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
Administration368 +457 !!
Options, Meta APIs108 +226 !!
Permalinks10323 !!
Rewrite Rules8621 !!
Canonical688 !!
Plugins202 +328 !!
Posts, Post Types365 +260 !!
Post Formats144 !!
Post Thumbnails163 !!
Revisions486 !!
Privacy938 !!
Query197 -247 !!
REST API122 +211 !!
Script Loader7016 !!
Security453 !!
Site Health493 !!
Taxonomy20050 !!
Themes18812 !!
Menus1505 !!
Widgets1264 !!
Toolbar474 !!
Upgrade/Install208 +137 !!
Users259 +155 !!
Role/Capability63 +114 !!
Login and Registration129 -123 !!
Networks and Sites13815 !!
Media548
Upload58 -110 !!
Embeds62 +211 !!
Gallery324 !!
Bootstrap/Load63 -17 !!
Build/Test Tools107 +124 !!
Bundled Theme217 +568 !!
Cache API34 +15 !!
Comments166 -311 !!
Pings/Trackbacks25 +16 !!
Cron API21 +11 !!
Customize21414 !!
Database10132 !!
Date/Time203 !!
Editor305 +596 !!
Quick/Bulk Edit48 +15 !!
TinyMCE51 !!
Autosave166 !!
Mail45 +28 !!
Export347 !!
External Libraries31 +12 !!
Feeds495 !!
Filesystem API42 +17 !!
Formatting150 -228 !!
Shortcodes3812 !!
Charset72 !!
Emoji6
General473 -12148 !!
Help/About12
HTTP API34 -19 !!
I18N89 -26 !!
Import588 !!
XML-RPC35 +11 !!