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Theme tools and requirements recap

Author: WordPress.org

Date: October 14, 2021 

Category: Make WordPress Themes

Earlier this year, representatives from the themes team and meta team had a call together with Matt and Josepha. This set a new goal and action points for improving the theme submission process.

Meeting notes February 24, 2021

Next steps on themes and reviews

Overarching goal

Increase the number of installed themes that originate from the WordPress.org theme directory.

Action points Reduce requirements.Improve automated tools.Move the manual review step to after a theme is added to the theme directory.Add user facing flags for theme quality based on the result of the automated checks.Add a new algorithm for the theme directory

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