Themes Team Update: 23 February 2021

Theme directory stats

Currently 84 new parent themes, 11 new child themes and two full site editing themes are waiting for review.
The waiting time is 5 weeks.

In the past 7 days,

  • 295 tickets were opened
  • 302 tickets were closed:
    • 287 tickets were made live.
      • 19 new themes were made live.
      • 268 theme updates were made live.
      • 4 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 15 tickets were not-approved.
    • 0 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of active reviewers this week: 5

HelpScout Stats

In the past 7 days,

Email Conversations: 30
Messages Received: 30
Replies Sent: 0
Emails Created: 0
Resolved: 0
Resolved on First Reply: 0%

#themes

Mobile Team Update – Feb 23rd

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 16.8 is available for testing. Sign up here to join the 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on “Become a beta tester”.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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. Editor: Some improvements on the Audio block, and added extra cover block media settings.
  • Full Site Editing: Preventing the deletion of already published homepages and fixed a few issues related to links selection.
  • Other Projects: Nothing to note here!
  • Infrastructure: Continuing to streamline our beta release process to allow it to scale.

#mobile

Plugin Review Team Status – 22 February 2021

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 Status Change Stats

  • Plugins requested : 167
  • Plugins rejected : 10
  • Plugins closed : 20
  • Plugins approved : 63

Plugin Queue Stats (current)

  • Plugins in the queue (new and pending)* : 753
  • → (older than 7 days ago)** : 655
  • → (2021-02-15 – 2021-02-22) : 88
  • → (new; not processed or replied to yet)* : 10
  • → (pending; replied to)* : 743

Helpscout Stats

  • Total Conversations: 386
  • New Conversations: 273
  • Customers: 325
  • Conversations per Day: 48
  • Busiest Day: Thursday
  • Email Conversations: 273
  • Messages Received: 444
  • Replies Sent: 564
  • Emails Created: 171
  • Resolved: 237
  • Resolved on First Reply: 30%

#plugins

Community team update – 19-02-2021

As the new year starts, we at the Community Team try again to start posting regular updates here.

Announcement: Decision making checklist for in-person meetups now available
The team agreed on creating a checklist and allowing in-person meetups if a certain set of criteria are met. There are also helpful resources for 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. organisers that do have questions around the topic.

Community Team 2021 Goals Summary
We managed to put our goals for this year together! There are a set of ongoing goals, to which everyone in the team can contribute easily in their everyday work. There’s also a bit bigger goals for each quarter that will need a bit more focused contributions working towards the goals.

Proposal: 2021 Global Community Sponsorship program
A team of experienced global Community Sponsorship program contributors set up a proposal on what our global sponsorships could look like during 2021, as the Community Team is continuing with virtual-only WordCamps for the time being. They propose offering one package only with completely new benefits, available on a quarterly basis.

Call for Volunteers: Creating a Learn WordPress Course on Open Source Leadership
Angela Jin is looking for volunteers to help them create a course about Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. Leadership on the new Learn WordPress platform. You can also help by giving feedback about planned topics.

2020 Incident Reports – Details and Results
In 2020, Community Team received a total of 2 incident reports. Cami Kaos posted a summary of those reports and actions taken.

Tuesday Trainings
With the lead of Cami Kaos, the Community Team has started new Tuesday Trainings post series that shares some tips for event organisers, deputies and tries to answer commonly asked questions. Few latest episodes have clarified the role of WordPress Foundation and WordPress Community Support PBC, tips on how to organize successful discussion groups and materials from the Diverse Speaker Training Working Group.

#community-team, #make-wordpress-org-community

Plugin Review Team Update – 15 February 2021

Delayed due to real life. And a holiday.

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 Status Change Stats

  • Plugins requested : 157
  • Plugins rejected : 9
  • Plugins closed : 92
  • Plugins approved : 78

Plugin Queue Stats (current)

  • Plugins in the queue (new and pending)* : 724
  • → (older than 7 days ago)** : 606
  • → (2021-02-08 – 2021-02-15) : 63
  • → (new; not processed or replied to yet)* : 20
  • → (pending; replied to)* : 704

Helpscout Stats

  • Total Conversations: 402
  • New Conversations: 302
  • Customers: 340
  • Conversations per Day: 44
  • Busiest Day: Monday
  • Email Conversations: 302
  • Messages Received: 473
  • Replies Sent: 644
  • Emails Created: 214
  • Resolved: 243
  • Resolved on First Reply: 27%

#plugins

Themes Team Update: 16 February 2021

Theme directory stats

Currently 81 new parent themes and 19 new child themes are waiting for review. The waiting time is 5 weeks.

In the past 7 days,

  • 259 tickets were opened
  • 300 tickets were closed:
    • 263 tickets were made live.
      • 21 new themes were made live.
      • 242 theme updates were made live.
    • 2 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 33 tickets were not-approved.
    • 4 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of active reviewers this week: 4.

HelpScout Stats

In the past 7 days,

Email Conversations 9
Messages Received 9
Replies Sent 1
Emails Created 0
Resolved 1
Resolved on First Reply 100%

#themes

Themes Team Update: 9 February 2021

Theme directory stats

Currently 83 new parent themes and 24 new child themes are waiting for review. The waiting time is 7 weeks.

In the past 7 days,

  • 428 tickets were opened
  • 487 tickets were closed:
    • 445 tickets were made live.
      • 12 new Themes were made live.
      • 433 Theme updates were made live.
      • 3 more were approved but are waiting to be made live.
    • 28 tickets were not-approved.
    • 14 tickets were closed-newer-version-uploaded.

Number of active reviewers this week: 5.

HelpScout Stats

In the past 7 days,

Email Conversations 14
Messages Received 19
Replies Sent 10
Emails Created 1
Resolved 5
Resolved on First Reply 80%

#themes

2021 Daylight Savings Time Planning


In several weeks, many parts of the world will start or stop the observance of Daylight Saving Time.

  • March 14 – US/CA starts DST
  • March 29 – UK/EU starts DST
  • April 4 – AU ends DST

Team reps, please plan to discuss how and when you will adjust the meeting times. In the past, many teams have kept the current UTC time until the UK started DST, then moved the meeting forward. That might be different for you depending on where your contributors are.

If I’ve missed a DST change, please let me know in the comments!

Plugin Review Team Status – 8 February 2021

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 Status Change Stats

  • Plugins requested : 153
  • Plugins rejected : 13
  • Plugins closed : 95
  • Plugins approved : 53

Plugin Queue Stats (current)

  • Plugins in the queue (new and pending)* : 696
  • → (older than 7 days ago)** : 604
  • → (2021-02-01 – 2021-02-08) : 72
  • → (new; not processed or replied to yet)* : 25
  • → (pending; replied to)* : 671

Helpscout Stats

  • Total Conversations: 393
  • New Conversations: 306
  • Customers: 336
  • Conversations per Day: 49
  • Busiest Day: Tuesday
  • Email Conversations: 306
  • Messages Received: 428
  • Replies Sent: 617
  • Emails Created: 242
  • Resolved: 211
  • Resolved on First Reply: 22%

#plugins

Mobile Team Update – Feb 8th

WordPress iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android version 16.7 is available for testing. Sign up here to join the 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. program on iOS or follow this link on your Android device, tap on Become a beta tester.

Highlights for the last two weeks:

  • 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. Editor: Added support for Audio block, anchors in heading blocks and support for restricting blocks to single instances have been added. 
  • Full Site Editing: Worked on iOS mobile previews and fixed an issue with media uploads with ongoing uploads.
  • Infrastructure: Made progress on composite gutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/-mobile project and tidying up our release scripts. 

#mobile