Blue Note: The second community theme is released

Blue Note, the second WordPress community theme is live on the WordPress themes directory. This theme is perfect for writers and bloggers. It is an elegant and fun 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 inspired by jazz and the record label “Blue Note Records”.

Community Theme Blue Note

Blue Note comes with 14 different patterns. It can be easily added to the post and page. It also includes 7 page templates and 4 template parts. The design of the patterns was inspired by Jazz record covers.

The theme was mainly developed during WCEU 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 keynote, it also got a shoutout from Josepha. The remaining work of the theme is finished by contributors afterward.

As per the designer @beafialho, the idea for the design comes after working on the State of Words slide 2020. There was plenty of inspiration around the Blue Note aesthetic and jazzy style, which gave us the idea of designing a theme that essentially had a very simple structure, and offered many styled patterns.

Community Themes

Community themes are a new initiative to provide high-quality themes for free. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to contribute to this effort on the Community Themes GitHub repository.

Credits

Thank you @beafialho for the nice design. And also thank you all contributors.

#community-themes, #themes

Hallway Hangout: Extending blocks with custom design tools

In a few weeks, @greenshady and I will host a casual conversation about how you can create custom design tools for blocks from a theming perspective.

Based on Justin’s latest article series for the WordPress Developer Blog, you will learn when to move beyond 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. Styles 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. and create your own custom controls, such as an emoji-based icon picker for the Separator block!

An emoji-based icon picker for the Separator block.


We will also discuss the current limitations of theme development and how block development can be used to extend block themes.

If you’re interested in joining, the Hallway Hangout will happen on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 1:00 PM CST (18:00 UTC). The meeting link will be shared through the Learn WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. group. RSVP for the event to access the link. Everyone is welcome, but if you have begun building block themes for clients or are interested in block theming, this session is especially for you.

Recording

Notes

The Hallway Hangout was attended by 44 community members, including facilitators @ndiego and @greenshady

Justin gave a presentation on his “Beyond Block Styles” article series, followed by a brief Q&A. Questions were asked and answered throughout. The following resources were shared during the event:

Props to @greenshady for review.

#block-based-themes, #hallway-hangout

Themes team meeting agenda for July 25, 2023

The themes team convenes on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. The second meeting for this month is scheduled for July 25.

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, July 25, 2023, 15:00 UTC

In addition to the predetermined agendas, we allocate time in 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

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. Getting Started at a Contributor Day page update

The information that we have on this page needs an update.

3. Testing themes on WordPress 6.3 RC

WordPress 6.3 RC1 is released. Please test your theme.

3. Open floor

During the meeting, we will cover a comprehensive range of topics related to themes. All attendees are encouraged to ask questions or share any theme-related matters they have.

If you have something specific you’d like to bring up during the open floor session, please feel free to comment in the designated comment box below.

#agenda, #meeting, #themes-team

Themes team at WordCamp Europe 2023

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. Europe 2023 contributor day is going to take place on 8 June.

We recommend checking this blog if you are attending WordCamp Europe and planning to join the themes table on 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/.. Also, share this blog those who want to join the themes table will have a basic idea of the themes table.

On this contributor day, we are not just reviewing the theme, we are also planning to work on community themes, themes handbook updates, and 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-related discussions.

If you are not able to attend physically, you can still contribute online. Join #contributor-day channel and you can ask for guidance on how to contribute.

Even if you are attending WordCamp contributor day for the first time, you can join the Themes table and learn and contribute to WordPress. @poena and @onemaggie will lead the themes table. They will guide and instruct you about contribution.

Things to consider if you are going to join the themes table:

  • Familiarity with WordPress. Having a good understanding of WordPress and its themes is essential.
  • Make sure you have a 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/ account. If you don’t have one, create your account here. This account is needed to access the WordPress theme repository, contribute to discussions, and submit themes for review.
  • Set up a local development environment with WordPress installed. This allows you to test themes, make changes, and contribute more effectively.
  • It is recommended to have a GitHub account and knowledge of version control systems, such as GitGit Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. Most modern plugin and theme development is being done with this version control system. https://git-scm.com/., is valuable. Understanding how to use version control helps with collaborating on theme development and submitting changes for review.
  • Code Editor like Sublime Text, VS Code Editor, etc.

Visit make WordPress themes page to know more about contributions in the themes team.

#themes-team, #wceu, #wordcamp

Hallway Hangout: Curating the editor and building block themes for clients

Next week, @greenshady and I will host a casual conversation about building 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 for clients and ways you can curate the Editor experience in WordPress. We will also discuss common challenges and pain points, review existing solutions, and hopefully identify new improvements to WordPress that would make block theming easier for client work. 

To get the conversation started, the session will begin with a brief demonstration of new curation techniques available in WordPress 6.2 and how to build a starter block theme.

Discussion Topics

  • Editor experience curation techniques, including a new client-side 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. in WordPress 6.2
  • How to create a starter/boilerplate block theme for your business
  • Pain points and other challenges inhibiting block theme adoption for client work

If you’re interested in joining, the Hallway Hangout will happen on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 12:00 PM CST (17:00 UTC). The meeting link will be shared through the Learn WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. group. RSVP for the event to access the link. Everyone is welcome, but if you have begun building block themes for clients or are interested in block theming, this session is especially for you! 

Props to @greenshady for review.

#block-based-themes, #hallway-hangout