Last updated June 29, 2015. Created on May 4, 2014.
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Part of the mission of the Documentation Working Group (DocWG) is to ensure that excellent documentation guidelines, policies, and standards are in place for Drupal Core and contributed projects (modules, themes, distributions).

We encourage all members of the Drupal community to contribute to documentation! See Community Documentation for more information.

If you have questions or comments about these guidelines, contact the DocWG.

Standards in this section

This section deals with the community documentation pages on Drupal.org and their structure, the API pages, reporting documentation issues, and how to handle obsolete or duplicate documention.

Standards located elsewhere

Text on Drupal.org

  • Content style guide gives details of recommended styles, wording and agreed spelling of a range of terms on Drupal.org. These are also relevant for documentation pages.
  • Content overview and its child pages have guidelines on screenshots and copyright.

Project documentation

  • Documentation of Projects has guidelines for what documentation should be provided as part of Drupal core or contributed projects.
  • Help text standard outlines the structure and content of the help text for a module that is displayed on the Help page within a Drupal site.
  • Content style guide has guidelines and agreed spelling for texts on Drupal.org that should also be followed for the wording of README files, API documentation embedded in code comments, help text and user interface text for modules displayed within a Drupal site, etc.
  • Interface text lists additional guidelines specifically for user interface text.
  • API documentation and comments standards has guidelines for in-code comments for Drupal Core and contributed projects.

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