Themes Team Meeting Notes – August 24, 2021

Here is the note from the Themes Team meeting.

Thank you to all the participants and contributors. New participants are always welcome. 

Meeting location: #themereview channel on the WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

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

Here is this week’s meeting agendas.

Thank you @kafleg for preparing the agenda. 

1. Weekly updates

The themes team published weekly updates about tickets and HelpScout emails. See this week’s updates here in the past 7 days,

  • 294 tickets were opened
  • 312 tickets were closed:
  • 298 tickets were made live.
  • 33 new Themes were made live.
  • 265 Theme updates were made live.
  • 1 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
  • 14 tickets were not-approved.
  • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 4

2. Open floor 

During the meeting, the participants discussed whether the name of the suspended theme should be allowed for repurposing. Concerns were addressed. For example, the new theme could skip the review process, or it could cause a negative impact upon the current users of the suspended theme. As the review process handbook states the theme name is reserved and can not be re-used for a different theme.

Friendly Reminder:- As an effort is underway to automate the review process, we’re seeking ideas in automation planning for the remaining 36 requirements. Your help would be greatly appreciated! Check GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. link.

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