WordPress Hard Reject

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What was reviewer’s message?

The design is appreciable but the theme don’t offer much. There are tons of exactly identical themes and I think this is the reason.

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What blog theme should offer except funcionality that my theme offers? You say, there are tons of identical themes. Exactly, there are tons of identical themes which got approve, but my didnt. I mean, it shouldnt be the reason, because rules & standarts must be the same for all authors. And if one theme with non-unique design and funcionality get approve, and another with the same level of design and funcionality doesnt, its not very fair. It`s not a lottery. I understand that my theme is not perfect, but i expected at least soft reject to have possibility to fix issues. Although, thanks for your response.

I understand your point, it’s frustrating and yes it’s true that other themes similar can be approved and also your one if you resubmitted. Anyway your theme don’t have issues, it’s only too poor/small, add more features, layouts, pages etc.

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You have avoidable (and needing to be fixed) validation issues

Personally, I quite like the theme but it does resemble several others out there, and there is definitely room for improvement with the basics esp. typography (title font choices, line height generally) and structure (don’t try and cram too much into a single page.

Also, you could benefit from demoing single pot types, category layouts, etc.

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Thaks for response. But, i thought typography & spaces issues it`s reason for soft reject, not hard.

Thanks for your advices.

The validation is a hard rejection on it’s own. https://validator.w3.org/nu/?doc=http%3A%2F%2Fseventeen.octrace.store%2F

Typography on its own would be soft but it’s not the only thing. I think there still needs to be more to it etc.

Ok, i got it. Thanks.

Hard reject sounds awful, but still you can resubmit your theme if you improve it.

Your need improvements typography use other font and basic design client no can buy it because not premium design. your need see more designs themeforest approved for give ideas. Good Luck.


Hope so, thanks.