Onboarding for new reviewers

First, thank you so much for considering helping our WordPress community out by volunteering for the Theme Review Team.

Reviewing a theme can be a very rewarding experience where you can learn a lot from reading and evaluating other peoples code.

It can also be very difficult, and it can be time consuming.

Last year, we wrote extensive documentation on how to review themes, but we found that very few people read it, and that it was still too much to take in: Especially if you are on a 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. and have limited time.

That is why we want to make it easier for new contributors to take small steps towards getting started with theme reviews.

So lets get started with step 1 – 3.

  1. Create a WordPress.org user account or login.
  2. Join 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/.. Visit make.wordpress.org/chat/ and sign up using your WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ user account. You can then join the theme review team in #themereview. All our meetings are done in Slack. Checkout when our next one will be.
  3. Subscribe to the blog on make.wordpress.org/themes. Being subscribed to this blog lets you keep in touch with the team and updates.