Themes Team Meeting Notes – January 11, 2022

Hello everyone. These are the meeting notes from the themes team discussion on January 11, 2022. 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,

  • 357 tickets were opened
  • 351 tickets were closed:
    • 342 tickets were made live.
      • 23 new Themes were made live.
      • 319 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 9 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 4

2. Noteworthy update

The themes team has been updating the Theme Handbook to reflect the upcoming release of WordPress 5.9. Some of the updates include

  • Theme handbook main page is updated with brief information about the 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 and the link to the Block Editor Handbook
  • Updating your theme page is newly created. This page explains how to upload using SVNSVN 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 released code are all centrally managed through SVN.
  • New Block themes and Classic themes links were added to the side menu.

3. Child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. submission

We discussed the concern over the number of the child theme submission. Unfortunately, we could not come up with a definitive solution at this time. We hope the flag/badges system could bring a positive impact on this issue. 

You can find more detail about the Next Steps on Themes and Reviews, including the flag and badges system at this link

4. Open floor

No questions or comments were brought during the open floor. 

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