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 is step 4 of our onboarding guide to becoming a reviewer
You can use any WordPress installation to test themes. So if you already have a test installation, you can go ahead and use that.
If you do not already have a test installation, The WordPress CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Team has excellent in depth guides on why we need a local installLocal InstallA local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer., and how to set one up.
Or if you have experience using Docker, we recommend WordPress-develop environment with Docker:
If you feel like this may be too much to read, and you just want to get started, we also recommend:
Local testing environments:
Local by Flywheel (free). Local is available for Mac and PC. This setup is suitable if you are only working with WordPress projects, and if you prefer to have a graphic UIUIUI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing..
DesktopServer (free) DesktopServer is available for Mac and PC. This setup is suitable if you are only working with WordPress projects. Up to 3 WordPress installations.
VVV Varying Vagrant Vagrants (free) -An open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL.Vagrant configuration focused on WordPress development. VVV is ideal for developing themes and plugins as well as for contributing to WordPress core.