Meeting notes for 2016 July 12

We had a great dicusssion where we discussed the action plan and the timeline for it and looked at a few items that needed a descision for the theme check sniffs. Read the meeting transcript in the Slack archives. (A Slack account is required)

Structure

Lead @karmatosed

  • update the handbook with make.blog posting guidelines.
  • Give the key reviewers the access
  • Update the about page accordingly
  • Get key reviewers access to edit the theme tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets

Future Project

Lead : @grapplerulrich

  • Create a new page for current, future and possible projects
  • List current and future projects
  • Enable comments to collect ideas

Changing the review flow

Lead : @karmatosed

  • Create a flowchart of the review process – Deadline 2 weeks
  • Remove reviewer if there is no response within 24 hours. Intially this will be manuall will plan to automate this in the future.
  • @emiluzelac updated the handbook to represent this

Review baseline

  • Themes that do not fullfill the review baseline will be closed. The ticket will be closed if the theme has more then 3 prefixing or security issues. This also applies to the admin review queue.
  • It is not the end when a ticket is closed. The discussion can still continue and an update can always be updated.

A sample text that you can use

Reviewers are now allowed to close the ticket if 3 or more security or prefixing issues are found.
This theme is being closed because the following security/prefixing issues have been found :

Please do not get discouraged by the ticket being closed. If you have questions you can ask them here or in the #themereview channel on 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/.. Fix these issues and ensure you have checked your theme for additional security or prefixing problems.

You can read up more on security and prefixing on our resources page: https://make.wordpress.org/themes/handbook/review/resources/

Also take this opportunity to carefully review your theme against theme requirements listed in the reference below.

  • ref: https://make.wordpress.org/themes/handbook/review/required/

Once the issues are fixed upload the new version and we will review it again. https://wordpress.org/themes/getting-started/

Theme Check Sniff

The following items were voted on to include in the theme check