After 47 days in the review cue, I got a hard reject on my Wordpress theme.
Guess I don’t have anywhere else to turn for feedback so here goes. I used the Theme Check plugin and didn’t have any errors or notices from it when submitting with exception of 3 warnings/errors that I wouldn’t be able to reconcile without changing my theme framework’s core files. (Theme Customizer boilerplate and the Advanced Custom Fields plugin that are embedded in the theme)
- My theme uses the Theme Customizer API which loops through settings in an array, so the theme check pops up a notice about data sanitization, when they really are sanitized
- Theme check pops up an error about multiple text domains because I use TGMPA, ACF, (Advanced custom fields) and my theme’s text domain.
- There are ‘translation stings’ that don’t have correct number arguments because of one line that comes from my theme framework Advanced Custom Fields. It does have the correct number of arguments though with a min/max argument.
- Two info notices about hard coded links from my documentation files (flat HTML files so those aren’t technically part of the theme)
Because I wasn’t given any information besides the theme 'isn’t at the quality standard needed to continue forward with the review process on ThemeForest" I’m sort of at a loss as to what is wrong with it. Maybe some of the demo designs aren’t good enough? (I’ve seen much worse get accepted here recently) Or possibly there some technical thing I’m not seeing? (All the pages W3C validate, they look great on all devices… etc.)
Would love some feedback on it, item is here:
http://cortex.covertnine.com with the theme demos linked from there.
Please be gentle.