Tide Joins WordPress

The WordPress and Tide logos.

A rising tide lifts all boats.

Our company’s mission to work for an open web that is secure, performant, reliable, and accessible has been the driving force behind Tide, a tool that aims to lift code quality across the WordPress ecosystem.

During the 12 month journey Tide has been on, we’ve discovered that the vision behind it also aligns with the goals of WordPress. We saw the value and importance of Tide being part of WordPress itself where it can have a bigger impact and a greater chance of achieving its vision.

During the State of the Word presentation this past weekend Matt Mullenweg announced WordPress’ adoption of the Tide project.

This was a milestone moment for XWP and Tide, and a giant step closer to accomplishing what we set out to do; building a stronger open web.

Tide now belongs to the WordPress community and we are so grateful it will have the community to support it.

How you can contribute to Tide

A priority near-term for XWP is completing the transition to WordPress.org and ensuring that the project continues to build momentum with Derek Herman and Jeff Paul as leading contributors from our team. They welcome and encourage all community participation.

The project site for Tide is make.wordpress.org/tide. Visit and subscribe to the site to remain updated with progress and details on where to contribute. To get involved directly in conversations around Tide, join the #tide channel on the Make WordPress slack.

We would like to thank those who tried out Tide at WordCamp US. The public API will be back online no later than December 20th, paving the way for the integration with WordPress.org.

Thanks to Automattic, Google, and WP Engine who supported us throughout the journey. We are excited to see what the future holds for Tide in WordPress!

tine haugen

Tine Haugen,
Managing Director

6 Responses

  1. Hey Team,

    Glad that we have such kind of a tool and community exist. i would love to contribute into tide so I am trying to setup tide in my local. I have windows setup but only make api.setup command is not working. I have looked more into it but still I am getting the same error.

    So, I just want to know anyone has setup tide locally with Windows?

    Ronak Ganatra

  2. That would be really great. I am a web generalist, not a pro plugin developer. I have often considered of pushing out my plugin code for audit and this would be a great first step.

  3. How can we apply/review Tide against our custom plugins?

    1. Hey Jake, thanks for the question! Right now you’re unable to audit custom plugins or themes via Tide, though you can run WPCS against your code. This week we’ll be releasing Tide v1.0 that allows for running Tide on GCP as well as locally, so when that’s available its feasible you could utilize Tide locally to audit your code. In the meantime, I’ve opened a GitHub Issue to track the request to enhance Tide to support the auditing of custom plugins and themes; feel free to add more input to the discussion there.


  4. Looks Interesting… Looking Forward For Major Developments.

  5. Congrats, Jeff, Weston, Derek and everyone involved. I’ve been looking into the Tide project lately and it’s an important step forward for the WordPress community. ?

    I plan to start contributing to this project next year. Props on getting Tide to join WordPress.org.

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