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)


Lead @karmatosed

  • update the handbook with 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. 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 The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at 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:

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

  • ref:

Once the issues are fixed upload the new version and we will review it again.

Theme Check Sniff

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