X-post: Themes team update December 06, 2022

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Introducing new Themes Team representatives for the 2023 Edition

A few weeks ago we posted a call for themes team representatives seeking nominations. Users could self-nominate or tag someone they thought would be good for the role.

We received several comments on the post with nominations. We have decided to have 3 team reps for this term due to who was nominated. Two people will be continuing from the last term, one new person is being brought on board for the experience.

The 3 Themes Team representatives appointed via nominations:

  1. Acosmin (@acosmin)
  2. Ganga Kafle (@kafleg)
  3. Shiva Shanker Bhatta (@shivashankerbhatta)

Join me in saying let’s congratulations to them all and wishing them a successful tenure.

Acosmin

Acosmin is a WordPress developer and enthusiast. He published his first WP theme back in 2008 and, since then, he has contributed in various capacities as a reviewer, developer, and team representative.

He is sponsored by Extend Themes to be a part-time reviewer.

You can reach him directly via WordPress 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/., and his username is acosmin.

Ganga Kafle

Ganga Kafle (KafleG)

Ganga is a full-time sponsored WordPress contributor by Rank Math. He is from the beautiful country Nepal and working as a WordPress contributor since 2014. He has attended many WordCamps and organized some as well. Besides WordPress, he loves to spend time with friends and family.

He is also one of the organizers for WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia 2023 and moderates WordPress-related Podcasts in Go With WP.

You can reach him directly via WordPress slack, and the username is kafleg.

Shiva Shanker Bhatta

shivashankerbhatta

Shiva Shanker Bhatta is the Founder/CEO at AF themes. He has more than 10 years of experience in WordPress; Community, Contributions, and Development – Basically focused on WordPress Themes and Plugins.

He had contributed ( Organized/Contributors Day Lead ) various National and International WordCamps.

You can reach him directly via WordPress Slack. His slack username is ShShanker.

The new team responsibilities will start from 1st January 2023. @utz119 and our other previous representatives will remain as moderators and will be around.

At last, thank you for taking on the responsibilities and keeping the tasks and team moving in a good direction.

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Themes Team Meeting Notes – November 22, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on November 22, 2022. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

1. Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 440 tickets were opened
  • 465 tickets were closed
  • 441 tickets were made live.
  • 36 new Themes were made live.
  • 405 Theme updates were made live.
  • 1 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
  • 24 tickets were not-approved.
  • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

More information can be found here. The themes team published weekly updates about tickets and HelpScout emails. Here is the theme statistic for the past 7 days. The most current stats can be found here.

Note: These stats include both the new theme tickets and updated theme tickets as well.

Number of reviewers: 3

2. Nomination of Themes Team lead

The Themes team is looking for team representatives for the year 2023. It’s time to nominate team representatives. Nominate from here. Only a few days left for the nomination.

3. Test Theme Check 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 PRs

@kafleg request you all to test theme check plugin PR. If the PR works fine, then we need to update the plugin. He’s looking for someone who can help me to test those PRs.

4. Documentation issues tracker

@kafleg would like to request your input on documentation related to themes. If you can write content, then you can contribute here.

5. Open Floor

@otto42 asked how many total 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. themes are there. He added, “Might be worth adding to the stats. How many of them are block themes? Just curious if they’re the majority of new submissions or not.”

There are 185 block themes in total. We update the stats weekly on the updates page.

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X-post: Themes team update November 22, 2022

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Themes team meeting agenda for November 22, 2022

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. This month’s second meeting is on the 22nd of November.

The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on WordPress 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/. and you need an account to participate.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, November 22 2022, 15:00 UTC

Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

We encourage all members, and anyone interested to attend. You can also add your agenda in the comment section below.

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Nomination of Themes Team lead
  3. Test Theme Check 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 PRs
  4. Documentation issues tracker
  5. Open floor

1. Weekly updates

Theme Tickets and Help Scout updates

Current statistics can be found on: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ 

Themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket graph: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticketgraph

Check regular weekly updates here.

2. Nomination of Themes Team lead

The Themes team is looking for team representatives for the year 2023. It’s time to nominate team representatives. Nominate from here.

3. Test Theme Check plugin PRs

Theme Check plugin is a regularly updated plugin. There are a few PRs to check 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. https://github.com/. Check and leave your comment.

4. Documentation issues tracker

We would like to request your input on documentation related to themes.

5. Open floor

We will discuss everything related to themes. Attendees can ask or share themes-related things.

Please comment in the comment box below if you have anything to bring up during the open floor.

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