WCBelfast Contributor Event

Everyone can contribute to WordPress, no matter what your skill level

As part of WordCamp Belfast we will be holding Northern Ireland’s very first WordPress Contributor event on Sunday 2nd October, be sure to come along on the Sunday and see how you can make a real difference to WordPress.

WCEU13 Contributor Day: Image by Florian Ziegler

WCEU13 Contributor Day: Image by Florian Ziegler

We will have limited spaces available, and details on how to apply for a space will be published soon.

Whether you’re a budding developer, a pixel-pushing-perfect designer, or just like helping out, we’re always looking for people to help make WordPress even better.


It really doesn’t matter what your skill level with WordPress is, and you don’t need to be a developer or coder to be involved. There will be plenty of people on hand to help you get started and there are a number of areas where you can make a difference.

Core You can write code, fix bugs, debate decisions, and help with WordPress development. You will need to have a local development tool set up on your laptop.

UI The UI group is focused on the designing and developing the user interface. It’s a home for designers and UXers alike.

Accessibility Make sure that WordPress core and all of WordPress’ resources are accessible. You will need to have a local development tool set up on your laptop.

Mobile Help with the iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry apps. They need designers, UX experts, and testers to give users a smooth experience on every device.

Support Answering a question in the support forums is one of the easiest ways to start contributing. Everyone knows the answer to something! You may need to have access to a test WordPress site (to be able to reproduce problems people mention).

Polyglots WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. If you’re a polyglot, contribute by translating WordPress into your own language.

Themes Reviewing Themes sharpens your own Theme development skills. You can help out and join the discussion on the blog. You will need to have a local development tool set up on your Laptop.

Documentation Helping people help themselves when they get stuck.

Community Working to support events, to create outreach and training programs, and generally support the community.

Meta The Meta team makes WordPress.org, provides support, and builds tools for use by all the contributor groups.

For more information on all these areas go to http://make.wordpress.org.

WordCamp Belfast Contributor Event 2016

Contributor Day will be held on Sunday 2nd October in the same building (Peter Forggatt Centre) as the main talks on the Saturday.

9:00am Arrival and Registration
10:00am Opening Remarks
10:15am Session 1
11:15am Break
11:30am Session 2
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Session 3 & 4
3:30pm Closing Remarks
Food and Drink

We will be providing advice, encouragement, tea/coffee, as well as lunch to help keep you going through the day.