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im_ahmad says

I submitted this theme to theme forest, but I received a message from theme that they refuse the theme without any reason, just said: ” Theme isn’t quite ready for ThemeForest and requires significant improvements”

I can notice that a lot of approved themes looks more ugly than my theme, and a loot of themes looks like it, what is the terms of accepting wordpress theme, what should I do and how can I improve this theme to be accepted, I need your help please

This is my theme
http://themes.a-salah.com/kalabala/

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billyf says

Hello,

The reason is already given there : “Theme isn’t quite ready for ThemeForest and requires significant improvements”

Your item looks ‘clean’, a bit too clean to be exact. There is little details seen at the header / content area which makes it look more like a framework than a complete theme. The logo also doesn’t suit the overall design at all.

You need to add more details in every page. Typography could still be improved, especially those at the footer. You should make it more consistent with the rest of the pages (why change the line-height?)

Also, the ‘Not Found’ page seems rather ‘meaningless’ because you put ‘Perhaps searching can help.’ but there is no search box at all. That page also lacks enough details.

Overall, your item has some good foundations but need a lot of improvements to make it more attractive. It looks too ‘flat’ at the moment without enough details.

Thanks and don’t give up improving it!

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im_ahmad says

I did some improvements, can you please see the theme now, and advice me what to do more, and if I can submit it now?

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billyf says

Hello,

The problems which I mentioned earlier have not been solved yet. Your change just makes it look more like others in TF (which also makes your theme less unique). I am quite sure you will still get a hard reject if you submit the current design.

Thanks.

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im_ahmad says

actually I tried my best and have no thing to do anymore, what you extacttly advice me to do please

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billyf says

Sorry if this sounds offensive. If you have already done your best but the reviewers at TF don’t accept your work, that means this marketplace is not suitable for what you are developing. You can’t rely on others to tell you what to improve (especially in terms of concept / ideas) because what we think is not the same as what you had in mind when you started your project.

We can only do our best to help you in solving some ‘technical’ problems such as coding error, typography / spacing or alternative for certain elements, but not adding something ‘new’ to your design.

Thanks.

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pjtops says

Hi, I like the wooden texture background, which goes very well with the white of the content area. The chosen colors all blend very well so far. Its on its way, just needs more time. Rather than looking for something specific to quickly change, how about just giving 3 more days to play around with the design, and use your imagination to try different things out. kind of what billyf was saying, but take your time.

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manuelvega says

I think this its very well , but your home looks more like a portfolio section , you need other content & other pages.

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htmgarcia says

Hi asalah! In the comment section there is an issue in design: http://awesomescreenshot.com/09br6miad

Happy New Year! :)

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