Contributing to the Joomla Project is easy and you can give as little or as much time as you want. Anyone can contribute on any level, not just developers.
If you think working with Joomla! is fun, wait until you start working on it. We're passionate about helping Joomla! users make the jump to becoming contributing members of the community. All participants and future participants are expected to comply with the Joomla! Code of Conduct.
Helping the Joomla! Project
There are many ways you can help with Joomla:
Production Department Teams
- Report bugs and request features in our trackers. Please read the article Filing bugs and issues for details on how we like our bug reports served up.
- Submit patches for new and/or fixed behavior. Please read the Patch submission guidelines, for details on how to submit a patch.
- Join the developer forums and share your ideas for how to improve Joomla!. We're always open to suggestions, although we're likely to be skeptical of large-scale suggestions without some code to back it up.
- Join any of the Production Teams and bring your personal expertise to the Joomla! community. More info about the different working groups can be found here.
- Contribute to documentation about Joomla by creating a JDocs account and editing the Joomla Documentation Wiki.
- Contribute to Joomla's Translations on Crowdin
Should you have any questions on any of the above items, join the regular Bugs & Fun @Home events running each Saturday.
Other Departments and Teams
If coding is not your area of expertise, there are many other aspects of the project in need of assistance. Visit the Joomla Volunteers Portal to find out more. Some ongoing ways you can help:
- Submit news about Joomla!. We syndicate all Joomla! related news on our announcements portal. If you have some Joomla! news that you would like to share with the community, please submit your short story, article, announcement or review here.
- Joomla Community Magazine is published on the 20th of each month, and is always happy to receive new contributions from authors.
- Find a local Joomla User Group and get involved at the local level.
That's all you need to know if you'd like to join the Joomla! development community. Remember, Joomla! is an open source project and contributions from the community are essential to its growth and success. To see how you can get started see Contribute to Joomla!
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