I’ve been a WordPress user since ten years ago, yes, ten years ago, my first post using WordPress is dated in June, 2004.
A few year later, I stopped doing ActionScript to become in a Web Developer, mainly LAMP stack and of course WordPress.
Said that, I have to be honest and accept that I never do anything to give back to the WordPress Community, my worries were only to update to the latest version hoping that nothing breaks, and that’s it.
Since four years ago my WordPress Developer work is my main income, and I have a lot to thank WordPress.
But how we can give back to WordPress?
As you know, WordPress is supported by hundreds of developers around the world who dedicated their time and knowledge to the project and this, my friends, is the best way to give back to WordPress, making it better. You and I can help fixing bugs, adding features, reporting bugs, etc.
In WordPress 4.0, I started this process; my first patch was added to the WordPress Core, I have to say, is a small contribution, but someone had to do it and I did it.
The ticket #27745 was the one I chose to start, a small fix in the PHPdoc function. Simple, change the return value for the function, create a patch and upload it, and that’s it, the patch was accepted and merged into the core.
No matter how small the fix is, WordPress was made and will continue being created by small contributions for all of us, the community.
So, I encourage you to jump into the trac and find some ticket to help.
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