[theme-reviewers] New theme tags for 3.8

Joe Dolson design at joedolson.com
Wed Dec 11 20:46:52 UTC 2013

In addition to the fixed-layout, fluid-layout, and responsive-layout, the
'accessibility-ready' tag is going live in WP 3.8.

For that tag, the guidelines at the theme accessibility review docs will
need to be followed, in addition to the standard tags:

If anybody needs any help handling a review that's using the
accessibility-ready tag, ping me with the ticket and I'll happily chime in.


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> As part of the 3.8 release scheduled for next week, one of the changes has
> to do with the allowed tags in themes.
> The old "Width" tags have been deprecated in favor of new "Layout" tags,
> which are considered to better describe actual usage.
> - The "fixed-width" tag has become "fixed-layout".
> - The "flexible-width" tag has become "fluid-layout".
> - Finally, a new tag of "responsive-layout" was added.
> Currently, theme-check will fail these tags and disallow the upload. As of
> 3.8's release, this will be changed to allow these new tags and to give a
> warning about the old ones.
> With regards to theme searching, the old -width tags are aliased to the
> new tags. So searching for "fixed-layout" will also find "fixed-width"
> tags, and vice-versa. This is intended to not affect older themes or to
> impact those themes ability to be searched for in any way, as well as to
> allow themes using the new tags to continue to be found by pre-3.8
> installations using the old tags.
> As I make this switchover, I'm sure there will be a few minor bugs that
> crop up here and there. Some of those bugs will impact your ability to
> upload themes. Let me know about any such issues directly and I'll correct
> them as soon as possible.
> You can read more about the changes here:
> http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21442<http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21442#comment:28>
> -Otto
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Joseph Dolson
Accessibility consultant & WordPress developer
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