How to get your theme in WordPress

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  • 1. Nisha Singh nisha@amiworks.com @inisa
  • 2. How to get your theme inWordPress.org theme repository
  • 3. Theme Repository
  • 4. How theme reviewing team work• Theme review mailing list• Make WordPress theme Blog• Theme Trac• IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
  • 5. Theme Trac• Current approved theme. priority #1• Ticket older then two weeks. priority #2• Previously Reviewed, but not Approved theme. priority #3• New Themes, Never Reviewed. priority #4
  • 6. Current Approved Themes
  • 7. Theme Review• Ticket are assigned by priority• Reviewers assign tickets to themselves.• Issues are noted in a comment.• Ticket are closed as Approved or Not- Approved.• Previously approved tickets mostly diff review only.
  • 8. Before looking at the Code1. Theme Name2. Author URI and Theme URI3. Footer Credit Link4. License5. Copyright6. Screenshot7. Correct Spelling of WordPress
  • 9. Single Tickets
  • 10. Guidelines• Code Quality• Presentation vs Functionality• Theme Features• Template Tags and Hooks• WordPress-Generated CSS Classes• Theme Template Files• Security and Privacy• Theme Documentation• Unit Test
  • 11. Guidelines (Code Quality)Themes must not generate any WordPress• deprecated-function notices• PHP errors• warnings or notices• HTML/CSS validation errors• JavaScript errors
  • 12. Guidelines – (Debug Error)
  • 13. Guidelines (Presentation vs Functionality)• Language• Themes is to define the presentation of user content.• Theme-independent site options or functionality.
  • 14. Guidelines (Required Theme Features)• Automatic Feed Links. add_theme_support( automatic-feed-links )• Custom Backgrounds add_theme_support(custom- background)• Custom Header add_theme_support(custom- header)• Post Thumbnails add_theme_support(post- thumbnails) / the_post_thumbnail()• Post Formats• Sidebars register_sidebar() / dynamic_sidebar()• Navigation Menus wp_nav_menu()
  • 15. Guidelines (Required Template Tags and Hooks)Template Tags• comments.php (comments_template()• header.php (get_header()• footer.php (get_footer()• siebar.php (get_sidebar()• searchform.php ( get_search_form()Hooks• wp_title()• wp_head() (immediately before </head>)• body_class()• wp_footer() (immediately before </body>)• content_width• post_class()• wp_link_pages()• paginate_comments_links(), or previous_comments_link()/next_comments_link()• posts_nav_link(), or previous_posts_link()/next_posts_link(), or paginate_links()• comment_form• delete_post
  • 16. Tags
  • 17. Guidelines (WordPress-Generated CSS Classes)• Alignment Classes - aligncenter - alignleft - alignright• Caption Related Classes (Gallery) - wp-caption - wp-caption-text - gallery-caption• Post Classes - sticky• Comment Classes - bypostauthor
  • 18. Core CSS
  • 19. Guidelines (Theme Template Files)Required Files -• index.php• Comments.php• screenshot.png• Style.cssRecommended Files –• 404.php• archive.php• page.php• search.php• single.php• header.php• footer.php• sidebar.php
  • 20. Guidelines (Security and Privacy)• Prefix.• Required to implement Theme Options.• Use the add_theme_page() function to add the Theme Settings Page rather than using add_menu_page() to add a top-level menu.• Use single array to save theme option.• Themes are required to use esc_attr() for text inputs and esc_html() for textareas.• Use validate and sanitize all untrusted data.
  • 21. Guidelines (Theme Documentation)• Provide end-user documentation
  • 22. Guidelines (Theme Unit Test)• Themes are required to meet all requirements in the Theme Unit Tests.- Menu - Static Front Page - 404 Page & Search Results Page - Index Page - Scheduled Post - Draft Post - Layout Test - Readability Test- Clearing Floats- Post Format Test - Widget
  • 23. Guidelines( Tools & Plugins)Tools• Data: Theme Unit TestPlugins• Theme Check Plugin• WP DEBUG• Log Deprecated Notice• Debug bar• Moster Widget
  • 24. Theme Check Result
  • 25. HOW TO BECOME A REVIEWER• Setup a WordPress test environment• Setup Theme - Trac access (Create account)• Join Theme Reviewers Mail List.• Go to the Trac Ticket Request Page and Leave a Comment asking to be assigned a Theme• Perform same test review.• Once you have done enough Theme reviews, you will be added to the “Reviewers” group.
  • 26. Important Links• Theme review mailing list -> http://lists.wordpress.org/mailman/listinfo/th eme-reviewers• Make WordPress theme Blog -> http://make.wordpress.org/themes/blog/• Theme Trac -> http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/• IRC (Internet Relay Chat) -> http://codex.wordpress.org/IRC
  • 27. • Code Quality -> http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Code_Quality• Presentation vs Functionality -> http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Presentation_vs_Functi onality• Theme Features -> http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Features• Template Tags and Hooks -> http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Template_Tags_and_H ooks• Theme Template Files -> http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Theme_Template_Files• Security and Privacy -> http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Security_and_Privacy• Theme Documentation -> http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review#Theme_Documentatio n• Unit Test -> http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Unit_Test
  • 28. • Join the Theme Mailing List -> http://lists.wordpress.org/mailman/listinfo/theme- reviewers• Trac ticket request -> http://make.wordpress.org/themes/about/trac- ticket-request-queue/
  • 29. Thanks,Questions