If you wrote or found something (on Drupal.org, Planet Drupal, the Internet), that's really, really interesting to a lot of visitors of Drupal.org, you can suggest a story to be promoted to the front page.
Guidelines for front page posts
- The story should be highly relevant to the broad Drupal community and the Drupal project.
- The post should be written in proper English, with good writing and proper use of formatting to make it readable.
- Do not postdate your "Authored on" date. When promoted to the front page, your post will have their publication date changed to match the date it gets promoted.
- Unless they are highly relevant, the teaser should not contain widgets or images from external sites (e.g. no "digg this" button in the teaser).
- All images in the post should be files hosted on Drupal.org. You can add all images you need as attachments to the issue you will create to request promotion.
- Image Guidelines:
- Images are used to enhance the text, not replace it.
- Maximum file size should be around 50kb.
- Remove "Browser Chrome" from images.
- Maximum width for images is 620px.
- Following content types can be promoted:
- forum posts from "News & Announcements" and "Events" sections;
- book pages are acceptable in the case of a press release (such as a major version of Drupal being released).
How to request promotion
- Edit this page and schedule a time for your post
- Create an issue in the Drupal.org content queue that contains a link back to the forum post and your rationale for having the story featured on the home page.
The Schedule Itself
(Please place topics in order of post date AND include a link to the issue request. Once pages have been promoted they can be removed from this schedule.)
Use these examples as models for front-page postings:
- Oct 21: Drupal 8 UX research studies: how you can help improve Drupal? - Issue
- Oct 28: D7 upgrade announcement
- (please don't schedule anything till Nov 11th)
Written stories that need Webmaster review/approval
- Nov 4: New book: High Performance Drupal - Issue
- Nov 11: 30,000 Developers in Drupal.org and growing . . . - Issue
- Nov 18: A tutorial for combining Capistrano and Drush to deploy Drupal 7 sites - Issue
- March: Drupal as a platform for DITA-XML-based technical documentation - Issue
Not yet written
Why are there posts in the schedule that have not been promoted after the scheduled date has passed?
In many cases moderators are working with the authors of the posts to improve them and get more community reviews. Authors are not allowed to promote their own posts to the front page, and at least two moderators need to review the post before promotion. Dates in the schedule are estimates, and are not guarantees. Posts might be rescheduled.
Why was my front page post not promoted?
Content moderators are responsible for quality of front page posts. In some cases a front page post may not be promoted because:
- it is not relevant for the community (e.g. buy my new product)
- the quality of the content is low ( e.g. I launched a blog)
- the content is considered offensive (the site promotes hatred toward a specific group of people)
- verification of the content might be challenged before being promoted (e.g. unhappy customers, or bad business practices)
In all cases, promotion to the front page is a privilege and not a right. Content moderators individually and collectively use their judgment to promote quality posts to the front page.
Can I promote my local Drupal event on the front page?
In 2008, we estimated there were over 800 Drupal events including local Drupal user group meetings, Drupalcamps, Drupal tracks at conferences, and Drupal training events. Since Drupal.org is really for the international community, it is more appropriate to use Groups.drupal.org to promote local events. Promoting a regional event usually means that almost all the people reading the announcement are not able to attend the event. It is better to have content on the Drupal.org that is appropriate for the entire community.
Content moderation on Drupal.org is done by volunteers. You can help by joining them and reviewing some requests.