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Contribution Guidelines

Unfortunately, not every library, tool or framework can be considered for inclusion. The aim of Awesome PHP is to be a concise list of noteworthy and interesting software written in modern PHP. Therefore, suggested software should:

  1. Be widely recommended regardless of personal opinion
  2. Well known or discussed within the PHP community
  3. Be unique in its approach or function
  4. Fill a niche gap in the market

Self-promotion is frowned upon, so please consider seriously whether your project meets the criteria before opening a pull request, otherwise it may be closed without being reviewed.

Also, please ensure your pull request adheres to the following guidelines:

  • Software that is PHP 7.0+, Composer-installable, PSR compliant, semantically versioned, unit tested, actively maintained and well documented in English is preferred.
  • Please search previous suggestions before making a new one, as yours may be a duplicate.
  • Enter a meaningful pull request description.
  • Please make an individual commit for each suggestion in a separate pull request.
  • Put a link to each library in your pull request ticket so it's easier to review.
  • Use the following format for libraries: [LIBRARY](LINK) - DESCRIPTION.
  • Prefix duplicate library names with their vendor or namespace followed by a space: Foo\Bar would be Foo Bar.
  • New categories, or improvements to the existing categorisation, are always welcome.
  • Please keep descriptions short, simple and unbiased. No buzzwords or marketing jargon.
  • End all descriptions with a full stop/period.
  • Check your spelling and grammar.
  • Make sure your text editor is set to remove trailing whitespace.

Thank you for your suggestions!