The WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. development team builds WordPress! Follow this site for general updates, status reports, and the occasional code debate. There’s lots of ways to contribute:
Found a bugbugA bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority.?Create a ticket in our bug tracker.
The time to document ALL THE HOOKSHooksIn WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. used throughout coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. is nigh.
At the bottom is a list of every file in core that has a call to either do_action() or apply_filters(). Files with a checkmark have been patched and are considered completed. Files marked with (username #xxxxx) are already claimed, and being worked on.
Directly below is the process we’re attempting to make sure each of these files can get patched swiftly with no duplicated nor wasted efforts.
How to contribute:
Check the list first to make sure the file you want to work on hasn’t already been claimed.
Update your local WordPress SVN or GitGitGit is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. Most modern plugin and theme development is being done with this version control system. https://git-scm.com/. repo (use git pull) to the latest version of WordPress trunktrunkA directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. (currently 3.9-alpha).
Format the title as “Hooks Docs: path/to/file.php”.
The Type should be “defect (bugbugA bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority.)”.
Assign the ticketticketCreated for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. to the component the file is associated with.
Leave the Version blank.
Add the docs focus.
Edit the file, and make a patchpatchA special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing.. Please make sure you create the patch from the root directory of your WordPress SVNSVNSubversion, the popular version control system (VCS) by the Apache project, used by WordPress to manage changes to its codebase. or Git checkout.
Upload your patch to the TracTracAn open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticket you created, and add the keyword “has-patch”.
*Note: We strongly encourage you to work on very few files at a time. In many cases, one at a time is probably best. In some cases it may make sense to tackle several at once. The important thing is that you realize your edits should be made and patched swiftly so that they aren’t invalidated by (or don’t invalidate) another patch. It’s also important to note that we’re working with a small time-table, and need to be able to claim, edit, patch quickly — which is hard to do if someone were to lay claim to 20 files at a time, and then sit on them for a few days.
Determining the since version for hooks
The recommended tool to use when searching for the version something was added to WordPress is svn blame. An additional resource for hooks is the WordPress Hooks Database. If, after using these tools, the version number cannot be determined, use @since Unknown.
Note: All @since tags should follow the three digit x.x.x format, unless it was ported from MU. Anything ported over from WPMU should use @since MU. Existing @since MU tags should not be changed.
Keeping Discussions Focused:
Any discussion about the specifics of a patch itself should happen on Trac. Any discussion about the broader scope of what we’re trying to do should take place during the weekly Inline Docsinline docs(phpdoc, docblock, xref) meeting on Wednesdays at 19:00 UTC in #wordpress-sfd.
Files needing patches:
Checked files are completed, marked files are claimed
wp-admin/edit-tagtagA directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.)-form.php (props @nicolealleyinteractivecom, @kpdesign)
wp-admin/includes/class-wp-pluginPluginA 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-install-list-table.php (props @naomicbush)
wp-admin/includes/metaMetaMeta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.-boxes.php (props @SpencerFinnell, @drewapicture)
wp-includes/categoryCategoryThe 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging.-template.php (props @drewapicture, @kpdesign)