Verifying and Comparing WordPress Themes
Periodically, I look at available WordPress themes. At first, like most people, the “look” of the theme was my major focus. Later, I added to my search criteria, options that the theme might readily support, like sliders, showing similar posts, mobile ready, etc. Today, working more with SEO, performance becomes of paramount importance.
If you want to understand what good performance is, you have to be able to measure it. So, how do you simply measure WordPress themes? I am sure I am not the only person asking that question. It seems that necessity truly is the mother of invention, and that question is answered in a website: themecheck.org
What It Looks Like
The Landing Page where you enter the name of the WordPress theme:
Initial query results returning two versions of the same theme (PressNews is the theme for LarryTalksTech):
By clicking on one of the themes on the page above you get the Validation Results. Clicking “See More” will reveal a number of recently checked WordPress themes.
Scroll down from the above page, and see:
Scroll down again, and you will see the Warning page:
Keep scrolling, and you will see the “Tip Off” page:
Themecheck.org provides a good way to verify WordPress themes. It looks at coding, for malware, and provides a score to compare other similar sites verified by Themecheck.org. The price is right: It’s free.