The WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. development team builds WordPress! Follow this site for general updates, status reports, and the occasional code debate. There’s lots of ways to contribute:
Found a bugbugA bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority.?Create a ticket in our bug tracker.
First, if you have found a bugbugA bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. in WordPress, please make sure you report it. Please search Trac first to see if the bug has already been reported before creating a new ticketticketCreated for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker..
Once you’ve either found an existing TracTracAn open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticket or created a new ticket for the bug, you can get to work.
If you want to help, but don’t know which bugs to fix, review the Finding Bugs to Fix section below.
WordPress uses Subversion for source control. You will want to check out a working copy of WordPress using a Subversion client (such as Tortoise SVNSVNSubversion, the popular version control system (VCS) by the Apache project, used by WordPress to manage changes to its codebase. on Windows, using the command line on Mac and Linux). For more, read the Subversion article.
One of the many benefits to using a version controlversion controlA version control system keeps track of the source code and revisions to the source code. WordPress uses Subversion (SVN) for version control, with Git mirrors for most repositories. system is that you can create a simple text file, called a patch, that shows exactly what you’ve changed – the lines of codeLines of CodeLines of code. This is sometimes used as a poor metric for developer productivity, but can also have other uses. you added, modified, and removed. A patch is also called a diff, for differences.
If you are not familiar with how WordPress is written and organized, read the article on the WordPress Codebase.
Once you’ve figured out how to fix the bug by modifying WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. files, you should create a patch. Review the Creating a Patch documentation.
Once you’ve created a patch, upload it to the Trac ticket using the Attach file button, and add has-patch to the workflow keywords. Please don’t overwrite any existing, previous patches.
Look through the ticket report for “early” tickets. These tickets have been marked by contributing developers as needing attention early in the WordPress release cycle. Generally, this means a trusted core contributor has shown interest in it, “blessing” the ticket to a certain extent.
Look through the Awaiting Review report. These tickets have not yet been slated for the next release of WordPress, but if a developer takes an interest in it, that can change.
The WordPress development team has daily discussions on bug triagetriageThe act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors., and weekly project meetings. For dates and times, see the sidebarSidebarA sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. on Make WordPress Core.