Themes Team Meeting Notes – November 23, 2021

The themes review team meeting was held on November 23, 2021, at 15:00 UTC

These are the meeting notes. The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

You can read the full transcript on our #themereview channel. 

This week’s meeting agendas can be found here. 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,

  • 371 tickets were opened
  • 364 tickets were closed:
  • 358 tickets were made live.
  • 32 new Themes were made live.
  • 326 Theme updates were made live.
  • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
  • 6 tickets were not-approved.
  • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 2

2. Voting for themes team representative

There was engaging conversation during the theme reps election. The themes review team decided to have three reps. New themes review team reps are @kafleg, @acosmin, and @Benachi. Thank you to everyone who voted.

We are grateful for this opportunity. We would like to continue with the great work that the previous theme reps had built. We look forward to working with everyone!

3. Open floor

There was a suggestion to limit the number of theme releases per week. It could help increase the exposure for newly approved themes however, there is a concern about the increasing number of themes in the review queue. 

[State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. 2021]
State of the Word will be live-streamed from NYC on Dec 14, 2021, starting from 5 PM EST!

[WordPress 5.9 new released date]
The new release date is set for Jan 25, 2022. You can also keep track of the WordPress 5.9 Development Cycle

[New TagTag Tag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post. for 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. themes]
Great discussion on whether to keep the FSE themes among the classic themes or create a new tag dedicate to FSE themes. Feedback would be greatly appreciated!

[New Default theme – Twenty Twenty Two]
The new default theme Twenty Twenty Two is getting ready for the new release. Testing is always appreciated.