Themes Team Meeting Notes – April 11, 2023

Hello everyone.

The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on April 11, 2023. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

  • This week’s meeting agendas can be found here
  • The meeting agenda prepared by – @kafleg
  • Meeting facilitator – @kafleg
  • Notes taker – @kafleg
  • Full transcript – #themereview channel

1. Weekly updates

In the past 7 days, (All themes stats)

  • 570 tickets were opened
  • 580 tickets were closed
  • 569 tickets were made live.
    • 534 Theme updates were made live.
    • 35 new Themes were made live.
  • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
  • 11 tickets were not-approved.
  • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

In the past 7 days, (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. Theme Stats)

  • 9 Block themes are currently reviewing
  • We have 275 Block Themes in the themes repository.
  • 6 Block themes live in the past 7 days.

Last week theme reviewers: @acosmin, @kafleg, @rabmalin

Thank you @williampatton for saying “I just want to say it really is nice to see numbers like these. Nearly every theme uploaded gets through approval. Every theme uploaded gets looked at and an answer within a week.”

@kafleg mention that he is looking for help reviewing the accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( part of a few themes and @williampatton was interested to help.

And during the meeting, we cheer @acosmin for reviewing 4000+ themes so far. Thank you a lot for your contribution.

2. Theme Handbook Overhaul Proposal

There was not much discussion happened in the meeting. But, we’ll have a dedicated meeting for this proposal on #themereview channel at 13:00 UTC on April 18. I would like to request everyone to participate in the meeting and help us to finalize the outline. Or, if you can’t make it, please leave a comment on the post or in the document.

@greenshady said, “It’d be great to get any feedback (negative or positive) on the direction, things you’d change, or whatever your thoughts are. Or, are there any questions about the proposal?”

He added, the biggest thing now is getting the outline to a stage that we all feel pretty good about. I think that will help us in the content phase. So, I definitely want folks to take some time to really think about how the handbook should flow from teaching someone who hasn’t ever built a theme before to building their first one. 

3. Review Theme Check 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 PRs

The theme check plugin is updated and thanks to everyone who helped to check PRs and also help on fixing the issues.

There are a few PRs left to merge. You can check them as well.

4. Open floor

During the open floor, @poena said, she is looking for someone who can troubleshoot the theme test data update. We want theme authors and users to check the data and post their findings in the comment.

Props to the meeting attendees: @greenshady, @williampatton, @Fitehal, @risager, @shrestharaaz, @bijayyadav

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