Join the WordPress community.

Sign up for a The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. account

  1. Sign up for a account at
  2. You will receive an email with your username
  3. Click the link in the email to set your password and your account details.
  4. You will be logged in to your account

Join the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

  1. Visit
  2. Scroll to the section “Joining the WordPress team on Slack”.
  3. Click the link that says “I understand. Let’s get started.”
  4. You will be taken to the Slack login webpage.
  5. Enter your username as your “email” with the pre-filled subdomain
  6. Check your email for a confirmation from Slack. (The email will be automatically forwarded to the email address for your account.)
  7. In the confirmation email, click the “Confirm email” link.
  8. You will be taken to a Slack webpage to set your password.
  9. Add your name and select a new password for your Slack account.
  10. You will be logged in to Making WordPress Slack on your browser.

Once you’re in Making WordPress Slack

  • You will automatically be added to the #announcements, #coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., and #slack-help channels.
  • If you have not yet found the MakeWP team you’d like to contribute to, visit and take the Find Your Team questionnaire.
  • To join a specific Make team channel, click “Browse all channels” and browse or type in your chosen team name.
  • To view descriptions of each team, their meeting times, and their specific Slack channels, visit

This video takes you through the steps of setting up your account in multiple languages:

Important notes

  • You only need one account to contribute to any team or use any features.
  • The “” account is automatically created when you sign up for a Slack account. It will forward to your main email.
  • If you cannot find the emails from or Slack, check your spam/junk folders.
  • If you do not receive the email or you are being blocked from signing up, send an email to

Want to keep learning about WordPress? Explore all of the MakeWP Teams, get the latest WordPress project news, or find a WordCamp near you.