TT1 Chat Summary: 28 September 2020

Full meeting transcript here on Slack. I (@melchoyce) facilitated the meeting.


Because this was our first meeting, I focused largely on introducing the theme and giving a brief introduction on how people can contribute. I specifically called out:

  • Good first bug
  • Help needed
  • and reviewing PRs! PR review is a great way to keep progress moving for the project, and a great way for new contributors to get acquainted with the default theme creation process and code standards.


We moved on to questions next.

@metodiew asked if people should open a new issue before making a PR. @jffng replied that opening a new PR is fine, but if someone has specific questions that needs discussion, open an issue.

Next up, @joyously asked about the build process. We determined that it needs more documentation for new contributors, and there’s an existing developer documentation issue people can add questions and ideas to. We also discussed the need for more clarity around what parts of the build process will make it into coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..

@bgnicolepaschen had a question about the starter content being included with the theme. This is a topic currently under discussion, and more input is appreciated. We discussed using female artists, and even the possibility of using art from our community members.

@joyously brought up the idea of including a sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. with the theme. I volunteered to create some mockups so we could explore adding a sidebar template to the FSE version of the theme, which we’ll be working on after BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1. This will be a great opportunity to explore the best way of adding sidebars to fully blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.-based themes.

Next up, we talked about where to discuss questions, comments, etc. about the theme — on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, or in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. I said either is fine, and recommended that if we have conversations in Slack, we summarize them on GitHub.

Lastly, we clarified browser support and talked a little about bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. gardening.

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