Thanks so much for your input. The theme is very much customizable in terms of fonts and colors, so I do not think that would be a reason for rejection. Thank you for your time looking into this as I wouldn’t want to give up on trying to get listed on ThemeForest, but again I wouldn’t want to repeat previous errors in newer creations.
Themique, thanks for your reply. The theme was thorougly checked with Theme Check and developed with wp_debug enabled. I would say that it should even pass the new requirements listed lately by Envato team (maybe with some non-vital exceptions like media queries not being grouped at the bottom of css file, but this wouldn’t be base for a hard reject).
Guys, thanks for your feedback. It would be just so much easier if I got just a bit more detailed information on what’s wrong so several months of work on the site wouldn’t go down the drain…
Alex, of course all demo images were purchased (mostly from PhotoDune) and they are NOT being distributed with the theme. I set up a separate theme demo with placeholder images instead to make sure the distribution licence is not breached.
upon resubmit of a completely redesigned theme, it got rejected again. Unfortunately the Envato reviewers were not able to provide further information, so here I am asking again for your opinion. What would you change in the theme to make it approvable for ThemeForest?
after quite lengthy time spent on theme development and long awaited submission, unfortunately I was faced with a reject. There were no detailed comments added to the reject other than plain “The overall quality of your submission does not meet our aesthetic and technical requirements and will need to be improved before being resubmitted ” so I would like to ask more experienced TF developers here for advice.
Technically I made sure to follow WordPress coding guidelines, used all the precautions while coding the theme (using WP_DEBUG, checking the theme for possible problems using ThemeCheck and other plugins), so I have a hunch that the problem lies more in the aesthetics and general feel of the template rather than strictly technical issues (unfortunately with no way for discussion with a reviewer provided, I can neither confirm nor deny that). Any advice would be highly recommended.
Additionally, if I have an item that I have purchased on CodeCanyon along with Extended License prior to those changes, can I include it in newly submitted ThemeForest item without the risk of it being rejected on this basis?
Let’s take one real-life example from CodeCanyon, the well known Revolution Slider. Its authors write the following on the bottom of the page:http://codecanyon.net/item/slider-revolution-responsive-wordpress-plugin/2751380
If you want to use the RevSlider in your Theme here on ThemeForest too please purchase 1 extended license for each theme (as long as there is no Developer License available) you put on the marketplace!
Does it constitute ‘making an arrangement’ with an author? Will a WordPress theme with such slider included be accepted during the approval process? The intentions of all sides here are clear.
If all of the files seem to be missing as you wrote, then most likely it’s an issue mentioned in the first reply in this thread – wrong (unzipped) files uploaded to your server. It’s a common mistake that many users make, looking at the number of complaints on this forum alone.
It’s extremely unlikely that someone would make a theme with so many files missing available to download.
From what Lee told me, there will be no new version of the otherwise awesome NHP framework from him sooner than in about 2 to 3 months, but I’m pretty sure we’ll hear from someone who has also experienced similar problems and was able to overcome them (or maybe Lee himself will release some kind of bugfix). I count on the social power of github