Agenda for 2017 February 7

The Theme Review Team holds a meeting weekly and we encourage all members to attend.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 11:45 PM GMT+5:45 18:00 UTC


Social Media

There have been a few questions about integrating social media elements in a theme.

As theme features:

  1. Social media links with icons settings are allowed.
  2. Social media buttons to share posts is plugin territory.
  3. Social media “like” and “follow” buttons are plugin territory.

In the customizer with the theme authors links.

  1. Social media links with icons settings are allowed.
  2. Social media “like” and “follow” buttons is not allowed.


We have our first theme that is built in JS and used the REST API called “Foxhound”. @greenshady and @grapplerulrich reviewed it before it was uploaded to Trac. It could not be uploaded directly as would be blocked by the Theme Check plugin. We wanted to check the theme before we made an exception for it. After completing the review process we allowed it to bypass the Theme Check and be uploaded to trac: #39917 where it is now waiting for it’s accessibility review. Once it is passes the accessibility review we propose to set it live.

There is no need to keep it in the queue for 5 months. If we set it live in the near future or in 5 months it will not have any affect on when other themes will go live.

WordPress Stackoverflow Community Promotion Ads

WordPress Stackoverflow is looking for new Community Promotion Ads. @grapplerulrich thought it would be cool if we could add one for the theme review team. What we need is

  • an image
  • a tagline to show on mouseover

The image requirements are:

  • The image that you create must be 300 x 250 pixels, or double that if high DPI.
  • Must be GIF or PNG
  • If the background of the image is white or partially white, there must be a 1px border (2px if high DPI) surrounding it.

What do you think of the idea? Have we got some ideas for the image and tagline then add them in the comments below.

If you have any topics, then please reply to this post and include the topic, along with a brief description of what you would like to discuss.

Want to know more? There is a more information in the Theme Review Team’s Handbook and the Review itself.