The WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team is responsible for setting the direction of the WordPress project and developing every bit of code that ships with WordPress.

In this section, you’ll learn more about how the project is organized, the philosophies that WordPress has adopted over time, and how the core team communicates.

Additionally, a large portion of this section discusses how the release cycle works, from start to finish, including pages that detail the process for features as plugins, how WordPress “numbers” each version, steps involved with updating the bundled themes (which takes place each releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.), and how to release minor versions of WordPress.

Lastly, in this section you’ll learn more about how WordPress is licensed and how to get started contributing to WordPress.

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