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Philo01 Envato team says

Hi everyone! :)

I’m receiving allot of new items that we cant accept due the fact that the functionality is very limited and there are multiple plugins out there that do the exact same thing for free.

We want to have a high quality standard, which means we are looking for unique items that are well coded and documented.

So before you start working on your next plugin, Google the web to see if there is something similar for free. If there is something similar for free out there, there is a big chance it will get rejected, unless you add some unique features off your own.

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ZoomIt says

Hello Philo,

I have submitted a Ken Burns Gallery that you rejected. Yes, there are some ( bad quality ) on the internet for free, but none with a admin panel that supports multiple galleries.

Plus, the Ken Burns Gallery is not just a simple slider and would be unique in the WordPress plugins category.

PS: Even if you still consider this to be not unique enough, it would have been nice to had give us a one/two week notice before for nobody to waste hours working for nothing..

Thanks!

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Philo01 Envato team says

Hello Philo,

I have submitted a Ken Burns Gallery that you rejected. Yes, there are some ( bad quality ) on the internet for free, but none with a admin panel that supports multiple galleries.

Plus, the Ken Burns Gallery is not just a simple slider and would be unique in the WordPress plugins category.

PS: Even if you still consider this to be not unique enough, it would have been nice to had give us a one/two week notice before for nobody to waste hours working for nothing..

Thanks!

Hi ZoomIt, :)

About your submission, this is my opinion; if you do not agree with the rejection please email support to get in touch with the marketplace manager. ;)

I created this thread today, because I’m noticing an increase of submissions that offer functionality that is already available on CC or somewhere else for free. And I want to make people aware that they need to be unique in order to prevent disappointment if there item is rejected.

Kind regards,

Philo

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