WordPress Core Components

For the purposes of contributing, WordPress is organized into a few dozen components. These are well-defined, functional areas of core. 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 triage 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. Want to help? Start following a component! Adjust your notifications here. Feel free to dig into any ticket.

ComponentTickets7 Days0 RepliesMaintainers
Bootstrap/Load372 !!
Build/Test Tools64 +316 !!
Bundled Theme37 +48 !!
Cache API273 !!
Comments118 -115 !!
Pings/Trackbacks215 !!
Cron API291 !!
Customize206 +55 !!
Database53 -213 !!
Date/Time432 !!
Editor112 +211 !!
Autosave83 !!
Press This121 !!
Quick/Bulk Edit455 !!
TinyMCE92 +27 !!
Export318 !!
External Libraries25 -12 !!
Feeds35
Filesystem API345 !!
Formatting137 +120 !!
Charset72 !!
Emoji92 !!
Shortcodes29 -16 !!
General260 -1087 !!
Help/About9 -1
HTTP API255 !!
I18N547 !!
Import548 !!
Mail336 !!
Media32044 !!
Embeds332 !!
Gallery25 -15 !!
Upload4911 !!
Networks and Sites89 +18 !!
Options, Meta APIs76 -111 !!
Permalinks8110 !!
Canonical52 +23 !!
Rewrite Rules55 +111 !!
Plugins12911 !!
Posts, Post Types250 +243 !!
Post Formats10
Post Thumbnails81 !!
Revisions241 !!
Query113 +117 !!
REST API57 +22 !!
Script Loader439 !!
Taxonomy138 +124 !!
Themes14629 !!
Menus137 +16 !!
Widgets107 +27 !!
Toolbar292 !!
Upgrade/Install128 -112 !!
Users163 +426 !!
Login and Registration9716 !!
Role/Capability426 !!
XML-RPC34 -17 !!