Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Jun 28 12:41:33 UTC 2011

Unfortunately, a tool such as Theme Check will *never* be able to provide
100% assurance that a Theme will pass. It *does*, however, cut down by about
half (or better) the things that need to be checked manually.

I think part of the multiple-submission frustration is the lack of thorough
and complete reviews, which is something we're addressing within the Review
team. While it helps to reduce the review queue to give a partial review and
then close a ticket, it makes things more frustrating for a developer who
has to take multiple iterations through the process. So, we're trying to
ensure that every ticket gets a thorough, complete review, so that
developers can get all the information and issues regarding their Theme in a
single review, rather than spread across multiple reviews.

Note, though, that the WordPress release cycle is anywhere from three to six
months. So, if that much time elapses between Theme submissions, do expect
that some things will have changed.


On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 11:24 PM, Angelo Bertolli <angelo.bertolli at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Since we're on the subject, I'd like to say Bruce isn't alone in being
> frustrated with theme rejects.  I've put hours into the theme I've worked on
> as well, and have tried uploading multiple times and gotten rejected.  And I
> had the same feeling as Bruce:  the theme requirements were changing so much
> I couldn't keep up.  By the time I got around to making the corrections,
> something seemed to have changed.  It doesn't bother me nearly as much
> because I am more of a hobbyist and haven't invested so much into it, but It
> can be very discouraging.  I'm afraid the end result may be a lot fewer
> people willing to build themes without compensation.
> The theme check plugin is really helpful though.  If the theme check plugin
> can one day guarantee (or at least virtually guarantee) acceptance and give
> feedback, that would be great.  (Also, it would help make reviewing themes
> go faster.)
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