[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1515: Adding more info in the email sent after theme is submitted

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#1515: Adding more info in the email sent after theme is submitted
 Reporter:  rabmalin      |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:
Component:  Theme Review  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |

Comment (by kkoppenhaver):

 Here's my pass at it. Used much of @rabmalin's original content, but also
 added some. Feedback welcome.


 == The WordPress Theme Review Process==
 If you want to know about Theme Review Process in detail,
 [https://make.wordpress.org/themes/handbook/review/ see this link]

 == Theme Review Queue==
 Your theme is now in the Theme Review queue waiting to be reviewed by a
 member of the [https://make.wordpress.org/themes/  Theme Review Team]. You
 can check your status in the queue at any time by following
 [https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/report/2 this link].

 == Your Theme Gets a Reviewer==
 Once your theme gets to the top of the queue, it will be assigned to the
 next available reviewer.  This reviewer will ensure that your theme is
 ready to go into the Wordpress.org theme repository.  Your theme will be
 checked against the Theme Review Guidelines and at the very least, your
 theme will need to satisfy all the
 [https://make.wordpress.org/themes/handbook/review/required/ required
 theme checks].

 In addition, there are also
 [https://make.wordpress.org/themes/handbook/review/recommended/ recommend
 points] that include best practices in WordPress theme development. Your
 theme will not be rejected if it does not meet all of these requirements,
 but they do represent best practices that should be followed if possible.

 Once a reviewer has had a chance to take a look at your theme, they will
 post a comment on the ticket indicating any changes that need to be made
 based on their review. For the review to move forward, you will need to
 fix those issues and [https://wordpress.org/themes/getting-started/ re-
 upload your theme]. You will continue collaborating with the reviewer in
 this way until all issues are resolved.

 Once you are assigned a reviewer, it's important to stay active on the
 ticket. If the reviewer does not hear from you within 7 days, the ticket
 will be closed as not-approved. If you need more time to make updates, you
 should let the reviewer know on the ticket.

 Likewise, if you don't hear from the reviewer for more than 7 days, you
 can ask an admin in Slack to put your theme back into the queue. See
 [https://make.wordpress.org/chat/ this link] to register in Slack and make
 a post in the '''#themereview''' channel.

 == Your Theme is Approved==
 When the reviewer approves your theme, it will be sent to an admin for
 final review. You can view your position in the admin queue
 [https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/report/24 here]. After approval by an
 admin, your theme will then be allowed in the Wordpress.org theme

 == Want to Get Involved?==
 We frequently get asked '''"Why does it take 3 to 6 months to get a theme
 approved?"''' The simple answer is that there are many more themes
 submitted than there are reviewers to review them.  You can help to reduce
 this time by making sure you review all the required and recommended
 checks before submitting your theme.  In addition, if you want to become a
 reviewer, the Theme Review Team is open to anyone and you can
 involved/become-a-reviewer/ easily get started].

 == Questions?==
 If you have questions throughout the review process, you can ask the
 reviewer on the ticket or join us in Slack and ask in the
 '''#themereview''' channel.

 The WordPress Theme Review Team

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1515#comment:7>
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