Themes Team Meeting Notes – May 28, 2024

The meeting notes are from the themes team discussion.


1. Weekly updates

  • 878 tickets were opened
  • 885 tickets were closed
    • 875 tickets were made live.
      • 42 new Themes were made live.
      • 833 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 10 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: 3 (@acosmin@kafleg@vowelweb)

14 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 has been live in the last 7 days.

2. Discussion on new default theme Twenty Twenty-Five

This agenda was proposed by @poena and during the meeting she said, I have asked for this to be added to the agenda today most as a declaration of intent that we ( the theme builder community?) would like to see a new default theme released with WP 6.7 in November.

She added “I suggest that we discuss this today to determine the next steps. After that if there is time we can have a more open discussion about the next theme.” She was also concerned about how the designer is appointed and if work can start without a complete design.

During the meeting @luminuu shared the history and timeframe of the Twenty Twenty-Four theme and how it was done.

During the meeting, we also decided to continue this discussion in an in-person meeting during WCEU. For the design part, @richtabor said, “I can help on any front. I don’t want to design it by myself, but I don’t mind making calls/pushing things over the finish line either.” @karmatosed is also happy to help.

@kafleg will create a mood board and work on the draft post for collecting ideas for the new theme from the community.

The discussion was great and you can read the entire conversation here.

3. 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. Europe Themes table at 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.

Themes team is ready to welcome you on the themes table where we’ll work and talk about Community Themes, WordPress themes guidelines, patterns directory and many more. In addition, we can also talk about the TT5 (Twenty Twenty-Five) theme and coordinate with other teams like design.

During the meeting, we also asked the WCEU organizer to organize tables so we could have a design team near us. The themes team would like to make the best contributor day table, so we look forward to your participation.

4. Proposal: changes to the themes team

Few days back @onemaggie wrote a blog post in the website about the proposal changes to the themes team. This proposal is not just for changing the slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel name but for increasing the boundary of the themes team and making more impact on the project.

@karmatosed added, The proposal is surfacing work that has happened naturally, giving space for voices. I’m not sure anyone needs to do anything beyond if into it comment on the post and then it can just roll into happening.

We would like you to check the proposal and comment on it.

5. Multiple themes submission at a time

We got lots of queries about multiple theme submissions. If you want to submit more than 1 theme at a time, we can say that, please reach out to @kafleg or @acosmin and we’ll handle it.

But, as the number of block theme submissions is increasing, we need to revise our guidelines of only one theme at a time. So, we have the bandwidth of review some more themes. (if they are block themes).

We need to discuss these details in the next meeting and decide what to do next. Till then, you can reach out to themes team reps.

6. Open Floor

During the open floor, @dballari said, “I would like to say that I volunteer to help design and develop TT5. I would consider it an honor.” He also added that he wants to share his ideas about patterns, templates, and parts and look for the right way to do that.

@poena said, “Maybe we need to bring back the block theme meetings and have it be open for anyone to ask block theme questions and ideas”.

Yes, we needed to figure out the idea for it. @richtabor suggested having a hallway hangout for themes.

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