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How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by humvee » Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:49 am

Hi all,

The User Documentation Team is responsible for the production of the main content for the Help Site; http://help.joomla.org.

We have a number of projects that are currently either ongoing or pending implementation:

Official Documentation
  • The Official Joomla! 1.5 Help Screens
  • The Official Installation Manual for Joomla! 1.5
  • The Official User Manual for Joomla! 1.5
  • The Official Administrator Manual for Joomla! 1.5
  • Other related guides and reference material covering all manner of topics from local server installation guides to references on FTP usage
In addition we also have the legacy projects of:
 
  • Updating the Official 1.0.11 User Manual to 1.0.12 and converting it for web access on the Help Site.
  • Updating the Official 1.0.x Administrator Manual
  • Updating the Official 1.0.x Installation Manual
If you would like to contribute to these efforts please leave a message below or send a PM to me with details of your past writing experience, current experience with Joomla!, as well as any other related information for example; HTML, CSS, PHP, experience.

Supported Documents

We will also consider documents that you have written that we can host within the Help Site itself. These Supported Documents will be required to follow a set of stringent guidelines and will not be permitted to include any direct self-promotion or commercial interests, although we will, of course, include direct attribution of the authorship and inclusion of single Homepage reference link.

Supported Documents:
  • Will be submitted (and published if accepted) in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license in use across all documentation on the Help Site and any subsequent license change that Joomla! may deem necessary.
  • Will be subject to review and editing by the User Documentation Team for format, style, and technical accuracy
  • Will be subject to review and update by the User Documentation Team to reflect any changes of the Joomla! content management system
  • At this time we can only accept documentation provided in English.
Disclaimer

We reserve the right to not publish material if we decide it does not fit within the scope of the User Documentation Project.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards

Andy Wallace
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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by obotor » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:48 am

Hi Andy!
I am willing to contribute to the effort of providing a user documentation for Joomla! 1.5 .
Of course I will be able to participate as an English-speaker, but may also provide some translation in French as required (probably in a longer timeframe as suggested in the roadmap).
Feel free to ask for any further information.
Sincerely,
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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by humvee » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:21 pm

Hi obotor,

PM sent.

Andy

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by obotor » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:49 pm

Hi Andy!
As I have not submitted enough posts yet I am not allowed to PM you.
I suggest you pm me with some e-mail contact and I will be able to privately get in touch.
Alternatively if you have modo rights you may contact me through the profile email address.
Cheers,
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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by humvee » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:35 am

Message sent :)

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by richrock » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:20 pm

Would be able to help with anything regarding 1.0.x

Developed several sites using 1.0.12, written a training package, and so forth...


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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by Guille. » Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:41 pm

Hi there Andy,

I don't know if you remember me, I emailed you two days ago, I'm the venezuelan guy.

As I told you I finished my sudies about HTML, PHP and MySQL and I would really like the team to improve Joomla!, so I'm up to whatever you need, I'm on vacations so I have a flexible schedule,  I'm up to help in both User and Development Documentation. You tell me.

Thank you,
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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by jasonmartin » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:08 am

Hello and howdy!

I am just now getting started with Joomla, but I am willing to offer my services for whatever is needed.  I can proof read submissions, or work on any writing project that might be done.  Please let me know if I am able to help in any way...  Email would be best since I have just started here and my post count might be too low for me to send pms...

Jason

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by maximil » Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:28 am

Hi,

I'm a long time joomla user, actually since the begining (sept 05). I've builded many websites using joomla 1.0.x and my last one (not yet finished) using 1.5. My CSS/XHTML knowledge is good but my PHP is really minimal. I would say I can read it but not speak it or write it ! 

I build my websites locally using a WAMP environment and LAMP for online production.

I am willing to contribute in providing a user documentation for Joomla! 1.5 . I do speak english (obviously !!) but my first lang is french in which i'm more at ease, especialy for writing.

Although I read thousands of threads in the forum mainly for resolving issues concerning the deployement of my websites, I didn't submitted enough posts to be able to PM anyone. You can contact me (if you feel I can help here).

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by humvee » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:17 am

Hi maximil,

PM sent,

Andy

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by Centella » Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:19 pm

Hi Andy,

My name is Sam and I am a long time Joomla! user. I have used it since the beginning and I have built quite a few sites with Joomla! 1.x and now I am working on learning more about Joomla! 1.5 so that I can code my own components. My CSS / XHTML is pretty good and I know some PHP ( enough to get me in trouble :) ) ...

I would love to help out in whatever capacity is possible.

Best regards,
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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by humvee » Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:14 pm

Hi Sam,

I have already e-mailed you after Amy passed your details to me.

Andy

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by Centella » Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:04 pm

Thanks,

I will double check my email box and make sure the email didn't get flagged by Google as junk and reply to it.

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by pictogram » Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:31 am

Hi,

I'm discovering Joomla (especialy J!15). I have some experience in web development and I am willing to contribute in providing a user documentation.

I don't know exactely if I would be more useful in the Documentation or in the translation section (in french) ??

If you think i can be of any help here just let me know.

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by humvee » Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:49 pm

Pictogram,

I have sent you a PM

Thanks

Andy

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by pictogram » Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:24 pm

Hi Andy,

Got your PM but can't PM you back !!Not old enough !!

I'll try to join and help the french translation team.

Keep up the good work.

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by estreet » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:01 pm

Hi Andy,

I'd like to offer my help with the 1.5 effort

I have some CSS XHTML skills, familiarity with Joomla 1.0.x and 1.5 (have my own site on 1.5 RC3 at the moment)

Cheers Eric

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by estreet » Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:37 pm

Hi Andy,

I got the PM (thanks) but my response you your e-mail address was bounced. Any ideas.

Cheers Eric

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by humvee » Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:56 pm

further pm sent :-[

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by frost » Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:53 pm

I've written a pretty basic tutorial on 1.5 herehttp://www.splendidesign.co.uk/index.ph ... 5-backend/
What do you think? Feel free to use it for 1.5 documentation.

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Post by MiCCAS » Thu Jan 17, 2008 1:06 am

I'm interested in joining and helping out with the User Documentation, feel free to let me know what I can do to get started
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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by wrross2 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:59 pm

Greetings,
I would like to help with the documentation project. Please advise

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by Frankd4 » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:18 am

Hi Andy,
There are howls for upgrade tutorials/manuals on the forum. I'll bet I could get several folks to work as a small team to produce exactly this. I can see some folks are working on this now but appear to me to be working alone. Please let me know if I can help. Congratulations on the release of 1.5 Stable.
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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by littlegeniuz » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:00 pm

Hi Andy,

I would like to join the documentation project. I took part in the Google Highly Open Participation Contest this year, and I still would like to help joomla! increasing the documentation coverage.

Thanks
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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by Chris Davenport » Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:54 pm

Hi,

Simply register on http://docs.joomla.org and get started. :)

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by amasters » Thu May 01, 2008 4:39 pm

I would like to join the documentation workgroup. I have a background in writing and editing as well as creating my own documentation.

Thanks,

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by Chris Davenport » Thu May 01, 2008 5:09 pm

Hi,

You don't need to join the Documentation Working Group to get started. Just register at http://docs.joomla.org and you will automatically be given write access to the documentation wiki.

A good place to start is the cookie jar: http://docs.joomla.org/Cookie_jar

Thanks for volunteering.

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by dattard » Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:33 am

Hi all,

I've been in touch a few times to hopefully get started in the Joomla Docs group, however lack of time unfortunately takes over. I've been going through the help site lately, and thought that I have an article on my site which could easily fit into the JTTP.

http://www.dart-creations.com/joomla/jo ... tions.html

Do I just register to the wiki and add it, or shall I send it to someone for any necessary revisions?

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by Chris Davenport » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:56 am

Hi dattard,

Just register on the wiki and merge it into the appropriate pages. Bear in mind that you will need to remove the links to external sites as they would be considered link spam or self-promotion.

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Re: How can you help the User Documentation Project?

Post by ericmay » Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:51 pm

Hello,
I just spent a bunch of time writing up several different ways to make Custom error pages in Joomla 1.5.
Seems like something that people need and want to do.
It's really useful if your launching a new version of a pre-existing non Joomla site.

How do I go about posting this to the Tips and Tricks section of the docs area?

And probably more importantly. Is the a reason that Joomla doesn't do this as part of the standard install? I'm not being sarcastic. It's kind of pointless to turn this into a article if people shouldn't be encouraged to do it.

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