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Participate and Contribute

We are currently working on a documentation reboot, here’s the new home of the best accurate docs (WIP). You’re very welcome to contribute to it.


Help improve BuddyPress documentation by writing articles or updating existing material on the BuddyPress Codex. Our documentation is volunteer-led and is driven by community contributions, and consists of articles and guides to using BuddyPress. We encourage everyone to get involved and help improve our documentation.

Support Forums

The most valuable way to contribute to BuddyPress is to help others learning how to use the software, on our support forums.

Test & Report Bugs

The BuddyPress Trac allows you to file bug reports and enhancement ideas, as well as taking a look at the source code of BuddyPress and all the changes throughout versions.

If you think you’ve found a bug, it’s a good idea to search Trac first to see if a ticket already exists that you could contribute to. Otherwise, go ahead and open a new ticket!

Never written a bug report? The WordPress Handbook has an excellent guide on what to do before you report a bug and how to write a good bug report.

Translate BuddyPress

Become a Translation Editor and select BuddyPress. Choose your preferred language e.g. German. Then select ‘Stable (latest release)’ or ‘Development (trunk)’. The translation needs to be at least 90% complete to be approved for the Stable/Dev languages.

Contribute with Code

Thank you for your interest in contributing to BuddyPress! BuddyPress is an open source project and as such is maintained by volunteers just like you. It is vital for the current and future success of BuddyPress to have a healthy group of contributors. You are very welcome to join us to work on making the plugin as great as possible : every enhancement and each improvement depends on the community. This Quick Start Guide to contributing code to BuddyPress Core is where you can find the resources needed to take you through the process of submitting your first patch.

Contribution meetings

BuddyPress contribution meetings happen every other Wednesday at the #buddypress channel on Slack. To check the scheduled time, see the sidebar on the Development Blog.

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