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mabuc says

Hi to all wordpress authors,

I’m kinda confuse here, can you tell me what are the important factors to consider in creating wordpress theme in order to be approve.. except on the design..

thank you very much!

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mabuc says

anyone care to help? :) I just want to have an idea…

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iamthwee says

It all depends…You can literally recode wordpress to do anything you want.

If the theme is unique enough it won’t need a gallery or a blog -> You might want to use it for real estate, cooking, or a wedding site.

Although, some of the bog standards features would be a portfolio with sorting, a blog, contact page and shortcodes.

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mabuc says

does theme option plays a big role? can we use a theme option from a tutorial and modify it to fit our needs.. is it necessary to have shortcodes on a wp theme?

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

does theme option plays a big role? can we use a theme option from a tutorial and modify it to fit our needs.. is it necessary to have shortcodes on a wp theme?

There aren’t any hard and fast requirements, apart from meeting WordPress standards (see http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development_Checklist ).

What matters is what sells. If you want a theme options panel but don’t know how to write one yourself, you might check out OptionTree http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/option-tree/

Shortcodes are good, but use them sparingly. Customers like them, but they can produce compatibility issues if the user ever switches themes.

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mabuc says

What matters is what sells. If you want a theme options panel but don’t know how to write one yourself, you might check out OptionTree http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/option-tree/ Shortcodes are good, but use them sparingly. Customers like them, but they can produce compatibility issues if the user ever switches themes.

thanks for the input.. I just want to clarify, can we use a theme options from a tutorial and modify it? I don’t want to use plugin on a theme…

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sevenspark Volunteer moderator says

There are many themes here that integrate OptionTree. That was part of it’s purpose in the first place.

Yes, you could base your options panel on a tutorial like this one: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/wordpress/how-to-create-a-better-wordpress-options-panel/

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mabuc says

There are many themes here that integrate OptionTree. That was part of it’s purpose in the first place. Yes, you could base your options panel on a tutorial like this one: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/wordpress/how-to-create-a-better-wordpress-options-panel/

this is exactly the tutorial comes in my mind.. how did you know that? ;) anyway thank you very much…

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mabuc says

does .po .mo localization required in a wordpress theme to be approve here? thanks

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readactor says

does .po .mo localization required in a wordpress theme to be approve here? thanks

no, is not a requirement.

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