[theme-reviewers] Theming for the Masses

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sat Aug 6 03:04:50 UTC 2011

Hmm, I think we need to get together sometime...

You may find some interest in my WordCampSTL presentation tomorrow:

(Many of the bullet points relate to things that I've run into, in varying
degrees of frequency, while reviewing Themes.)


On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Michael Fields <michael at mfields.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm writing because I will be presenting the second installment of my
> "Theming for the Masses" talk at WordCamp LA this year. I presented the
> first installment at WordCamp Seattle earlier this year. It basically
> focuses on my experiences creating a WordPress theme intended to be released
> in the official directory. My goal with that talk is mainly to educate theme
> developers on the tools available to them as well as some of the easy to
> overlook aspects of theming. There are also tips and tricks.
> Video
> http://wordpress.mfields.org/2011/theming-for-the-masses/
> Slides
> http://www.slideshare.net/MichaelFields/theming-for-the-masses
> For the second talk I would like to have a section called something like
> "Tip from the Trenches" and that's where you come in. I would like to
> compile a list of tips that come directly from the theme review team. These
> could really be anything, but am looking for things like:
> 1. What are the most common deviations (from requirements) that you see in
> themes?
> 2. Do you have any interesting tricks to save time implementing the
> requirements?
> 3. Anything really of interest that pertains to making a theme that will be
> passed.
> So if, your interested in lending your experience to my presentation, that
> would be wonderful! I can give you credit + link in both in the slides as
> well as on my site for the writeup. Also, if you have any criticisms about
> the first presentation, I would love to hear them.
> Thanks for your time!
> -Mike
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