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Daniele Scasciafratte

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WordPress Core contributions by (tickets) numbers

The WordPress Core development is healthy and in good shape? Let's see with tickets numbers.

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Lorenzo Zarantonello

WordPress is pretty healthy and pretty big, I would say!
As of today, it seems 43% of the websites use WordPress

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Daniele Scasciafratte Author

I don't say that with my article. The fact that is used doesn't mean that behind the development team of the project is working in a "good way".
The purpose of the article shows how badly the Core development is managed and organized based on few contributors that do like the 50% on themself of the whole project.

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Lorenzo Zarantonello

I understand that.
It seems the basic assumption is that it is better when more people contribute, right?

I am in no position to argue for or against that.
I can compare the contributions to WordPress with the ones to Angular and React though.
Looking at the number of commits in the last 5 years:

we see that the situation is similar or worse than WordPress.
Hopefully, despite the few contributors, the development team of those projects works in an excellent way!

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Daniele Scasciafratte Author

The issue is that on WordPress the contributors are always the same in those projects that are for just devs (so the target is completely different) and also focused in one language there isn't so much gatekeeping.

New contributors are important, but also skilled that can help are missing in the WP so can get only worse as if you lose the biggest contributors how keep moving on the project itself?

We have to consider that the majority of WordPress users are never watched a php line of code.