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#wpldn all dayer - Contributing back to WordPress

  • Nov 22, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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Whether you’ve never contributed to WordPress before, or if you’ve done so for years, you’re invited to the first WPLDN All Dayer a WordPress Contributor Day. This is your chance to learn how to contribute, hang out with others who love to contribute, and push some of your own contributions — all in one day.

It will be a day of fun, active day of learning,supporting, coding, testing, documentation and hanging out. Members from different  teams including core, documentation and themes will be present to help you get up to speed with how you can  contribute to WordPress.

Don’t know exactly what you want to do? No problem! Just show up and we’ll help you find a team that suits you. .

Not a coder?

That’s okay too, you do not need to be a developer to be contributing back to WordPress.  There are plenty of non-code ways to contribute to the WordPress community, including documentation, testing, support and polyglots. .

To keep ourselves fuelled, we are putting on lunch, snacks and brews during the day.

Be prepared:


Contributions to WordPress are split into different teams. A list of the teams can be found at Please review the different teams ahead of the event and see which ones interest you.

If you are unsure of which team you would like to join that is completely fine, there will be people on the day who can help discuss what it is that you are looking to help with.

If you would like to join multiple teams, that is also not a problem. During the day you will be free to switch between teams as you want.

Set up ahead of time:

To ensure that we maximise the day, we recommend that you have the following downloaded and installed on the day. If you have any issues, don’t worry there will be support on the day to help get you set up.

• A basic text editor

• A local development environment; for example, MAMP, WAMP, Vagrant & (ViirtualBox or VMWare), or XAMPP.

• WordPress Meta Environment is also available for working on Meta sites like and

• VVV - is available for anyone who wants a vagrant box of WordPress.

Running Order:

An initial running order has been put together but please be aware that this is subject to change:

09:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:30 intro & Groups

10:30 – 13:00 First Session

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch with 30 minute talk at 14:00

14:30 – 17:00 Second Session

17:00 – 17:30 Wrap Up

After the event, a few of us will be heading to the The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker for some post contribution drinks. You are all more than welcome to come and join us!

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  • Herb M.

    Good location, nice food and great to make new contacts.

    But I'm still distracted from 'real work' after the meetup. And I now have a longer list of questions about how things work in Regarding what I was NOT proud of "testing the wrong code for an hour" ... see

    November 25, 2014

    • Jenny W.

      This is why conversations with each other and rubber duck debugging is so important :)

      November 25, 2014

    • Herb M.

      In my Problem Solving poem it was the Stupid Question Asker who we used for rubber duck debugging... back in the 80's

      November 26, 2014

  • Jenny W.

    Massive thanks for everyone who came along! It was great to see that everyone enjoyed it and that you would like another one again.

    3 · November 25, 2014

  • Nate O.

    That was a great outing want say. 100% success . Cheers every one .i enjoyed and learnt buddy press thanks to buddy press leaders thanks to our great sponsors also thanks to our great organisers

    1 · November 24, 2014

  • Kevin Mc L.

    Saturday was great. I enjoyed learning a bit more about giving something back. Hopefully I can contribute more next time. Thanks Dan and Jenny and everyone else who helped organise the day.

    2 · November 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the day! Great to see everyone getting involved from developers to site managers to business owners. Thanks again to the organisers for their hard work.

    1 · November 24, 2014

  • Diane W.

    Such a great event. There was lots of support to help those of us new to contributing and it was a lot of fun!

    1 · November 24, 2014

  • William C.

    Very well organised! Well done everyone. Invaluable help and support for new contributors such as myself.

    1 · November 23, 2014

  • Andrew F

    An excellent day on an excellent venue. I am now looking forward to being in a position to contribute back to BuddyPress and maybe more....

    1 · November 23, 2014

  • Eugene M.

    Great event, Dan and Jenny did an amazing job, I love the new venue, hopefully it will stick, good to meet new people and nice to know we could all contribute our little.
    Look forward to the next one.
    Many thanks :-)

    1 · November 23, 2014

  • Michael.

    Being a novice to WordPress and a none techie person. I was a little apprehensive about attending the Contributing back to WordPress whole day event. However, after many reassurances over time from Jenny and the WP team that anyone can contribute, I soon learnt how easy it was to contribute and that and you don’t have to be a techie to make a difference.
    "We are all trying to make a big difference, not realising the small difference we can make for each other every day" -Daphne Rose Kingma.

    2 · November 23, 2014

    • julie

      hope to make it to the next one. I did have a day off to catch up with bits, but hearing

      November 23, 2014

    • julie

      michaels comments I think I could have found a place .

      1 · November 23, 2014

  • Dan M.

    Thanks to each and every one of you for today. Making plans for the next one start now

    5 · November 22, 2014

  • Henry W.

    Hey guys, apologies but I won't be able to make it today :( Hope you all enjoy the day!

    November 22, 2014

    • Hugo A.

      Shame not to see you there, hopefully next time.

      November 22, 2014

    • Henry W.

      Will be at the next one for sure!

      November 22, 2014

  • Ade A.

    Great stuff - very inclusive forum

    1 · November 22, 2014

  • Adrian

    Still recovering from cold, running late. Hope to sit quietly in a corner and do what I can :)

    1 · November 22, 2014

  • julie

    sorry on this occasion I'm going to retreat. i have some things to do and going to a gig in the early evening .
    Looks like a great event. I hear there may be another one in December. so will look out for that. I had thought about just popping in but I think that it would be better to do all day and really get to know what it's all about.

    November 22, 2014

  • Nate O.

    I want somebody to go over my present site optimise it and make viable

    November 21, 2014

    • Jenny W.

      Tomorrow is all about contributing back to the WordPress project itself, not about our own projects. Feel free to come along and learn about how to give back to the WordPress project.

      1 · November 21, 2014

  • Paul G.

    Am I allowed to come work on BuddyPress, or is this purely WordPress core? :)

    November 1, 2014

    • julie

      don't even know what buddy press is.

      November 21, 2014

    • Jenny W.

      Julie, thats fine you will learn about it tomorrow but also theres plenty to do that doesn't require BuddyPress knowledge. :)

      November 21, 2014

  • julie

    i can't do all day. I could come in after lunch would that be ok? If not someone else can take my place.

    November 21, 2014

    • Jenny W.

      Thats absolutely fine :)

      November 21, 2014

  • Dan M.

    Getting ready for tomorrow, if you're not already on Slack take a look here and spend a few min. getting set up:

    3 · November 21, 2014

  • Joanne D.

    I'm looking forward to meeting others who work with wordpress. I've produced a couple of sites using Wordpress but I'm still a beginner.

    3 · November 16, 2014

  • Manuel

    Promoted here => ;)

    1 · November 1, 2014

  • Franz V.

    Can't make it this time I'm afraid, see you guys in December :)

    October 31, 2014

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