MoodleDocs:Guidelines for contributors

From MoodleDocs

You are welcome to contribute to Moodle Docs. Find something that can be improved, either in content, grammar or formatting, and fix it! Note: You will need to login to edit pages.


  • Please note that all contributions are released here under GNU General Public License.
  • Every page in Moodle has a link to a corresponding page in Moodle Docs. You can see this on and, from an administrator's perspective, on the Moodle demo site.
  • You are encouraged to illustrate documentation with screenshots. Please refer to the style guide for further information.
  • See MoodleDocs:Templates for ways of asking for editing help from other contributors.

Creating new pages

  • You are welcome to create pages for additional documentation about Moodle. Simply type the name of your new page between double brackets [[New page name]] on an existing page and follow the link to start editing the new page. Alternatively, you may type in your browser address bar: (i.e. replace spaces in the new page name with underscores).
    • Please choose a short name and capitalize the first word only (with a few exceptions, such as the word Moodle).
    • Please follow the style guide. If you categorize new pages it can make it easier for users to find, but the important thing is to put good content into the page.
    • Page titles may be changed in the future by redirecting/moving pages, as part of documentation restructuring.

Page versioning

  • The English (and German) Moodle Docs have different pages for different Moodle branches (eg 3.11, 4.0). Other languages may have only one, two or three Moodle Docs versions (e.g.2.x,3.x, 4x ) for each page.
  • It is customary to create/update/correct the current Moodle version page and the previous one (e.g., 3.11 and 4.0) and if possible the long term release version (e.g. 3.9)
    • Older version pages may not be available for editing. If you really need to edit one old (protected) page, leave a message in the page comments for the current version.
  • If the page is versioned in-line with Moodle releases, MoodleHQ will create the new page as the new release approaches, by cloning the documentation for the previous release.

Inter-language linking

  • Inter-language links between pages in different languages may be added by typing, for example, [[es:Corresponding page title in Spanish]] in the English MoodleDocs, or [[en:Corresponding page title in English]] in the Spanish MoodleDocs, at the bottom of the page, below the category link. Inter-language links will appear automatically in the "In other languages" block.

Page comments

  • For comments about a particular page, and/or short discussions, please use the corresponding talk page (click on the page comments tab). Please sign and date your talk page contribution by typing four tildes ~~~~. There's also a handy button for signing in the toolbar of the editing field: Signature Icon.png
  • If you find an unsigned comment you can use the Template:Unsigned like so {{Unsigned|Username}} which will show as (The preceding comment was added by seri ayu)

Page protection

  • Certain pages, such as the Table of Contents, are protected from editing. Please use the page comments for suggesting additional content or other changes.

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