Automation Meeting February 16

The last meeting was on December 22, where we discussed

  • @miyauchi was working on BDD (behavior-driven development) based review system.
  • @rabmalin developed a plugin to run the PHPCS checks in WordPress
  • @jrf was nearly ready to start pulling the utility functions to WPCSWordPress Community Support A public benefit corporation and a subsidiary of the WordPress Foundation, established in 2016..
  • @jrf proposed that we start add PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. Compatibility testing and define which PHP version themes should support. In a previous TRT meeting we decided that all themes should support PHP7.
  • @grapplerulrich asked for feedback on which JavaScript functions to restricted and which parameters in PHP functions to not allow.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Thursday at 14:00 UTC 14:00 UTC

The agenda for the 16th February will be

  • Short update from the contributors what they have worked on.
  • Define goals for the next meeting.
  • Discuss any open issues and/or pull requests that need attention.

We need help with the following items.

  • Create Sniffssniff 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. – Here are a list of good first issues to work on.
  • Test the Beta 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to find potential issues with the checks.

If you are interested in writing sniffs, please DM me on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at with an issue that you would like to work on and I can help you get started and answer any questions.

Pinging @frankklein, @jrf, @shinichin, @miyauchi, @iamdmitrymayorov, @jmichaelward, @marius2012, @djrmom, @rabmalin

If I have missed any usernames, it’s not on purpose and do consider yourself invited to the meeting.