[theme-reviewers] New theme tags for 3.8
jomcastaneda at gmail.com
Wed Dec 11 21:25:20 UTC 2013
Sweet! Thanks Joe. :)
On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:46 PM, Joe Dolson <design at joedolson.com> wrote:
> 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:
>> theme-reviewers mailing list
>> theme-reviewers at lists.wordpress.org
> Joseph Dolson
> Accessibility consultant & WordPress developer
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