We just received a new soft rejection for one of our WordPress themes.
It’s funny because after waiting 3-4 days after a resubmission we get 1 single point telling us:
1. Theme needs to properly load files, but also to be consistent as well. There are several functions available for getting the path: - get_template_directory - Filter the current theme directory path. - get_template_directory_uri - Filter the current theme directory URI. - get_stylesheet_directory - Filter the stylesheet directory path for current theme. - get_stylesheet_directory_uri - Filter the stylesheet directory URI. https://codex.wordpress.org/Determining_Plugin_and_Content_Directories#Themes http://justintadlock.com/archives/2010/11/17/how-to-load-files-within-wordpress-themes You can replicate the issue by running a Theme Check plugin
Running a Theme Check plugin?! Hello Dolly, there are no issues when checking the theme with Theme Check Plugin.
Below its a screenshot made after running the Theme Check:
- There are no errors, no notices, no warnings but 3 INFOS.
We check the “WordPress Theme Submission Requirements” and there says it all:
Themes are required to eliminate WARNING, REQUIRED, RECOMMENDED, and INFO notices from the ‘Theme-Check’ plugin as much as possible. Some allowable exceptions include the following:
Warning: Found base64_encode() Warning: Found base64_decode() Warning: Found fwrite() Warning: Found fopen() Warning: Found fclose() Recommended: Found add_theme_support('custom-header', $args) Recommended: Found add_theme_support('custom-background', $args) Info: Found include_once() Info: Found include() Info: Found require_once() Info: Found require() Including the above, rare exceptions can be made at a reviewer's discretion.
Info: Found include_once() - is accepted and reviewers should know this but why this doesn’t happen?!
What your opinion guys? I think that there are some reviewers playing with us with these kind of feedbacks!!!
Hope that someone from envato stuff will see this post and give a reply.