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 the bug tracker.
If you want to contribute to WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., you need to have a local installLocal InstallA local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer. of WordPress on your computer to break, play with, and develop with. A local WordPress install allows you to create/test patches, find/fix bugs, and help develop/test new features during a release cycle.
There are two steps to installing WordPress on your computer for contributing to core:
Choose and install a local server
Install WordPress trunktrunkA directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision.
Installing the latest nightly release from a zip file will allow you to beta test the code, and contribute 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. reports. However, if you want to contribute patches along with those bug reports, you’ll need to install a version-controlled copy of WordPress trunk.
SVNSVNSubversion, the popular version control system (VCS) by the Apache project, used by WordPress to manage changes to its codebase. and GitGitGit is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. Most modern plugin and theme development is being done with this version control system. https://git-scm.com/. are both version control systems. You’ll become very familiar with them when you are contributing to core.
Subversion (SVN) is the official 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 used by the WordPress Project.
For those who prefer working with Git, a mirror of the SVN repository is hosted on GitHub. You can make a pull request on GitHubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/, but please make sure there is a corresponding TracticketticketCreated for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. open and link your pull request to it.