Last updated December 2, 2013.
If you only have 30-60 minutes, but you’d still like to make valuable contributions to Drupal, there are a wide range of things you can do. Below is a list of ways you can contribute to the Drupal project and the Drupal community. Please also refer to the New Contributors Tasks section for detailed step-by-step write-ups of specific tasks.
1. Give support
Suppose you’ve had lots of experience solving various problems with Drupal. Take a few minutes to read the guidelines, and then help out others who are facing the same issues. Here are a few ways you can answer a question or two:
- Forum questions
- Drupal StackExchange questions
- Drupal StackOverflow questions
- Support issues
- help out a person in #drupal-support on IRC
- or find your local Drupal User Group’s page and contribute to their forums
2. Work on documentation
Here’s an excellent summary of documentation contributions you can finish quickly:
Also check out:
Additional references if you need them:
3. Work on usability
4. Translate modules
Translating module strings is easier due to localize.drupal.org.
5. Review patches
Step 1: Take 5 minutes to read through Reviewing Patches on drupal.org.
Step 2: Choose a patch to review. Here are a couple places to look:
- Drupal core patches needing review - ordered by number of comments. Please note that issues with hundreds of comments are very hard to dive into.
- Patch spotlight
6. Work on issues
Here’s a couple of ways to find issues you can fix quickly:
- Novice issues - a great place to get started for beginners
- Quick Fix issues - issues tagged with “Quick Fix”. This may or may not end up being true :)
Feeling lucky? Help a random issue get unstuck:
- Play patch bingo - random core issue
- Play contrib patch bingo - random contrib issue
- Play bug bingo - random core bug
- Play contrib bug bingo - random contrib bug
7. Review full project applications
People contributing their first module on drupal.org need their sandbox projects reviewed. This often happens slowly, and many new developers may get frustrated. Help them out! This will most likely require a bit more preparation.
- Step 1: Spend some time reading how to review full project applications
- Step 2: Visit the review queue and leave comments
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