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Asserting WP Engine’s New WordPress Contributor Days


In alignment with our core worth,  “Dedicated to Give Again,” WP Engine held its first inside WordPress Contributor Day on July 22, 2022. 

Launched as a pilot occasion, the day-long contributor dash offered devoted time and area for our staff to contribute to WordPress core—with the hope that it might chart a course for comparable occasions sooner or later.

And chart a course it did. The pilot occasion was an amazing success (see beneath for particular contributor metrics) and based mostly on the passion and exercise it generated, we’re excited to announce our subsequent WordPress Contributor Day on Friday, August 26, 2022!

Whereas our Contributor Day occasions are at the moment organized for WP Engine staff, we’re exploring choices for increasing them to incorporate our prospects, company companions, and anybody curious about making significant contributions to WordPress core. 

Why did we launch this initiative? As WordPress continues to develop and serves as the muse for our enterprise, we preserve these beliefs:

  • We imagine that nice leaders give again and encourage others to do the identical. 
  • We empower our groups to guide and take part meaningfully in their very own communities, altering lives, rising, and thriving collectively.
  • We advance the WordPress Group by way of unique contribution, sharing experience, and lively participation.

The Contributor Day was led by Nick Diego, a Developer Advocate at WP Engine and WordPress 6.0 and 6.1 Launch Workforce member. Nick has led the cost for our ongoing dedication to 5 for the Future.


Contributor Day Metrics

  • 14 staff participated in Contributor Day, 13 from Product & Engineering, and one from CX Ops.
  • 57.5 hours have been contributed to WordPress.
  • Taking part staff every spent a mean of 4.11 hours contributing.
  • Contributions have been primarily made to the Core (contains Gutenberg) and Docs groups.
  • 4 Gutenberg points have been created.
  • 6 Gutenberg PRs have been created, and a pair of have been merged on the time of writing.
  • 4 Documentation Points have been accomplished on the time of writing.
  • 1 WordPress Trac ticket was created.

As famous above, the success of the pilot occasion has already led to a second Contributor Day, scheduled for Friday, August 26, 2022. Keep tuned for updates surrounding that occasion, together with a brand new tally of contributions to WordPress core and an in depth take a look at just a few of the initiatives we’re contributing to. 


Go to WP Engine to seek out out extra about our contributions to WordPress and our industry-leading WordPress platform.

To search out out extra about working at WP Engine, try our careers web site the place you’ll discover details about the roles we’re hiring for throughout all of our international groups!

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