[theme-reviewers] Goals and Process

David Damstra mirmillo at gmail.com
Fri Jun 11 12:00:31 UTC 2010

Hi Joseph (and everyone else),

First, is it Joseph or Joe?

Second, can you clarify what exactly the goals are of a theme review?  What
are we trying to accomplish? I realize we are trying to improve the quality
and reliability of themes, but how is that going to work?  You've assigned
some theme reviews to participants here, but they are reporting "problems"
back to us, not to the author to fix.  Is there a process I am not seeing?

It seems to me, and I apologize if I am speaking out of turn, is that all of
the information on
http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development_Checklist#Theme_Unit_Test could
be turned into a scorecard.  It's already broken up into sections.  Give
each bullet list a line item with a 1-5 rating or a y/n and set a comment
section for free form comments at the end of each sub  section. Then a theme
submission could come in, be assigned to 3-5 of us, and we each complete a
scorecard.  (heck portions of it could be automated.)  Then send these
scorecards back to the theme author where they can digest what they have
done right, and what needs improvement.  Without being too rigid, this
process is crying for some formality of method.  This also gives the theme
author feedback, but not at the whim of one reviewer since some of the
points (aesthetics in particular) are very subjective.

Just a thought...

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