Review weekend summary

We held our first review weekend after a long time. Here are some statistics from the event:

  • 0 new themes were set live.
  • 0 new themes were approved.
  • 8 themes from the approved but not live queue were reviewed and reopened.
  • 1 AccessibilityAccessibility 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 review was started.
  • 7 themes were closed as not approved (this included duplicates).

Several themes in the new queue were reviewed and are now awaiting updates from the theme author.

We did not have a zoom meeting because there was no interest at the time.

The team reps also did some general administration and maintenance of the themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. and the blog. We continued the work on the Theme SnifferTheme Sniffer Theme Sniffer is a plugin utilizing custom sniffs for PHP_CodeSniffer that statically analyzes your theme and ensures that it adheres to WordPress coding conventions, as well as checking your code against PHP version compatibility. The plugin is available from the plugin directory and Github. Themes are not required to pass the Theme Sniffer scan without warnings or errors to be included in the theme directory. and the color control package.


The next shindig is planned for November 2.

We hope that we will be able to announce details of the next event ahead of time and that it will raise more interest.

If you would like to host a discussion, Q&A or group chat to introduce new reviewers, or if you have suggestions for topics, do let us know in the comments.

#report, #review-weekend

Review weekend

On Saturday October 5th we will have our first review weekend in a long time. The plan is then to have a review shindig on the first Saturday of every month.

The goal of the review weekend is to get together and do as many quality reviews as possible.

We will have a short meeting to get us started at  Saturday at 10:00 UTC. Experienced reviewers will be available on Slack to answer questions through out the day.

We will then review themes from the top of the new and approved queues.

Authors with themes in the queue are also encouraged to participate with reviews and to submit their theme updates if needed.

-We would like to remind everyone that you do not need to be assigned to a ticket to do a review.
When you select a theme, remember to leave a note in the ticket to show that you are reviewing the theme.

At ca  Saturday 13.00 UTC we hope to have a live presentation or Q&A on Zoom. We will share the link to join in the Theme Review 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 before we start.

You can suggest topics in the comments below. Example topics may be:

  • How to review licensing
  • How to review themes with the Theme SnifferTheme Sniffer Theme Sniffer is a plugin utilizing custom sniffs for PHP_CodeSniffer that statically analyzes your theme and ensures that it adheres to WordPress coding conventions, as well as checking your code against PHP version compatibility. The plugin is available from the plugin directory and Github. Themes are not required to pass the Theme Sniffer scan without warnings or errors to be included in the theme directory. 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
  • How to review skip links and keyboard navigation

If you are interested in holding a presentation, or would like to lead a live chat session to introduce new theme reviewers, please let us know.

If you wish to participate and this is your first time reviewing themes, we recommend the following guides:

#reviews, #shindig

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New Theme Review Team Structure

This meeting we had an announcement about the new team structure as well as discussions about the future and the team’s purpose.

Team no longer has leads – the team now has respresentatives and it is a flat team structure with loosely defined roles and responsibilities where individuals can contribute in ways that they feel strongly about.

The Theme Review Team Members page was updated accordingly.

Team Goal:

There were discussions about what the Theme Review team’s purpose was. It is important to have a single collective goal and vision so that everyone is helping to reach it. A possible statement that felt fitting was:

To ensure best practices are followed in themes and that guidelines exist to prevent bad things being a problem users need to face themselves.

@williampatton

The Plugins team statement was shared as well for inspiration.

Ultimately, we need to decide on a goal and focus our efforts achieving it, so that we can keep the team moving forward.

#announcements, #team-reps

Meeting Notes for Tuesday 24th September 2019

Theme review team holds twice-monthly meetings. All members are encouraged to attend and new faces are welcomed.

This meeting we had an announcement about a new team structure as well as discussions about the future and the team’s purpose, according to the proposed agenda.

The following is the recap of the meeting, you can read the meeting transcript in the slack archives (a Slack account is required).

New Team Structure:

Team no longer has leads – the team now has respresentatives and it is a flat team structure with loosely defined roles and responsibilities where individuals can contribute in ways that they feel strongly about.

More about that in this post: New Theme Review Team Structure

Ticket Graph:

You can see the latest stats and the graph on the themes trac system.

In the past 7 days

  • 304 tickets were opened
  • 301 tickets were closed:
    • 291 tickets were made live
      • 12 new Themes were made live
      • 279 Theme updates were made live
      • 4 more were approved but are waiting to be made live
      • 10 tickets were not-approved
  • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded

Update on Twenty Twenty

the single post mockup of the twenty twenty theme

The latest default theme Twenty Twenty Theme was ready to roll into the betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. package and is now confirmed as on track for releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. in 5.3.

Lots of contributors as you can see on this trac ticket. Big thank you to everyone mentioned in the props.

Uncommon Theme Queue Issues:

@acosmin mentioned there has been an issue with mistaken theme uploads lately. We need to investigate this further, but a trac ticket was opened that seeks to solve this issue.

Review Shindig:

There was a discussion on when the shindig would happen. A weekend event with a focus on Saturday was proposed. Potentially 1st Saturday of the month. No fixed date was decided on.

The point of the shindig is to share review tips and review themes together. It can take place in the #theme-review 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 with optionally a voice/video call if people are interested in that.

You are encouraged to leave comments below if you missed the meeting.

#meeting, #meeting-notes, #trt