Theme review team weekly meeting notes
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- We have voted to allow themes to require temporarily the REST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. If you want to make a theme that needs this, you can now do this and we will allow it in the repo. This is a one off exception as this is going into core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
- @greenshady is working on tags and filters first for the directory.
- This weekend is a queue push weekend. Key reviewers and admins lets get those admin approval queues down. Anyone else is welcome to dive into the review queues.
- @jcastaneda is going to look at what theme check needs to auto approve new themes. What checks should be in there as a minimum?
- Child themes came up and how to tell when something is ok or not to be one. We are all keen to not add more requirements at this time of change. As a result we will continue using judgement and cc’ing in admins. The ticket brought up is going to be updated by @greenshady.