Agenda for 2016 September 6

The Theme Review Team holds a meeting weekly and we encourage all members to attend.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday at 18:00 UTC 18:00 UTC


  • Monthly Review Shindigs/Hootenannies
    • We had our last monthly Review Session on Saturday 3rd.
    • Define a date for the next one.
    • Define what we will focus on.
    • Assign someone who is in charge of spreading the word
  • @rinkuyadav999 has a proposal to only allow themes to use only one subject tag.
  • As part the Theme Automation we need some extra documentation
    • For each sniffsniff A module for PHP Code Sniffer that analyzes code for a specific problem. Multiple stiffs are combined to create a PHPCS standard. The term is named because it detects code smells, similar to how a dog would "sniff" out food. that we add a requirement should be noted to back it. I have copied the current requirements to a separate page and will move/update any requirements to the Automated requirements section.
    • We need to have a more detailed explanation with links to documentation for every error message. This will need a separate page too but we can work on this once the tests are all ready.

Related Information from other teams

  • Standardize 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. for info links to 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. ( CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. ticket #37335 )
  • Theme Developer Handbook
  • @helen mentioned in the core dev meeting there needs to be a dedicated theming API/support team because there will be a Twenty Seventeen; actual details on that next week. There will need to be really robust teams on both the theme and theme support pieces, likely with subteams even.
  • A New Experience for Discovering, Installing, and Previewing Themes in the Customizer ( Core ticket #37661 )

The meetings typically last 30 minutes. If time permits, additional topics may be discussed.

If you have any topics, then please reply to this post and include the topic, along with a brief description of what you would like to discuss.