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Django Girls Tutorial

This is the source code repository for the Django Girls Tutorial. Django Girls Tutorial is used on so if you want to read it, please go there. If you want to contribute please do go further with this file.

How to contribute

The Django Girls Tutorial is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 license. Everyone is free to add, edit and correct the tutorial.

Editing basics

The source code of the tutorial is hosted on Github. The Github Fork & Pull workflow is used to accept and review changes.

The tutorial uses the GitBook service for publishing its documentation. See more information about how Gitbook works.

The tutorial is written in Markdown mark up language.

You can find any discussions about the contents of the tutorial on the Github issue tracker.

Crowdin platform is used to manage translations. If you want to join an existing translation team or launch a new translation, send an email to the translation managers or contact support team. If you want to propose some small changes or fix typos in existing translations, please create a Pull Request.

Getting started and prerequisites

For contributing to the tutorial the following is needed to get started:

Fork the repository

First fork the DjangoGirls/tutorial repository to your personal Github account:

Fork button

Editing chapter content

Simple changes

For simple changes like typo corrections you can use the Github online editor:

  • Open your local fork page on Github,
  • go to file in any chapter,
  • press the Edit icon (pen)

and you can edit the chapter directly on

Edit button

Markdown syntax is used to edit the individual pages of the tutorial.

Github editor

Save your changes and create a pull request as explained below.

New content and complex changes

For adding new chapters, writing longer snippets of text or adding images, you need to get a copy of the tutorial to your local computer.

Either use the Github app for your operating system (mentioned above) or git command line to get the repository locally. You get the repository address from the front page of your own Github repository fork:

git clone

Then, create a branch for your new changes to sit in. It helps to call the branch something related to the changes you are going to make.

git checkout -b contributing

Download the Gitbook Editor app to your computer.

Then you can open the tutorial in Gitbook Editor (File > Open book).

Make any changes in the tutorial using Gitbook and then save changes (Book > Save all).

Then commit the changes using git and push the changes to your remote Github repository.


$ git status
On branch contributing
Untracked files:
  (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)


$ git add contributing_and_editing_this_book/images/gitbook.png

$ git commit -m "Added gitbook editor screenshot"
[contributing fe36152] Added gitbook screenshot
 1 file changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 contributing_and_editing_this_book/images/gitbook.png

$ git push
Counting objects: 11, done.
Delta compression using up to 8 threads.
Compressing objects: 100% (5/5), done.
Writing objects: 100% (5/5), 266.37 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
Total 5 (delta 1), reused 0 (delta 0)
   b37ca59..fe36152  contributing -> contributing

If you don't want to download the Gitbook Editor app you can also go to the Gitbook website, sign up for free and work directly in your browser.

Making a pull request

After you have finished your changes you need to create a pull request on Github. DjangoGirls will get notified about the pull request, review your changes, suggest any corrections if needed and then pull your changes to the master version.

In your own repository on Github press do Compare & pull request


Fill in the information why this change is being made. The reviewer can see the details of the actual change, so you don't need repeat the content of the change.

Then press Create pull request.

Github emails will notify you for the follow up process.

Further information and help

GitHub has an excellent documentation. Check it out if you need help!

For further questions please contact DjangoGirls.