Howdy! This is a rough draft of the handbook for contributing to WordPress core.

Work here is still in progress. Some pages are only outlines and there are many other topics left to explore.

We’re tracking the progress of this contributor handbook in a spreadsheet. If you’re interested in helping, find someone from the docs team, particularly @samuelsidler (sams on IRC).


If you are a core contributor who wants to help, you can:

  • You can leave comments on any of these pages, which can be incorporated into the main text. Particularly helpful when fixing Jorbin’s typos.
  • Or, write something on your own blog and suggest we include it here.
  • Or, track down a core developer who can give you access to this site.

Random notes on things that need a lot of work: