Meeting notes Tuesday November 10 2020

Our agenda for this meeting can be found here

Weekly updates:

  • 266 tickets were opened
  • 275 tickets were closed:
  • 260 tickets were made live.
  • 18 new Themes were made live.
  • 242 Theme updates were made live.
  • 6 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
  • 15 tickets were not-approved.
  • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

A new requirement for links in content

The team decided to add a new accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( requirement that will affect all themes, not only themes that use the accessibility-ready tag. The full requirement can be read here:

Links within content must be underlined.
When links appear within a larger body of blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.-level content, they must be clearly distinguishable from surrounding content.

Removing the requirement of specific CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. classes

Theme authors are encouraged to support the following WordPress CSS classes but are no longer required to do so. The themes team will not be checking for these classes during review.


Please allow some time for the team to update the plugins to reflect this change.

Organizing documentation and Tutorials for Full Site Editing themes

During the meeting we discussed where to publish documentation and tutorials for Full Site Editing themes / block-based themes.

These can first be published on the Themes Team’s blog and be moved to the Theme Developer Handbook once Full Site Editing is no longer experimental. We expect further discussions to take places when there is more material.

The next Themes team meeting is Tuesday November 24 at 15:00 UTC.

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