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The Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) is a wiki, where anyone can add and edit content. You don't need to be a programmer or know a lot about technology. There is a range of tasks that need to be done, from the simple (proof-reading and correcting typos) to the complex (writing API documentation).

We need your help!

It's easy. Don't worry about asking for permission, don't worry about making mistakes.

1. Get an account

You need an MDN account to add and edit pages. Click "Sign in" at the top right of any MDN page. (MDN uses Mozilla's Personas technology for accounts.)

2. Pick a task

Quick and easy

Technical tasks

Talk to us!

 

About MDN

The MDN community consists of a few Mozilla employees and many, many volunteer contributors. You can help!

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<p>The <strong>Mozilla Developer Network</strong> (MDN) is a wiki, where <strong>anyone</strong> can add and edit content. You don't need to be a programmer or know a lot about technology. There is a range of tasks that need to be done, from the simple (proof-reading and correcting typos) to the complex (writing API documentation).</p>
<h2 id="Please_help_us!">We need your help!</h2>
<p>It's easy. Don't worry about asking for permission, don't worry about making mistakes.</p>
<h3>1. Get an account</h3>
<p>You need an MDN account to add and edit pages. Click "<strong>Sign in</strong>" at the top right of any MDN page. (MDN uses Mozilla's <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/persona/" title="http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/persona/">Personas</a> technology for accounts.)</p>
<h3>2. Pick a task</h3>
<h4>Quick and easy</h4>
<ul>
  <li><strong>Copy edit and correct typos</strong>: If you see something wrong, fix it! If you think something could be explained more clearly, fix it! Helpful resources:
    <ul>
      <li><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Project:Getting_started">Getting started</a></li>
      <li><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Project:MDC_editor_guide" title="/en-US/docs/Project:MDC_editor_guide">The MDN editing interface</a></li>
      <li><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Project:MDC_style_guide">Style guide</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><strong>Tag pages</strong>: Add tags to pages to help categorize information and also to indicate pages that need work or that are obsolete and should be deprecated. Helpful resources:
    <ul>
      <li><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Project:MDC_style_guide">Style guide</a><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Project:MDC_style_guide#Tags" title="/en-US/docs/Project:MDC_style_guide#Tags"> - Tags</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><strong>Log bugs</strong>: Report larger and more complex problems by creating a <a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Mozilla%20Developer%20Network" title="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Mozilla%20Developer%20Network">documentation bug</a> in Bugzilla. Helpful resources:
    <ul>
      <li><a href="/en-US/docs/Project:Getting_started#Log_documentation_bugs" title="/en-US/docs/Project:Getting_started#Log_documentation_bugs">Getting started - log documentation bugs</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
</ul>
<h4>Technical tasks</h4>
<ul>
  <li><strong>Fix tagged pages</strong>: Check out the <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:To-do_list" title="/en-US/docs/Project:To-do_list">To-do list</a> for a list of pages that have tags that indicate they need work.</li>
  <li><strong>Fix Bugzilla bugs</strong>: Use the <a href="http://beta.elchi3.de/doctracker/#list=fx&amp;version=" title="http://beta.elchi3.de/doctracker/#list=fx&amp;version=">MDN Documentation bug tracker</a> to find bugs that need to be fixed. Helpful resources:
    <ul>
      <li><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Project:Tracking_documentation_issues" title="/en-US/docs/Project:Tracking_documentation_issues">Tracking documentation issues</a></li>
      <li><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Project:How_to_resolve_a_dev-doc-needed_bug" title="/en-US/docs/Project:How_to_resolve_a_dev-doc-needed_bug">How to resolve a dev-doc-needed bug</a></li>
      <li><a href="https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Project:Finding_the_right_place_to_document_bugs" title="/en-US/docs/Project:Finding_the_right_place_to_document_bugs">Finding the right place to document a bug</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><strong>Create new pages or expand existing pages</strong>: New content that expand MDN is highly appreciated! Helpful resources:
    <ul>
      <li><a href="/docs/Project:Getting_started#Quick_Start_guide" title="/docs/Project:Getting_started#Quick_Start_guide">Quick start guide</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
</ul>
<h2>Talk to us!</h2>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<h2 id="MDN_Background">About MDN</h2>
<p>The <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:Community" title="/en-US/docs/Project:Community">MDN community</a> consists of a few Mozilla employees and many, many volunteer contributors. <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:Getting_started" title="/en-US/docs/Project:Getting_started">You can help!</a></p>
<ul>
  <li>About <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/about/" title="http://www.mozilla.org/about/">Mozilla</a></li>
  <li>The <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN_History" title="/en-US/docs/Project:History">history</a> of the Mozilla Developer Network</li>
  <li>The MDN <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:Community" title="/en-US/docs/Project:Community">community</a></li>
  <li><a href="/en-US/docs/Project:Kuma" title="/en-US/docs/Project:Kuma">Kuma</a>, the MDN platform</li>
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