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.
How to be “AccessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Ready”
This is an optional stage of the theme review process. Submitted themes (or theme updates) that use the tag accessibility-ready will undergo an accessibility review to check against these guidelines. Themes with this tag may not be made live in the theme repository until they have passed an accessibility audit. You are encouraged to exceed these requirements; these are the minimum requirements for the tag.
Did your theme fail the accessibility audit?
If a reviewer finds accessibility issues in your theme that need to be fixed, you will have the opportunity to update your theme to meet the accessibility guidelines or to remove the accessibility-ready tag.
Themes that fail the accessibility review will still be approved for addition to the Theme Repository, but must remove the tag before they can be made live.
Did your theme pass the accessibility audit?
Congratulations! Your theme can be found under the accessibility-ready tag.
Note: Themes labeled as accessibility-ready have met the required guidelines listed here, and should not be construed to meet any level of formal accessibility requirements. Those levels are measurements of content accessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility), and cannot be applied to a theme.
Requesting an accessibility review of a live theme
When an existing theme is updated with an accessibility-ready tag, the theme is sorted into the accessibility queue on the trac repository. Once the accessibility review is completed, the theme author will receive a message with the recommendations. If the theme author fails to make adequate corrections promptly, it could result in suspension from the directory.