So far, I design and develop my themes with these standards in mind:
- Minimalist, easy to use, and developed with one specific archetype.
- Responsive design using mobile first approach.
- Automatically generated color scheme. There is an option for selecting custom color but this should be made as few as possible.
- Translation ready.
- Third party plugins compatibility. They at least support Jetpack’s infinite scroll module, Civil Footnotes, Subtitles, and WP-IG.
I personally like my themes but I made the themes to solve people’s problem and judging from the themes’ stats, it appears that their adoption is a bit slow. My first thoughts were:
- I can be wrong about what to add and what to remove to a theme
- What needs to be improved?
- What issue I need to focus on?
- What makes a widely used WordPress theme which is released in wordpress.org1?
Themers, please share me your opinion. I really appreciate your thought on this.
I’m currently focusing on releasing theme on WordPress.org. A theme for premium market might have different characteristic ↩