It used to take around a month for a theme to be reviewed. There was also a chance of theme not being approved. All these process would amount to lots of frustration for the theme developer.
However, now all of it has changed. To eliminate this delay, WordPress has started making Theme Reviewers compete for their theme to be displayed on the featured section of WordPress theme directory.
So, here’s another advantage for theme developers. You now have the ability to get your theme displayed on the featured section of the WordPress theme directory. You will need to review theme and be in the top reviewer’s list.
On one hand, this competition has enabled theme to be reviewed very fast. On the other hand, theme developers have the ability to display their theme on the featured section. This is a win-win situation for both parties.
Here are the two approach you can consider as requirement for you to be eligible for previewing your theme on the WordPress theme directory featured section:
- New Theme Reviews: Each month, any reviewer who meets the minimum number of new-Theme approvals will get to choose a Featured Theme.
However, the minimum number will not stay consistent every month. It will vary from month to month, and will be the greater of a fixed minimum (5 Theme approvals) and a maximum of 1/10 of the total number of new Themes approved for the month.
- Theme Update Reviews: As for the theme update reviews, the minimum number will be 1/4 of all Theme Updates approved. Note that it should also be made live. Updates which aren’t made live won’t count.
You can get involved in reviewing WordPress theme’s here.