Readme template

Don Richards edited this page May 18, 2018 · 8 revisions

Due to our heavy use of Github we use README.md files to take advantage of their markdown parsing on repository landing pages. The README files follow very similar conventions to the Drupal README.txt conventions.

README.md files should use this basic structure:

# Islandora Example Module [![Build Status](https://travis-ci.org/Islandora/islandora_example_module.png?branch=7.x)](https://travis-ci.org/Islandora/islandora_example_module)

## Introduction

A brief introduction and summary of the module.

## Requirements

This module requires the following modules/libraries:

* [Islandora](https://github.com/islandora/islandora)
* [Tuque](https://github.com/islandora/tuque)
* Any
* Additional
* Requirements

## Installation

Install as usual, see [this](https://drupal.org/documentation/install/modules-themes/modules-7) for further information.

## Configuration

Set the paths for `example` and `module` in Administration » Islandora » MODULE (admin/islandora/module).

Include a screenshot of configuration page. When using your choice of screenshot software, resize your browser
first to avoid wide screenshots. Here are a few browser extension examples to take screenshots.

  * [Fireshots](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/take-webpage-screenshots/mcbpblocgmgfnpjjppndjkmgjaogfceg)
  * [Nimbus](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nimbus-screenshot-screen/bpconcjcammlapcogcnnelfmaeghhagj)

To upload the image drag the image into the comment section of an existing Pull Request. 

This will generate the image url link for you
  ![Configuration Screenshot](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/2857697/39014759-e2ef9c1e-43e0-11e8-921c-c2a3234d65d2.jpg)

Video example on [How to attach an Image in README.md file with Github](https://youtu.be/wVHJtL-y7P0)

## Documentation

Further documentation for this module is available at [include link to relevant documentation in the Islandora wiki]

## Troubleshooting/Issues

Having problems or solved a problem? Check out the Islandora google groups for a solution.

* [Islandora Group](https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!forum/islandora)
* [Islandora Dev Group](https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!forum/islandora-dev)

## FAQ

Q. Is this normal?

A. Yes. This is normal. Why ...

## Maintainers/Sponsors

Current maintainers:

* [Maintainer Name](https://github.com/maintainer_github)
* [Another Maintainer](https://github.com/maintainer_github)

This project has been sponsored by:

* Some really awesome sponsor
A description of this really awesome sponsor

## Development

If you would like to contribute to this module, please check out [CONTRIBUTING.md](CONTRIBUTING.md). In addition, we have helpful [Documentation for Developers](https://github.com/Islandora/islandora/wiki#wiki-documentation-for-developers) info, as well as our [Developers](http://islandora.ca/developers) section on the [Islandora.ca](http://islandora.ca) site.

Also include any Travis gotcha's here. 

## License

[GPLv3](http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt)
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