An easy way to test your theme for all the latest WordPress standards and practices.
Don’t get any wrong idea, this plugin is for testing any developed theme to latest WordPress standards before submitting it to WP Theme Repository not for checking your theme’s compatibility with new WordPress update.
Theme-Check, WordPress plugin allows you to check test your WordPress theme and make sure it’s up to spec with the latest theme review standards.With it, you can run all the same automated testing tools on your theme that WordPress.org uses for theme submissions.
All test are conducted from a simple admin menu, showing all results at once. This an easy an useful plugin for all WordPress developers and also for them who are starting to develop any WordPress theme.
What’s with the version numbers?
The version number is the date of the revision of the guidelines used to create it.
Why does it flag something as bad?
It’s not flagging “bad” things, as such. The theme check is designed to be a non-perfect way to test for compliance with the Theme Review guidelines. Not all themes must adhere to these guidelines. The purpose of the checking tool is to ensure that themes uploaded to the central WordPress.org theme repository meet the latest standards of WordPress themes and will work on a wide variety of sites.
Many sites use customized themes, and that’s perfectly okay. But themes that are intended for use on many different kinds of sites by the public need to have a certain minimum level of capabilities, in order to ensure proper functioning in many different environments. The Theme Review guidelines are created with that goal in mind.
This theme checker is not perfect, and never will be. It is only a tool to help theme authors, or anybody else who wants to make their theme more capable. All themes submitted to WordPress.org are hand-reviewed by a team of experts. The automated theme checker is meant to be a useful tool only, not an absolute system of measurement.
This plugin does not decide the guidelines used. Any issues with particular theme review guidelines should be discussed on the Theme Reviewers mailing list.