Author Archives: Peter Westwood

About Peter Westwood

Happiness Gardener, Coder, Cat Herder, Bug Tracker, Cook and Code Dreamer

My First Patch: Scott Reilly – coffee2code

Here is the next in the series of posts about your first patch and the experience of getting involved. I now hand you over to Scott “coffee2code” Reilly to talk about his first patch: WordPress was already a quite capable … Continue reading

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How do I report documentation bugs for WordPress?

Lee asks: How do I report documentation bugs for WordPress? Just through trac? The answer to this depends on what documentation you have found a bug in. If the error is in the codex documentation anyone with a WordPress.org login … Continue reading

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What version of WordPress do you use to create a patch file?

Jonny asks: I am really eager to start contributing to the core, but have only submitted one ticket so far (for which a patch was kindly created for me!). I know it sounds silly, but I do have one question … Continue reading

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When does a ticket really need a patch?

Welcome to the first question and answer post on “Patches Welcome”.  If you have a question about contributing to WordPress please ask! Tim asks: I’m wondering how best to tell when a Trac ticket really needs a patch. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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My First Patch: Peter Westwood – westi

Welcome to the first in a series of posts reflecting on the experiences around the first patch that a contributor wrote or had committed to the WordPress core. I thought I would start the ball rolling with myself and I … Continue reading

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Introduction

Welcome to “Patches Welcome”, I hope to make this site a friendly centralised place to curate and link content on how to contribute to the WordPress family of open source projects and also make it easy for new contributors to … Continue reading

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