Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, July 13 2021, 15:00 UTC
The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on the WordPress Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and you need an account to participate.
Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.
We encourage all members and anyone interested to attend.
- Weekly updates
- Theme directory uploads
- Preventing spam and keyword stuffing in theme descriptions
- Theme Check plugin 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party new update
- Open floor
Current statistics can be found on: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/
Themes Trac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket graph: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticketgraph
Check regular weekly updates here.
Theme Directory uploads
Last week, theme uploads were broken for a few hours due to a Trac Authentication change. It looks like the themes got added to SVN Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the wordpress.org released code are all centrally managed through SVN. https://subversion.apache.org/., but the trac ticket didn’t get made.
Meta 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. team disabled the uploads for some time before fixing it.
We would like to thank meta team and @dd32 for the quick fix.
Preventing spam and keyword stuffing in theme descriptions
Theme developers have used keyword stuffing in the theme description for their theme to show up when a user searches for a popular theme. There has been at least one negative review from a user calling this “click bait” and it has
been brought up by theme developers that this should not be allowed in the theme directory.
See the related meta ticket #5773. For this, we may need to clarify the theme requirements.
As an example, you can read how this is handled in the plugin guidelines:
Theme Check plugin new update
Dion(@dd32) is going to release a new version of the Theme Check plugin in a few days to fix uploading Block themes to the theme directory.
So, If anyone has anything else they’d like to get into the next release, if you can get it merged sooner (within reason, tested, etc) than later that’d be great.
We will discuss everything related to themes. Attendees can ask or share themes-related things.
Please comment in the comment box below if you have anything to bring up during the open floor.