Twenty Seventeen: Agenda for Sept 30, 2016 Meeting

Here’s the agenda for today’s weekly meeting on Twenty Seventeen. It will last 30 minutes, and I’ll be around in the #core-themes channel for at least 30 minutes afterward to answer any questions.

  • General theme update.
  • Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. as many issues and pull requests that haven’t been labeled yet.
  • Better support for non-latin font fallbacks.
  • Open floor.

Reminder: Meetings are every Friday at 18:00 UTC. Twenty Seventeen Features meeting every Tuesday at 17:00 UTC.

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Dev Chat Summary: September 28 (4.7 week 6)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from September 21st (agenda, Slack archive).

Reminders

  • Schedule: We are 3 weeks from the final chance to merge in major features. This includes Twenty Seventeen.
  • Tickets: There are currently 196 tickets in the 4.7 milestone. This is 14 more than last week. In just 6 short weeks, this needs to be zero. For any tickets you’ve moved into the milestone, please make sure these are active tickets, with some kind of activity in the last 10 days.
  • Bug Scrubs: We’re looking for people to help run a 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. scrub, please reach out to @jorbin if you have interest (details here). Bug scrubs this week plus one on Monday and one on Wednesday next week at yet to be scheduled times.

Components & Features

  • Twenty Seventeen (@davidakennedy, @melchoyce)
    • Latest update
    • Add multi-panel feature to pages through add_theme_support (#37974) & Enable Video Headers in Custom Headers (#38172) need eyes and help the most
    • Additional i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill. eyes on Better support for non-latin font fallbacks especially designers who use non-latin alphabets natively to hear suggestions for non-latin font stacks that would look good in the theme
    • Next meeting Friday at 18:00UTC (theme-focused), Tuesday (feature-focused)
  • Media (@mikeschroder, @joemcgill)
    • Latest update
    • Unexpected change to media title behavior in WP 4.6.1 (#37989) – Looks like @sergey added a patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. that fixes the remaining issues with some UTF-8 characters. Should be committed soon.
    • Media search doesn’t include file name (#22744) – The current implementation is trampling any preexisting JOINs. Should have a patch a new patch ready to test soon.
    • Also looking at pursuing additional media organization improvements through a feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins., details still need discussion, @karmatosed on board to help with design
    • Next meeting Friday at 17:00 UTC
  • Customize (@westonruter, @celloexpressions)
    • Latest update
    • Primary commit for Harden panel/section UIUI User interface code by removing contents from being logically nested (read: goodbye margin-top hacks) (#34391) is in, and a dev notedev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. is scheduled to be published after today’s dev chat
      • Some major changes here, so we need pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and theme authors to test
    • Received design feedback on A New Experience for Discovering, Installing, and Previewing Themes in the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. (#37661) and working on making those revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. by the end of this week and planning to publish a feature proposal on Friday
      • Need to discuss themes again during tomorrow’s #design meeting for final approval before the changes are made
    • Need attention on Provide a better gateway for code-based theme customizations with the Customizer (#35395)
      • Discussion of whether this direction is appropriate lead to tentative consensus that this is likely appropriate for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.
      • Next steps will be to loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. @folletto in to improve the design and polish up the patch
      • Big other 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. discussed: sanitizing and validating the CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. & most appropriate corresponding capability
        • Currently rudimentary validation in the patch for balanced braces and comments. Need improvement if relying on it heavily, but it provides instant user feedback
        • Capability solution needs to work for multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site if at all possible, since that’s a primary use case
        • Discussion to continue on the TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. and/or #core-customize
  • i18n (@swissspidy)
    • Feedback/help on Introduce a localeLocale A locale is a combination of language and regional dialect. Usually locales correspond to countries, as is the case with Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil). Other examples of locales include Canadian English and U.S. English.-switching function (#26511) would be appreciated
      • The problem is that labels of custom post types and taxonomies are only evaluated once, so switching locales wouldn’t properly translate those.
      • There’s a proposed fix for built-in types and taxonomies, but we prefer a better solution that works for all of these.
  • Editor (@azaozz, @iseulde)
    • Would like to help with a survey (scratchpad/draft). Need to start gathering user usage stats, should be opt-in, start with a plugin first, and release the aggregated data
    • Weekly data tracking (back-end) meeting Wednesday at 1900 UTC
  • HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. (@johnbillion)
  • REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. (@krogsgard, @kadamwhite )
    • Latest update
    • Whether the API should follow core behavior and save a revision every time a post is updated
      • Right now every update to a post creates a revision and can be a bit painful for some clients, so: 1) should that always happen? 2) should we have the ability to turn it off?
      • Decided on: 1) Yes.  2) The ability to use auto-drafts like in core makes sense, but doesn’t need to block merge.
    • How to handle image permissions, specifically for the case where an image is attached (uploaded) to a private post and then featured in a public post
      • Specifically, if I upload an attachment to a private post, its visibility is governed by that post, so it too is private but, in wp-adminadmin (and super admin) I can add it as featured media to another public post. When that public post is queried: what happens!?
      • @joemcgill summary: I happen to think it’s an oversight in WordPress that we allow an image attached to a private post to be set as the featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. of another post (and by an author without permission to view the private parent post). We should probably either close this loophole or detach the attachment from the private post whenever it’s set as a featured image on another post.
      • @kadamwhite to document decision, @rmccue @joemcgill @helen et al will identify core tickets that should be opened.
    • Whether (and how) to expose edit locks through the APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.
      • Main thing here is whether this is a blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release.? Decision: edit locks are great, but doesn’t need to block merge.
    • Next bug scrub is Thursday 1400 UTC; next team meeting is 1400 UTC on Monday, October 3rd

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Twenty Seventeen Features Meeting Notes: Sept. 27 2016

Here’s the meeting summary for this week. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments.

Housekeeping

Summary

The group:

  • Discussed #37974 and what the options were for possible implementation. Those include: theme options, nav menus and child pages.
  • Mostly agreed that nav menus had a lot of positive things that could be inherited for this feature. Beside a familiar UIUI User interface, the internal data structure is solid and flexible for future changes and growth, and there are several ways to improve the experience to make it more discoverable, such as with menu fallbacks in the customize preview.
  • Talked about “fragments” and how this feature might work when a full page is assembled via those fragments. The fragments wouldn’t be viewable on their own.
  • Talked about how child pages are grouped together on the edit screen but don’t have good UI for page structure management.
  • Mentioned theme options and how many themes do this kind of thing now, but it lacks portability and themes can do it in many different ways.
  • Talked a bit about how themes might output the assembled content. Maybe it uses a version of the_content().
  • Noticed that drag and drop ordering came up a lot – especially in relation to concepts users get in menus and widgets.
  • Brought up the idea of adding other pages’ content inside a page. Pages in a page. But that could be getting too far into content 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. territory.
  • Shared ideas about where this might live: in the edit screen, the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. or a combination.
  • Decided to have @karmatosed sketch out some of these ideas. Others are welcome too!
  • Brought up video headers, #38172, to get more eyes on it.
  • Discussed dummy content, #38114, after the official meeting. Chat archive starts here.
  • Talked about a potential direction for dummy content that’s showing it when live previewing, using JSONJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. as a potential format and having a set of dummy content in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. that themes could utilize.
  • Decided to research what type of content themes might need. It may be smart to divide content by theme types.

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Twenty Seventeen Meeting Notes: Sept. 23 2016

Here’s the meeting summary for this week. If I missed anything, let me know in the comments.

Housekeeping

Summary

The group:

  • labeled a handful of issues on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ that hadn’t been triaged yet.
  • discussed ideas for handling the home page layout. #37974 will become the “master” ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. for this. All discussion related to improving this part of themes should happen there – in TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. and not on GitHub. Many ideas were mentioned, but the first step agreed on was mapping out user flows. See A shorthand for designing UI flows for context.
  • decided to have a second meeting for the features around Twenty Seventeen, like the one discussed in #37974. That meeting will be every Tuesday, at 17:00 UTC in #core-themes.

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Twenty Seventeen: Agenda for Sept 23, 2016 Meeting

Here’s the agenda for today’s weekly meeting on Twenty Seventeen. It will last 30 minutes, and I’ll be around in the #core-themes channel for at least 30 minutes afterward to answer any questions.

  • Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. as many issues and PRs that haven’t been labeled yet.
  • Handling the home page layout. See: Pull #62, #19627, #16379, #38013.
  • Open floor.

Reminder: Meetings are every Friday at 18:00 UTC.

#4-7, #bundled-theme, #twenty-seventeen

Twenty Seventeen Kickoff Meeting Notes

Today, we had a kickoff meeting for Twenty Seventeen! See the introductory post for some details.

A few housekeeping notes:

  • Slack archive of meeting.
  • This meeting was short notice, but I plan on posting an agenda each week prior to the meeting.
  • No meeting next week, but watch out for posts here about tasks related to Twenty Seventeen.
  • Next meeting is Sept. 23rd.
  • Meetings are every Friday at 18:00 UTC in #core-themes in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

Our agenda was:

Introduction to Twenty Seventeen

  • This meeting really has two main focuses: Gather help, and a design review.
  • Twenty Seventeen aims to show that the one-page look and feel is possible in a WordPress theme.
  • And the bullet points in the announcement post get directly to that:

A better flow for using a static page as your front page.
Visible edit icons in the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings., replacing the current hidden shift+click method.
Expanding custom headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. images to include video (think: atmospheric video headers!).
Dummy content for live previews.

Ways to help

We discussed a few of the above bullet points in more details but tried to stay out of talk of implementation. We focused on how to best break the work up and what the first steps would be. There’s many ways to help with Twenty Seventeen this year that don’t involve the theme itself or code.

Specifically:

  • #19627 Themes should be able to opt-in to a static front pageStatic Front Page A WordPress website can have a dynamic blog-like front page, or a “static front page” which is used to show customized content. Typically this is the first page you see when you visit a site url, like wordpress.org for example.: Document what other services, platforms and themes do to help inform a bunch of things, including page-on-front changes. @melchoyce will take a look at the WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ flow for front page setup and related things to get this started.
  • Dummy content for live previews: @helen described this as: “So, dummy content would be something like a text widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. with business hours appearing in live preview (currently known in the form of the customizer) if there are no widgets in that area yet. That shows users a) there’s a widget area there (otherwise it’s just empty right now, or maybe has like, a search box and a login link at best), and b) what content might work really well there and what it’s going to look like.”
  • #37974 Add multi-panel feature to pages through add_theme_support: @karmatosed created this ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. and has ideas on how to move forward with it.

Who wants to help?

  • Front page flow: @mor10, @aaroncampbell offered to help here.
  • Video headers: Myself, and @celloexpressions have interest here.
  • Dummy content: @helen will help get this moving.
  • Visible edit icons in the Customizer: We need help here, but should have details soon on this. See: #27403.

If you want to help on any of these, and missed the meeting, no problem! Comment here and I’ll do my best to get you pointed in the right direction.

Design review/feedback

@melchoyce lead the design review:

Here are the current mockups, for reference: https://cloudup.com/cR_df4xfeeG

Mel’s to-dos she’ll be working on in the next week: https://cloudup.com/cRPc_k7MnIb

Points discussed:

  • Extremely wide screens + what happens to images that are not wide enough to be full-bleed.
  • Make sure color contrast requirements are met.
  • Mel wants to explore pull-quote styles and color schemes.
  • Really rock-solid support for non-latin alphabets should be explored.

Questions, Next Steps, Etc.

  • The schedule is listed above.
  • What about browser support? See this issue from Twenty Sixteen, which Twenty Seventeen will follow.

The theme is now on GitHub. A few things to keep in mind:

  • The theme is a fork of Lodestar, a theme designed by Mel and built by @laurelfulford. It’s an excellent base to start with and what you’ll see on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/.
  • The design isn’t implemented.
  • A lot of other work remains too, and issues will be created in the coming week to help guide the process.

Again, if you want to help, comment here. If you have questions, just ask. It’s time to get to work! 🙂

#4-7, #bundled-theme, #twenty-seventeen

Say Hello to Twenty Seventeen 👋🏽

It’s that time again: time to build a new default theme for WordPress!

WordPress 4.7 will launch with a brand new theme – Twenty Seventeen. Designed by Mel Choyce (@melchoyce), Twenty Seventeen sports a modern look and will make a good base for any business website or product showcase.

twenty-seventeen-promo-png

Check out the gallery below to preview our next default theme at full-size:

(Higher resolution mockups)

In addition to having a wide appeal, Twenty Seventeen will focus on providing a seamless initial theme setup so anyone can set up a website for themselves or their business with minimal hassle.

Twenty Seventeen aims to show off some new coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. features and enhancements, such as:

  • A better flow for using a static page as your front page.
  • Visible edit icons in the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings., replacing the current hidden shift+click method.
  • Expanding custom headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. images to include video (think: atmospheric video headers!).
  • Dummy content for live previews.

Mel will keep an eye on all things design during the creation of Twenty Seventeen. Laurel Fulford (@laurelfulford) and David Kennedy (@davidakennedy) will assist her, leading the theme’s development. Lots of opportunities exist this year for getting involved with Twenty Seventeen – we need your help, and lots of it! 🙏🏽

Backing up the Twenty Seventeen team will be a team focusing on the core Themes APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.. This team is looking for new and experienced core developers with theme experience to help lead and contribute to specific features.

Similar to feature projects, the initial development of the theme will be on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/. Once it’s usable and stable, the theme will be merged into core and the GitHub repo will be deprecated. After it’s merged, all issues should be reported to TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..

Twenty Seventeen will also use plain CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. — it won’t use preprocessors in the development of the theme. This will keep it simple, making the theme easier for everyone to understand, quicker for anyone to modify and better to maintain in the long run.

Throughout the process of building Twenty Seventeen, the team will be collaborating with the Theme Review Team and the core development team to make sure it is up to core standards.

How can you get involved?

There will be weekly meetings every Friday at 18:00 UTC in #core-themes starting today. During that time, the focus will be on the theme itself. If you are interested in contributing, keep an eye out here for updates or join us in #core-themes in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

If you have some early thoughts on what would make this a great WordPress experience, or if you’re generally interested in participating, sound off in the comments. Please hold any design feedback for Friday’s meeting. where we can have a conversation about it in greater depth.

Want to know more about default themes?

Here are some links where you can find out more about past default themes:

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