Contributing to MDN

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Welcome! By visiting this page, you've taken the first step toward becoming a contributor to MDN. Here you'll find guides to get you started as a new contributor to MDN, information about how our tools work, and so forth.

MDN contributor guide

Getting started
A getting started guide for new MDN contributors.
Creating and editing pages
How to create new pages as well as how to edit existing content.
How you can help
A guide to things you can do to help, from the easy to the intricate.
MDN editor guide
A complete guide to editing on MDN, including detailed documentation of the editor, the template system, and more.
Maintaining content
Other content management tasks, including how to go about having pages deleted.

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MDN community

Want to participate in the discussion about documentation on MDN? Our community talks all the time on IRC!

Don't forget about the netiquette...

Tools and tasks

Request developer documentation
Our developer documentation request form lets you request new documentation or updates to existing documentation. The form guides you through presenting the needed information and helps to ensure that your request will be handled as soon as possible.
Team status board
A look at what members of the team are working on right now. We encourage all contributors to keep their information here current; out-of-date entries will be purged regularly.
Things to do
We have several lists of different types of things you can to do help. Refer to these lists to find content you can add or improve.
Plans and ideas
A collection of documents with plans and ideas for organization work on MDN, future plans, and so forth. Herein there be dragons; tread with care!

 

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<p>Welcome! By visiting this page, you've taken the first step toward becoming a contributor to MDN. Here you'll find guides to get you started as a new contributor to MDN, information about how our tools work, and so forth.</p>
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  <div class="section">
    <h2 class="Documentation" id="Documentation" name="Documentation">MDN contributor guide</h2>
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      <dt>
        <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/Getting_started" title="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/Getting_started">Getting started</a></dt>
      <dd>
        A getting started guide for new MDN contributors.</dd>
      <dt>
        <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/Creating_and_editing_pages" title="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/Creating_and_editing_pages">Creating and editing pages</a></dt>
      <dd>
        How to create new pages as well as how to edit existing content.</dd>
      <dt>
        <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/How_to_help" title="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/How_to_help">How you can help</a></dt>
      <dd>
        A guide to things you can do to help, from the easy to the intricate.</dd>
      <dt>
        <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/Editor_guide" title="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/Editor_guide">MDN editor guide</a></dt>
      <dd>
        A complete guide to editing on MDN, including detailed documentation of the editor, the template system, and more.</dd>
      <dt>
        <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/Maintaining_content" title="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/Maintaining_content">Maintaining content</a></dt>
      <dd>
        Other content management tasks, including how to go about having pages deleted.</dd>
    </dl>
    <p><span class="alllinks"><a href="/en-US/docs/tag/MDC_Project" title="/en-US/docs/tag/CSS">View All...</a></span></p>
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  <div class="section">
    <h2 class="Community" id="Community" name="Community">MDN community</h2>
    <p>Want to participate in the discussion about documentation on MDN? Our community talks all the time on IRC!</p>
    <ul>
      <li>Consult the developer documentation forum: {{DiscussionList("dev-mdc", "mozilla.dev.mdc")}}</li>
      <li>Join our biweekly developer <a href="https://wiki.mozilla.org/MDN/Community_meetings/" title="https://wiki.mozilla.org/MDN/Community_meetings/">documentation community meeting</a></li>
    </ul>
    <p><span class="alllinks"><a class="external" href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html" title="http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html">Don't forget about the <em>netiquette</em>...</a></span></p>
    <h2 class="Tools" id="Tools" name="Tools">Tools and tasks</h2>
    <dl>
      <dt>
        <a href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/form.doc" title="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/form.doc"><span class="external">Request developer documentation</span></a></dt>
      <dd>
        Our developer documentation request form lets you request new documentation or updates to existing documentation. The form guides you through presenting the needed information and helps to ensure that your request will be handled as soon as possible.</dd>
      <dt>
        <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/Team_status" title="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Contributing/Team_status">Team status board</a></dt>
      <dd>
        A look at what members of the team are working on right now. We encourage all contributors to keep their information here current; out-of-date entries will be purged regularly.</dd>
      <dt>
        <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN/Things_to_do" title="/en-US/docs/Project:Things_to_do">Things to do</a></dt>
      <dd>
        We have several lists of different types of things you can to do help. Refer to these lists to find content you can add or improve.</dd>
      <dt>
        <a href="/docs/Project:MDN/Plans" title="/docs/Project:MDN/Plans">Plans and ideas</a></dt>
      <dd>
        A collection of documents with plans and ideas for organization work on MDN, future plans, and so forth. Herein there be dragons; tread with care!</dd>
    </dl>
  </div>
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