How to Contribute to WordPress and Make the Internet Better

WordPress Dark LogoWordPress 4.0 – the latest version of the world’s most popular blogging and CMS platform dropped earlier this month. So what’s next?

If you’re a user or developer who loves working with WordPress, then this is a great time to get involved in the community that builds it! Planning and preparations for the 4.1 release are already underway, but are still in the early stages – so if you have an idea that you’d like to see in the next version of WordPress, this is the perfect time to make a suggestion!

Even if you’re not the next prodigy developer looking to build an amazing new feature, there are plenty of ways to get involved with the community and make a big impact. Just take a look at http://make.wordpress.org to see what I mean.

When most people think about contributing to WordPress, they’re thinking about writing code or testing for Core, but there are a lot more ways to get involved. Whether you’re a user or developer, here are some great ways to get involved with WordPress community projects:

 

These are only a few of the ways to get involved with WordPress. You can find a full list at http://make.wordpress.org. From personal experience, I can tell you that contributing to the community is a great experience that will make you a better user/developer/community member and you will absolutely benefit personally and professionally from getting involved.

If you’re still not sure where to start, but want to get involved with the community, we’re hosting a WordPress Contributors night in Portland (Maine) on October 2nd, where we’ll be covering all of this in more detail and start contributing right away. Details for the event can be found at: http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Maine-WordPress-Meetup/events/205391932/