The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion.
1. Weekly updates
In the past 7 days,
- 414 tickets were opened
- 419 tickets were closed
- 408 tickets were made live.
- 20 new Themes were made live.
- 388 Theme updates were made live.
- 7 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
- 11 tickets were not-approved.
- 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.
For now, 11 Block 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 currently reviewing. In the last 7 days, 6 blocks themes are live.
Note: These stats include both the new theme tickets and updated theme tickets as well.
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.
Number of theme reviewers: 4 (@kafleg, @acosmin, @shrestharaaz, @fahimmurshed, @bijayyadav)
As per the @poena message here in this channel, this page needs an update. These days, the way contributors day for the themes team is quite different these days. If you have feedback for this page, please create an issue here and also provide your feedback for this page.
3. Testing themes on WordPress 6.3 RC A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge.
During the meeting, @kafleg reminded the authors that WordPress 6.3 RC1 is available for testing. The site editor feature is particularly exciting. A video about the upcoming version can be found here.
While writing this meeting notes, WordPress 6.2 RC2 is already released. So, you can test it.
4. Open Floor
During the open floor, @greenshady shared updates on the Theme Handbook Overhaul project, with new document drafts related to Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Concepts > Templates and Core Concepts > Custom Functionality. He added, as always, we could use volunteers to pick up new docs listed here (I’m happy to work with anyone who needs help getting started).
@kafleg appreciated @greenshady for the valuable contribution and mentioned the need to check for complex words and sentences while reviewing the Theme Handbook Overhaul.
@Travel_girl received thanks for helping review accessibility 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 themes and is planning to work on a guide for checking accessibility themes. Maja Benke is working on how we can effectively change the process of reviewing accessibility-ready themes. She discovered that, during the testing of a few themes in the last weeks, she noticed, that the current docs are not mentioning, that some points we need to check on all template pages. Also, she tries to find a way, to onboard new testers, but also to make sure, the test result is valid, as accessibility has to be tested manually.
Maja is looking for your feedback on this. Check the meta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. ticket here.
Justin requested Maja to help with drafting a11y 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) chapters of the theme handbook and she is ready to do that.