Learning By Reviewing

Joining the Reviewers Team is simple, just a matter of getting your environment setup (4-6 minutes) and grabbing a theme for review. The most interesting and valuable part is not that you’re helping out the community, but that you’re learning yourself. I personally reviewed a little less than 20 themes (and still counting) but I learned so much about them and the best practices of developing them, the Settings API, coding standards, and damn I learned two functions i had no clue about (checked() and selected()) — hope that doesn’t make me a rookie ;)

Konstantin Kovshenin from Introducing Minimal Georgia for WordPress, emphasis mine.

The WordPress.org Themes are reviewed by community members. As Konstantin points out, not only does this help the community as a whole, he also learned something new as part of the process.

1 Comment

  1. I’m pretty sure that every single one of us on the Theme Review Team would echo Konstantin’s sentiment. I have become a considerably better Theme developer as a direct result of my involvement with Theme Review. Beforehand, I didn’t even know what I yet needed to learn – and I continue to learn more new things every day, and with every Theme I review.

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