New Committers: 2021

2021 has sped by with two major releases and a final one underway. These releases are made possible by many coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. committers who actively review and merge contributions (on top of other things). This year six new people were added to that list of committers, so please join me in welcoming and thanking them for their contributions.

First up is David Baumwald (@davidbaumwald). David served as Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. Release LeadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. for releases 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5 and has acted as a mentor throughout the 5.6 and 5.7 releases.  David has also served as a Component Maintainer for Comments.

Our next new committercommitter A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component. is William Patton (@williampatton). William, a self-proclaimed lover of all things sandwich, has been a diligent contributor since 2010 and brought his expertise to the Theme Team and MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress., WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is, and Plugins.

Jonny Harris (@spacedmonkey) has been an active member of the WordPress project since 2009! While Jonny is a professional WordPress developer, he gives back to the project by working in CLICLI Command Line Interface. Terminal (Bash) in Mac, Command Prompt in Windows, or WP-CLI for WordPress. and Core and working as one of our new committers.

Next up is Jeff Ong (@jffng)! Jeff’s introduction to WordPress began in 2013 when he made a blogblog (versus network, site) to document his media art. Fast forward to today, Jeff contributes 40 hours a week to the Themes team. In addition to seeing him in his committer role, you’ll often see his name associated with default themes (looking at you, Twenty Twenty-Two).

If you have visited our SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at #core channel, you will have seen our next committer, Jb Audras (@audrasjb). Jb is a current WordPress Core team representative, is one of the French General Translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. Editors since 2017, has acted as a Widgets and Menus components maintainer, and was an AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( team representative. He has also been a focus lead on WordPress releases 5.3 (accessibility), 5.4 (documentation coordinator), 5.5 (accessibility lead), 5.6 (Core auto-updates wrangler), and 5.7 (documentation lead).

Marius Jensen (@clorith) began his WordPress journey in 2010, and since, his contributions span from bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. to Core to translations. Marius is a warm presence in the support forums and has made a positive impact on the Project with his work on the Site Health feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins., the jQuery upgrade, and is now a Core committer.

Last but certainly not least is the inimitable Tonya Mork (@hellofromtonya). Tonya has been part of WordPress since 2015 and has since been triage lead for WordPress releases 5.6 and 5.7, a team representative for Test, and is now a Core committer!

Please join me in congratulating this excellent cohort of committers! 🎉💫