Calypso is the new WordPress.com front-end – a beautiful redesign of the WordPress dashboard using a single-page web application, powered by the WordPress.com REST API. Calypso is built for reading, writing, and managing all of your WordPress sites in one place.
You can read more about Calypso at developer.wordpress.com/calypso.
You can try out the user-side of Calypso on WordPress.com (a lot of the logged-in area is Calypso; if in doubt, view source), you can poke around the code here on GitHub, or you can install it and run it locally. The latter is the most fun.
127.0.0.1 calypso.localhostto your local
npm startfrom the root directory of the repository.
calypso.localhost:3000in your browser.
Need more detailed installation instructions? We have them.
If Calypso sparks your interest, don’t hesitate to send a pull request, send a suggestion, file a bug, or just ask a question. We promise we’ll be nice. Just don’t forget to check out our CONTRIBUTING doc – it includes a few technical details that will make the process a lot smoother.
Calypso welcomes – and indeed has been built by – contributors from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, and with a wide range of experience. We're committed to doing our part to make both Calypso and the wider WordPress community welcoming to everyone.
You can contribute in many ways. You can help reporting, testing, and detailing bugs, and also test new features we release in our "beta" program for testing on Horizon.
To clarify these expectations, Calypso has adopted the code of conduct defined by the Contributor Covenant. It can be read in full here.
We support the latest two versions of all major browsers, except IE, where we currently only support 11 and Edge. (see Browse Happy for current latest versions).
If you have any problems running Calypso, please see most common issues.
Calypso is licensed under GNU General Public License v2 (or later).