Themes Team Meeting Notes – November 22, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on November 22, 2022. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

1. Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 440 tickets were opened
  • 465 tickets were closed
  • 441 tickets were made live.
  • 36 new Themes were made live.
  • 405 Theme updates were made live.
  • 1 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
  • 24 tickets were not-approved.
  • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

More information can be found here. 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.

Note: These stats include both the new theme tickets and updated theme tickets as well.

Number of reviewers: 3

2. Nomination of Themes Team lead

The Themes team is looking for team representatives for the year 2023. It’s time to nominate team representatives. Nominate from here. Only a few days left for the nomination.

3. Test Theme Check pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party PRs

@kafleg request you all to test theme check plugin PR. If the PR works fine, then we need to update the plugin. He’s looking for someone who can help me to test those PRs.

4. Documentation issues tracker

@kafleg would like to request your input on documentation related to themes. If you can write content, then you can contribute here.

5. Open Floor

@otto42 asked how many total 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 are there. He added, “Might be worth adding to the stats. How many of them are block themes? Just curious if they’re the majority of new submissions or not.”

There are 185 block themes in total. We update the stats weekly on the updates page.

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Themes team meeting agenda for November 22, 2022

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. This month’s second meeting is on the 22nd of November.

The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and you need an account to participate.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, November 22 2022, 15:00 UTC

Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

We encourage all members, and anyone interested to attend. You can also add your agenda in the comment section below.

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Nomination of Themes Team lead
  3. Test Theme Check pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party PRs
  4. Documentation issues tracker
  5. Open floor

1. Weekly updates

Theme Tickets and Help Scout updates

Current statistics can be found on: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ 

Themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket graph: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticketgraph

Check regular weekly updates here.

2. Nomination of Themes Team lead

The Themes team is looking for team representatives for the year 2023. It’s time to nominate team representatives. Nominate from here.

3. Test Theme Check plugin PRs

Theme Check plugin is a regularly updated plugin. There are a few PRs to check 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. https://github.com/. Check and leave your comment.

4. Documentation issues tracker

We would like to request your input on documentation related to themes.

5. Open floor

We will discuss everything related to themes. Attendees can ask or share themes-related things.

Please comment in the comment box below if you have anything to bring up during the open floor.

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Themes Team Meeting Notes – November 08, 2022

The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on November 08, 2022. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

1. Weekly updates

The themes team published weekly updates about tickets and HelpScout emails. Here is the theme statistic for the past 7 days. More information can be found here.

In the past 7 days,

  • 433 tickets were opened
  • 427 tickets were closed
    • 421 tickets were made live.
      • 29 new Themes were made live.
      • 392 Theme updates were made live.
      • 3 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
    • 6 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 (@kafleg@acosmin@stalukder03)

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 Stats

  • 5 Block themes are live for the past 7 days
  • 5 Block themes are currently reviewing
  • We have 172 Block Themes in the themes repository.

2. Theme Handbook Update

Currently, there are 5 open issues in the themes label. You can help with this as well. Thank you, @nielslange and @poena, for going over the handbook. 

3. Open Floor

@shivashankerbhatta talked about rules for the designing FSEFSE Short for Full Site Editing, a project for the Gutenberg plugin and the editor where a full page layout is created using only blocks.(block theme) theme. He asked, “Could any of the theme authors redesign the FSE version of their older theme?”

His concern was, block themes are more in the design. So, how we can compare the design of the themes that are submitted to the repository? He said, “We should think more seriously about the FSE themes. Some people did and will do similar designs with different codes and we just left it by mentioning the original author’s credits. Basically, we had not much talked about the appearance.”

Also, he asked, “Do you have any idea to build/introduce the option to switch between classic and FSE? Is there any rule to stop this kind of option?”

@kafleg request him to develop the theme based on it and wants to see how it is implemented.

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Themes team meeting agenda for October 25, 2022

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. This month’s second meeting is on the 25th of October.

The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. and you need an account to participate.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, October 25 2022, 15:00 UTC

Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

We encourage all members, and anyone interested to attend. You can also add your agenda in the comment section below.

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Test WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 2 (RC2)
  3. Theme’s style variations in the themes repository
  4. Open floor

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Themes Team Meeting Notes – October 11, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes team discussion on October 11, 2022. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

This week’s meeting agendas can be found here. You can read the full transcript on our #themereview channel. 

1. Weekly updates

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.

  • 412 tickets were opened
  • 428 tickets were closed:
    • 418 tickets were made live.
      • 39 new Themes were made live.
      • 379 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
    • 10 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 ticket was closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 2

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 

  • 6 block themes went live in the past 7 days.
  • Total 157 block themes in the repository. 

2. Update URI theme headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. in WordPress 6.1

WordPress 6.1 introduces a new Update URI theme header field. This update will prevent naming conflicts with third-party themes when updating. More detail

3. index.php file is optional in Block themes

With WordPress 6.1, index.php is now optional for the Block themes. The theme check pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party has been updated to reflect the change.

4. Open Floor

No questions or comments related to the theme review were brought up during the open floor. 

Thank you, @latracal @uxl @robinwpdeveloper for participating.

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