I think there are a number of things we bloggers all have in common, and for the readers of this website, I hope that a love for WordPress is probably the biggest one. Have you ever wondered what you can do to help WordPress grow?

Here are a few ideas of things that just about anyone can do to help:

  1. WordPress Plugin – This one requires you to be pretty fluent with PHP.   If you know coding well, though, this is probably the best thing you can do to improve WordPress.
  2. WordPress Theme – Releasing a theme for the WordPress community to use is another great thing most people can do for WordPress.   If you look around, many of the more popular themes are fairly simplistic and don’t require an advanced design or a lot of features to be popular.
  3. WordPress Blog – Building a WordPress niche blog seems to be the popular thing to do these days.   It is a lot of hard work, but if your passion runs deep the interaction with the WordPress community can be very rewarding.
  4. WordPress Forums – Lorelle recently wrote a great post over at Blog Herald about helping out at the WordPress forums and how rewarding this can be.   If you don’t want to do any of the three above, give this one a shot.   I can quickly become addictive!

Anything else you would add to the list?

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching WPHacks.com as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Follow Kyle on Twitter @KyleEslick!

  1. jbj says:

    I’ll add a simple thing: Don’t forget to credit WP in your theme footer! The more backlink wordpress.org will have, more popular WordPress will be 🙂

  2. Lorelle says:

    Addictive? Oh, honey, you know the WordPress Forums are not just addictive but life changing. 😀

    Don’t forget that volunteers are always needed on the WordPress Codex. Documentation about how the features work, video on tips and techniques and features…all are welcome to help create a strong online documentation center with free content for all.

  3. dior says:

    Like wordpress, but are learning, there is no ability to help wordpress, but I will try!

  4. Austin says:

    I would add that if you can develop a theme or plugin, then you can probably also help fix the bugs in WordPress’s development version.

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