Themes Team Meeting Notes – March 14, 2023

Hello everyone.

The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on March 14, 2023. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

1. Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 438 tickets were opened
  • 427 tickets were closed
  • 420 tickets were made live.
  • 7 new Themes were made live.
  • 413 Theme updates were made live.
  • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
  • 6 tickets were not-approved.
  • 1 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Note: These stats include both the new theme tickets and updated theme tickets as well.

You can also find the weekly updates here.

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.

Number of theme reviewers: 2  (@kafleg@acosmin)

2. Community Themes Project

If you are not aware of the community themes project read here. In short, the community themes initiative is a collaborative effort to create 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 in much the same way as the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Twenty* themes are built.

During the meeting, @onemaggie informed us that there are already 3 themes underway. It’s really great news for this initiative.

@greenshady shared the GitHub link and requested everyone to join and contribute.

@shivashankerbhatta asked, “Is it only for individual contribution, or if any theme company can get involved”? Justin(@greenshady) replied, “Yes, anyone can be involved. The themes will be submitted under the WordPress username just like the core/default themes. So, it’s basically a collaborative effort to create more quality block themes for the WordPress community”. @onemaggie added, “It is a project born to foster collaboration and to spread the knowledge on how to build block themes.’

After checking the video and meeting notes, @shivashankerbhatta realize that the main problem will be is to maintain the themes. Justin said, “It is a potential problem that was brought up just based on the history of the Twenty themes not really being updated that often. It’s more of an “unknown” than a definite problem. I’m optimistic about keeping these themes updated since block themes are, by nature, simpler than classic themes”.

I would like to request you all spread the message about the community themes initiative and get more contributors involved.

3. Open Floor

There was nothing raised during the open floor.

Props to the meeting attendees: @greenshady, @rinkuyadav999, @benlumia007, @shivashankerbhatta, @mhamal, @onemaggie for joining the meeting.

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