Themes Team Meeting Notes – January 09, 2024

Howdy Mates, welcome to 2024!

The meeting notes are from the themes team discussion.


:one:Weekly and Year 2023 updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 739 tickets were opened
  • 743 tickets were closed
    • 706 tickets were made live.
      • 32 new Themes were made live.
      • 674 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 37 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.

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.

If you haven’t checked the Themes team year 2023 review, I strongly recommend checking it.

During the meeting we welcomed our new team reps they are continuing from 2023. During the meeting, I mentioned, “We are just team representatives and we look for your equal support and contribution.”

View more about team reps here.

:three:New requirements for settings pages & onboarding in themes

During the meeting @acosmin said that “we can add the requirements on the requirements page and see how it goes”. We’ll allow theme authors to add setting pages and onboarding in themes.

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Also, we would like to request theme authors, if you add such a setting page, please reach out to @acosmin, @kafleg or @greenshady for a quick look and review it exclusively.

On a side note, Justin said, “I have some thoughts on settings pages. Would it be beneficial to have an Slot in-the-Site Editor navigation panel? If there’s not already a ticket, that would be worth exploring. That way, there’s a more dedicated place for custom settings screens in the Site Editor. Just jotting this down for the future, but anyone is welcome to explore that on their own too”.

He added, “I think it would help resolve some of the 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 settings screen discussion in a way that works well with the block editor. I’ll run the idea by a few folks”.

We would like to see how theme authors will come up with the idea implementation.

:four:WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. (Nepal and Asia)

WordCamp Nepal is going to happen on January 12 & 13. The first day of the event is Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. @anilbasnet and @ughimire1 are the themes team table lead. If you are attending, don’t miss out on joining the themes table.

For WordCamp Asia 2024, we are still looking for one table lead for the themes team and two table leads for team patterns. If you are attending and interested in the table leads, let me know. You can also comment in the below comment section and show your interest. WordCamp Asia will happen in Taipei, Taiwan on this march 7-9.

:five: Open floor

During the open floor, Justin shared that he is planning to write a make themes blog post to share the updates about Theme Handbook Overhaul.

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