Using as a project demo

Evaluate Drupal projects online

Target audience: Drupal project maintainers.

On Drupal project pages you might find a 'Try a demonstration' link to evaluate it. A good project demo is one where you can fiddle with the settings and for this you need to provide admin access in a temporary sandbox. This is where comes in handy by allowing anyone to create a temporary Drupal website with any module, theme or distribution.

Installing sandbox projects

On occasion you may wish to try out a sandbox or experimental project. A sandbox project is a module or theme that contains experimental code that is not yet ready for general use.

Sandbox projects are not packaged for download, so the usual way of getting them is by "checking them out" using Git, the software used for managing Drupal code.

If you haven't used Git before, the good news is that it should be relatively quick and painless.

Core vs. contributed projects

Code contributions are always welcome.

Whatever code you contribute, it should initially take the form of either a description of the change you'd like to make in the issue queue, or if you already have some code, patch or a sandbox.

Patches are reviewed in the issue queue and may be committed to core or a contributed project.

Sandboxes can be promoted to full contributed projects, or sometimes pulled into existing projects.

The most important thing to remember when starting to contribute code to Drupal, is that with several hundred contributors to Drupal core releases, and several thousand contributors with access to the contributed git repository, there is always a good chance that the bug or feature you're interested in already has some existing work done somewhere.

Contributed projects can be found in the download section.

In-progress work for Drupal core and all contributed projects can be found in the issue queue.

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