Themes team meeting agenda for April 12, 2022

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. This month second meeting is on 12th of April.

The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on the WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at and you need an account to participate.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, April 12 2022, 15:00 UTC

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. You can also add your agenda in the comment section below.

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Plugin Territory: filter hook to alter block locking
  3. Themes that haven’t been updated in over 2 years
  4. Open floor

1. Weekly Updates

Theme Tickets and Help Scout updates

Current statistics can be found on: 

Themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. ticket graph:

Check regular weekly updates here.

Also check,

Learn lesson plan 

Themes team worked on writing, Upload a Theme to the WordPress Repository lesson plan #574. This lesson will help on how to upload theme in the WordPress repository. @Benachi wrote a draft. The draft is ready for review. You can check and comment your feedback for the further improvement.

2. PluginPlugin 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Territory: filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. hook to alter 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. locking

Currently, a new Block Locking UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. is available for every user. The new settings will allow developers/site admins to enable/disable UI based on specific conditions. See more here in the GitHub PR.

@greenshady suggested to discuss in themes team meeting about, filter hook to alter block locking is considered plugin territory. Please comment down your view or attend themes team meeting.

3. Themes that haven’t been updated in over 2 years

There are hundreds of ticket with the warning message in the top showing this theme is not updated since 2 years. @dd32 suggested,

It might be worth while triggering an automated email when the “not updated recently” warning starts being displayed, give them a heads up and options for what to do with the theme.

  • Update
  • Leave as-is
  • Request closure

As a theme author, what do you want to do in this case? Let’s discuss and give users the recently updated themes as well.

4. Open floor

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.

#meeting, #themes-team