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Wordcamp Uk 2008

  1. 1. Getting Involved with WordPress Peter Westwood “westi” http://blog.ftwr.co.uk
  2. 2. A little bit about me <ul><li>WordPress.org user since February 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress.org Lead Developer since July 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>WordPress is a hobby! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Different ways of getting involved </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translation </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Development <ul><li>Fixing bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Writing new features </li></ul><ul><li>Triaging bugs </li></ul><ul><li>Writing code documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Writing unit tests </li></ul>
  5. 5. Documentation and Testing <ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing code documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing end-user documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Testing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing unit tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing patches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Testing beta releases and release candidates </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Support <ul><li>Helping out on the .org forums </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A large variety or questions! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. trac.wordpress.org
  8. 8. What it is.... <ul><li>The central hub for WordPress development </li></ul><ul><li>Used for tracking changes to the core code </li></ul><ul><li>“The rules” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can create a ticket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can work on a ticket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anyone can edit a ticket </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Making the best use of it... <ul><li>Finding things to work on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using keywords </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reporter-feedback, has-patch, needs-patch, needs-testing, 2nd-opinion, dev-feedback, tested, commit, needs-patch, needs-unit-tests, needs-doc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asking! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>#wordpress-dev on irc.freenode.net </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. codex.wordpress.org
  11. 11. WordPress unit test suite <ul><li>The beginnings of a comprehensive unit test suite. </li></ul><ul><li>https://svn.automattic.com/wordpress-tests/ </li></ul>
  12. 12. WordPress xref http://sandbox.ftwr.co.uk/wp/
  13. 13. WordPress phpDoc http://sandbox.ftwr.co.uk/doc/
  14. 14. GSOC <ul><li>Get more open source code created and released for the benefit of all; </li></ul><ul><li>Inspire young developers to begin participating in open source development; </li></ul><ul><li>Help open source projects identify and bring in new developers and committers; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide students in Computer Science and related fields the opportunity to do work related to their academic pursuits; </li></ul><ul><li>Give students more exposure to real-world software development scenarios (e.g., distributed development, software licensing questions, mailing-list etiquette). </li></ul>
  15. 15. mailing lists <ul><li>A large variety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>wp-hackers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wp-testers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wp-docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wp-polygots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wp-xmlrpc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wp-pro </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wp-trac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>wp-svn </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. crazyhorse
  17. 17. Questions?

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