Themes team meeting agenda for April 26, 2022

This is the themes team biweekly team meeting agenda.

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. This month second meeting is on 26th of April.

The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on the 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, April 26 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. Review lesson plan
  3. Open floor

1. Weekly updates

Theme Tickets and Help Scout updates

Current statistics can be found on: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ 

Themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket graph: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticketgraph

Check regular weekly updates here.


2. Review lesson plan

We prepared a lesson plan on how to upload theme in WordPress repository. Check this draft and provide your feedback.

Also, we’re looking for the contributors who can help us to write some lesson related to themes and to publish in learn.wordpress.org website.


3. Open floor

We will discuss everything related to themes. Attendees can ask or share themes-related things.

Please comment in the comment box below if you have anything to bring up during the open floor.


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Themes Team Meeting Notes – April 12, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on April 12, 2022. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

This week’s meeting agendas can be found here. Thank you @kafleg for preparing the agenda. The meeting was facilitated by @kafleg. The note was taken by @Benachi. You can read the full transcript on our #themereview channel. 

1. Weekly updates

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.

  • 363 tickets were opened
  • 362 tickets were closed:
    • 348 tickets were made live.
      • 41 new Themes were made live.
      • 307 Theme updates were made live.
      • 1 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
    • 13 tickets were not-approved.
    • 1 ticket was closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 5

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. Themes: 
3 block themes are live in the past 7 days.

2. Block Locking UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.

The new feature “Block Lock” is scheduled to be shipped in the WordPress 6.0 release. The main purpose of this feature is to limit access to UI using the block editor settings. We discussed whether it should be allowed in the themes. @greenshady stated the block-level locking can be a useful tool for theme dev and end-users can unlock the locked blocks, but the block lock falls under 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 territory. We did not make a definite decision during the meeting, but the themes team will continue to discuss as the block lock feature progress. Please comment below to share your feedback. 

3. Themes that haven’t been updated in over 2 years

We discussed what would be the best way to manage the themes that have not been updated for over 2 years. @dd32 suggested providing authors with options to update, leave as-is, or request closure. 

@joyously suggested sending an email before each WordPress release asking theme authors to test their themes, and removing the “This theme hasn’t been updated in over 2 years.” banner.  @benlumia007 suggested email would be better than having a banner because it will lose attraction to people who want to use it even if the theme is outdated.

4. Open Floor

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 Block Themes

Currently, none of the block themes, including Twenty Twenty-Two, are tagged as accessibility-ready. This ticket discusses the ongoing efforts to make block themes accessible. Feedback and comments would be greatly appreciated. 

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Themes team meeting agenda for April 12, 2022

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. This month second meeting is on 12th of April.

The meeting takes place in the #themereview channel on the 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, April 12 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. Plugin Territory: filter hook to alter block locking
  3. Themes that haven’t been updated in over 2 years
  4. Open floor

1. Weekly Updates

Theme Tickets and Help Scout updates

Current statistics can be found on: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ 

Themes TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket graph: https://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticketgraph

Check regular weekly updates here.

Also check,

Learn lesson plan 

Themes team worked on writing, Upload a Theme to the WordPress Repository lesson plan #574. This lesson will help on how to upload theme in the WordPress repository. @Benachi wrote a draft. The draft is ready for review. You can check and comment your feedback for the further improvement.

2. 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 Territory: filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. hook to alter 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. locking

Currently, a new Block Locking UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. is available for every user. The new settings will allow developers/site admins to enable/disable UI based on specific conditions. See more here in the GitHub PR.

@greenshady suggested to discuss in themes team meeting about, filter hook to alter block locking is considered plugin territory. Please comment down your view or attend themes team meeting.


3. Themes that haven’t been updated in over 2 years

There are hundreds of ticket with the warning message in the top showing this theme is not updated since 2 years. @dd32 suggested,

It might be worth while triggering an automated email when the “not updated recently” warning starts being displayed, give them a heads up and options for what to do with the theme.

  • Update
  • Leave as-is
  • Request closure

As a theme author, what do you want to do in this case? Let’s discuss and give users the recently updated themes as well.


4. Open floor

We will discuss everything related to themes. Attendees can ask or share themes-related things.

Please comment in the comment box below if you have anything to bring up during the open floor.

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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of April 4th, 2022

Hello! This is the 78th roundup of theme-related discussions, fixes, and developments in GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ coinciding with the 12.9 release.

The 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. locking UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.

The new block locking UI gives themes the ability to lock some blocks. When a block is locked, users are either unable to move it, remove it, or both. This is particularly useful for site level blocks like which are necessary for themes to work as expected, for example Post Content and Query blocks.

New template types

Theme builders are now you are able to create a templates for many different types of pages on their site including CategoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging., Author, TaxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. Date, TagTag Tag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post. and Attachment pages. This brings more aspects of the template hierarchy to the UI, so that theme builders can create their designs with writing code.

Theme exporting

The exporting features in the Site Editor now includes all theme files alongside the modified templates and parts. This means you can now build a theme in the Site Editor, and export it for use elsewhere, with your edits included.

Patterns

Patterns can now be shipped with your theme without needing any PHP.  Create a new directory called patterns at the root of the theme, and add your patterns as HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. files. You can create patterns in the block editor, switch to the code editor and copy the code into a new HTML file.

General Resources:

Themes Team Meeting Notes – March 22, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on March 22, 2022. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

This week’s meeting agendas can be found here. Thank you @kafleg for preparing the agenda. The meeting was facilitated by @kafleg. The note was taken by @Benachi. You can read the full transcript on our #themereview channel.

1. Weekly updates

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.

  • 374 tickets were opened
  • 367 tickets were closed:
    • 352 tickets were made live.
      • 19 new Themes were made live.
      • 333 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 15 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 4

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. Themes: 
block themes are live in the past 7 days.
Currently, 2 Block themes are under reviewing.

2. Open Floor

@shivashankerbhatta asked whether themes are allowed to have a carousel or slider using the query block. We discussed that themes are not permitted to have custom blocks as users lose their inputs when switching the themes. Features such as carousel or slider should be done by plugins. 

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