Themes Team Meeting Notes – April 23, 2024

Howdy Mates, welcome to 2024!

The meeting notes are from the themes team discussion.


1. Weekly updates

  • 767 tickets were opened
  • 784 tickets were closed
    • 767 tickets were made live.
      • 54 new Themes were made live.
      • 713 Theme updates were made live.
      • 2 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 17 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.

Number of reviewers: 5 (@acosmin@kafleg@fahimmurshed@vowelweb@bijayyadav)

2. Bug scrub session on bundled themes

In WordPress make slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at #core-themes channel, @karmatosed is leading bug scrub sessions on bundled themes in that channel.

If you want to test bundled themes or contribute to bundled themes, you can join that channel and bug scrub meeting. Read here how the first bug scrub happened.

In addition to that, now we have a default themes issue tracker in 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. If you find anything that is related to Default themes (Twenty Twenty-Four, Twenty Twenty-Three… etc) you can make the issue here. That would be easy for us to track the work.

This is not the replacement of TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. but a way to see the bigger picture with multiple tickets. GitHub is easy for many contributors, but Trac is not that easy.

3. Open Floor

During the open floor, @onemaggie shared that last week in the community themes of GitHub added an action that adds a link on every PR to playground that allows you to test that PR directly with the theme that has the changes active.

You can navigate to one of the PRs in GitHub and see the action.

Also, there is an issue reported to improve this GitHub action. You can also comment there to make it better.

@onemaggie also came up with another question. She said, “I have one thing that I wanted to bring up: where do we update the copy that is usually used in WordCamps for 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. so we include the default theme maintenance and community themes alongside reviews.”

@poena mentioned that there is a team handbook and there is some information about Contributor Day. She added, “I would prefer a full review and reorganization of the handbook, the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme., and the welcome area over short-term fixes.”

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