Themes team meeting agenda for January 11

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, January 11 2022, 15:00 UTC

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
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.

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.

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Noteworthy Update
  3. Child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/. submission
  4. Open floor

1. Weekly 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,


2. Noteworthy Update

We will share some important updates of WordPress and themes related things in this section. Attend the meeting or wait for the meeting notes for the detailed information.


3. Child theme submission

There was a question raised about the number of submission for child theme in the last meeting. It was the first meeting in 2022 and there were not enough participants to discuss for it. So, we postpone that agenda for this meeting.

A large number of similar child themes are causing a lack of variation in designs on the theme directory. I noticed that there is 26 child theme of single parent theme. And those tickets are on-hold for the review.

Reference tickets:

Note: These are just an example tickets.


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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Themes team meeting agenda for January 4

Let’s thank the year 2021 and welcome the new year 2022! Hope we will have a fruitful year.

In the year 2021,

  • 16816 tickets were opened
  • 17053 tickets were closed:
    • 16111 tickets were made live.
      • 1227 new Themes were made live.
      • 14884 Theme updates were made live.
    • 902 tickets were not-approved.
    • 40 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

From the above stats we can see that, 1227 new themes were live. Among them, 29 themes are block themes.

Thank you all theme author for your contribution for the year 2021. Hope to see more 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 this year.

 The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC. But this meeting is going to conduct on the first Tuesday of the month because the previous meeting was cancelled due to Christmas and New year holiday time.

All the upcoming meeting will be held on the same days. Means, we will also have meeting on 11th of January.

Meeting Agendas

  • Yearly and Weekly updates
  • Exchange wishes for the new year 2022
  • Encourage theme authors for more block themes
  • Open floor

How to Join the meeting?

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, January 04 2022, 15:00 UTC

We encourage all members and anyone interested to attend. Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

See you all in the meeting!

#meeting-agenda, #themes-team

Themes Team Meeting Agenda for July 13, 2021

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, July 13 2021, 15:00 UTC

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
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.

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.

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Theme directory uploads
  3. Preventing spam and keyword stuffing in theme descriptions
  4. Theme Check 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 new update
  5. Open floor

Weekly 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,


Theme Directory uploads

Last week, theme uploads were broken for a few hours due to a Trac Authentication change. It looks like the themes got added to SVNSVN Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the wordpress.org released code are all centrally managed through SVN. https://subversion.apache.org/., but the trac ticket didn’t get made.

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. team disabled the uploads for some time before fixing it.

We would like to thank meta team and @dd32 for the quick fix.

Preventing spam and keyword stuffing in theme descriptions

Theme developers have used keyword stuffing in the theme description for their theme to show up when a user searches for a popular theme. There has been at least one negative review from a user calling this “click bait” and it has
been brought up by theme developers that this should not be allowed in the theme directory.

See the related meta ticket #5773. For this, we may need to clarify the theme requirements.

As an example, you can read how this is handled in the plugin guidelines:
https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-org/detailed-plugin-guidelines/#9-developers-and-their-plugins-must-not-do-anything-illegal-dishonest-or-morally-offensive

Theme Check plugin new update

Dion(@dd32) is going to release a new version of the Theme Check plugin in a few days to fix uploading Block themes to the theme directory.

So, If anyone has anything else they’d like to get into the next release, if you can get it merged sooner (within reason, tested, etc) than later that’d be great.

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.

#meeting-agenda, #team-meeting, #themes-team

Themes Team Meeting Agenda for June 08, 2021

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, June 08 2021, 15:00 UTC

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

If you want to join #themereview and contribute, check this link to get started.

We encourage all members and anyone interested to attend.

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Setting theme directly live even it’s updated after 2 years
  3. Open floor

Weekly 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.

Theme Check updates

Theme Review Action updates


Proposal: Setting theme updates live directly

Themes that are updated for the first time in two years or more, go through the Updates for old themes review queue instead of going live directly. The theme ticket status is updated manually after review.

The team representatives would like to suggest that those tickets should go live directly after the automated testing, instead of going to the review queue.

Please provide your valuable feedback and opinions as a comment to this post before June 21st 2021.


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.

#meeting, #meeting-agenda, #team-meeting, #themes-team

Themes Team Meeting Agenda for May 25, 2021

The themes team conducts a meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Along with the fixed agendas, we have an open floor at the end where you can ask or share anything related to themes.

If you want to join #themereview and contribute, check this link to get started.

We encourage all members and anyone interested to attend.

Channel: #themereview | Time: Tuesday, May 25 2021, 15:00 UTC

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Test 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 with WP 5.8
  3. Theme Check 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 testing
  4. Handbook recommended page
  5. Open floor

Weekly 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.

Test Block Themes with WP 5.8

WordPress 5.8 is in BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 soon. We would like to request you to check block themes mostly with 5.8. Also, a few experimental full site editing themes are in the repository now, so you can try them as well.

Theme Check plugin testing

For theme authors, please check Theme Check plugin in the GitHub repository and check. We are updating this plugin and we hope for your feedback and contribution.

Handbook

There has been two suggestions put forward for the recommended page in the review section of the team handbook.
Please consider these options:

  • Delete it.
    The page has been unused for years and the text on it even says This page has been removed.
    Some background information: The content of the page was removed because it had subjective design recommendations and the team does not review design.
  • Re-use it for requirements that are being reduced from requirements to recommendations
    As the team continues the work to reduce requirements, there are listings that we want to keep as recommendations. The recommended page may be suitable for this content.

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.

#meeting-agenda, #team-meeting, #themes-team