Themes Team Meeting Notes – April 26, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on April 26, 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. Here is the theme statistic for the past 7 days. The most current stats can be found here.

  • 356 tickets were opened
  • 366 tickets were closed:
    • 348 tickets were made live.
      • 30 new Themes were made live.
      • 318 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
    • 16 tickets were not-approved.
    • 2 ticket was closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 4

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. Themes:  5 block themes are under review. 

2. Lesson plan: Review help wanted

The themes team is working on the Lesson plan for how to submit a theme to the WordPress repository. Feedback and comments would be greatly appreciated. 

Also, we’re looking for contributors who can help us to write some lessons related to themes and to publish in website. 

3. Open Floor

No questions or comments related to the theme review were brought up during the open floor. 

4. Follow up

Block Lock
We discussed whether the block lock should be allowed in the themes. The themes team discussed that themes can have the block lock as long as themes provide a mechanism to limit users from using the features. Users must be able to enable or disable using GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. 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.

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