Drupal Documentation Team

Its that time again. Its that time when members of the Drupal community are franticly submitting and reviewing patches in a race to introduce great new functionality to Drupal before the Drupal 7 code freezecorrected link (coming September 1st 2009).

But, before new functionality can be introduced all that functionality needs to be documented. One can see an equally frenzied group of dedicated individuals helping document all of Drupal 7 before it ships.

If you're not a coder but want to get involved in the Drupal community in some way, getting involved with the documentation team may be your ticket to Drupal stardom. (Just ask add1sun how she became a Drupal superstar)

If that sounds good to you, perhaps the best place to start is by visiting http://groups.drupal.org/documentation-team. There you will find everything you want to know about what's happening in Drupal documentation and how you can help.

But, if you just want to jump right and don't know what needs doing, why not check out the documentation issue queue at Drupal.org. There you will find a list of documentation jobs that you could start working on today.

On a personal note, I'd been approached to help up with the handbook for Upgrade to Drupal 7. Today, I finally had a chance to lend a hand with that project and did some basic plumbing in those handbook pages. Some work was done, but there is plenty more to go. There is a lot of information that can be found in my guide to upgrading from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6, and some of it can be moved over to the handbook. However, much of my guide needs to be re-written to better conform to the handbook writing style guide.

If you're interested in helping with the upgrade guide there is an open issue in the documentation issue queue. #536854 Review and test the upgade guide for Drupal 7. Or you can head over to Drupal 7 Upgrade Guide in the handbook.

Happy documenting!

August 15th 2009 4PM
By: andre

 

Comments

Wrong link

You are linking to the page about the code freeze for D5 that was September 1st 2006.

The D7 code freeze is described here:
http://buytaert.net/drupal-7-code-freeze-september-1st

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Whoops! Link has been corrected.