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Get Involved — WordPress

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WordPress Community Summit 2017

Whether you’re a budding developer, a designer, or just like helping out, we’re always looking for people to help make WordPress even better.

If you want to get involved in WordPress, this is the place to be. We’ve got blogs for each contributor group, general news, and upcoming events.

There are many different ways for you to get involved with WordPress:

Core

The core team makes WordPress. Whether you’re a seasoned PHP developer or are just learning to code, we’d love to have you on board. You can write code, fix bugs, debate decisions, and help with development.

Learn more about Core »

Weekly chats: Wednesdays @ 20:00 UTC

#core on Slack

Design

The design group is focused on the designing and developing the user interface. It’s a home for designers and UXers alike. There are regular discussions about mockups, design, and user testing.

Learn more about Design »

Weekly chats: Wednesdays @ 17:00 UTC

#design on Slack

Mobile

The mobile team builds the iOS and Android apps. Lend them your Java, Objective-C, or Swift skills. The team also needs designers, UX experts, and testers to give users an smooth experience on every device.

Learn more about Mobile »

Accessibility

The a11y group provides accessibility expertise across the project. They make sure that WordPress core and all of WordPress’ resources are accessible.

Learn more about Accessibility »

Weekly chats: Mondays @ 15:00 UTC

#accessibility on Slack

Polyglots

WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. If you’re a polyglot, help out by translating WordPress into your own language. You can also assist with creating the tools that make translations easier.

Learn more about Polyglots »

Weekly chats: Wednesdays @ 10:00 UTC

#polyglots on Slack

Support

Answering a question in the support forums or IRC is one of the easiest ways to start contributing. Everyone knows the answer to something! This blog is the place for discussion of issues around support.

Learn more about Support »

Weekly chats: Thursdays @ 17:00 UTC

#forums on Slack

Documentation

Good documentation lets people help themselves when they get stuck. The docs team is responsible for creating documentation and is always on the look-out for writers. The blog has discussion around the team’s current projects.

Learn more about Documentation »

Weekly chats: Thursdays @ 18:00 UTC

#docs on Slack

Themes

The Theme Review Team reviews and approves every Theme submitted to the WordPress Theme repository. Reviewing Themes sharpens your own Theme development skills. You can help out and join the discussion on the blog.

Learn more about Themes »

Weekly chats: Tuesdays @ 18:00 UTC

#themereview on Slack

Plugins

If you are a Plugin developer, subscribe to the Plugin review team blog to keep up with the latest updates, find resources, and learn about any issues around Plugin development.

Learn more about Plugins »

Community

If you’re interested in organizing a meetup or a WordCamp, the community blog is a great place to get started. There are groups working to support events, to create outreach and training programs, and generally support the community.

Learn more about Community »

Meta

The Meta team makes WordPress.org, provides support, and builds tools for use by all the contributor groups. If you want to help make WordPress.org better, sign up for updates from the Meta blog.

Learn more about Meta »

Training

The training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in a live workshop environment. If you enjoy teaching people how to use and build stuff for WordPress, immediately stop what you’re doing and join our team!

Learn more about Training »

Weekly chats: Tuesdays @ 19:00 UTC

#training on Slack

Test

The Test team patrols flow across the entire WordPress ecosystem on every device we have at hand. We test, document, and report on the WordPress user experience. Through continuous dogfooding and visual records, we understand not only what is wrong, but also what is right. We immerse ourselves in the context of what we are making and champion user experience.

Learn more about Test »

TV

The TV team reviews and approves every video submitted to WordPress.tv. They also help WordCamps with video post-production and are responsible for the captioning and subtitling of published videos. Reviewing videos is a great way to learn about WordPress and help the community: experience is not required to get involved.

Learn more about TV »

Weekly chats: Thursdays @ 17:00 UTC

#wptv on Slack

Marketing

Our vision for the Marketing Team is to be the go-to resource for strategy and content for other WordPress teams.

Learn more about Marketing »

Weekly chats: Wednesdays @ 15:00 UTC

#marketing on Slack

CLI

WP-CLI is the official command line tool for interacting with and managing your WordPress sites.

Learn more about CLI »

Weekly chats: Tuesdays @ 1600 UTC

#cli on Slack

Hosting

We collaborate here on best hosting practices and tools for the community. If you have experience hosting WordPress, we’d love to have you join us!

Learn more about Hosting »

Weekly chats: Wednesdays @ 17:00 UTC

#hosting-community on Slack

Tide

Tide is a series of automated tests run against every plugin and theme in the directory and then displays PHP compatibility and test errors/warnings in the directory.

Learn more about Tide »

Weekly chats: Tuesdays @ 2200 UTC

#tide on Slack

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