Meeting notes Tuesday September 22nd 2020


Weekly updates:

In the last 7 days,

– 277 tickets were opened
– 275 tickets were closed:
– 260 tickets were made live.
– 22 new Themes were made live.
– 238 Theme updates were made live.
– 5 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
– 15 tickets were not-approved.
– 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Open floor

Pushing for showing theme readme files in the admin

@joyously Asked:

If WP 5.6 is supposed to have 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., could we get some pushing for showing theme readme files in the admin? This transition time is ripe for a way for themes to show more information to the user in a standard format.

The background to this problem is that the readme that is included in themes is not visible in the WordPress admin interface or in the theme directory (compared to plugins).

Related tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. tickets:

There was a two part discussion about if FSE, full site editing, would be ready in time for 5.6, and if more exposure on the problem with the readme not being visible would help get a patches created and merged.

-The status right now is that a design proposal needs to be submitted for how the readme can be presented in the WordPress admin.
We are looking for contributors who would be interested in working on this.

Will FSE impact requirements for themes that are not full site editing themes?

@martingarello Asked:

I would be interested in the next meeting to give an opinion on the impact of the changes in wordpress 5.6 on the adaptability and new requirements of old themes due to 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. FSE, and what would be those points to consider for those who make themes without thinking about Gutenberg ESF yet.

-There was a short discussion and the conclusion was that FSE should not impact the requirements for the old themes.

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