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ait
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I’m not quite sure if theme updates really need approvals. Updates are not being checked in details as new theme releases. We’re probably just waiting for hours for somebody just to click the button.

Theme update can be sometimes quite crucial and it’s kind of frustrating to explain to customers that they have to wait 1 day until they can download a theme where we changed one small thing.

There should be also a history of old theme versions. So in case of an unexpected bug they can always download a previous version. These things are standard in software development for years.

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DeliciousThemes
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I’m not quite sure if theme updates really need approvals. Updates are not being checked in details as new theme releases. We’re probably just waiting for hours for somebody just to click the button.

Theme update can be sometimes quite crucial and it’s kind of frustrating to explain to customers that they have to wait 1 day until they can download a theme where we changed one small thing.

There should be also a history of old theme versions. So in case of an unexpected bug they can always download a previous version. These things are standard in software development for years.

You`re right. Theme updates shouldn`t take so long time to get accepted, but they still have to be checked by someone. When WordPress releases a new version, some functions gets deprecated. I believe Envato staff knows about them and have to review all these updates so that themes uploaded be compatible with WordPress and follow best coding principles.

If a few months ago they didn`t care about how comments were built, now you have to make sure “comment_form” function is being used. If a few months ago you were allowed to srip out native functionality like wpautop and wptexturize, now you have to come up with better solutions.

Envato has so much work to do to improve its marketplaces but all I can see is that author dashboard comments structure is changed every week…

I would like to see a new structure for “Popular Items” for example. It would be great if “Last Week’s Top WordPress Sellers” could be changed to “Last 7 Days Top WordPress Sellers”. This way the items will be changed every day, not once a week and all authors will be equal. They shouldn`t have to submit themes only on monday in order to get as many sales over the week :zipped:

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EireStudio
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+1,000,000 and it would leave the reviewers more time to review new themes.

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dnp_theme
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If you have new features, reviewers need to know they work as you advertise, I got rejected once because I haven’t updated some stuff according to the new features. That is one case, but there could be so much more: documentation, design changes, etc.

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wopethemes
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how reviewer can manage if they don’t check the update and you update with non-license items with your item?

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wickedpixel
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Automatic Approve Updates can be a nice option. But only enabled individually and ONLY after the author has proved to be honest by a number of previous updates that were cool.

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FRESHFACE
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how reviewer can manage if they don’t check the update and you update with non-license items with your item?

There is no way a reviewer can check if you have rights to use all the assets included or not.

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dnp_theme
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how reviewer can manage if they don’t check the update and you update with non-license items with your item?

That is your responsibility. The reviewer has the duty to check your design and features. Did you take the quiz?

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mikedidthis
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I would love to be able to push updates without the 48 hour wait, but understand the issue that everything in the archive needs checking again.

Would be nice to push the update first as the theme has already been accepted, and then the reviewer can check the update / do a diff check on the files at a later time.

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CodeSwift
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It has been discussed on the forums before. I’m all for it, would be great if at least elite authors don’t have to wait.

About the older versions, always keep all the versions in the download, not just the latest one.

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