COVID-19 - Oh, I don’t want to write anything about it, Because it’s there in every talk. Let’s pray and hope for the best to the whole world.
Although, it's a challenging time for everyone but let’s convert it into opportunities. In your routine schedule, you might get no or less-time to give something back to the TYPO3 community.
As currently we are at the lockdown stage of COVID-19, It’s a great opportunity to utilize the time to more collaborate and contribute to TYPO3 OpenSource project.
Honestly, COVID-19 kind of situation can be helpful for such many OpenSource projects to benefit the product, community and You - yes by improving yourself.
Why TYPO3 Contribution - To Improve Your Skills
Before we begin, It’s very important to understand why we should contribute to the OpenSource project?
- To Improve Your TYPO3 Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- For Better Future of TYPO3 and Your Business
Whatever skills you have as of designers, coders, writers, testers, marketers etc. TYPO3 needs you!
Here, I want to share, How you can contribute and collaborate to the TYPO3 community. Take a good cup of coffee and read below with passion for TYPO3.
Awareness for Contributing to the TYPO3 Core
“Mission of TYPO3 Core Development,
To Jointly Innovate Excellent Free Software Enabling People to Communicate."
Team TYPO3 working hard to launch TYPO3 v10 LTS. TYPO3 Contribution Workflow, It’s very simple, Checkout step-by-step guide
#1. TYPO3 Core Create Patch
Go to TYPO3 Forge https://forge.typo3.org/projects/typo3cms-core/issues and check un-assign issues and where you can work on it.
The workflow to create a patch is well-explained at this Documentation Also, checkout this Video from Mathias.
#2. TYPO3 Testing
TYPO3 has many coders and developers, but needs more testers. What can you test?
- Core testing
- Extension testing
- Project testing
- Writing unit tests
- Writing functional tests
- Writing acceptance tests
Just setup TYPO3-instance now and start-testdrive to Report TYPO3 Issue
#3. TYPO3 Reviews
You can also review existing patches to confirm if a particular issue has been resolved, Checkout Review a Patch and Introduction to Gerrit We highly recommend to join TYPO3 GmbH Review Friday to connect with TYPO3 headquarter and core-team.
Take a look at TYPO3 contribution cheatsheet
#4. Give Your TYPO3 Ideas, Feedback and Suggestions
Do you have any new ideas which can help to make a bright future for the TYPO3? Share them now at TYPO3-Forge
#5. Join the Team
TYPO3 Association has defined the number of teams by dividing their work. No matter if you are techie guys or content/marketers, Join the team and help-out.
At TYPO3 every contribution is appreciated and welcomed, you’ve got to find the right place for you to contribute in the TYPO3 crowd — whether it’s on the development, designing or testing, TYPO3 teams and committees are looking for more people like you for varying requirements. Regardless of your particular niche and skill set, you can contact the team or committee leader to hear how you can help out.
For continues collaboration and contribution, Get know and join the team
#6. Share Your TYPO3 Extensions & Templates
Add-ons are very important for any OpenSource CMS to get more popular. Develop and share your TYPO3 extensions, templates, plugin, etc. at https://extensions.typo3.org/
#7. Help to the TYPO3 People
Many TYO3 people have issues or questions on TYPO3 products, extensions, etc. You can help them out with the following ways.
- Join the official TYPO3 Slack
- Answer the questions at TYPO3 Stack-overflow
#8. TYPO3 Documentation
Documentation is one of the important factors, TYPO3 has really improved a lot since a year. But it still needs more people to write good TYPO3 documentation.
It’s super-easy to contribute content, Read this How to Contribute to Official Documentation
#9. TYPO3 Content Contribution
Do you enjoy writing and empowering as well as guiding others to know and guide more about TYPO3 and achieve their goals? Then TYPO3 content contribution is a perfect fit for you.
You can contribute you content by
- Providing or improving TYPO3 Docs
- Write amazing TYPO3 Blogs
- Provide TYPO3 tutorials
- Record tutorial videos
- You can also contribute if you have translation skills.
Start your TYPO3 blog now with our T3-Cleanblog Free TYPO3 Templates.
#10. TYPO3 Initiatives
An "initiative" comprises individuals with a similar interest to make long haul upgrades in a particular region of TYPO3 including key plans, objectives, task-breakdown and observing of progress. These activities may likewise range over for different versions like v9 and v10 - yet it is definitely important to maintain and pay attention on accomplishing and coming nearer to the characterized objectives.
Get awared and involved with TYPO3 Initiatves at
#11. Donate & Become a TYPO3 Association Member
If you are earning good money with TYPO3 CMS, then it’s time to give back to the community. TYPO3 is purely OpenSource and Free. TYPO3 Association has many expenses and has only income from members and donors.
From € 7.92/ year, Become a TYPO3 community member. We recommend to become atleast Bronze or Silver membership https://typo3.org/project/association/membership You can also consider to Donate to the TYPO3
#12. Appreciate & Say "Thanks to TYPO3 Contributors"
Last but not in the list, Heartily thanks to all TYPO3 contributors. Because, TYPO3 contributors are the people who worked very hard by spending their time, money and energy to keep improving TYPO3 for us.
Let’s keep them motivated, How can you appreciate and say thanks?
- Write a simple email or slack message to the TYPO3-Core Team, GmbH and Association.
- Take a few mins, and check which TYPO3-extensions do you mostly use, Connect with that extension’s authors via Slack or Email.
- Also, don’t forget to appreciate other people like Documentation, Marketers, Content teams etc.
- Connect with Teams and Initiatives to say Thanks!
- One more request, If feasible for you then, try to donate and help, as hard work paid-off.
Whoever you are TYPO3 coders, designers, testers, content writers and so on, TYPO3 needs your help to have a bright future for the community and your business.
If you have any more suggestions or ideas then share with us. In COVID-19 lockdown time, In which way are you going to contribute to the TYPO3 OpenSource project? Write to us using the comment box.
Stay Home, Be Safe with your Family!
Have a Happy TYPO3 Contribution!
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This is a very nice and comprehensive article. I didn’t know there were that many ways to contribute to the TYPO3 community. Thanks for this.
Great post Sanjay. I think it´s very important people realize there are many ways to give back to the TYPO3 community even if you have no coding experience. Thanks for sharing such an inspirational blog
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