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The Community Blog is a personal opinion of community members and by no means the official standpoint of DNN Corp or DNN Platform. This is a place to express personal thoughts about DNNPlatform, the community and its ecosystem. Do you have useful information that you would like to share with the DNN Community in a featured article or blog? If so, please contact .

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Get Involved in Open Source

As an Open Source project, the community plays a special role in the development of the platform. Often some of the best feature ideas originate with a community member.  Community members also provide a lot of feedback on issues that were not caught by our QA team.  Recently, the project has been getting more and more code contributions which are also an important part of any Open Source project.

One of the challenges with any Open Source project is how to help new community members get involved.  Often developers would like to submit code fixes or feature enhancements, but they just aren’t sure of the process. 

Peter Donker, a DNN MVP and long time community member, recently did a nice write-up on Contributing to the DNN platform using Git and GitHub.  I decided to do a video to supplement the information that Peter provided. In the video I cover the entire process starting with submitting a bug report through making the fix and submitting the final pull request.


If you ever wanted to know how you can get involved and help the project, this is a great place to start.


Geoff Barlow
Hi Joe,

Thanks for the great video to get you started with Github and setting up the Dnn Dev source.

One problem that I ran into was the Windows Github app.

I kept on getting an error "failed to clone the repository..., check your internet connection" when trying to clone to my local machine.

For other people who run into the same problem, check that you have the right permissions on the folder you are trying to clone to.

Once I found this out it was very easy to do follow the steps that Joe had explained, great work and thanks.


Geoff Barlow Thursday, July 24, 2014 3:36 PM (link)

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