Finding a theme to review

This is step 8 of our onboarding guide to becoming a reviewer This is step 8 of our onboarding guide to becoming a reviewer

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1) Say Hello! 1) Say Hello!

-We would love to meet you! Come in and say hello to the other theme reviewers and contributors on Slack (#Themereview) .

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2) Finding your first theme 2) Finding your first theme

-If you are at 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/., your Team lead may have selected themes for you, talk to them first.

Otherwise, you can either request a theme to review in the 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/. channel, and an administrator will help you as soon as they can. Or, you can pick a theme directly from the review queue.

So, what exactly is the review queue? So, what exactly is the review queue?

When a theme gets submitted to be included in the theme directory, the information is saved in a ticket system called TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. (Other contributing teams also uses their own Trac ticket systems).

-The ticket system is open to everyone. Everyone who visits can read the information, and everyone who is logged in with their 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/ account can write messages.

Review queues are lists of tickets that are sorted by the order they were submitted. So the oldest ticket is at the top of the queue, and belongs to the theme that has waited longest.

Tickets can also have different statuses depending on if they have been reviewed before or not. When a theme has been added to the directory, the ticket status is set to “live” and the ticket is removed from the queue.

Clip 1 describes how to find the Trac pages, and an overview of the queues:

Clip 2 describes the ticket format:

Please select a ticket that is in the top 5 of the oldest tickets.

Link to the Trac: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/

Direct link to the New queue: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/report/2

Learn more about Trac and the ticket formats

Once you have selected a theme, download the zip file and install the theme.