I created a theme back some days and it was rejected. WooHoo! People at WP-Themes Directory guided me about the mistakes I was doing and I was able to create another version of it which was accepted and got huge success and downloads. I am going to share some key points which you should care about while developing WordPress Themes for submitting at Wp-Themes Directory. You know! well, there are some rules. If you are creating some WP-Theme for your own blog then there are no rules. You can use backgrounds and all whatever you want. But for themes at WordPress, you are bound to follow some rules. e.g. Header background or image should be customizable. It should be separate so that users at WordPress can change and use their own background for their blog. There are some more rules which I have explained in detail in following.
I created DarkMystery Theme for me and but I then posted that for public and just uploaded it at WordPress Themes Directory which has less chances of approval I guess because I went through a process and realized that I should have taken care of few things before creating that theme. DarkMystery was not for public though, but anyways I have posted it. That is more of a custom theme with a little bit of Twitter love. I am referring you all about what you should take care before creating a theme, in case you are going to submit it to WordPress Official Directory (O’ Yes! there are rules for the game). For me, I guess I will prepare more themes now and post those there. You need to know where to upload WordPress Theme? What you should include in WordPress Theme CSS? What tags you should use in WordPrerss Theme CSS? Where can you read all about rules and checklists about developing a successful standard WordPress Theme?
Since it is vital to give your readers more, provide them information fast, keep your WordPress installation clean and as light as possible in order to make a difference while saving some money form huge Private server cost. Even if you are at some ‘Private Server’ it is always a plus to customize WordPress to load fast and drop some RAM load for which you are going to pay. Here is how I have done something for me to drop my server load to 50% and yet my WordPress is fast and more responsive.