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PHP Manual Contribution Guide


PHP is well known for having excellent documentation. Documentation that is created by volunteers who collectively make changes every day. This guide is designed for people who work on the official PHP documentation.


This guide uses some terminology that you have to know. Don't worry, it's easy:

  • author - person who contributes to the original English manual
  • translator - person who translates the English manual into another language
  • {LANG} - replace it with your two-letter country code, (e.g. when referring to a mailinglist, doc-{LANG}@lists.php.net). Note: Brazilian Portuguese differs from the rest and it's called pt_br for the Git repo and pt-br for the mailing list suffix.

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Feedback is most certainly welcome on this document. Without your submissions and input, this document wouldn't exist. Please send your additions, comments and criticisms to the following email address: phpdoc@lists.php.net.