Meeting notes Tuesday September 8th 2020


Weekly updates:

In the past 7 days,

– 384 tickets were opened
– 387 tickets were closed:
– 364 tickets were made live.
– 15 new Themes were made live.
– 349 Theme updates were made live.
– 4 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
– 23 tickets were not-approved.
– 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Are themes allowed to add admin notices in updates?

The attendees discussed the question and the consensus was that adding admin notices in theme updates are currently allowed and no change needs to be made to the requirements.

A reviewer may still request an author to remove or stop adding admin notices if the reviewer considers them to be spam.

Adding notices with a link to a change log and short information about important changes made in the new version is allowed.

Open floor

During the open floor the following questions were brought up:

Prefixing the unique name 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. pattern categories

When using the register_block_pattern_category function, the first argument, the slug or name of the categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging., needs to be prefixed. Otherwise the category may be overwritten by plugins.

@acosmin will make a small update to the requirements page to add this prefix to the existing prefix requirement.

As a reminder, the label for the category must use a translation function. Registering a custom category for block patterns is optional.

Is there a decision or movement regarding what should happen when a theme in the directory doesn’t follow the guidelines?

Link: What should happen when a theme in the directory doesn’t follow the guidelines?

A document has been outlined with suggestions of how the team can work with themes that do not follow requirements.

The team representatives have added comments to the document and it still needs to be discussed and properly formatted before it can be presented as a suggestion to the team.

Among other things it describes how the request will be sent to the theme author, when it is suitable to allow time to fix an issue, and when to suspend a theme immediately.

The next Themes Team meeting will be on Tuesday, August 22nd.

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