Themes Team Meeting Notes – July 09, 2024

The meeting notes are from the themes team discussion.


1. Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 793 tickets were opened
  • 766 tickets were closed
    • 746 tickets were made live.
      • 53 new Themes were made live.
      • 693 Theme updates were made live.
      • 2 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 20 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.

A number of reviewers: 4 (@acosmin@kafleg@vowelweb, @fahimmurshed).

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 Stats:

  • 15 Block themes are currently being reviewed.
  • 13 Block theme has been live in the last 7 days.

2. Twenty Twenty-Five theme development

A new default theme Twenty Twenty-Five is coming and will be released with WordPress 6.7 in November 2024. The GitHub repository is already created.

If you contribute to this coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. theme(bundled theme) you can be the core contributor. Also, you will get a badge as a core contributor in your profile.

There are various ways to contribute. You contribute by making patterns, testing PRs, or testing the entire theme. In addition to that, we would like to have your active participation in What would you like to see in the next default WordPress theme?

3. CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. upsells in themes

An important question from @dd32 in #themereview channel. Read here.

At the current moment, the themes team checks if the upsells are overused or not. It is a manual process. As a user, if you find any theme doing overuse of upselling, please report the theme or let team reps know. We’ll check it.

4. Review the theme name manually

If you are reviewing the theme and if you see like this, `ERROR: “ABC” currently has 100+ active installations. Please check for name collisions outside of before approval.` please check the theme name manually.

You can Google, ABC WordPress theme, and if you find the theme already existed on another name in any marketplace, ask the theme author to rename the theme and resubmit again.

But, if the theme author is the same, you can ignore it and start reviewing it.

For more info, please read here.

5. Theme Previews and Starter Content Customization

The metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team is looking for feedback and suggestions for theme previews and start content customization. Check here for more information.

6. Open Floor

During the open floor, @digamberpradhan asked about the summary for the theme previews and starter content customization.

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