No, widget ready areas don’t need to be declared in a plugin.
@ VIBEdigital: I think the point of this thread is really not criticizing you. You have your own opinion about themes, plugins and WordPress in general. You are obviously free to share your opinion in whatever way you want.
The issue here seems to be Envato sharing this post on their blog which, I have to agree, is not very elegant.
You say that “most of the cases are my changed files are not properly submitted to the reviewer” so the problem seems to be with the way that you are organizing your information. On the latest submissions I’ve had more rejections related with technical stuff, but never took so much time.
This is a general forum… To get support for that product please check this link http://themeforest.net/item/north-one-page-parallax-wordpress-theme/8454561/support
Where did you buy the theme? To get support that seems to be the first step. Even if you are placing your questions on the wrong place and eventually with the wrong account
Ahhhh… Really handy for a lazy guy like me! Thanks
@lloureiro: Can you explain (maybe show an example) what do you consider to be a good theme for a vertical logo? I really don’t understand what is this about and also what does it have to do with creativity… Anyway, in general I agree that most of the recent themes and other templates are similar.