[theme-reviewers] Contribution day pack and resources for theme reviews

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Sat Jun 21 12:03:30 UTC 2014

Hi Morgan,

Given the current state of the queue, you should have your pick. All I ask
is that any tickets that get assigned for a Contributor Day get put fully
through the review process.

I'm not sure exactly what your plans for the CD are, but here's one way I'd
envision a really useful one:

1. Prerequisite: everyone has a fresh, hosted or local WordPress
installation ready and available to use for Theme Review.
2. 30-60 minutes: walk everyone through how to set up a Review environment,
and how to join the TRT
3. Request/claim a Priority #3/4 review ticket (you can show them where to
request, but if the person leading the CD has Reviewer privileges, you can
just assign yourself one to expedite the process - or as we discussed
before, just request one the day before, to be used for the CD)
4. Have all participants install the Theme from the selected ticket.
5. 30-60 minutes: walk through the review process for a new Theme
6. Request/claim a Priority #1 review ticket
7. 10-15 minutes: walk through review process for a Theme update

The key to making it useful as a group exercise is having everyone install
the Theme, and review it together. Help them poke through the files and
verify licenses, look at ThemeURI/AuthorURI and make sure they're
appropriate, look at header.php/footer.php/functions.php code and look for
issues - basically, spend a long time in the code, before turning to Theme
Check and the TUT.

I will do my best to try to find some free time in the evenings this week
to rewrite my guide to reviewing Themes.



On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 6:29 AM, Morgan Feeney <info at morganfeeney.com>

> Hi Guys
> Not a bad idea.
> I would like to take this opportunity to ask the review admins if they
> could allocate some themes ready for the Contributor day taking place in
> Manchester UK on 29th June UK time. I remember at the last contributor day
> I discussed this idea with Chip and he mentioned I gave a heads-up for the
> next one so themes could be ready to be allocated and done quickly as a
> small team of us will be ready and waiting to contribute.
> I’ll be guiding people through the process of setting people up on the
> mailing list, and requesting themes for review. Although I haven’t put any
> themes through I’ve been through the process up to the point where I closed
> a ticket after reviewing and submitting my comments (oops) instead of
> leaving it open for the theme dev to get back to me (lesson learnt there).
> So hey there Chip! Can we do this?
> Regards
> *Morgan Feeney*
> Lead Designer
> info at morganfeeney.com | 07984 476605
> www.morganfeeney.com
> On 21 Jun 2014, at 11:55, Mario Peshev <mario at peshev.net> wrote:
> I've set something like that for WordCamp Porto last year:
> https://gist.github.com/mpeshev/7397609
> I was also looking for some starters guide that's acceptable for new
> contributors - having the gist of everything plus handy links around.
> Mario Peshev
> WordPress Architect and Consultant
> http://www.linkedin.com/in/mpeshev
> http://peshev.net
> On Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 12:43 AM, John Wilson <mail at johnwilsononline.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Tammie,
>> I agree. I've only managed a couple of reviews so far and have kind of
>> being winging it as I go along. I've made a couple of errors along the way,
>> part of the learning curve I guess, like closing tickets too soon. Luckily
>> this has been cleared up in recent messages so know what I'm doing now.
>> I didn't think it was easy to find details of how to get started, the
>> process and the correct format reviews should be delivered when first
>> starting out. I relied (and still do) on Chip's write up from 2011. This
>> said to close the ticket, not mentioning allowing for a developer response,
>> hence my mistake first time around.
>> I think there's great help out there if you can find it, but an up to
>> date, central hub for the theme review process and some solid guidelines &
>> resources would really help, especially on Contributor days so new theme
>> reviewers can quickly & easily get to grips with the process in the few
>> hours they have together with other reviewers.
>> Once I have a few more reviews under my belt, I would happily volunteer
>> some of my time to help work on such a resource alongside any other
>> volunteers.
>> See you at the Manchester WordCamp & contributor day hopefully.
>> John
>> Sent from my iPad
>> > On 20 Jun 2014, at 19:29, Tammie Lister <karmatosed at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > I've now lead a few contribution days for themes and I think one thing
>> that would really help would be some kind of pack and resources. I may be
>> totally off track and not seeing this somewhere, if I am wrong and this
>> exists please let me know as that would be great.
>> >
>> > From what I can see, the information is around it's just in a lot of
>> places.
>> >
>> > Things we may want to have on hand are also a collection of themes
>> people could jump into. Some way that this can happen without a reviewer
>> present. Just thinking out loud, I'm sure there are a number of things we
>> could have ready as a pack for contribution day.
>> >
>> > What do people think of having a resource / section dedicated to this?
>> >
>> > Regards
>> > Tammie Lister
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