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.

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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

Themes Team Meeting Notes – March 09, 2021

At first, thank you all for your active participation in this meeting.

The meeting was held based on this meeting agenda.

Channel: #themereview
Notes Taken: @kafleg
Time: Tuesday, March 09, 2021, 15:00 UTC

Meeting agenda

  1. Weekly updates
  2. Dashboard and statistics proposal
  3. 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. Ticket Triage
  4. Open Floor

1. Weekly Updates

Currently 48 new parent themes and 13 new child themes are waiting for review.
The waiting time is just over 2 weeks.

In the past 7 days,

  • 311 tickets were opened
  • 327 tickets were closed:
    • 295 tickets were made live.
      • 19 new Themes were made live.
      • 276 Theme updates were made live.
      • 4 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 28 tickets were not-approved.
    • 4 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of active reviewers this week: 6

HelpScout Stats

In the past 7 days,

  • Email Conversations: 14
  • Messages Received: 21
  • Replies Sent: 14
  • Emails Created: 0
  • Resolved: 10
  • Resolved on First Reply: 80%

Please check the weekly updates details here.

Thank you all the reviewers who helped this week.


2. Dashboard and statistics proposal

This agenda was based on this proposal. During the meeting we discussed what statistics we need from themes team. The two major question we raised during meeting was,

  1. What metrics would your team want to track? 
  2. Would any team have a need for private stats, or could it all be open and transparent?

The team agreed that for theme reviews, it would be beneficial to have statistics about why tickets are closed as not approved. This would help the team learn where to focus their efforts and improve documentation.
@aristath already commented in the post.

-There is no benefit to the team if the statistics are only the numbers of opened or closed theme tickets, since this information is already available on TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/..
-As long as any information about suspensions or delisting is anonymized, the dashboard can be public.

@joyously Asked if the statistics are for the theme directory or for theme reviews.
There are many things that could be tracked for the theme directory, that could help highlight room for improvements:

  • Number of theme previews
  • Keywords used in theme search
  • Usage of Tags in the theme 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.

You can read the proposal and give your feedback and suggestions.

3. Meta Ticket Triage

We checked meta tickets related to theme reviews and the theme directory. We checked and discuss the following tickets,

a) Remove theme reviewer if no comment in 48 hours – https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2405

We already have 7 days inactivity period, thus we decided to close this ticket as maybelater.

b) Add PHPCSPHP Code Sniffer PHP Code Sniffer, a popular tool for analyzing code quality. The WordPress Coding Standards rely on PHPCS. to theme upload process – https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2902

This is still ongoing with the theme review action. We decided to keep it open.

c) Display theme position in the review queue – https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2444

@aristath said that, this is nice-to-have but definitely not a priority. We kept that ticket as it is.

4. Open Floor

There was few question about the theme review process and we sorted out the confusion.

You can read the entire meeting discussion via this link.

Any comments and discussion can be done via the below comment box.

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