The WordPress.org theme review team (TRT) has been in the WP news a lot lately, right? Despite various tall tales, urban legends, personal attacks, and flavorful language being bandied about, we’re all a group of regular ol’, standard-built humans trying to make sure WordPress users have really awesome stuff. Some of us have different model numbers and come with our own set of flaws, but that’s OK. We all have the same goal in mind. Unfortunately, there’s been a lot of misinformation and even some disinformation going around. I’m not going to beat dead horses. However, I do want to attempt to explain what’s happening with the current “content creation” situation. Maybe I can clear up some things before comment sections on certain blog posts start claiming we formed a secret organization to assassinate JFK. What is content creation? This is something I’ve written about before, such as in my Why custom post types belong in plugins post. In that post, I go on to list a few items that we don’t allow in themes hosted on the WordPress.org theme repository. Here’s a list of things not allowed: Custom post types. Custom taxonomies. Non-presentational post metadata. Database tables. Shortcodes.
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