Contributing Guidelines

Everyone is welcome to make suggestions o how thisi plugin can be improved. You can do this by either submitting an issue to report a bug or discuss a feature, or a pull-request to fix a bug or add a feature.

Did you find a bug or other issue?

  • Ensure the bug or issue was not already reported by searching on the GitHub repository under issues.
  • If your unable to find an issue addressing the problem, open a new one. Be sure to include a title and clear description, plus as much relevant information as possible.
  • Use the xdebug extension for PHP if possible an provide the stack trace with the issue.
  • For more detailed information about submitting a bug report or creating an issue, view the Reporting Guidelines below.

Did you write a patch that fixes a bug or other issue?

  • Open a new GitHub Pull Request with the patch
  • Ensure the Pull Request description clearly describes the problem and the solution you are providing.
  • Include the relevant issue number in the description by adding one of either “Fixes #xx” or “Part of #xx”
  • Before submitting your pull request, please make sure you have followed the Pull Request Guidelines below.

Do you intend to add a new feature or change an existing one?

  • Suggest your change or addition by first creating an issue for discussion which you can then reference to later.
  • Add the appropriate label to the issue: New Feature or Enhancement
  • Submit a Pull Request containing the change you wish to contribute, ensuring you follow the Pull Request Guidelines below.

Pull Request Guidelines

  • Create a fork of the ‘development’ branch first, and make sure it’s up to date. This helps to prevent conflicts from occuring.
  • Only pull requests to the development branch will be accepted. This ensures that any new code can go through the review process before it reaches the master.
  • All commits and pull requests MUST reference a related issue in the comments. If a related issue doesn’t exist, please first create a new one.
  • Code should follow common practises and the standards as set out in this GetSimple Wiki article. This includes:
    • Indenting of code should consist of 4 spaces per indent, never tabs.
    • Each file should contain an empty line at the end, be UTF-8 encoded, and use UNIX based line-endings.
    • To make it easier for others to read and understand the code, it is recomended that you space out the code a bit more. An example is provided below:
      if ( exampleFunction($variable) ) {
          $exploded = explode( $variable );
      } else {
          $imploded = implode( $variable );
      // Note the spacing around brackets.
      // Curly braces should remain on the same line as the 'if' or 'else' statements
    • Changes that are cosmetic in nature and don’t add anything substantial to the stability or functionality of the project will generally not be accepted.
    • Acceptance of pull requests is at the descretion of the project leader. All contributions to this repository will be appropriatly credited where possible.

Issue Reporting Guidelines

  • Insert issue reporting guidelines here…

Repository Structure

This repository has the following branches, each with a specific purpose:

  • master branch: The master contains all properly reviewed code and is ready for release version.
  • beta-testing branch: Generally this will contain completed features and fixes ready for public beta testing.
  • development branch: This is where all development occurs. All pull requests and commits will go here.

The review process:

  • development: All development is done in this branch. Nothing will move on until it has been completed here.
  • beta-tetsing: Once a feature or bugfix has been completed, it will be moved here so that it can be reviewed and tested.
  • master: Once everything has been reviewed and tested appropriately, it will be moved here and considered ready for release.