WP Document Revisions

Contributing to WP Document Revisions

Hi there! We’re thrilled that you’d like to contribute to WP Document Revisions. Your help is essential for keeping it great.

WP Document Revisions is an open source project supported by the efforts of an entire community and built one contribution at a time by users like you. We’d love for you to get involved. Whatever your level of skill or however much time you can give, your contribution is greatly appreciated. There are many ways to contribute, from writing tutorials or blog posts, improving the documentation, submitting bug reports and feature requests, helping other users by commenting on issues, or writing code which can be incorporated into WP Document Revisions itself.

Following these guidelines helps to communicate that you respect the time of the developers managing and developing this open source project. In return, they should reciprocate that respect in addressing your issue, assessing changes, and helping you finalize your pull requests.

Looking for support?

We’d love to help. Check out the support guidelines.

How to report a bug

Think you found a bug? Please check the list of open issues to see if your bug has already been reported. If it hasn’t please submit a new issue.

Here are a few tips for writing great bug reports:

If you find a security vulnerability, do not open an issue. Please email ben@balter.com instead.

How to suggest a feature or enhancement

If you find yourself wishing for a feature that doesn’t exist in WP Document Revisions, you are probably not alone. There are bound to be others out there with similar needs. Many of the features that WP Document Revisions has today have been added because our users saw the need.

Feature requests are welcome. But take a moment to find out whether your idea fits with the scope and goals of the project. It’s up to you to make a strong case to convince the project’s developers of the merits of this feature. Please provide as much detail and context as possible, including describing the problem you’re trying to solve.

Open an issue which describes the feature you would like to see, why you want it, how it should work, etc.

Ways to Contribute

Your first contribution

We’d love for you to contribute to the project. Unsure where to begin contributing to WP Document Revisions? You can start by looking through these “good first issue” and “help wanted” issues:

p.s. Feel free to ask for help; everyone is a beginner at first :smiley_cat:

How to propose changes

Here’s a few general guidelines for proposing changes:

At a high level, the process for proposing changes is:

  1. Fork and clone the project
  2. Configure and install the dependencies: script/bootstrap
  3. Make sure the tests pass on your machine: script/cibuild
  4. Create a descriptively named branch: git checkout -b my-branch-name
  5. Make your change, add tests and documentation, and make sure the tests still pass
  6. Push to your fork and submit a pull request describing your change
  7. Pat your self on the back and wait for your pull request to be reviewed and merged

Interesting in submitting your first Pull Request? It’s easy! You can learn how from this free series How to Contribute to an Open Source Project on GitHub

Bootstrapping your local development environment


Running tests


Code of conduct

This project is governed by the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code.

Developing with Docker

Prefer to use Docker to develop locally?

  1. git clone https://github.com/wp-document-revisions/wp-document-revisions/
  2. cd wp-document-revisions
  3. docker-compose up
  4. open http://localhost:8088

Additional Resources