What is Drupal Documentation?
Members of the Drupal community can write and edit all sorts of Drupal documentation:
- Community Documentation pages on Drupal.org
- Programming API reference on api.drupal.org
- Communication and marketing pages on Drupal.org
- Help pages within the core Drupal software
- Documentation embedded in and distributed with contributed modules and themes
- Externally-hosted documentation (blog posts, etc.), some of which gets posted to Planet Drupal
You can be part of this effort! By writing and reviewing documentation, you will:
- Learn more about Drupal
- Share your knowledge with other Drupalists
- Gain experience in technical writing and editing, with friendly mentoring
- Build your reputation
- Help the Drupal open-source community by improving the documentation
... and there are many other reasons people write free documentation.
Who can contribute
Anyone can contribute to Drupal documentation. We especially welcome the contributions of Drupal beginners. In fact, beginners have a distinct advantage over the experts, because they can more easily spot the places where documentation is lacking.
How to contribute
To find a documentation task to work on, browse through the New contributor tasks page, especially the 'Anyone' and 'Writers' sections, and find tasks in each that are related to Drupal documentation. The tasks are written up with detailed instructions and links to background material.
If you're already familiar with the procedures, check out the Current Priorities page to learn about the immediate documentation writing and editing priorities of the documentation team.
You can also read the Contributing to documentation FAQ.