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Contributing to the Drupal Community

A quick-start guide to participating in the community with a history, including guiding principles and debates within the community. All skill levels of contributors and contributions are described and encouraged in the book.

  • Programmers
    • how to write a module, develop a theme, contribute to core
  • Usability
    • where the discussion happens and how to push for usability improvements
  • Designers
    • designers make the CMS look nice but also useful
  • Documentation
    • how can writers with any technical skill contribute? How does documentation get produced in a largely volunteer effort? http://writingopensource.com/
  • General
    • how to submit a bug/security notice/feature request using the issue queue
    • when a forum post is appropriate
    • leadership and volunteerism in open source
    • how to help promote Drupal