Why get involved?

People around the world contribute to Drupal for all sorts of reasons:

Where is the Drupal Community?

Online & Local Groups

Groups.drupal.org provides a place for groups to organize, meet, and work on projects based on interest or geographic location. It's a great way to get involved, learn more and get support.

Events & Meetups

Community members can also be found at Drupal events where you can meet face to face, swap tips, and get inspiration for your next Drupal project, making friends along the way.

Including the community in design processes

This page attempts to outline tips and advice for people or companies doing design work on major parts of Drupal who wish to know the best way to include the community in that process, with some lessons learned from D7UX.

Communication

  • Often and timely communication: The community values when they are "in-the-loop" and know what is coming and what has been done, and that they have a certain frame of time to give feedback. It's bad when people don't know when and on what you're working.
  • Clear feedback loops: The community and especially top contributors deeply value clear loops on how their feedback was considered. This requires a though balance, not responding on each individual comment but also not "just" responding to all of the comments in aggregate ("spotting the trend").
  • The community is not full time: Concise and considered proposals, findings and responses are truly valued. Avoid very lengthy and bulks of communication - people like more spread out, summarized communication. The UX-Team often spends a lot of time in writing clear and concise proposals, focused on giving full insight in considerations, and asking for specific feedback.

Talk with the community

Drupal is built and maintained by a community of thousands of volunteers from around the world. Here are some of the tools that we use to keep in touch with each other:

Give feedback

Feedback is critical to the continued success of Drupal, so thank you for making the effort.

To make sure your input reaches the right people, please consider the following:

  • On a module or theme: Does your feedback involve reporting a bug, offering your own code (a patch), or making a feature request to a specific module or theme? The project-specific issue queue is the best place to provide feedback. Read more about issue queues. You'll need to be logged into your Drupal.org account. Don't have one? Get a Drupal.org account set up.
  • On the documentation: You can edit the documentation directly if you have something to add, correct, or clarify. If you're unsure, add your correction as a comment instead.
  • On the Drupal.org website: Create an issue in the webmaster's queue.
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