WordPress would be nothing if people like you were not using it to the fullest. For each post you make, trick you learn, and thing you share, you breathe life into WordPress. There is a clear give and take here; one that should be embraced. One of the best ways to embrace this system is to contribute to it. Did you know that you can be a contributor to the WordPress Codex?
There are three approaches you can take to doing so…
- Administration and Maintenance
- Content Management
- Discussions and Decisions
Not everyone has the same skill sets or interests to invest in as a contributor. Learn about the different approaches and see what fits you best! Are you into managing people or content, or would you prefer to help using discussions? Surely one approach sparks your interest; wouldn’t you enjoy helping yourself and others in a fun new way?
Here’s how you get started…
First off you need to log in to your WordPress account or register for one . Next you will want to create a user page, which is best described as your profile for the WordPress Codex. You will use this to keep in touch as well as let people know who you are and what you’re about. To really stay in the loop, though, take one last step and sign up for the wp-docs mailing list. Once that is taken care of, you will be ready to start contributing!
As with any multi-contributor site, you need to be sure that you are filled in regarding how you present content. Take some time and familiarize yourself with the guidelines and styles before actually contributing.
You are encouraged to network with others and look around the WordPress Codex to get an idea of how things work. Don’t make becoming a contributor into a larger task than it is. It can be approached the way you want, you can work as much or as little as you desire, and it all can begin by taking one simple step.