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 November 08, 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 The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at and you need an account to participate.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, November 08 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. Help on fixing issues on the Theme Handbook.
  3. Open floor

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