Getting involved: Help Make WordPress


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The WordPress project is 100% user driven and depends on volunteers to make it all happen. From the core code to documentation ... translation to support ... plugins to themes ... WordCamps and Meetups - - everything that happens around the WordPress.Org project happens because of users who volunteer their time. WordPress is 100% free for all of us to use to run our web sites; run our businesses in some cases - why not consider taking some time out of your day to give back and volunteer some of your time to WordPress?

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Getting involved: Help Make WordPress

  1. 1. GETTING INVOLVED. Help Make WordPress. Thursday, August 22, 13
  2. 2. About Your Presenter: Lisa Sabin-Wilson Lisa Sabin-Wilson Author of books. Designer of sites. Lover of WordPress. @LisaSabinWilson ✤ Wisconsin (Go Pack!) ✤ WordPress user since 2003 ✤ Author since 2006 ✤ Twitter: @LisaSabinWilson ✤ Thursday, August 22, 13
  3. 3. WordPress For Dummies WordPress For Dummies WordPress All In One WordPress Web Design For Dummies Thursday, August 22, 13
  4. 4. WordPress: Open Source Software (OSS) The self-hosted version of WordPress (.Org) is 100% volunteer driven. How can you get involved? Thursday, August 22, 13
  5. 5. 2 KINDS OF WORDPRESS USERS Thursday, August 22, 13
  6. 6. Just WORK! Wants to publish content. Does not really care about the code base. Does not want to get involved in the community. Probably doesn’t even know a community exists. Thursday, August 22, 13
  7. 7. HOW does it work? Wants to publish content. Possibly a designer or developer. Maybe an aspiring entrepreneur. Wants to get involved in some way. Thursday, August 22, 13
  8. 8. You fall into the second group Thursday, August 22, 13
  9. 9. Who can do it? Developers Designers Writers Helpers Testers Event Organizers Thursday, August 22, 13
  10. 10. Coders Non-Coders everyone in between Thursday, August 22, 13
  11. 11. MAKEWORDPRESS.ORG Thursday, August 22, 13
  12. 12. For Devlopers... Proficient in PHP, JavaScript, jQuery Knowledge of WP actions, hooks & filters Get Started Resources Core Contributor Handbook Make Core (official discussion on core development) Submit a patch submitting-a-patch/ Weekly developer chats developer-chats/ Thursday, August 22, 13
  13. 13. For Developers... iOS,Android,Windows Phone & Blackberry Get Started Resources WP Mobile Handbook WordPress Apps (official development blog) Thursday, August 22, 13
  14. 14. For Developers... Get involved in WordPress plugins & join the discussion around WordPress plugins. Get Started Resources WordPress Plugins (official developer blog) Thursday, August 22, 13
  15. 15. For Designers... Designers interested in getting involved in the User Interface (UI) part of the WordPress platform. Get Started Resources UI Design and Development Group WordPress UI Style Guide WordPress CSS Coding Standards coding-standards/css/ Thursday, August 22, 13
  16. 16. For Writers... Documentation is vital to any software project. Get Started Resources Documentation Group WordPress Codex Contributions contributing-to-the-wordpress-codex/ Getting Started with the Codex Codex:Contributing#First_Things_First Thursday, August 22, 13
  17. 17. For Polyglots... WordPress in any language? SURE - help make it happen! Get Started Resources Translation Teams Translators Handbook (Draft) handbook-draft/ WordPress InYour Language WordPress_in_Your_Language Thursday, August 22, 13
  18. 18. For Helpers... You can start helping in the WordPress Support forums today! Get Started Resources WordPress Support Forums WordPress.Org Registration Thursday, August 22, 13
  19. 19. For Early Adopters... Test beta versions of WordPress and report bugs Get Started Resources Beta Tester Plugin tester/ How to Report a Bug WordPress Trac Thursday, August 22, 13
  20. 20. For Community ... WordCamps. WP MeetUps. Attend. Volunteer. Speak. Organize. Get Started Resources WordPress Events Blog Official WordCamp Website Become an Organizer organizer/ Help Plan WordCamps Thursday, August 22, 13
  21. 21. HELP MAKE WORDPRESS. @LisaSabinWilson - Thursday, August 22, 13