Themes Team Meeting Notes – December 14, 2021

Hello. This is the meeting notes from the themes review team discussion on December 14, 2021. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

This week’s meeting agendas can be found here. Thank you @kafleg for preparing the agenda.
The meeting was facilitated by @kafleg. The note was taken by @Benachi.
You can read the full transcript on our #themereview channel.

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,

  • 328 tickets were opened
  • 343 tickets were closed:
    • 336 tickets were made live.
      • 39 new Themes were made live.
      • 297 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 7 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 3

2. 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 was streamed live from NYC on December 14, 2021. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here.

3. Open floor

Naming for PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. based themes
We discussed the naming for the PHP themes. The majority of participants agree the Classic theme is preferable. You can keep track of the discussion here. Additionally, we agree the 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. theme should be called BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Theme. Full conversion can be found here.

Name change for the Full Site Editing theme tag
We discussed whether it is necessary to change the Full Site Editing tag as it could be difficult for some users to know what is Full Site Editing. Full conversion on the Full Site Editing discussion.

Theme submission statistics
We discussed whether the theme statistics should be gathered to evaluate the impact of the recent changes in the requirements. Statics will allow us to analyze the trends such as an increase in submissions or theme approval rate. Full conversion on the theme statistics.

Noteworthy Updates

New directory names for block themes
The directory name change has been decided for the block themes. Moving forward the block theme specific directories, block-templates and block-template-parts will be templates and parts respectively. If you already have the block themes in the directory, the older names are still supported. Here is more detail on the new directory names.

WordPress 5.9 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3 is available for testing
As the final release date (25 January 2022) is quickly approaching, testing and feedback are always appreciated. Here is more information about the release of WordPress 5.9 Beta 3.

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