WordPress theme got hard rejected.

Can anyone please help me out with the possible reason of hard rejection of my WordPress theme. You can check the theme demo by using this link. https://spruce.hestawork.com

Thanks in advance!


With respect very intro level design and no premium design. Just a home page as like blog/post page and only 3 pages in the demo home, blog/post, category. Really not a premuim template. Besides this:

  1. spacing and alignment
  2. typography & visual hierarchy
  3. Contrast
  4. line height

issues exist. themforest quality standard and requirements improved much. for getting approve you have to provide unique aesthetics design with best UI and have to put premium design. Please study more on trending themes on this market especially released within the last 12 months.


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Hey @mgscoder, thanks for the quick response. Can you please elaborate the issues other than only 3 pages in the demo.

Thanks in advance mate!!


Please check trending theme and compre with your theme. Hope you will understand that your theme don’t have premium features and design. I think this is the main reason to get rejected. So, please study more on market standard and go forward. Good luck to your next item.


Mate, will I be able to upload the same theme after making amendments that you’ve mentioned?


already hard rejected Item again resubmit not acceptable by envato. You may re-submit once you have done significant changes and can be considered as a completely new item that is entirely distinguishable from the first upload. So that it look and feel as like a totally new Item, you can think about layout, color, features etc. Thanks Mate

I am basically planning to integrate 3 to 4 more demos so that we can provide users with an option to choose any one of them. Hope this will make a significant amount of changes right?


no, it will not be accepted. You have to work on the design so that can be considered as a completely new item that is entirely distinguishable from the first upload. to many demo version is not theme requirements you can go with a single demo but main thing is unique aesthetics design with best UI and premium design. Thanks

Thanks for the prompt reply. @mgscoder

Will you be able to pin point some of the UI issues so that my new theme does not have those again?

Thanks again