We are a group of volunteers who review and approve themes submitted to be included in the official WordPress Theme directory.
We do license, security, and code quality reviews.
We help build and maintain default themes.
The primary focus of the team is to help theme authors transition to blockBlockBlock 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.-based themes.
This section is intended guide you through what it is to be a theme reviewer and into your first review.
If you need any help at any time you can always ask the contribution day lead or organiser and you always find it on SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. at #themereview.
We are the humans that check every theme that goes onto the WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/theme directory. See more under the “What do we do?” section below.
Having your theme in the WordPress.org directory is desirable, so there is always a need for reviewers. Humans can catch things machines can’t, that is simply why we need people to become theme reviewers.
We review themes. Every theme that gets uploaded has a theme reviewer assigned and we run it through a series of tests. We check that the theme works, that there are no PHPPHPPHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. errors, and that the theme is secure. No theme is able to go onto the theme directory until it has met these requirements.
We help the coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-editor team with the block-based themes
We help out with Core and MetaMetaMeta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. tickets regarding themes and the theme directory.
You do not need any previous experience to become a theme reviewer. We simply ask you have a willingness to learn. There are a few skills we always encourage people to work on though as that makes your reviewing easier:
The ability to test.
Theme structure knowledge.