Themes Team Meeting Notes – September 26, 2023

Howdy Mates! 

The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion.


:one: Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 734 tickets were opened
  • 739 tickets were closed
    • 733 tickets were made live.
      • 36 new Themes were made live.
      • 697 Theme updates were made live.
      • 3 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 6 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

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

For now, 22 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 are currently being reviewed. In the last 7 days, 10 block themes are live.

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

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.

Thank you @acosmin, @fahimmurshed, @vowelweb, @shrestharaaz, and @bijayyadav for reviewing themes this week.

:two: Theme Handbook Overhaul: Phase 3

@greenshady is working on this Theme Handbook Overhaul.

During the meeting, Justin was asking for the next steps I need to take to publish the chapters that are completed. @kafleg mentioned that, as the draft has already been reviewed once and can also reviewed in the developer handbook draft, he asked to draft it. So, Justin will start drafting those content and @kafleg will help if necessary.

:three: Retire the theme snifferTheme Sniffer Theme Sniffer is a plugin utilizing custom sniffs for PHP_CodeSniffer that statically analyzes your theme and ensures that it adheres to WordPress coding conventions, as well as checking your code against PHP version compatibility. The plugin is available from GitHub. Themes are not required to pass the Theme Sniffer scan without warnings or errors to be included in the theme directory.

During the meeting, we all agreed to retire (archiving it in the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. repo) the Theme Sniffer 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. The plugin is now archived.

:four: Open Floor

During the open floor, Marcio Zebedeu and Aslam Naik were looking for a guide on how to start contributing to reviewing themes. @kafleg give them some links and ideas to get started.

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