Hard Rejected. I need your feedback.

Hello there,
I’ve been selling themes in the themeforest before, but the themes I’ve recently submitted are now hard rejects. Below is one of these themes. Can I get your ideas? What do you think the reasons for rejection?



I think you’re referring to the WP category.

The design quality is very good. Below what I think you can improve (but I’m understand it’s really subjective, some design bad for me is very good for others and inverse)

  1. Menu hover and Dropdown menu design
  2. More spaces on titles like “Our Best Services”
  3. Clients testimonials is cut on hover
  4. Our shefs title size and social icons design.
  5. Footer, it seem poor and empty.

Thanks for your feedback. Yes, it is referring to the WP category.
I know, but the issues you listed are a soft rejection reason. These issues can be easily fixed. But I couldn’t understand why it rejected.

And I used the “Theme Check” and “Envato Theme Check” plugins. There are zero errors.

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Thank you for your submission. We have completed our review of “Chef’s Cuisine - Food & Recipe WordPress Theme” and unfortunately we found it isn’t at the quality standard required to move forward, and you won’t be able to re-submit this item again.

Here is the comment from your Envato Quality team reviewer:

Unfortunately ‘WordPress’ has higher standards in terms of aesthetics. An approved design in other categories does not guarantee an approval under ThemeForest’s WordPress category. Your design has an interesting starting concept, but it needs significant improvements in terms of aesthetics and attention to details.


It’s not nice to cancel with this kind of stereotyped sentences. They should be a little descriptive.