Upcoming directory changes

Previously we have encouraged theme authors to use a standard readme file that matches the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party format.

In preparation for an upcoming change to the theme directory, theme authors will now be able to use the readme files in the same manner plugins do. What this means is that if a theme’s readme file is not valid it will now show properly in the new directory. You can use the validator to check:

Readme Validator

It can be readme.txt or readme.md with .txt taking precedence. We have created a sample readme.md

There are of course some headers that would not be used so let’s discuss those.