Contribute to Optimism Docs
Optimism Docs (docs.optimism.io) is an open-source project, and we welcome your contributions. Here's how you can help grow and support the Optimism Collective.
We recently migrated our technical docs from community.optimism.io --> docs.optimism.io. So, if you contributed to either repo in 2023, don't forget to claim your POAP token!
- Work on a good first issue (opens in a new tab): make the greatest and most immediate impact with a quick-start or tutorial. These special issues are clearly labeled for new contributors to Optimism.
- Edit existing content: make tweaks to existing content using the ✏️ Edit this page on GitHub or ❤️ Share general feedback links on the right-side of any page.
- Add or update an FAQ item (opens in a new tab): add a new FAQ (question+answer set) to an existing page, create a new FAQ page, or update an existing FAQ question/answer set.
- Add or update a troubleshooting item (opens in a new tab): add a new troubleshooting item (problem+solution set) to an existing page, create a new troubleshooting page, or update an existing troubleshooting problem/solution set.
- Add a glossary term (opens in a new tab): help us continue to expand the Optimism glossary.
- Add a faucet to the developer community (opens in a new tab): add a new faucet to the Faucets page (opens in a new tab) or update an existing faucet.
- Add an oracle to the developer community (opens in a new tab): add a new oracle to the Oracles page (opens in a new tab) or update an existing oracle.
- Add a node provider to the developer community (opens in a new tab) add an RPC or Node provider to our Node providers listing (opens in a new tab) or update an existing node provider.
- Add a block explorer to the developer community (opens in a new tab): add a new block explorer to the Block Explorers page (opens in a new tab) or update an existing block explorer.
- Add a blockchain indexer to the developer community (opens in a new tab): add a new blockchain indexer to the Blockchain Indexers page (opens in a new tab) or update an existing blockchain indexer.
- Work on an open issue (opens in a new tab): start with items we've already identified as needing attention, which range from general guides to tutorials and quickstarts.
- Create new content (opens in a new tab): create new content to add to the technical docs. Review the style guide and follow the PR process outlined in the contributor guidelines (opens in a new tab) to get started.
- Submit a bug report (opens in a new tab): create a report to help us improve our products and developer tooling. For more information, please read our Security Policy.
- Contribute to the Optimism Collective (opens in a new tab): select from several different categories where you can make an impact such as foundation missions (opens in a new tab) or general contributor opportunities (opens in a new tab).
Whether you're adding to the site, creating content, or working on open issues, you'll need a GitHub (opens in a new tab) account. All updates are made via the GitHub PR process. This means you create a local copy of the website, make your changes and request to merge your changes. Please see the contributor guidelines (opens in a new tab) for more details.
You don't need permission to work on anything, but it's always best to let us know what you're planning to do, so we don't duplicate efforts. You can do this by:
- Commenting on an issue or PR in GitHub (opens in a new tab)
- Messaging us in the developer support channel (opens in a new tab)
Before contributing, make sure you're familiar with:
- the Optimism vision and values (opens in a new tab)
- our contributor guidelines (opens in a new tab)
- our style guide
- our code of conduct (opens in a new tab)
Decisions about individual PRs, tutorials, and major docs updates are made by the Developer Relations team. We want to transition to a more community-informed and community-generated approach for the Optimism Docs, so please raise questions in issues, submit PRs, or contact the team:
- Please contact the Foundation's service provider at [email protected].
- Raise questions or contact the developer support channel (opens in a new tab).
Only use your original work or content that you have permission to use when contributing any content or artifact to docs.optimism.io. Many projects use open-source licensing that allows for the free sharing of information. However, if you cannot find this information, do not attempt to add it to docs.optimism.io. Any pull requests deemed as plagiarism will get rejected.
We use GitPOAPs to recognize our contributors! GitPOAP automatically recognizes your merged contribution and lets you mint a unique contributors POAP directly on their platform.
- Visit Optimism's GitPOAP page (opens in a new tab).
- Connect with your wallet or your email through sign in option.
- Search for your GitHub username, ETH address, ENS names or any GitPOAP to check if you're eligible.
- If your GitHub account is eligible, then you are able to mint a GitPOAP!
You should only use self-custody wallets to claim POAPs. Do not use exchange accounts or other accounts you do not hold the private keys to, as these will not allow you to access and manage your POAPs.
You can reach us in our developer support forum (opens in a new tab). We look forward to growing the Collective with you!