Thank you for contributing to the project we all love! Your participation is vital to the WordPress project.
WordPress is a user-driven project, and all developments and enhancements depend on users like you! Please consider contributing to the project and the WordPress Community in one or more of the ways outlined below. Contributions from users like you keep the project vibrant, alive and on the path of progress.
What can you do to keep WordPress going? Read on...
당신도 Codex 번역작업을 통해 도움을 줄 수 있습니다 (아래 섹션을 참고하세요).
Translating WordPress 에서 WordPress 소프트웨어를 번역하는 과정을 다루고 있고, 이를 통해 사람들이 영어가 아닌 언어로 WordPress를 사용할 수 있도록 합니다. 이 항목과 관련된 WordPress in Your Language 에서는 WordPress와 Codex를 번역하는 팀을 찾아서 가입하는 방법을 다룹니다 (Codex에 관한 정보는 위의 문서화 섹션 을 참고하세요).
WP Polyglots blog 에서 질문, 제안, WordPress 번역에 관한 토론을 할 수 있습니다; 자유롭게 가입하세요.
당신이 할 수 있는 또 다른 가치있는 기여 방법은 시간을 투자해서 다른 WordPress 사용자를 돕는 일입니다. WordPress Support Forum 에서 제공하는 WordPress 질문과 답변은 무료로 제공되고, 이를 유지하기 위해서는 사용자들의 참여가 꼭 필요합니다.
당신은 WordPress 소프트웨어 개발을 도울 수 있는데, 당신이 소프트웨어 개발자이든 아니든 무관합니다.
One way to participate in WordPress development is to suggest features and participate in the development planning process. Even if you aren't a developer, you can help build consensus and formalize proposals, boiling down long email threads and IRC logs to their essence, so that developers can quickly ascertain what the community is hoping to achieve with a particular feature.
Another valuable contribution a non-developer (or developer) can make to WordPress development is to test WordPress. Before every stable release of WordPress, pre-release versions are made to enable testing. You can download the pre-releases and test them, so that the WordPress developers can fix problems before the new version is made available to the public. If you would like to get involved in this effort, join the wp-testers mailing list, where new releases are announced and discussed.
If you want to be on the bleeding edge of development, even before pre-release versions are put together, you can also check out the latest software from the WordPress Subversion (SVN) repository, as outlined in Using Subversion. Or, you can get the "nightly build" (which is created from the Subversion repository, and available as a zip file) at http://wordpress.org/nightly-builds/wordpress-latest.zip -- almost as up-to-date as the instantaneous Subversion repository.
If you find bugs while testing pre-release or already-released versions of WordPress, see the section just below.
WordPress 개발에 기여할 수 있는 또 다른 방법은 WordPress 소프트웨어에서 발견한 버그를 신고하는 것입니다. 버그 신고 과정은 Reporting Bugs 에 설명되어 있습니다 -- 먼저 이 항목을 읽어주세요. 버그 신고 과정을 이해한 후에는, WordPress Trac 데이터베이스를 검색해서 당신이 발견한 버그가 이미 신고되었는지를 확인할 수 있고, 그렇지 않다면 새로운 버그 신고를 작성하세요. 당신의 버그 신고는 매우 큰 도움이 됩니다.
If you are a software developer, you can also help the development of WordPress by fixing problems that have been reported by you or another person in the WordPress Trac database. This process is also known as "patching", and is described in Reporting Bugs. That article also has some suggestions on how to find bugs to fix.
You can also subscribe to the wp-hackers mailing list to participate in discussions regarding WordPress development. All contributions, ideas and suggestions are welcome at the mailing list. Sometimes, requests are also made on the list asking for the help of volunteers to assist in the improvement and development of specific functionality.
If you are not familiar with the patching process or how to use Subversion, we recommend OpenHatch Training Missions as an easy learning tool.
Occasionally there are also bug days on the #wordpress-bugs IRC channel. You can read about what happens in a bug day in WordPress Bug Hunts, and subscribe to either the wp-hackers or wp-testers mailing list to find out when they happen.
You may also be interested to read this page on How does code make it into WordPress. It details how bug fixes, code and new features are included into the next releases of WordPress.
The WordPress Community exists because everyone takes part in some way, by giving their time, energy, and sometimes even money, because they believe in the valuable services WordPress provides. We invite you to join the community in whatever way you feel is appropriate, and giving money to WordPress Theme and Plugin authors and developers who give so freely of their creativity and expertise by offering their services for free to all WordPress users is a good place to start.
If you use a WordPress Theme or Plugin and your WordPress blog depends upon it, contact the author and find out how you can give back and support their continued efforts. It takes a lot of time and energy to create and then support their Themes and Plugins, keeping them updated as WordPress changes and bugs are found. Many take donations or appreciate it when you blog about their Plugin or Theme. Others offer their Plugins and Themes as experiential portfolios - you play with it, you like it, you hire them. Most clearly indicate how they appreciate compensation for their hard work - give back to WordPress by giving back to them.
The more the WordPress Community supports the programmers, developers, testers, and challengers, the stronger and better WordPress becomes. Sometimes that means donating money, sometimes it means saying thank you.
Just remember, every contribution counts, no matter what it looks like. It takes every one of us to make WordPress better.