Resubmission Soft Rejection? Why???

Hello everybody?

I’m having problems with “Resubmission Soft Rejection”

These are my review times:

1. Soft Rejection

  1. We’re now requiring unique, non-generic names with at least 3 characters for all new submissions. In addition to this author’s shouldn’t use names that are already on the Marketplace. Search and make sure that chosen name does not exist: - Example only: Business is not unique, changing it to XBusiness, BusinessX, Business X is still not unique enough. Author can always use the title description to further describe the item and list the keywords as tags. - More resources: - - -` 2. 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. As higher quality items become available in the marketplace, approval requirements will increase to maintain appropriate marketplace quality. While I’d be able to provide feedback as to how to get this approved, I can only do after it has crossed a certain threshold, quality wise. I’m sorry to say this isn’t there yet.
    Posted November 17, 2017

Me Resubmission
Hello, I renamed the theme to “Bigmarket” and changed the design. Please check for me again. Thank you.
Posted November 21, 2017

Resubmission Soft Rejection
The previously raised issues have not been addressed properly. Please go back through your previous review and ensure ALL raised issues have been addressed before resubmitting. Resubmitting without making the required changes or any improvements is not considered acceptable use of the Envato marketplaces and repeated attempts may result in a temporary or permanent suspension of authorship.
Posted November 22, 2017

Me Resubmission
Hello, I do not agree with the reviewer comment. I changed a lot of things before uploading and now you say I do not change anything before re-upload? 1. Change name: I changed from “Smarket” to “Bigmarket” (Includes the change for prefix, functions, class, …) 2. Change design: - This is link old demo: - This is link new demo: => You can see some changes: link color, footer, … If the above two issues still: Still have to change the name or design was edit but still not impressed, please let me know. I would like to say that we have edited. Never has “Resubmitting without making the required changes”, it is unreasonable I tried to edit more about design. So check me out again. If I need to fix anything please let me know, I always try to improve it. Thanks!

Resubmission Soft Rejection
Previously noted review still stands. Any theme authors that does not change required items might have their submission rights RESTRICTED or SUSPENDED. You are also reserving the queue with unfixed submission and creating a review delays!

The first I upload:
Smarket - Supermarket WooCommerce WordPress Theme
Link demo:
File:,,, thumbnail.jpg

The Resubmission I upload
Bigmarket - Supermarket WooCommerce WordPress Theme
Link demo:
File:,,, thumbnail.jpg

What should I do? I am edited a lot before re-uploading, and now they say I do not edit anything?

If they say “Bigmarket” still can not, then I am willing to change another name. I am very confused, looking forward to the advice.

Maybe I will have to email the support team, I do not want my account to be SUSPENDED for an unclear reason.


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Hello izitheme,

Did you manage to fix issue with "non-generic names with at least 3 characters for all new submissions."
I’m getting similar soft reject three times in row and now I’m really confuse.

Any further information or clue will be big help.

Did you find any solution i am looking for same.

Create a ticket and ask directly to them.
Give some options for them to approve upfront before changing theme name & prefixes.
Maybe somedays a theme name should be “#$%^&()!(&^%$%^&*(” to be unique and possibly approved.
New other un-written rules and impatient review phase (one bug at a time and newly found previously-unknown- issues) are killing our motivation to work here.

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Well to be fair, you’ve not addressed point 2. Unless I’m missing something, you’ve just changed the logo and the colours of some links… and left everything else pretty much the same. That doesn’t really addres the: “Your design has an interesting starting concept, but it needs significant improvements in terms of aesthetics and attention to details” part.

If I have missed something while naming they must have rejected The Html Template. The current WordPress theme is base on approved HTML Template.


Please keep in mind PSD , HTML , WordPress all 3 have different standards and requirements. If your PSD or HTMl is already approved that does not mean your WordPress will be approved as well.

Yes themeforest should prioritise authors who first publish psd, html then WordPRess but unfortunately they do not.

All 3 categories have different reviewers and different standards.

All HTML is not expected to convert to WordPress, hence, HTML template name won’t cause conflict like same theme name.