So, Hacktoberfest 2022 is here! If you’re a WordPress enthusiast and are willing to contribute to any such projects during Hacktoberfest, this article is for you. Here, we are sharing five open-source WordPress projects worth contributing to. Let’s begin!
The first project to contribute during Hacktoberfest 2022 is WpGraphQL. WPGraphQL is a free and open-source WordPress plugin. It offers an extendable GraphQL schema and an API for your WordPress website. WPGraphQL keeps your CMS separate from the presentation layer. If you’re looking for a good integration tool with WPGraphQL, try Gatsby, Apollo Client, or NextJS. WPGraphQL comes with GraphiQL in your WP dashboard. It lets you browse your website’s GraphQL Schema, Mutations, and Test Queries. For update purposes, please check their official release notes on GitHub.
Key Takeaway: GraphQL makes it easy for content creators to leverage the CMS of their choice and for developers to use the tools and frameworks they want.
Then there’s WebDevStudios. WebDevStudios build powerful WordPress solutions. WebDevStudios’ design, strategy, and technology can bring out-of-the-box results for your business and organization. They provide content migrations, digital strategies, UX/UI design, custom development, maintenance, performance security, technical support, and more. Their team is well-versed in the latest features and best practices of WordPress, having experience building many WP plugins. So, check out their website and contact WebDevStudios for your website-related requirements.
Key Takeaway: WebDevStudios produces the perfect amalgamation between your business, ideas, and a great website to reflect your goals and visions.
WooCommerce is a fully customizable, WordPress-based, open-source eCommerce platform. WooCommerce offers free secure payment methods, configurable shipping options, and more. You can also use the amazing extensions from the WooCommerce Marketplace to add features like subscriptions, gym classes, luxury cars, and anything you wish for. WooCommerce provides a mobile app that helps you track real-time stats, create new products in the store, and process orders from customers. Having developed with a REST API, WooCommerce is scalable, integrable, and developer-friendly. Complex WP designs are also possible with WooCommerce.
Key Takeaway: Add the WooCommerce plugin to your WordPress site to create a brand-new online store in the shortest time possible.
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Key Takeaway: With WP Rig, you can build feature-rich, visually stunning WP themes for anyone using the web.
The Events Calendar
Last but not least, the WordPress-based project to contribute to during Hacktoberfest is The Events Calendar. A global team of marketers, developers, designers, and support members worldwide is the behind-force for The Events Calendar. In 2009, The Events Calendar created its first plugin, and since then, they have built dozens of products, including calendars, ticketing services, powerful WP tools, etc., that help manage events easily. They are a part of StellarWP, which is Liquid Web ’s software counterpart. The Events Calendar team follows the mantra “live well and do good work”.
Key Takeaway: The Events Calendar builds WordPress plugins that help strengthen real connections and bring all of them together.
Being a WordPress user, I found the above projects extremely interesting to contribute to during the month-long open-source celebration Hacktoberfest. Contributing to the open-source project that you are using daily helps improve its quality. So, if you are using any of the above projects, I’d suggest contributing. Even if you aren’t a WP user, you are welcome to contribute to those. Are you looking for more WordPress projects to contribute to at Hacktoberfest 2022? Find here.
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