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
Administration393 +246 !!
Bootstrap/Load68 +18 !!
Build/Test Tools240 +130 !!
Bundled Theme227 -17
Cache API495 !!
Comments200 +229 !!
Pings/Trackbacks293 !!
Cron API262 !!
Customize20213 !!
Database15952 !!
Date/Time45 -14 !!
Editor587 +20127 !!
Autosave189 !!
Quick/Bulk Edit43 -11 !!
TinyMCE143 !!
Export4913 !!
External Libraries331 !!
Feeds647 !!
Filesystem API443 !!
Formatting207 +141 !!
Charset83 !!
Emoji10
Shortcodes5414 !!
General650 -996 !!
Help/About161 !!
HTML API121 !!
HTTP API4713 !!
I18N81 +14 !!
Import6211 !!
Interactivity API1 -1
Mail5215 !!
Media599 -126 !!
Embeds8419 !!
Gallery3412 !!
Upload72 +114 !!
Networks and Sites175 +132 !!
Options, Meta APIs14445 !!
Permalinks130 -128 !!
Canonical8314 !!
Rewrite Rules9324 !!
Plugins26940 !!
Posts, Post Types436 +594 !!
Post Formats12 -13 !!
Post Thumbnails164 !!
Revisions37 -14 !!
Privacy984 !!
Query253 -164 !!
REST API14328 !!
Application Passwords16
Script Loader97 +129 !!
Security92 +322 !!
Site Health106 +17 !!
Sitemaps215 !!
Taxonomy24656 !!
Themes255 -131 !!
Menus187 +126 !!
Widgets17932 !!
Toolbar28
Upgrade/Install261 +119 !!
Users29264 !!
Login and Registration147 +319 !!
Role/Capability7313 !!
XML-RPC33