Contributing to WordPress

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Contributing to WordPress

  1. 1. Contributing Back to WordPress Mario Peshev @no_fear_inc WordPress Engineer DevWP.eu
  2. 2. About Me • WordPress Engineer and Consultant • DevirX CTO • @no_fear_inc • Trainer and consultant • WPBGUG organizer • Java/PHP/Python background
  3. 3. What is Contribution?
  4. 4. Teaching is Educational Trainers have practical background Materials need theoretical research as well On-site questions and discussionscover edge cases
  5. 5. I can’t contribute because I’m not too good for Core
  6. 6. Myths • The only WordPress contributions happen in the WordPress Core codebase • WordPress codebase is maintained by a corporation • New versions are completely controlled by the creator himself • Mortal people can’t jump in
  7. 7. In practice • The process is transparent and open • Everyone could submit patches and propose features • All discussions are accessible online • There are various ways to contribute back
  8. 8. Community
  9. 9. Creating Themes
  10. 10. Creating Plugins
  11. 11. Make the client pay Best-case scenario: 1.You get a project for a client 2.You agree on specifications 3.You get the permission to submit it on WordPress.org 4.You build the project, release it and get paid 5.Glory for you, ongoing updates for the client
  12. 12. Theme Reviews
  13. 13. Consulting As with every high-level skill, you can consult clients • The portfolio speaks for itself Conducting paid reviews for clients • Improving the quality of a WordPress theme • Getting the theme on WordPress.org • Paid expert work
  14. 14. Support Forums
  15. 15. WordPress Codex
  16. 16. Make Sites

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