Hi, I had uploaded the theme on ThemeForest 3 days ago. Today it has been hard rejected.
It’s a restaurant theme and I’m avoiding front-end plugins because of some custom features for instance, Day/Night mode, custom nav designs, headers. Theme is using custom wp widgets for home-page design like map, galley-showcase, articles-showcase e.t.c. Custom post types for chefs and menu items.
Envato theme check was showing custom widgets are plugins territory and WP-API error for menu items. So I had moved custom-widget and WP-API to custom plugin, and stored the custom plugin to Github which is auto-installing in theme by (TGM Plugin Activation)
Also using (Advance Custom Fields) for custom widgets and by some pages. These are big steps that are making this theme different, I don’t know what I’m doing wrong because it’s my first theme on ThemeForest!!
I’ve received this email!
(Unfortunately ‘WordPress’ has higher standards in terms of aesthetics. 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.
We appreciate the effort and time you’ve put into creating your item. And we’d be happy to help make sure your next entry will meet our submission requirements. Here’s our advice)