This step-by-step guide provides all you need to know to be an active contributor to the tutorials section of our user documentation. The goal is to get as many users involved in providing example how-to content as possible. We're excited to have you contributing!
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Have a descriptive and succinct title. It's the best way for others to find exactly what they're looking for. Perhaps even include a short text description of what your tutorial aims to achieve.
Videos and screenshots are one of the best ways to provide instruction, are highly encouraged. However, be careful that your media does not disclose any sensitive information such as passwords, tokens, or keys.
Create your tutorial in the corresponding sections such as Publishing, Data Elements, or Other. This will help users find exactly what they're looking for.
Feel free to reference our example tutorial for guidance on how to format yours.
As with any project, it's best to be prepared before beginning. Read the information below to familiarize yourself with contribution policies and guidelines.
This project adheres to the Adobe code of conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code. Please report unacceptable behavior to Grpemail@example.com.
All third-party contributions to this project must be accompanied by a signed contributor license. This gives Adobe permission to redistribute your contributions as part of the project. Sign our CLA. You only need to submit an Adobe CLA one time, so if you have submitted one previously, you are probably good to go.
All submissions should come in the form of pull requests and need to be reviewed by project committers. Read GitHub's pull request documentation for more information on sending pull requests.
In order to contribute to our documentation, you MUST sign the contributor license agreement, also known as the CLA. If you've signed and submitted one previously, you're good to go. Otherwise, visit here to get signing.
If you're new to Github, check out their handy guides to get started: https://guides.github.com/.
Open your terminal and navigate to the place you want to store the project.
Copy this command and paste it into the terminal.
git clone https://github.com/Adobe-Marketing-Cloud/reactor-user-docs.git
Open the project in your editor.
In your terminal, run:
git checkout -b [name-of-your-new-branch]
You are now set to begin creating your tutorial page. Be sure your new file title is descriptive, succinct, and is a .md file.
Good title: "creating-a-new-rule.md"
MD stands for markdown. If you are unfamiliar with .md files or markdown, you can learn more here. Unfortunately, markdown does not support embedding videos. If you need to embed a video, please leave a comment in the location you would like your video with the following format:
// Embed video here. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZBlRkF0-tolist=PLVkhvRpDxnn8aDsk9mW_wVufaOKJRK-Ls&index=2
We will embed the video for you in the location of your comment when your contribution is merged. A TEMPLATE.md file is located in the tutorials folder to help you get started.
Feel free to include some personal information about yourself. This would be a great place for a link to your github, twitter, instagram, or all of the above.
To have your tutorial show up within the documentation navigation, you'll need to add some info to the SUMMARY.md file in the root folder of reactor-user-docs.
If, for example, you create a tutorial about how to create a new rule, follow these steps:
Open the SUMMARY.md file.
In the tutorials section, create a new line under the Rules section.
Tab over once, and write markdown for the link. The link to the tutorial would look like this.
* [Create a New Rule](tutorials/create-a-new-rule.md)
The text between the brackets is how the name of your tutorial will show up in the navigation. Between the parenthesis is the path to your tutorial. The path will always be
tutorials/name-of-your-tutorial-file. Be sure to include the asterisk.
Once you've finished with your tutorial and are happy with the changes, it's time for a pull request! This is basically a request to have your changes added to the live site. It's important to note that any changes outisde of your new tutorial files will not be accepted.
Open your terminal and navigate to the reactor-user-docs project.
git add .
git commit -m "New tutorial"
git push origin [name-of-your-branch]
Return to https://github.com/Adobe-Marketing-Cloud/reactor-user-docs. There should now be a green button that says "Create pull request." If there's not, click on the gray button that says "New pull request." You may choose to leave a comment, then click "Create pull request." You may be asked to make changes after your pull request is reviewed. After those changes are made, repeat the steps 1-4 under "Create a New Pull Request." Once everything is satisfactory, your pull request will be merged into the master branch.
*Please note that there will be no expectations on how long it will take for your contribution to be approved and merged.