The theme quality varies from one designer to the other. We have a system in place to rate these themes.
The themes listed on this site contain work from the designers of other websites as well as from ThemesPreview.com
For every theme that is listed on this site, we tested it rigorously against all the following criteria:
A theme MUST pass the must-have criteria as follows to be qualified at least a listing on ThemesPreview.com
|1||Successfully installed on the latest version of WordPress||Detail|
|1||XHTML W3C Compliance||3||Detail|
|2||CSS W3C Compliance||3||Detail|
|3||Themes support available||2||Detail|
|4||Compatible with IE6||1||Detail|
|5||Compatible with IE7||1||Detail|
|6||Compatible with Firefox||2||Detail|
|8||Auto adjustment within the sidebar||1||Detail|
|9||Auto adjustment within the post area||1||Detail|
|10||Floating Content within post area||1||Detail|
|11||Proper Image Alignment||1||Detail|
|12||Proper Display of Sidebar Link Hierarchy||1||Detail|
When a theme passes one feature, points will be given. The total score (in percentage) of a theme is what makes one theme better/worse than the other.
|Themes that have scored more than 90% will be awarded a Certified Gold status.|
|Themes that have scored between 75% and 89% points will be awarded a Certified Silver status.|
|Themes that have scored between 60% and 74% points will be awarded a Certified Bronze status|
Note that all the themes designed by ThemesPreview pass ALL the must-have and optional criteria.
How to calculate the total score in percentage?
Take the total passed points and divided by the total points of all the tested features. Multiply that number by 100 and you’ll get the total score in percentage.
For example, if a theme is tested against criteria #10, #11, #12 and if it passes criteria #11 and #12, it gets 2 passed points. Divide the passed points (2 pts) by the total tested points (3 pts) and the total score for that theme is 67%
All themes will be tested against at least 8 optional criteria.