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+layout: default
+title: Contributing a Guide
+permalink: contributing.html
+# Contributing a Guide
+The guides site uses [jekyll]( to power the site and all the documents are written using [markdown]( To contribute a guide, you just need to follow these simple steps.
+1. Fork the [repository on github]( by clicking on the "Fork" button.
+2. Do a `git clone` of your fork.
+3. Create a file named `YYYY-MM-DD-guide_name.markdown` inside the `_posts` directory of your fork.
+4. In this file, you'll need to add some YAML front matter at the top of the file so it looks like this:{% highlight yaml %}
+layout: default
+title: Name of the Guide
+permalink: one-word-summary.html
+{% endhighlight %}
+5. Commit this new guide to your git repo.
+6. After you commit, push that to your fork.
+7. You can now open a pull request explaining your guide. That's it!
+You can follow the structure of our [Rails Girls App Tutorial](
+Thanks so much for taking the time to help us make Rails Girls awesome.
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- <h3>Submit Your Own Guide</h3>
+ <h3><a href="contributing">Submit Your Own Guide</a></h3>
<p>We are accepting guides to extend the application to our <a href="">Github repository &rarr;</a></p>

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