The weekly WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. developer chats take place on Wednesdays at 20:00 UTC in the #core channel on Slack. These chats generally last one hour.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss core WordPress development. This is a working product team meeting, not an open town hall or Q&A session. The focus is on technical issues and 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. scheduling, and the players are the people who are working on patches for the active core development cycle. Anyone is welcome to attend to keep up with what’s going on in core, but the agenda is generally limited to discussion by active contributors.

Most dev chats begin with a status update from the lead developers, the ui group, and any contributor who is officially assigned to a development task by the lead developers. When that is complete, we address agenda items that have been suggested on the weekly agenda post, with priority given to issues that are holding back development of approved tasks for the current development cycle.

If you are working on a patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. for the current release cycle, you are welcome to request a spot on the agenda if you have a concern or need some group brainstorming that has not been adequately addressed by the TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.. If your suggested item is not relevant/not about something going on in the current dev cycle, it will not makemake A collection of P2 blogs at, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). it onto the meeting agenda as there is usually a more suitable venue to discuss it.

Time permitting, the dev chat usually ends with an open floor for anyone to bring up any tickets they are looking for additional feedback on.

The proposed agenda is usually made available 24 hours before the weekly meeting so people can review it and decide if there are topics they are interested in attending to discuss.