Themes Team Meeting Notes – October 25, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on October 25, 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. As it is a rescheduled meeting, we revisited the same topics from the previous agendas. 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.

  • 370 tickets were opened
  • 395 tickets were closed:
    • 380 tickets were made live.
      • 38 new Themes were made live.
      • 342 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
    • 14 tickets were not-approved.
    • 1 ticket was closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 2

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 

  • 15 block themes went live in the past 7 days.
  • Total 164 block themes in the repository. 

2. WordPress 6.1 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 2 (RC2) Now Available

WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available for testing. Approximately 65 items have been addressed since RC1. Please help us with testing before the official release scheduled on November 1st, 2022. You can find more detail at this link

3. Theme style variations in the themes repository

The theme directory has been updated with the style variations. Users can see the style variations prior to downloading the theme. You can see it in action here

4. Open Floor

We have 30+ issues on the Theme Handbook. Any help can be greatly appreciated it. Thank you, @nielslange and @poena, for going over the handbook. 

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