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  1. scott@frontandsocial.com

    This is good news to me. It was hard to explain to others how exactly the filters worked. The logic seemed a little off, even for me.

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  2. Scott Winterroth

    This is good news to me. It was hard to explain to others how exactly the filters worked. The logic seemed a little off, even for me.

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  3. Paul

    Will the Theme Check plugin be updated to reflect the tag changes?

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  4. Alec

    Hi Sarah,

    When checking against standard/popular tags, automated testing could be set up. It’s a substantial investment of man-hours to do the first time but once it’s done then all the themes will be correctly tagged in the future. I’m not sure we can trust theme authors to tag correctly (based on the plugins database experience).

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    • Sarah Gooding

      I’m not sure how automatic testing could accurately test for proper categorization as an education or holiday theme, for example. The theme review team seems to provide closer scrutiny before making themes live as compared to plugins, so it’s not likely that improperly tagged themes will slip through.

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      • Alec

        There’s a lot of tags which could be covered by automation, Sarah. In particular, your example “responsive” is very easy to test for. Slider would be another one. As Justin notes, almost everything code related could be tested automatically, both making sure themes with features have the right tags and that some authors are not gaming the system. Great news that automated tagging is on its way! It means more hours will be available for manual review for exceptions or reports. Automation in the end will shorten the review queue.

        What’s especially cool about automation is that if there’s a mistake in automation, sending a bot back to redo all the work is not a big deal. Trying telling a volunteer to reviews 6774 themes by hand all over again!

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    • Justin Tadlock

      We can automate some of the tags, particularly things that themes have to call add_theme_support() for. If it’s code-related, it can be automated. Of course, things like subject tags are open to interpretation, but the other tags are usually not.

      Automation is definitely on the list of things we’d like to see happen in the future. There’s a lot of people with some really good ideas around this. It’s just going to take time and people to invest that time.

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  5. Vitor Madeira

    How many non responsive themes are there amid the responsive ones?

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  6. Ron

    That list is just silly.

    How about adding BUSINESS as a tag (or are you all forgetting who pays your bills)?

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