Preparing for Contributor Day at WCUS 2023

WordCamp US 2023 will be holding a Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. on August 24, 2023 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA. This is a perfect opportunity to attend Contributor Day on August 24, 2023 and join the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. table in person or online on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

🕰️ New contributor orientation will begin at 8:30 AM at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US. Returning contributors are invited to join at 9:30 AM.

If you are wanting to join in remotely and work on tickets, WordCamp US is welcoming remote contributors from 10:00 AM. Information on Contributor Day can be found on the Make WordPress Slack channel:

How to prepare to be productive at Contributor Day

In advance of the Contributor Day, it is recommended that contributors:

  • Create WordPress account and join the Make WordPress Slack – some help information is available on The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization.
  • Prepare the local environment
  • And don’t be afraid that someone will take your ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. and solve it first, there are more than 8,000 tickets. There are plenty of choices for everyone, and opportunities to collaborate with others. For example, open your new WordPress 6.3 and find the Get Involved tab of the About page. The number of people who worked on this one is around 50.

For more information, see the previous and more detailed post on this topic prepared by Abha Thakor, Jonathan Desrosiers and other contributors to the Core Team.

💡 If you have wished to contribute to WordPress Core, but were not sure how to begin and were telling yourself: “Oh, well, possibly next time”, then this could be your time to get involved. Join the core tables in person or remotely, and seasoned contributors will help you start enjoying working with the code. It is poetry!

Beyond the code there are many different ways to contribute. Follow the links below for the Core-Test team and the Core-Performance team, which will be at WordCamp US Contributor Day. Details of other Core teams at WCUS are being finalized and will be linked from this post.

Thank you to @oglekler, @webcommsat, @marybaum, @desrosj, and all that contributed content and resources linked from this post.

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