WordPress Core Components

For the purposes of contributing, WordPress is organized into components. These are well-defined, functional areas of coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. Many contributors take a particular interest in certain areas, whether it is maintaining the HTTP API or improving the Editor. Some components have sub-components like Shortcodes nested under Formatting, or Post Formats nested under Posts.

Many contributors help maintain one or more components. These maintainers are vital to keeping WordPress development running as smoothly as possible. They triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. new tickets, look after existing ones, spearhead or mentor tasks, pitch new ideas, curate roadmaps, and provide feedback to other contributors. Longtime maintainers with a deep understanding of particular areas of core are always seeking to mentor others to impart their knowledge. Read this post to learn more about the maintainer role: What does it mean to be a component maintainer? A refresher.

Want to help? Start following a component! Adjust your notifications here. Feel free to dig into any ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker..

ComponentTickets7 Days0 RepliesMaintainers
Administration358 -133 !!
Bootstrap/Load658 !!
Build/Test Tools17429 !!
Bundled Theme357 +259 !!
Cache API417 !!
Comments18024 !!
Pings/Trackbacks243 !!
Cron API244 !!
Customize20512 !!
Database13744 !!
Date/Time405 !!
Editor381 +269 !!
Autosave187 !!
Quick/Bulk Edit494 !!
TinyMCE113 !!
Export428 !!
External Libraries357 !!
Feeds553 !!
Filesystem API5210 !!
Formatting190 +233 !!
Charset73 !!
Emoji111 !!
Shortcodes4713 !!
General443 -435 !!
Help/About15
HTTP API469 !!
I18N1067 !!
Import6110 !!
Mail4710 !!
Media646 +336 !!
Embeds78 +119 !!
Gallery328 !!
Upload6411 !!
Networks and Sites16228 !!
Options, Meta APIs12235 !!
Permalinks12426 !!
Canonical8215 !!
Rewrite Rules8922 !!
Plugins234 +135 !!
Posts, Post Types400 -176 !!
Post Formats155 !!
Post Thumbnails164 !!
Revisions36 -12 !!
Privacy91 +14 !!
Query234 -155 !!
REST API118 +122 !!
Application Passwords11 +1
Script Loader86 -121 !!
Security67 +19 !!
Site Health95
Sitemaps203 !!
Taxonomy22652 !!
Themes23334 !!
Menus16714 !!
Widgets16620 !!
Toolbar35
Upgrade/Install25038 !!
Users27158 !!
Login and Registration143 -127 !!
Role/Capability7217 !!
XML-RPC34