Installing plugins and content

This is step 6 of our onboarding guide to becoming a reviewer. This is step 6 of our onboarding guide to becoming a reviewer.

Plugins Plugins

Plugins for automated checking against the WordPress Theme Review Coding Standards and requirements are essential for the review.

The plugins can not replace a manual review, but they can help us do better reviews.

Plugins catches things that we did not see, things we forgot to check, and gives us hints for things that may or may not be a problem.

Theme Review Sniffs for PHPCS:

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Content Content

We also need some content on our test install to be able to test how the theme handles posts, pages, widgets and comments.

The Theme Unit Test is an .xml file meant to be imported via the built in WordPress import tool.

The instructions on the codex page are meant for theme developers who wants to test their themes.
As a reviewer, you do not need to follow each step listed on the codex page. All you need to do is download the file and import the content to your test install.

The Theme Unit Test Codex page:

The Theme Unit test on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner.

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