Rejected - I would love some tips or pointers

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#1

Hello,

I made http://000themes.nl/athene/ and the theme got a ‘isn’t at the quality standard needed to continue forward with the review process on ThemeForest’

Allright. That’s fine. This is the second theme i created, so i’m not really experienced.

But I would love some tips or pointers about the theme. What could be the main reasons it got rejected? Which parts are (way) below expectations?

Thanks for your time in advance.


#2

I like it. But, ThemeForest trends nowadays are more toward complex and bloated themes, and simple and minimal is often ignored. You should try some alternative way to release this theme, I doubt ThemeForest will accept themes like this one, and that’s a real shame.


#3

There is a way to do simple and minimal and there are themes like that here on ThemeForest, BUT:

  • the typography must be ON POINT!
  • spacing between elements must be in a PERFECT harmony
  • there must be attention to detail - plain logo and a basic menu, boring footer with widgets of various height, one with a heading, one without a heading, naked buttons, blank space under image in a box, etc etc… won’t do.

#4

Thanks GDragoN. Yeah, I love minimal themes. With most of the themes I see (and used in the past), I think “You don’t need that”, “And you don’t need that”.

Thanks for the feedback Darinka. Appreciate it. Gonna pay more attention to those elements the next time.


#5

This theme is extremely simple. You need to come up with great unique design and functionalities in order to get ur work accepted. Take a look at new themes on themeforest to have an idea. Best of luck.