Greeting fellow authors. I have a question regarding submission guidelines for Theme Forst, and, it’s not even that big a question.
I am a transplant from MOJO (don’t ask, and if you don’t know, you’re better for it). Without going into the reasons I left, all I can say is while I was there, my project suffered from some theft of design. This occurred unbeknownst to me. That individual took said design and pushed it out (rather sloppily) and ‘beat me to the punch’. Because I didn’t know of the transgressions, it was I who paid for my foolish believe in thinking everyone was honest. Very long story short, my project was pulled and that was that. So, to heck with it, I thought I’d come to Theme Forest (who has higher standards, or so I hear). The project has necessitated several change to come up to speed with Envato specific guidelines, which is not a problem.
My specific question is - based on this terrible situation of an incident - I am about a week or so away from completeing the new demo (which fortunately for me, blows the one stolen out of the water). My concern is, I don’t want to get jacked again. So when I finally submit for review, will it be okay to password protect my demo site (the font end) and supply the review with the password? This was, only ONE person has it. I’d be watching my visitor logs to ensure there is only one visit from Envato, or one IP many times.
I feel this is necessary for me to do, as not to be knocked down again by brat kids half a world away who couldn’t do their own bloody work.
Would that be acceptable to keep my demo private until the theme is accepted (assuming), and then unlock it for the world after passing? It’s been long, long months, and I really do NOT want to redesign my theme and content a third time.
PS - No, that theme is not posted here. I checked, rechecked, and checked a third time. Neither is the author (under his MOJO name, anyway).