You love software freedom and open source communities, you like MediaWiki, Wikipedia, or any other Wikimedia projects? Then, contribute your skills here at MediaWiki and other Wikimedia projects, as well as learn from other contributors. This page would help you get started with your contributions.
- 1 You are here
- 2 Get started
- 3 Communication
- 4 Wiki collaboration
- 5 Translation
- 6 Issue tracking in Bugzilla
- 7 Code review in Gerrit
- 8 Hacking
- 9 Quality Assurance
- 10 API
- 11 Running MediaWiki
You are here[edit | edit source]
mediawiki.org is the home of the developers of MediaWiki and related open source software projects.
If you want to contribute to the Wikimedia server infrastructure, check http://wikitech.wikimedia.org
Learn the differences between Wikipedia, Wikimedia, MediaWiki, and wiki. Project:Help contains other basic links.
Get started[edit | edit source]
Check the areas to contribute and choose one.
Communication[edit | edit source]
There are several ways you can get into contact with MediaWiki, and other contributors.
Real-time chats[edit | edit source]
Mailing lists[edit | edit source]
Social media[edit | edit source]
It is always better to follow and share the news of MediaWiki across your social network.
Wiki collaboration[edit | edit source]
New MediaWiki users can:
Editing[edit | edit source]
Discussing[edit | edit source]
You can discuss the content of each page in its related Discussion page. If you want to communicate with users, you can add a public message in their discussion pages. Learn more at Help:Talk pages.
User page and preferences[edit | edit source]
After registering, you get a user page that is 100% public. Introduce yourself. Suggested fields: real name, location, interests, languages, and motivation to be here.
Translation[edit | edit source]
Issue tracking in Bugzilla[edit | edit source]
Bugzilla.wikimedia.org is where all the bugs of MediaWiki Software are reported and suggestion for new features and enhancements are given. It is recommended for the new contributors to work on the easy bugs.
Code review in Gerrit[edit | edit source]
Gerrit is the most important part of the development process. All the contributions to MediaWiki are reviewed and approved at gerrit.wikimedia.org. To help you get started, check the Tutorial or its short version.
The Code Review is mainly written for developers reviewing codes, but it can be useful for the developers submitting the code for review.