Meeting notes, Tuesday 25th February 2020

Last Tuesday, we held a meeting with the proposed agenda. The recap of the meeting is below and you can read the meeting transcript in the Slack archives (a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at account is required).

Weekly updates

In the past seven days

  • 265 tickets were opened
  • 288 tickets were closed:
  • 261 tickets were made live.
    • 20 new Themes were made live.
    • 241 Theme updates were made live.
  • 9 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
  • 24 tickets were not-approved.
  • 3 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Recap of the online contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

As we announced in this post, we tried to replace the contributor day in the cancelled 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 with an online contribution day. Therefore, @poena and @kafleg conducted an online workshop on theme review for the Bangladeshi developers. It was very fruitful. Even though participation was less than expected, we managed to review together around 25 themes. Some of the themes reviewed could not be approved and we had a couple of suspensions, but we could nevertheless set live several themes. All in all, we are rather content with the results of the day. We ran the online contribution day with Zoom and the session lasted more than 6 hours.

We would like to have feedback about this type of exercise, so if you were one of the participants, please feel free to leave your opinion in the comments. Also, if there is a group of people interested in contributing online to other events like this, we can repeat the exercise in the future. We would love to share ideas to improve the reviews. PingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” us if interested, here in the comments or in the Slack #themereview channel.

Removal of the Featured themes tab in the theme directory

The Featured themes tab in the themes directory page has been removed on the The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. site. The metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. ticket associated with this removal is here. Besides, there is a core ticket to remove the Featured tab in the Add themes screen of the administration menu. There has also been a discussion to improve the Featured themes tab in this ticket, but it never reached an operable conclusion.

Full Site Editing Road map: Requirements for 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. based themes

Next, we shared some information about the roadmap for the block-based themes.

Block-based themes can still not be submitted for review. Neither we have a date for when they can start to be submitted. However, you can experiment and try to develop your owns and also you can contribute to Full Site Editing (FSEFSE Short for Full Site Editing, a project for the Gutenberg plugin and the editor where a full page layout is created using only blocks.) in GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc.

Remember that we do not allow custom blocks in themes and that will continue to be so. Block-based themes do not have to register blocks.

A list of the proposed requirements for block-based themes can be found here, but it is work in progress. The new requirements are based on the fact that block-based themes will use HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. templates instead of 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. templates. HTML templates musk work without errors in Gutenberg. We will adapt the requirements, deleting those we don’t need anymore and adding new ones as we move along.

Next meeting is planned for Tuesday 10th March.

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