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  • Code Quality:
    Themes are required not to generate any WordPress deprecated-function notices, PHP errors, warnings, or notices,
    HTML/CSS validation errors, or JavaScript errors.
  • Functionality:
    Whether implementing required, recommended, or optional functionality, Themes are required to
    support proper WordPress core implementation of all included functionality.
  • Template Tags and Hooks:
    Themes are required to implement WordPress template tags and hooks properly.
  • WordPress-Generated CSS Classes:
    Themes are required to support WordPress-generated CSS classes.
  • Theme Template Files:
    Themes are required to utilize Theme template files properly.
  • Licensing:
    Themes are required to be licensed fully under a GPL-compatible license.
  • Theme Name:
    Themes are required to use appropriate Theme Names.
  • Credit Links:
    Themes are recommended to use credit links. If used, credit links are required to be appropriate.
  • Theme Documentation:
    Themes are required to provide sufficient documentation to explain the use of any custom features or options.
  • Theme Unit Tests:
    Themes are required to meet all requirements in the Theme Unit Tests
  • Theme Obsolescence:
    Themes are required to be kept current once accepted into the Theme Repository


  • Automatic Feed Links
  • Widgets
  • Comments
  • Navigation Menus
  • Post Thumbnails
  • Custom Header
  • Custom Background
  • Visual Editor CSS
  • Translation/Internationalization

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