Howdy talented authors! In this ongoing quest for more transparency, here I am, again, with more juicy tidbits about the reviewing process. Let’s look at some issues that we’ll most probably enforce down the road in the interest of keeping overall quality high in the marketplace. These aren’t stringently enforced, yet, but will be soon.
This time we look at a stricter policy on deprecated tags and functions.
As I mentioned earlier, our policy towards deprecated functions is a little bit lenient at the moment. We only dock an author if the tag being used is too old and has a completely better alternative. Moving forward, we’ll require authors to use only current functions and tags. Replacing bloginfo(parameter) with their more specialized alternatives should be a great first step towards this direction.
Chime in at the comments if you have any questions and thanks for reading!