Upon the release of each new version of WordPress, the Theme review process will be updated. To ensure newly submitted themes support current WordPress features and functionality, all Themes submitted one month after a new WordPress version must support the updated review criteria.

Version 3.1

Release Date: End of 2010 (Tentative)
Required Theme Feature Implementation Date: 30 Days After Release

Themes are recommended to include the following new features:

WordPress 3.0

Release Date: June 17, 2010
Required Theme Feature Implementation Date: July 17, 2010

Themes are required to include the following new features:

Themes are recommended to include the following new features:

Themes may optionally include the following new features:

Themes intended for public release should not include the following new features:

WordPress 2.9

Release Date: December 18, 2009
Required Theme Feature Implementation Date: July 17, 2010

Themes must include the following new features:

Themes are recommended to include the following new features:

Themes may optionally include the following new features:

  • Comment metadata
  • Excerpt filters (excerpt_length, excerpt_more)

Themes intended for public release should not include the following new features:

WordPress 2.8

Release Date: June 11, 2009
Required Theme Feature Implementation Date: July 17, 2010

Themes may optionally include the following new features:

WordPress 2.7

Release Date: December 10, 2008
Required Theme Feature Implementation Date: July 17, 2010

Themes must include the following new features:

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