Howdy Mates, welcome to 2024!
The meeting notes are from the themes team discussion.
In the past 7 days,
- 688 tickets were opened
- 715 tickets were closed
- 701 tickets were made live.
- 55 new Themes were made live.
- 646 Theme updates were made live.
- 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
- 14 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: 4 (@acosmin, @kafleg, @fahimmurshed, @vowelweb)
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.
17 Block 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 is live in the last 7 days.
Allow larger theme authors to submit multiple themes
This discussion was started based on the meta ticket created by @iamtakashi.
After the discussion, we concluded that the best action is to message the team reps about multiple submissions. Then, themes team reps will handle those on a case-by-case basis.
New requirements for settings pages & onboarding in themes
@Travel_girl created this ticket in meta 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.. The ticket was just to share the update of what she is doing. But during the meeting, we also discussed how we can effectively treat accessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)-ready themes.
@greenshady said, “A11y Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)(Accessibility) has always been an issue because of the lack of reviewers doing a11y-specific reviews. We used to have a couple of reviewers specifically for that tag. The best way to help in this area is to get involved in the review process, I think. Unless there are some automated tools that we could look into.”
And I requested everyone to report the themes that are not A11y ready but have accessibility-ready tag.
Provide information about committing theme updates directly to SVN Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the wordpress.org released code are all centrally managed through SVN. https://subversion.apache.org/.
@dufresnesteven created this meta ticket.
@greenshady asked, “Should we tackle this in the Theme Handbook or the Make Themes Handbook?”. I said, ” It can be in the Make themes handbook. The theme handbook is for general and this process is for theme authors only.” And Justin agreed on it.
Also, the meta team is looking for this ticket and we’ll soon confirm the text and update the email template.
The updated Advanced Topics chapter for the Theme Handbook is nearly ready. I plan to start moving the docs over to DotOrg as post drafts today: https://github.com/WordPress/Documentation-Issue-Tracker/issues/1416
If you are attending WCAsia in Taipei and want to lead the themes table or patterns table, do let me know. We are looking for 1 table lead for themes and 2 table leads for patterns.