Take part in Hacktoberfest 2023 by contributing to the Training Team

Hacktoberfest is an annual worldwide event held during the month of October. The event encourages interested individuals to contribute to open-source projects by having 4 pull requests (PRs) accepted on GitHubGitHub GitHub 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/ and GitLab repositories.

Since 2022, Hacktoberfest has allowed non-code contributions to count towards the 4 required PRs. meaning that things like documentation updates, meeting agendas, and content creation can also count towards participation for Hacktoberfest.

So join us in working on 4 GitHub issues on the Learn WordPress repository, and take part in the fun.

How to participate

  1. Visit the Hacktoberfest website and register your GitHub account
  2. Find an open issue labeled hacktoberfest that you’d like to work on. If you find an issue that interests you and does not already have a hacktoberfest label, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @psykro and we will add it for you
  3. Create a pull request linking the issue you are working on.
  4. Remember, to complete Hacktoberfest, you need 4 accepted/merged Pull Requests. So only open one pull request per issue you are working on.

New to Learn WordPress

We have a detailed getting started guide, which includes all the information you might need to know about contributing to this project. Please read through it and select your area of contribution.

It may also help you to read our help doc on how we use Github as a project.

If you are planning to contribute with code, you can read all about our local development environment, which is based on Docker, in the project readme.

Code contributions

Found a bug you’d like to fix? Create new a pull request which includes the required changes and a link to the issue.

Please read the Code Contributions guide on creating new Pull Requests

Non-code contributions

Learn.WordPress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/ has many non-code areas of contribution, including (but not limited to) creating, reviewing, editing, or translating content, updating documentation, drafting meeting recap notes, and more.

Hacktoberfest also supports non-code contributions, so if you’re working in any of these areas, you can also take part.

To facilitate creating a pull request for these contributions, we have created the hacktoberfest-2023.md file. You can use this file to create the pull request for your work, to take part in Hacktoberfest.

Instructions to create your pull request are in the file.

Still not sure how to get started?

Here is a quick video guide on the process:

Need help

If you have any questions or need any help, please comment on this issue in GitHub or in the #training team SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.