Themes team meeting agenda for May 14, 2024

The themes team convenes on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The first meeting for this month is scheduled for May 14.

The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on WordPress 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/. and you need an account to participate.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 15:00 UTC

In addition to the predetermined agendas, we allocate time at the end for an open floor session where you are welcome to ask questions or share any themes-related information.

We highly encourage all members, as well as anyone with an interest, to participate. If you have specific agenda items you would like to include, please feel free to add them in the comment section below.

Meeting Agendas

I am looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

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Themes Team Meeting Notes – April 23, 2024

Howdy Mates, welcome to 2024!

The meeting notes are from the themes team discussion.

Attendees:

1. Weekly updates

  • 767 tickets were opened
  • 784 tickets were closed
    • 767 tickets were made live.
      • 54 new Themes were made live.
      • 713 Theme updates were made live.
      • 2 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 17 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: 5 (@acosmin@kafleg@fahimmurshed@vowelweb@bijayyadav)

2. Bug scrub session on bundled themes

In WordPress make 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/. #core-themes channel, @karmatosed is leading bug scrub sessions on bundled themes in that channel.

If you want to test bundled themes or contribute to bundled themes, you can join that channel and bug scrub meeting. Read here how the first bug scrub happened.

In addition to that, now we have a default themes issue tracker in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/. If you find anything that is related to Default themes (Twenty Twenty-Four, Twenty Twenty-Three… etc) you can make the issue here. That would be easy for us to track the work.

This is not the replacement of TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. but a way to see the bigger picture with multiple tickets. GitHub is easy for many contributors, but Trac is not that easy.

3. Open Floor

During the open floor, @onemaggie shared that last week in the community themes of GitHub added an action that adds a link on every PR to playground that allows you to test that PR directly with the theme that has the changes active.

You can navigate to one of the PRs in GitHub and see the action.

Also, there is an issue reported to improve this GitHub action. You can also comment there to make it better.

@onemaggie also came up with another question. She said, “I have one thing that I wanted to bring up: where do we update the copy that is usually used in WordCamps for 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/.? so we include the default theme maintenance and community themes alongside reviews.”

@poena mentioned that there is a team handbook and there is some information about Contributor Day. She added, “I would prefer a full review and reorganization of the handbook, the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme., and the welcome area over short-term fixes.”

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Themes Team Meeting Notes – April 10, 2024

Howdy Mates, welcome to 2024!

The meeting notes are from the themes team discussion.

Attendees:

1. Weekly updates

  • 944 tickets were opened
  • 948 tickets were closed
    • 919 tickets were made live.
      • 27 new Themes were made live.
      • 892 Theme updates were made live.
      • 3 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 27 tickets were not approved.
    • 2 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Note: These stats include both the new theme tickets and updated theme tickets as well.

Number of reviewers: 4 (@acosmin@kafleg@fahimmurshed@vowelweb)

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.

One good news is, the Create 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 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 now has 10000+ active installs.

2. Block Bindings APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.

@poena commented on the themes team meeting agenda and we talked about this during the meeting. She commented, “Have there been any discussions about the Block Bindings API and what type of usages would be considered theme VS plugin territory”?

@greenshady mentioned, “I think Block Bindings would primarily fall under the existing guidelines related to metaMeta 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. or custom data:”,

He added, “I have several examples that I think where bindings can be useful in templating (for example copyright date in footer). I didn’t prepare them for today, but I’m happy to share at some point for reviewing by the team.”

The themes team would like to see how theme authors will implement this. Theme authors can start using it from the copyright date.

The copyright date example is here https://make.wordpress.org/core/2024/03/06/new-feature-the-block-bindings-api/

3. Open Floor

Justin shared the status updates of the handbook. He is looking for a review before pushing it live. He also like to see if anyone is interested in updating/writing the 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) chapter. He is happy to help facilitate the process, but he really want to get to work on good Contributing documentation.

@williampatton is interested for this. And if any of you are interested, you can comment in this post or contact @greenshady.

During the open floor, @poena shared information about online 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/. next Thursday, April 18th from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (CEST) There will be 7 tables/teams to contribute to, including themes.

For the themes table, you can help test patches, write patches, triage issues, etc for the bundled themes. You can find more information here. If you want to participate, you need to sign up for the event.

See you in the next themes team meeting. The next themes team meeting will be on the 23rd of April.

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Themes team meeting agenda for March 26, 2024

The themes team convenes on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The first meeting for this month is scheduled for March 26.

The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on WordPress 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/. and you need an account to participate.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 15:00 UTC

In addition to the predetermined agendas, we allocate time at the end for an open floor session where you are welcome to ask questions or share any themes-related information.

We highly encourage all members, as well as anyone with an interest, to participate. If you have specific agenda items you would like to include, please feel free to add them in the comment section below.

Meeting Agendas

  • Weekly updates
  • Get ready for WordPress 6.5
  • Open Floor

I am looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

#agenda, #meeting, #themes-team

Themes Team Meeting Notes – March 12, 2024

Howdy Mates, welcome to 2024!

The meeting notes are from the themes team discussion.

Attendees:

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Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 784 tickets were opened
  • 772 tickets were closed
    • 764 tickets were made live.
      • 6 new Themes were made live.
      • 758 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 8 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: 4 (@acosmin@kafleg@fahimmurshed@vowelweb)

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.

:two:

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia 2024 Recap

@bijayyadav and @onemaggie were table leads for the themes team during the 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/.. During the meeting, Bijay said, “We had around 10-12 attendees attending our theme table. We described the community themes to them and asked them to contribute to them.”

He added “Some of the attendees were first-time contributors so we helped them set up a community theme and also showed them how to create an 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. theme. Around 4 patches were submitted for those community themes on the contributor’s day.

They also showed them the 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/ theme guidelines.

I was there during the contributor day and it was great.

:three: Open Floor

There was nothing to discuss during the open floor. The meeting went short.

See you at the next meeting and it is on March 26.

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