You have a point. In fact I can see that what I have used isn’t really unique at all, in fact I see you using the same thing in one of your projects!
Alex, if you want you can give me feedback, I will send you a link. If all of you say, it doesn’t matter to post it for the general public, then I shall take your advice.
In the mean-time I will send Duotive a link by lunch-time to peruse and get back to me …
Oh and Alex, do you mind not running around posting patronising comments after me, when, believe it or not I’m trying to be professional. I wouldn’t do that to you. Maybe, this is how you act in real life, but I’m willing to wager it’s just your online persona.
Glad to have helped! Hope you can make those changes and get your template approved!
Sounds good to me…
Why not add a little jQuery to it to get it spiced up?
Thank you will do so tomorrow… Bed-time.
Can I email you a link to critique.
That would be better for me?
Unfortunately, no… The CSS is plain to see and I have a few unique features there I don’t want others to use
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?
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?
-Also the navigation looks poor. Are those mouse over buttons images!? -Yes I agree the image logo is really simple…Too simple. -Add at least two more sliders, one that supports video – Anything slider is the de facto. -Shadows, too be honest look OK, I’ve seen a few other themes using shadows like this. -Testimonials as images? This is a no no. -The footer just doesn’t work at all. Re-design this change the font. Verdana just doesn’t seem to work here or the colour. -In the our team section the different colour blue would indicate a link. It isn’t a link this is misleading. Those images are pretty poor…I assume you will change this? -You need some widgets in the side bars. -Contact page looks non functional? Should be last on the navigation menu. -Long story…Should this be entitled ‘Typography’ -Could really do with a portfolio section, I guess this is a standard requirement. -Also, could do with more shortcode demos. -Needs a harmonious colour scheme to tie all aspects together. This includes same colour for links headers etc.