Hi Japh, Actually, I was zipping in different varieties and got different errors, I’d need to go through the submission process again to see, but I emailed lucas a few days ago since he kindly offered to help other to zip “the right way”. still waiting for a response.
Has this issue been fixed? I just tried uploading about 10 times, using Windows ZIP and winRAR, zipping the inside files, the outside folder.. Different error every time, but still unable to submit.
I personally wouldn’t take a year (or even a month) to polish a theme until it reaches a point of perfection in reviewers eyes, while I can sell it “as it is” just as well.
My first theme was rejected 8-9 times. And it took a year to complete. When I get a rejection, I fixed, base on the notified from the reviewer. Step by step till accepted. Patient is the key. Believe me, the reviewer want the best for all; buyers and the authors. They have introduced me to the new level of web design.
Patience, I’m sure your theme will be accepted.
You can’t honestly be serious, can you??? It took you 1 year to polish the theme until it got accepted on TF and now you got 38 sales, which is what, $760? If you sincerely believe that working one (!!!!) whole year on a single theme just to earn $700 is fair and for your own good, then you obviously undervalue your talent. Instead of making 50 themes over that span of time and selling them elsewhere, you keep hitting your head against the wall even if it ends up paying pennies.
I am sorry, and I don’t mean to offend you in any way, but in your case begging on the street is more profitable ($760 : 365days = $2/day)... So instead of defending the reviewers who stole 1 year of your time, think about all the opportunities you missed over these months..
jonathan01 saidGotta agree here, we’re all here in business for ourselves giving away your “secret sauce” if you will — just doesn’t make much sense.
I didn’t say the marketplaces competes with tuts+ I said that if you are giving your knowledge away for more people to compete with you as an author then that would place the 2 sites in competition.
Mike – Tuts+ is a marketplace that Envato earn from so your not sharing your knowledge in the spirit of open source – you are sharing it for a cost…
Obviously I’m in the minority so please carry on without meJonathan
It’s an illusion to think that if you build a fence around your knowledge, you can carry on making themes in 2032 without competition. If wordpress itself wasn’t GPL , it wouldn’t ever gain this much popularity and no one, including the “elite” authors on TF, wouldn’t be able to learn this fast themselves. Many real big names in wordpress community are releasing themes and plugins free, just to contribute and give back to the source that puts bread on their table, it doesn’t make them any poorer…
oh, actually I am not being even remotely negative! I personally teamed up with someone long ago to code my themes, so I can “further my success” on Envato. We had over a dozen of themes, all got rejected. And then all got approved on both other known marketplaces and do sell surprisingly well. We made over 2k sales in 6 months on sites with 100 less exposure than TF, so I am a living proof that TF’s reviewers don’t REALLY know 100% what clients are looking for.
Envato is an awesome opportunity and income generator, but I am sure MANY would agree – it wasn’t designed for everyone. There are a lot of talented people in here (especially on CC) which get their deserved share of recognition, but there is also same plugins or themes milled over again and again, pretty much repeating themselves blatantly, while on the other hand other talented people get rejected (and no, I don’t mean myself now).
Anyway, good luck to all the calendar-makers! I sincerely hope you will get your share of the creamy envato-cake
PS – if we are talking about the same wp calendar (either by gljivec or DPereyra), which grossed ~ $4000, it took about 1,5 years…
@ashanjay, I get to see it all the time. there are also tons of people asking for responsive sliders here on the forums, but when someone actually submits one it gets rejected using the same standard reply, like here, saw it today http://codecanyon.net/forums/thread/responsive-scripts-and-plugins/66744?page=1#593862
...and there are only like 10 responsive sliders on the entire CC, so where is the logic? If there is a trend for something (like facebook lock page), Envato jumps on it and offers incentives or just goes ahead and approves everything. otherwise don’t bother, it will not make it through the reviewers’ circle.
with almost 300 (!!!) currently FREE wordpress calendars on wordpress.org directory, how will envato benefit from an addition of another 20 paid ones in here?
@VF, imho, there are tons of really gorgeous scripts floating here on CC at totally ridiculous prices, but there is also a handful of crap. doesn’t make it much different from any other marketplace of internet resource.
I was wondering if it’s possible to send an item (screenshot or live demo) to any of the reviewers and get a yes / no answer before going through all the hell of submission, screenshot, preparation on the read-me file, etc?
It would be a great feature and would save a lot of hassle and broken hopes to us, the lil` middle class designers…
Many thanks for your feedback!
Actually I thought colorful stuff are less preferred in here, the best sellers are all very neutral and, to some degree—boring as well. Guess it’s really hard to find that golden mean.