FAQ

What does WordPress design encompass? What does WordPress design encompass?

WordPress design encompasses a couple different territories:

  • The interface and experience design of the WordPress software itself
  • The interface and experience design of official WordPress.org plugins
  • The WordPress.org website, and its various subsections like Make, the Devhub, the Support forums, etc.
  • Promotional and marketing materials for WordPress, in collaboration with the Marketing and Community teams

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What should I do if I have a design suggestion? What should I do if I have a design suggestion?

If you have a design suggestion for any part of the WordPress project, you can do one of the following:

  • Jump into the #design channel on Making WordPress Slack and suggest it; one of the design team reps will chat with you about your suggestion and steer you towards somewhere permanent to record your suggestion.
  • If it is related to the design of the WordPress software itself, report it as an “enhancement” or “feature request” on WordPress Core Trac. Learn more about making a Core Trac ticket on the Areas to Contribute page.
  • If it is about the design of the WordPress.org website, or a similar non-software part of the WordPress project, create a new ticket on WordPress Meta Trac.

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  • If it is related to the design of the WordPress software itself, report it as a “bug” on WordPress Core Trac. Learn more about making a Core Trac ticket on the Areas to Contribute page.
  • If the bug is on the WordPress.org website, or a similar non-software part of the WordPress project, create a new ticket on WordPress Meta Trac.

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What software do I need to contribute? What software do I need to contribute?

Nothing but your brain!

However, members of the design team recommend:

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Who makes the final call on design issues? Who makes the final call on design issues?

Within core focuses, the focus’ Design Leads make the final call. For components and other topics outside of focuses, the Project Leads have the final call.