Comments Comments

Themes are recommended to support comments, including nested comments and comment navigation.
If comments are not supported, the team recommends that this is documented as a limitation, in the theme readme file.

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Theme support Theme support

The following theme support is recommended for classic themes

  • add_theme_support( "custom-header", $args )
  • add_theme_support( "custom-background", $args )
  • add_theme_support( "custom-logo", $args )
  • add_theme_support( "html5", $args )
  • add_theme_support( "responsive-embeds" )
  • add_theme_support( "align-wide" )
  • add_theme_support( "wp-block-styles" )
  • add_theme_support( "post-thumbnails" )

Read more about theme support.

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Editor style Editor style

For a good user experience, it is recommended to include an editor style and that the editors and the front match.

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BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. patterns and block styles Block patterns and block styles

Themes are recommended to include block patterns and custom block styles.

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Post navigation Post navigation

Themes are recommended to support post navigation using either:

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For classic themes, WordPress outputs the following CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. classes that themes are recommended to style:

  • .sticky
  • .bypostauthor
  • .alignleft
  • .alignright
  • .aligncenter
  • .wp-caption
  • .wp-caption-text
  • .gallery-caption
  • .screen-reader-text

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Avatars Avatars

Include support for the standard avatarAvatar An avatar is an image or illustration that specifically refers to a character that represents an online user. It’s usually a square box that appears next to the user’s name. functions, get_avatar() or wp_list_comments()

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Post formats Post formats

If post formats are included, it is recommended to style these in a way that distinguishes them from standard post and page content.

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WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. areas and widgets Widget areas and widgets

Classic themes are recommended to support widgets.

Sidebars need to be registered in a custom function hooked to the widgets_init action. See: register_sidebar().

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Favicons and Site Icons should not be included Favicons and Site Icons should not be included

Themes are recommended to not include their own favicon or site icon.
Favicons are handled by the Site Icon setting in the customizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. since WordPress version 4.3.

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WP_title should not be used WP_title should not be used

wp_title() was historically used for the document <title> tag and was never intended for other purposes.
Use add_theme_support( "title-tag" ) instead.

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Document <title> tag should not be used Document <title> tag should not be used

Document titles must not be hard coded, use add_theme_support( "title-tag" ) instead.

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