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
Administration368 -334 !!
Bootstrap/Load65 +38 !!
Build/Test Tools175 +530 !!
Bundled Theme341 +662 !!
Cache API43 +17 !!
Comments178 -124 !!
Pings/Trackbacks255 !!
Cron API25 +15 !!
Customize20612 !!
Database13844 !!
Date/Time425 !!
Editor375 +670 !!
Autosave187 !!
Quick/Bulk Edit473 !!
TinyMCE103 !!
Export417 !!
External Libraries344 !!
Feeds553 !!
Filesystem API5110 !!
Formatting186 +334 !!
Charset83 !!
Emoji112 !!
Shortcodes47 -113 !!
General446 -134 !!
Help/About142 !!
HTTP API4510 !!
I18N107 +28 !!
Import6210 !!
Mail479 !!
Media644 -332 !!
Embeds79 -119 !!
Gallery398 !!
Upload6511 !!
Networks and Sites163 +131 !!
Options, Meta APIs120 +235 !!
Permalinks12426 !!
Canonical8215 !!
Rewrite Rules9022 !!
Plugins232 +134 !!
Posts, Post Types400 +176 !!
Post Formats155 !!
Post Thumbnails16 +14 !!
Revisions362 !!
Privacy914 !!
Query228 +254 !!
REST API121 -122 !!
Application Passwords10 -1
Script Loader8721 !!
Security66 -19 !!
Site Health92 +31 !!
Sitemaps204 !!
Taxonomy225 -152 !!
Themes229 -131 !!
Menus168 +116 !!
Widgets16619 !!
Toolbar36
Upgrade/Install24937 !!
Users274 +361 !!
Login and Registration14529 !!
Role/Capability7117 !!
XML-RPC35