Getting ready to do accessibility reviews

The scope of this post is reviewing accessible themes submitted to WordPress.org. Updated December 6 2017. The accessibility-ready tag has been available in the WordPress.org theme directory for over 2 years. Themes that include the tag are not set live until the theme has had a full review plus an additional accessibility review. While most… Continue reading Getting ready to do accessibility reviews

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How to get your theme live faster

When authors submit themes to the WordPress.org theme directory they are sometimes surprised that they might need to wait up to 8 weeks for a review. One of the reasons to why it can take this long is that many authors submit themes that are incomplete. By checking these four things you can greatly reduce… Continue reading How to get your theme live faster

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My theme review process

Updated September 2017. The Theme Review Team on WordPress.org encourages reviewers to find their own flow and tools that work for them. ‘There is no right or wrong way to review a theme, as long as the requirements are checked and the author receives useful feedback. My personal review process require a lot of manual… Continue reading My theme review process

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You don’t need searchform.php

Searchform.php is only needed if you are actually making changes to the default search form. While reviewing themes submitted to WordPress.org, I often notice that authors are including searchform.php without making any changes compared to the default form. Other authors are using: add_theme_support( ‘html5’, array( ‘comment-list’, ‘comment-form’, ‘search-form’, ‘gallery’, ‘caption’ ) ); But replacing the search… Continue reading You don’t need searchform.php