality.

2) You might consider improving your design with more unique features and graphics in order for it to stand out among other marketplace items. However, a unique design will be a key factor for approval.

3) Your theme does not provide a unique enough design with the to compete in the marketplace at this time. You might consider improving your design with more unique graphics in order for it to stand out among other marketplace items.

4) This theme falls under “similar themes” and it doesn’t show any uniqueness to make it stand out.

5) I know it’s frustrating to be rejected citing uniqueness but recently, we’ve gotten a large number of template with the same overall features and presentation and we have to draw the line somewhere.

-Yes to be fair I agree, if they don’t mention coding or functionality, does that mean it has passed on those?

The reviewer seemed to over-emphasise the fact that the theme wasn’t unique, and seemed to flat out reject it.

I was wondering though, assuming I create a design with unique graphics (this is a non-issue) what are the other mandatory features. Because I didn’t include a portfolio section and only had one slider on the main page?

DiogoRedinDevelopment
DiogoRedinDevelopment Recent Posts Threads Started
576 posts
  • Located in Portugal
  • Contributed a blog post
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
+4 more
DiogoRedinDevelopment says

Can we see a live preview of the theme? Maybe we can help you getting your theme approved :)

812 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
iamthwee says

Unfortunately, no… The CSS is plain to see and I have a few unique features there I don’t want others to use :)

812 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
iamthwee says

Can I email you a link to critique.

That would be better for me?

3007 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 200+ members
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
+7 more
duotive says

E-mail me for critique if you want. Your privacy is save with us ;)

812 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
iamthwee says

Thank you will do so tomorrow… Bed-time.

3007 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 4 years
  • Has referred 200+ members
  • Has sold $250,000+ on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
+7 more
duotive says

As you wish. I am off to bed too…. 4:20AM!!! :)))

1479 posts The right tools with none of the gimmicks
  • Has referred 50+ members
  • Has sold $75,000+ on Envato Market and is now an Elite Author
  • Has been a beta tester for an Envato feature
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
+6 more
PixelBin says

So you want help because you got rejected for the theme not being unique enough but you don’t want to show your incredible, mind-blowing, never-been-done theme? Aha.

Gonna wait for that preview.

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