[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5504: Allow uploading block-based themes

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Fri Nov 6 06:49:33 UTC 2020

#5504: Allow uploading block-based themes
 Reporter:  aristath         |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect           |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |  Milestone:
Component:  Theme Directory  |   Keywords:
 Right now uploading a block-based theme in the .org repository is blocked
 by the theme-check that runs on upload. Authors are forced to add hacks
 and useless code in their themes to bypass some of these checks. However,
 themes are not allowed to contain unused code so the process currently
 followed is this:
 * Author uploads a theme that passes theme-check
 * Author contacts the themes-team reps.
 * The team reps do a preliminary review of the theme, and set the theme to
 be a `special-case` theme. This allows theme updates to bypass theme-check
 when uploaded
 * Author uploads their "real" theme.

 The above process is unsustainable and if someone tries to upload a valid
 FSE theme the upload will fail. It's OK right now since block-based themes
 are still experimental, but we have started getting requests and questions
 about how theme-authors can upload their themes, so we're expecting more
 submissions to start coming in soon.

 Suggestions: Either theme-check should be disabled for block-based themes,
 OR some checks should be skipped - see https://github.com/WordPress/theme-

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5504>
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