[WordPress] creating PHP patches for WordPress Make Core and setting it up


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Do you want to contribute your PHP skills to WordPress Core?

Use this manual to get started !

# For to make PHP patches 😛 To make children happy
# https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/best-practices/coding-standards/php/

# Download
svn co https://develop.svn.wordpress.org/trunk wordpress_make
cd wordpress_make

# JS and CSS
npm install
npm run build
npm run dev

copy wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php and edit accordingly (do not forget to create a new DB !)

#WARNING: you need node 16 to run this !
Also if you have NPM higher than version X, just edit the package.json

# Install and do your coding

NPM versions, install specific
nvm –version
nvm ls-remote
nvm install v14.20.0 (VERSION)
force NVM default
nvm list
nvm alias default 14.20.0
default -> 14.20.0 (-> v14.20.0)

# PHP unit test
# https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/testing/automated-testing/phpunit/

#WARNING: You might need to install an older version
sudo apt install phpunit
copy wp-tests-config-sample.php to wp-tests-config.php and edit accordingly (do not forget to create a *new* DB !)


# Patch and submit to trac
# https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/tutorials/trac/submitting-a-patch/
svn diff filename.php > filename.diff

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