[theme-reviewers] A few issues to look out for
justin at justintadlock.com
Wed Apr 27 19:16:49 UTC 2011
Here's a few things we should be on the lookout for when reviewing
themes that I thought I'd bring up.
The use of the_post_thumbnail() with the_content() can sometimes be a
problem. If a user places the image within the post content (at the
beginning of the post) and sets the same image as the "feature image,"
it creates a duplicate image issue. Some themes' designs are meant to
handle this while others aren't.
Some themes have a comments callback function where they don't recognize
comment types other than 'comment', 'pingback', and 'trackback'. This
is also the case in the TwentyTen theme. If you look at its switch
statement, you'll notice it doesn't give a 'default' case. It should be
corrected to handle all comment types (e.g., tweetbacks).
Loading JS and CSS on all pages of the admin. Sometimes, themes hook
hook or something similar. This should only be loaded on the the theme
settings page. If using the add_theme_page() function, a hook is
created just for that page. A better hook would probably be
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