WordPress weekly recap #15: first version of privacy tools in trunk and more

This week, the first version of privacy tools was committed to trunk. It is planned to get them into WordPress 4.9.6.

Accessibility

Misc

Core

Misc

Mobile

Misc

Polyglots

Misc

Support

Misc

Theme review team

Changes in the theme review process

The theme review team decided to make big changes to the review process, that takes a few months for a theme currently, because of the small number of active reviewers and the large number of requirements to check for. »The change is based on moving burden from reviewer’s shoulder to theme author’s and making theme authors more responsible«, like Nilambar Sharma writes in his post »Changes in Theme Review Process«.

With that change, reviewers just need to check for the following issues (quoted from Nilambar’s post):

  • Security
  • Licensing
  • Malicious or egregious stuff
  • Content Creation

After the themes are live, they will be spot checked by moderators.

Plugins

Legal Compliance Added to Guidelines

There is a new item »implying that a plugin can create, provide, automate, or guarantee legal compliance« at Guideline 9 of the plugin guidelines.

That means that plugins are not allowed to present itself as a solution for legal compliance, because »no plugin in and of itself can provide legal compliance«, like Mika Epstein writes in her article »Legal Compliance Added to Guidelines«. That should prevent plugins from giving users a false sense of security.

Training

Misc

Marketing

Misc

WP-CLI

Misc

Tide

Misc

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