If you think working with Joomla! is fun, wait until you start working on it. We are passionate about helping Joomla! users make the jump to becoming contributing members of the community. Just remember, all participants and future participants are expected to comply with the Joomla Code of Conduct.

Get Involved with Joomla Development

Here are just a few ways you can volunteer to help with our development:

  • Report bugs and request features in our issue tracker. Please read the article Filing bugs and issues for details on how we like our bug reports served up.
  • Submit patches for new and/or fixed behavior. Just make sure you read the patch submission guidelines for details on how to submit a patch.
  • Test patches for bug fixes. Even if you are not a developer, you can test patches with Patchtester.
  • Join the CMS mailing list or participate on our developer forums. You can share your ideas for how to improve Joomla. We are always open to suggestions, although we're likely to be skeptical of large-scale suggestions without some code to back it up.
  • Look at the Joomla CMS Development roadmap to see if you have an area of interest or expertise then contact the release leader of up coming releases. If there's not one listed, ask on the CMS mailing list or the developer forums mentioned above.
  • Join any of the CMS Production Working Groups and bring your personal expertise to the Joomla! community. More info about the different working groups can be found here.
  • Take a look at the Joomla Framework and step up to another level. 

Code Contributions

You will need a GitHub account if you do not already have one. Make sure you read the page on contributing, it contains information about signing the JCA (Joomla! Contributors Agreement) for individuals, minors and businesses.