Themes Team Meeting Notes – August 9, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on August 9, 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 facilitator & Notetaker @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.

  • 430 tickets were opened
  • 429 tickets were closed:
    • 419 tickets were made live.
      • 22 new Themes were made live.
      • 397 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
    • 12 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 ticket was closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 3

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 Stats 

  • block themes went live in the past 7 days.
  • Total 112 block themes in the repository. 

Theme developer handbook update: 

Props to @greenshady and @colorful-tones for the recent updates. 

If you run across anything that is a blocker for adopting block themes or any 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. component, please reach out on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at or DM @greenshady

2. Reserved themes name

We discussed how to check to see if a theme name is already taken or still available. Here are some key points we discussed. You can also check the thread here

  • A theme name must be unique from any other themes regardless of where they are hosted, including outside the WordPress directory. 
  • Use Google or other search engines to see whether a theme name is already take or not.
  • You can also search the themes svn for all registered themes.

3. Open Floor

If you have any feedback, please use the comment box below.

Thank you for participating @colorful-tones @mikachan @fahimmurshed @greenshady @uxl @benlumia007 @shshanker and @joyously

#themereview, #themes-team