WordPress Theme Review: Clean Green 1.0

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Clean Green 1.0 has a very WordPress-ish feel to it, if that makes sense. It looks as though it was made by the original developers.

Clean Green 1.0 WordPress Theme

  • Validation: 5/5
  • Look and Feel: 5/5
  • Theme Completeness: 5/5
  • Editability: 5/5
  • Total: 20/20

Validation 5/5

As often happens with these cool themes, the doctype is set to strict. It’s worth changing it to transitional for the sake of using WordPress’s standard formatting tool bar. Without changing it your blog (using this theme) will probably register a number of errors.

Everything validates perfectly. Well done.

Look & Feel 5/5

Everything has a very clean look to it. I enjoyed browsing the posts; the navigation is clear and the fonts chosen are crisp. Very nice. Once again, no complaints.

Theme Completeness 5/5

It’s very sad (and unexpected) that this otherwise great theme doesn’t offer a search bar for visitors. There’s just nothing, anywhere. Seems like a waste not to have it. Clean Green 1.0 does in fact have a search bar. The mistake was on our side; we should never test a theme with Sidebar widgets enabled while a custom sidebar is activated. Our bad Dave. Great work.

Everything else checks out.

Note: If you are using this theme (or decide to) you may be interested in customizing the 404 page. See my guide on the topic here.

Editability 5/5

Sidebar widgets are a nice addition to this theme; it should make the sidebar (really the most commonly edited portion of a theme) very easy for visitors to change. The CSS was also very personable, making it easy to find anything I would want to change.

The code even had a comment at the beginning politely asking the user to keep the author’s download link in the footer. Good stuff!

Closing Comments (20/20)

Overall a very good theme. Again, it was disappointing to see no search bar on the design; a search bar is very important on the web. If you go with this theme, stick in a search bar yourself; otherwise, enjoy

There’s nothing we can suggest changing on this one; it’s a very solid theme.