Last updated March 17, 2013.
Members of the Drupal community 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
- The Curated Documentation that we hope to add to the Drupal Documentation family sometime soon (see http://drupal.org/node/1291058 for more information).
- Externally-hosted documentation (blog posts, etc.), some of which gets posted to Planet Drupal
You can be part of this effort! Anyone who writes documentation distributed through Drupal.org sites is automatically part of the Drupal Documentation Team! In the process of 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—your help will be valued by the entire Drupal open-source community
- And there are many other reasons people write free 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.
If you are new to contributing to Drupal, the New Contributors Tasks section of Drupal.org is a good place to start (check out the "Anyone" and "Writers" sections especially). Once you've done a few edits, the pages here in the Contribute to Documentation section of Drupal.org will help you figure out how you can contribute more to Drupal documentation, and how to communicate with the rest of the Documentation Team. In addition, the Current documentation priorities page lists special projects that you can work on.
Looking for documentation?
Sometimes people come to this page through a search... If you are looking for documentation about the Drupal CMS framework/project, start at the main Community Documentation page.