How to write a good bug report

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: How to write a good bug report.

A good starting point would be the [mozilla bug writing guidelines].

Here are some basic principles:

  • Be precise
  • Be clear - explain it so others can reproduce the bug
  • One bug per report
  • No bug is too trivial to report - small bugs may hide big bugs
  • Clearly separate fact from speculation


  • Reproduce your bug using a recent build of the software, to see whether it has already been fixed.
  • Search moodle bug tracker, to see whether your bug has already been reported (sometimes might be tricky).