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Kubernetes welcomes improvements from all contributors, new and experienced!


This website is maintained by Kubernetes SIG Docs.

Kubernetes documentation contributors:

  • Improve existing content
  • Create new content
  • Translate the documentation
  • Manage and publish the documentation parts of the Kubernetes release cycle

Getting started

Anyone can open an issue about documentation, or contribute a change with a pull request (PR) to the kubernetes/website GitHub repository. You need to be comfortable with git and GitHub to work effectively in the Kubernetes community.

To get involved with documentation:

  1. Sign the CNCF Contributor License Agreement.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the documentation repository and the website's static site generator.
  3. Make sure you understand the basic processes for opening a pull request and reviewing changes.

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of K8s release cycle] end subgraph second[Review] direction TB T[ ] -.- D[Look over the
K8s/website
repository] --- E[Check out the
Hugo static site
generator] E --- F[Understand basic
GitHub commands] F --- G[Review open PR
and change review
processes] end subgraph first[Sign up] direction TB S[ ] -.- B[Sign the CNCF
Contributor
License Agreement] --- C[Join sig-docs
Slack channel] C --- V[Join kubernetes-sig-docs
mailing list] V --- M[Attend weekly
sig-docs calls
or slack meetings] end A([fa:fa-user New
Contributor]) --> first A --> second A --> third A --> H[Ask Questions!!!] classDef grey fill:#dddddd,stroke:#ffffff,stroke-width:px,color:#000000, font-size:15px; classDef white fill:#ffffff,stroke:#000,stroke-width:px,color:#000,font-weight:bold classDef spacewhite fill:#ffffff,stroke:#fff,stroke-width:0px,color:#000 class A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,M,Q,N,O,P,V grey class S,T,U spacewhite class first,second,third white
Figure 1. Getting started for a new contributor.

Figure 1 outlines a roadmap for new contributors. You can follow some or all of the steps for Sign up and Review. Now you are ready to open PRs that achieve your contribution objectives with some listed under Open PR. Again, questions are always welcome!

Some tasks require more trust and more access in the Kubernetes organization. See Participating in SIG Docs for more details about roles and permissions.

Your first contribution

You can prepare for your first contribution by reviewing several steps beforehand. Figure 2 outlines the steps and the details follow.

flowchart LR subgraph second[First Contribution] direction TB S[ ] -.- G[Review PRs from other
K8s members] --> A[Check K8s/website
issues list for
good first PRs] --> B[Open a PR!!] end subgraph first[Suggested Prep] direction TB T[ ] -.- D[Read contribution overview] -->E[Read K8s content
and style guides] E --> F[Learn about Hugo page
content types
and shortcodes] end first ----> second classDef grey fill:#dddddd,stroke:#ffffff,stroke-width:px,color:#000000, font-size:15px; classDef white fill:#ffffff,stroke:#000,stroke-width:px,color:#000,font-weight:bold classDef spacewhite fill:#ffffff,stroke:#fff,stroke-width:0px,color:#000 class A,B,D,E,F,G grey class S,T spacewhite class first,second white
Figure 2. Preparation for your first contribution.

Next steps

Get involved with SIG Docs

SIG Docs is the group of contributors who publish and maintain Kubernetes documentation and the website. Getting involved with SIG Docs is a great way for Kubernetes contributors (feature development or otherwise) to have a large impact on the Kubernetes project.

SIG Docs communicates with different methods:

Other ways to contribute

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