Contributing to Django¶
Django is a community that lives on its volunteers. As it keeps growing, we always need more people to help others. As soon as you learn Django, you can contribute in many ways:
- Join the django-users mailing list and answer questions. This mailing list has a huge audience, and we really want to maintain a friendly and helpful atmosphere. If you’re new to the Django community, you should read the posting guidelines.
- Join the #django IRC channel on Freenode and answer questions. By explaining Django to other users, you’re going to learn a lot about the framework yourself.
- Blog about Django. We syndicate all the Django blogs we know about on the community page; if you’d like to see your blog on that page you can register it here.
- Contribute to open-source Django projects, write some documentation, or release your own code as an open-source pluggable application. The ecosystem of pluggable applications is a big strength of Django, help us build it!
If you think working with Django is fun, wait until you start working on it. We’re passionate about helping Django users make the jump to contributing members of the community, so there are several ways you can help Django’s development:
- Report bugs in our ticket tracker.
- Join the django-developers mailing list and share your ideas for how to improve Django. We’re always open to suggestions.
- Submit patches for new and/or fixed behavior. If you’re looking for an easy way to start contributing to Django have a look at the easy pickings tickets.
- Improve the documentation or write unit tests.
- Triage tickets and review patches created by other users.
Really, ANYONE can do something to help make Django better and greater!
Browse the following sections to find out how:
- Advice for new contributors
- Reporting bugs and requesting features
- Triaging tickets
- Writing code
- Writing documentation
- Localizing Django
- Committing code
Having trouble? We'd like to help!
- Try the FAQ — it's got answers to many common questions.
- Search for information in the archives of the django-users mailing list, or post a question.
- Ask a question in the #django IRC channel, or search the IRC logs to see if it has been asked before.
- If you notice errors with this documentation, please open a ticket and let us know! Please only use the ticket tracker for criticisms and improvements on the docs. For tech support, use the resources above.