Themes Team Meeting Notes – June 22, 2021

You can find the full meeting transcript on Slack (login required).

This meeting was based on the agenda. You can check agendas here. This agenda was for June 08 meeting. The meeting was postponed due to WordCamp Europe 2021. And we discussed the same agenda in this meeting.

1. Weekly updates

The Themes team published weekly updates about tickets and HelpScout emails. See this week’s updates here. Thank you @poena for this post.

In the past 7 days,

  • 371 tickets were opened
  • 373 tickets were closed:
    • 352 tickets were made live.
      • 21 new Themes were made live.
      • 331 Theme updates were made live.
      • 1 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 21 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 5

2. Setting theme directly live even it’s updated after 2 years

During the meeting attendees were agreed to set directly live for such tickets.

@poena said, “the proposal is to treat all theme updates equally, including updates to themes where there has been no activity in two years or more”.

She added, A 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. tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. ticket needs to be opened, and this change will not be instant because the code needs to be written and committed.

3. Open Floor

In this part, we discussed and share few things.

The Theme Check plugin is updated last week. Now theme authors might get the newer types of issues, warnings, and notices while submitting themes. Themes Team request theme authors to test the 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 and create issues(if you get) so that we can improve Theme Check plugin.

You are always welcome to contribute on Theme Check plugin.

Themes Team is also looking help for rewriting warning and error text to make it less confusing. @poena said, “All the messages need to be improved because theme authors will not always have a person, a reviewer, to ask.”

Also, you can follow the work with making the requirements easier (and fewer) here

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