Themes Team Meeting Notes – January 10, 2023

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on January 10, 2023. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

1. Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 425 tickets were opened
  • 408 tickets were closed
    • 402 tickets were made live.
      • 19 new Themes were made live.
      • 383 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 5 tickets were not-approved.
    • 1 ticket was closed-newer-version-uploaded.

You can also find the weekly updates here.

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.

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

Number of reviewers: 3

2. 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/. table lead for WCAsia 2023

During the meeting, we asked if any of the theme reviewers is interested in leading the themes table on the Contributor Day of WCAsia 2023. @bijayyadav was interested to lead that. He is doing themes review since 2014 and also doing reviews these days.

Also, we are looking for 2 table leads for the themes team. If you are interested, please drop your interest in the comment below. Or you can contact any of the team reps of the themes team via 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/..

As Patterns are also maintained by the themes team and we also asked if anyone is interested in the Patterns team leading the table in WCAsia. I nominated Ellen Bauer myself and he is ready to take the lead. So, if you want to become another co-lead for the Patterns team, contact us or drop your comment below.

Requirements for table leads:-

  1. Experienced person and able to guide new contributors or experienced contributors
  2. Good knowledge of the team operations
  3. Able to attend 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 physically (free ticket provided)

Read more here about the WCAsia Contributor Day here.

3. Review 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 PR 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/

We have a few PRs that need to be checked before updating the plugin. We are looking for your help with it.

4. Open Floor

There was no topic or discussion happened in the open floor.

As a themes team lead, I would like to request you all if you are attending WCAsia, do your registration for the Contributor Day and join the themes table. We can contribute to the themes team effectively.

Props to the meeting attendees: @bijayyadav, @sunilkumarthz, @shivashankerbhatta, @stalukder03

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Themes Team Meeting Notes – December 13, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on December 13, 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
  • The meeting agenda prepared by – @kafleg
  • Meeting facilitator and notes taker – @kafleg
  • Full transcript – #themereview channel

1. Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 452 tickets were opened
  • 466 tickets were closed
    • 460 tickets were made live.
      • 37 new Themes were made live.
      • 423 Theme updates were made live.
      • 3 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 6 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

More information can be found here. 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.

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

Number of reviewers: 3

2. Welcoming new team reps for 2023

Welcome @shivashankerbhatta, @acosmin, and me! Get ready to start taking responsibility from January 2023.

3. 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. Kolkata 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/.

WordCamp Kolkata 2022 contributor day will take place at Rabindra Tirtha, DG-17, Biswa Bangla Sarani, 3rd Rotary, Newtown, Kolkata, West Bengal 700156, India. The themes team reps @kafleg and @shivashankerbhatta will be there. You can join the themes table and contribute.

4. Open floor

George Stephanis asked a question saying, “Possibly a silly question, and there’s likely an answer somewhere I’m just overlooking — but is there code somewhere that would enable running theme-check against themes just like — from the command line by pointing it at a directory? My brain’s been ticking on some workflow stuff, and I’m trying to think of ways to potentially run at least some of the more automated scanning stuff without actually loading it up in an environment.”

@otto42 replied saying, “If there isn’t, that wouldn’t be hard to add”. He added, “there might be a cli way added, haven’t looked recently”.

There was an issue in GitHub. But this is closed now. @kafleg suggested creating an issue, and George Stephanis created an issue 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/. We would like to check and help with this issue.

@shivashankerbhatta added, “This type of topics should be also raised on WordCamps and Meetups”.

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Themes Team Meeting Notes – November 22, 2022

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

1. Weekly updates

In the past 7 days,

  • 440 tickets were opened
  • 465 tickets were closed
  • 441 tickets were made live.
  • 36 new Themes were made live.
  • 405 Theme updates were made live.
  • 1 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
  • 24 tickets were not-approved.
  • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

More information can be found here. 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.

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

Number of reviewers: 3

2. Nomination of Themes Team lead

The Themes team is looking for team representatives for the year 2023. It’s time to nominate team representatives. Nominate from here. Only a few days left for the nomination.

3. Test 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 PRs

@kafleg request you all to test theme check plugin PR. If the PR works fine, then we need to update the plugin. He’s looking for someone who can help me to test those PRs.

4. Documentation issues tracker

@kafleg would like to request your input on documentation related to themes. If you can write content, then you can contribute here.

5. Open Floor

@otto42 asked how many total 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 are there. He added, “Might be worth adding to the stats. How many of them are block themes? Just curious if they’re the majority of new submissions or not.”

There are 185 block themes in total. We update the stats weekly on the updates page.

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Themes Team Meeting Notes – November 08, 2022

The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on November 08, 2022. The themes team meets second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 15:00 UTC.

1. Weekly updates

The themes team published weekly updates about tickets and HelpScout emails. Here is the theme statistic for the past 7 days. More information can be found here.

In the past 7 days,

  • 433 tickets were opened
  • 427 tickets were closed
    • 421 tickets were made live.
      • 29 new Themes were made live.
      • 392 Theme updates were made live.
      • 3 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
    • 6 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: 3 (@kafleg@acosmin@stalukder03)

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 Stats

  • 5 Block themes are live for the past 7 days
  • 5 Block themes are currently reviewing
  • We have 172 Block Themes in the themes repository.

2. Theme Handbook Update

Currently, there are 5 open issues in the themes label. You can help with this as well. Thank you, @nielslange and @poena, for going over the handbook. 

3. Open Floor

@shivashankerbhatta talked about rules for the designing 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.(block theme) theme. He asked, “Could any of the theme authors redesign the FSE version of their older theme?”

His concern was, block themes are more in the design. So, how we can compare the design of the themes that are submitted to the repository? He said, “We should think more seriously about the FSE themes. Some people did and will do similar designs with different codes and we just left it by mentioning the original author’s credits. Basically, we had not much talked about the appearance.”

Also, he asked, “Do you have any idea to build/introduce the option to switch between classic and FSE? Is there any rule to stop this kind of option?”

@kafleg request him to develop the theme based on it and wants to see how it is implemented.

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Themes Team Meeting Notes – October 25, 2022

Hello everyone. The meeting notes are from the themes review team discussion on October 25, 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. As it is a rescheduled meeting, we revisited the same topics from the previous agendas. Thank you, @kafleg, for preparing the agenda. The meeting facilitator & Notetaker @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.

  • 370 tickets were opened
  • 395 tickets were closed:
    • 380 tickets were made live.
      • 38 new Themes were made live.
      • 342 Theme updates were made live.
      • 0 more was approved but is waiting to be made live.
    • 14 tickets were not-approved.
    • 1 ticket was closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of reviewers: 2

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 Stats 

  • 15 block themes went live in the past 7 days.
  • Total 164 block themes in the repository. 

2. WordPress 6.1 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 2 (RC2) Now Available

WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available for testing. Approximately 65 items have been addressed since RC1. Please help us with testing before the official release scheduled on November 1st, 2022. You can find more detail at this link

3. Theme style variations in the themes repository

The theme directory has been updated with the style variations. Users can see the style variations prior to downloading the theme. You can see it in action here

4. Open Floor

We have 30+ issues on the Theme Handbook. Any help can be greatly appreciated it. Thank you, @nielslange and @poena, for going over the handbook. 

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