WordPress Theme Review: Nobly Wood 1.0

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The first thing I thought when I saw Nobly Wood was “What the heck is Nobly Wood?”

Nobly Wood 1.0 WordPress Theme

  • Validation: 2/5
  • Look and Feel: 5/5
  • Theme Completeness: 3/5
  • Editability: 5/5
  • Total: 15/20

Validation 2/5

A quick run through the W3C Validator shows that this theme probably wasn’t taken through it before. The CSS popped up with a few errors regarding negative paddings and such, and over 70 warnings concerning conflicting colors. −2

Then there’s the XHTML, where it seems there were a couple ending tags left out. −1

Look & Feel 5/5

The site doesn’t look bad, but there are a couple of things that seem out of place to me. It seems messy, a little bit, and the pink headlines definitely throw me a little bit.

Of course these are just opinions. Nothing really gets in the way of using the theme from the visual end.

Theme Completeness 3/5

As is becoming common anymore, there is no 404 page or search bar anywhere on the home page. This is turning into an epidemic, isn’t it? −2

Editablity 5/5

Thankfully everything checks out on this end. No complaints, everything is as it should be!

Closing Comments (15/20)

Nobly Wood is a weird name for a theme. I’m curious to know why it has that name. If the author sees this, will you stop and tell us? That would be awesome.

Aside from a few validation errors to clean up and a couple theme files missing, this theme is great. As long as you can deal with not knowing where its name came from, you can feel comfortable using it.