Things to consider when using underscores (_s)

I use underscores as a base for my WordPress themes, and many -if not most -themes submitted to the WordPress.org’s theme directory are based on it as well. But there are some typical mistakes that we see frequently in underscores based themes: Using old versions Don’t use old versions of underscores, since they may contain references and fall backs for older functions. Always use a fresh copy. Forgetting to update the readme files Underscores comes with two readme files, one .txt and one markdown. Depending…

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My theme review process

Updated September 2017. The Theme Review Team on WordPress.org encourages reviewers to find their own flow and tools that work…

You don’t need searchform.php

Searchform.php is only needed if you are actually making changes to the default search form. While reviewing themes submitted to…