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This repository contains the documentation website code and Markdown source files for

GitHub's Docs team works on pre-production content in a private repo that regularly syncs with this public repo.

Use the table of contents icon Table of contents icon on the top right corner of this document to navigate to a specific section quickly.


We accept different types of contributions, including some that don't require you to write a single line of code. For detailed instructions on how to get started with our project, see "About contributing to GitHub Docs."

Ways to contribute

On the GitHub Docs site, you can contribute by clicking the Make a contribution button at the bottom of the page to open a pull request for quick fixes like typos, updates, or link fixes.

You can also contribute by creating a local environment or opening a Codespace. For more information, see "Setting up your environment to work on GitHub Docs."

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For more complex contributions, please open an issue using the most appropriate issue template to describe the changes you'd like to see.

If you're looking for a way to contribute, you can scan through our help wanted board to find open issues already approved for work.

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