Themes Team Update for 01/21


There are 119 new tickets waiting for review. 64 themes were reviewed in the last 7 days.

Of those 64 reviews, 44 were approved, and 20 were not-approved.

What we’ve been up to:

First, we’re trying something different with Make/Themes. Due to some community feedback regarding the ease (or lack thereof) of finding the official communication channels for the Theme Team, we’re testing out a static front pageStatic Front Page A WordPress website can have a dynamic blog-like front page, or a “static front page” which is used to show customized content. Typically this is the first page you see when you visit a site url, like for example. for Make/Themes, that includes more information about the Theme team, and prominent links to our communication channels.

We’ve been discussing support for Themes, which has led to a Support Team-led discussion about tools needed for Theme developers to provide better support on the WPORG forums.

We also had a discussion on clarifying the guidelines with respect to screenshot images for Themes designed to use a custom/featured static front page.

Things we’re slacking on:

I’m behind on drafting a review checklist. I’ll be on top of that, shortly

We owe Siobhan a response on what to include in the Theme handbooks regarding Theme review. Emil and I are still discussing that one, and we’ll follow up this week.

The admins are struggling with finding a consistent way to ensure that the manual TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. synchronization takes place in a timely manner. So, that’s something that we’ll continue to work on.

#themes, #trt