WordPress is a CMS made by the community and for the community and without the support of themselves at this time it would not be the best CMS that there would be at present, we can all be part of this community that contributes to the development of this CMS that has helped us many times in daily life.
There are many forms of collaborate with the WordPress project the source code, testing errors in different environments, creating patches, functions, testing new versions, etc.
In this article we will recommend some ways you can collaborate with WordPress remains one of the best tools at the web level.
Trac is an open source software which uses WordPress to manage all types of errors, by generating tickets you can report any error What you have found, security problems, a bad update, you can also manage suggestions for the next versions of the CMS. In this way the community that is behind all WordPress will be able to analyze each of our opinions and give them a solution as soon as possible.
Work with the WordPress kernel
Since WordPress is created by the community, anyone can collaborate with the WordPress. base of the code, with this I do not mean that anyone can directly modify the base of all the source code, in order to make these changes it is necessary to create a patch file with the respective changes and send it for review. If these changes are accepted you will probably be in the next version of WordPress.
To collaborate with code changes and others it is necessary to use Subversion .
Publication of Plugins and Themes
To make the publication of some of these two the most indicated is to send them to the directory of plugins and themes that WordPress incorporates on your page, below are the links where they can be sent, in them are the indications of how to do it, just enough to have a account created on wordpress.org
Create the next documentation
Creating documentation is a little tedious and even boring but it is something we all need at some point in order to solve problem s, a good way to collaborate with the community is to update and create the documentation for the next version of WordPress, although it is true that in our Codex we still find outdated documentation of versions much earlier than the actual version and makes it necessary for someone to do this task especially for new users who are part of WordPress.
Another way to help and not only the community that develops WordPress but also the people who start in this world is collaborating and giving answers to the different topics that are created daily in the attendance forum, here I share the Spanish forum but in each language there is a different one.
If what you want is a little more agility when looking for solutions, WordPress also has very active chat rooms, to participate you only need to have an IRC client on your PC.
The main WordPress room is #wordpress [1 9459010]there is also the room dedicated to the development # wordpress-dev and as you can see the rest.
In the ideas section of WordPress, proposals for the next versions are compiled, here you can vote for the ones that most call your attention and think suitable for a next version, all these ideas are reviewed before beginning with the development of a new version to evaluate its implementation in WordPress.
These are the main ways to help the WordPress evolution, if you know others that also help, you can comment on them in our comments section.