Default Theme chat summary: September 6, 2023

This post summarizes the latest weekly Default Theme meeting (agenda, slack transcript), held in the #core-themes SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel, on Wednesday, september 6th 2023 at 3pm UTC.


Twenty Twenty-Four introduction post:

Housekeeping and updates

  • Most patterns are in the theme, but need polish
  • Over 40 contributors so far

Changes in the editor are needed for the default theme. Please check out the list of issues and PRs relevant to TT4 and see if you can help in any way.

Open Floor

@colorful-tones proposed adding clarification for contributors to add the new define( ‘WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE’, ‘theme’ ); in their wp-config.php. Will open a PR for the theme’s README

Translations will happen later on because it is hard to keep updating patterns and then making sure the translations functions persist when copy/pasting 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. markup from editor into files.

@maneshtimilsina pointed out that there are some issues with new lines, non-uniform spaces/tabs, which can be verified with linting. It exists in the repo. We’ll wait and do this as part of the overall cleanup later on.

@onemaggie is prioritizing getting patterns merged

It would be helpful for someone to do a walk-through of how to modify a pattern in the Site Editor, which could help onboard contributors (and be used in future default themes going forward).

Reminder: contributing to the theme is not just adding patterns or designing things, but documentation and triaging communication and 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. issues/PRs is invaluable work too.

Props to @colorful-tones for helping with creating this post.

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