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Guidelines For Contributing

  • Create a new git branch specific to your change, as opposed to making your commits in the master branch.
  • Don't put multiple fixes/features in the same branch / pull request.
  • Give a proper description in your pull request of what you're trying to fix.
  • First line of your commit message should start with present-tense verb, be 50 characters or less, and include the relevant issue number(s) if applicable. Example: Ensure proper PLUGIN_PATH behavior. Refs #428. If the commit completely fixes an existing issue or request on the tracker, please use Fixes #585 or Fix #585 syntax (so the relevant issue is automatically closed upon PR merge).
  • Make sure that new features are configurable using a theme variable (eg. DISPLAY_CHUCKNORRIS_ADVICE). Should default to False, so users will not get any surprises when upgrading.
  • If you introduce new theme variables, new behaviour or changes from the default Pelican behaviour, make sure you make mention of it in the README
  • Make sure changes do not break backwards compatibility, especially with regards to settings.
  • Only changes that stand to benefit a majority of users or use cases are suitable for contributing back to the main repository. For tweaks that are likely specific to your site or likings, try using CUSTOM_CSS.
    • If doing so would require a CSS selector that isn't supported by the theme, create a patch that adds the necessary CSS selector, not the CSS tweak.