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Here's one way you can contribute to open source and help out DEV...

ben profile image Ben Halpern ・2 min read

Anybody looking to contribute to Hacktoberfest or generally contribute to some projects, I have an idea for you...

Find official websites for languages, frameworks, etc. and create a PR adding the appropriate DEV links to that site.

As you know, our site is growing in popularity and we'd love to see it reflected all over the web as an important resource for the various technology communities.

Last year I made this PR to add a DEV Community link to the footer of the ReactJS website and it's been there ever since...

Add dev.to link to footer #1003

DEV Community is a burgeoning source of guidance and discussion on software topics, especially web dev. This will be a useful link to point to the official place to discuss React matters on the platform.

A few additional links pertaining to dev.to

Traffic stats: https://www.similarweb.com/website/dev.to Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepracticaldev React tag (as included in PR): https://dev.to/t/react

Some example React posts: https://dev.to/javascripterika/deploy-a-react-app-as-a-github-user-page-with-yarn-3fka https://dev.to/dan_abramov/react-beginner-question-thread--1i5e https://dev.to/tylermcginnis/a-comprehensive-guide-to-reactjs-in-2018--4nbc

Happy coding ❤️

If you explore the different "official sites" you'll see ample opportunities to include a link to the relevant DEV tag in the footer or a "community" section etc.

It's a great way to learn about the different static site generators used across the web.

Here's another example of a similar PR made by @kelset in React Native...

Update the Community section #512

This PR aims to expand the community section to cover better the React Native community at large.

I attempted to list all the places some time ago but now PR #459 remembered me about it so I think it's time I work it out.

I think that now is ready for review.

And here is a PR I made to the VueJS website...

Add DEV Community link to ecosystem dropdown #1980

This change adds a helpful link to the ecosystem dropdown

Vue content has been growing in popularity on DEV and it's become a great resource for getting started with and keeping up with the Vue ecosystem.

Several members of the Vue ecosystem have begun establishing a presence on the site:

https://dev.to/vuevixens https://dev.to/nuxt

Overall, the DEV Community is growing to be a central resource for developers all over the world.

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A link can similarly be found on the reactjs.org "channels" section of the footer.

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If this is not the right place for the link, let me know what might be more appropriate. Thanks a lot!

Code for the platform can be found here: https://github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to

And admins (like myself) are always available to help the Vue team make the most of our community.

If it's appropriate to include the DEV logo and not just the text link, you can find the logo here.

In general DEV should be referred to as DEV or DEV Community. dev.to is also sometimes the right phrasing casually or for clarity, but is not the "official name" that should be used in these links.

Feel free to leave a comment here if you have any questions about this at all. I'd love to clarify anything. Thanks a lot for the help!

Happy coding ❤️

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I just made a PR for the Ruby site...

Add DEV link to blog page (en) #2163

This pull request adds a link for the Ruby tag on DEV. DEV is the fastest growing community blogging ecosystem in software and makes a lot of sense right here in this list.

There are new posts consistently flowing into the tag, and it is becoming one of the best Ruby resources available.

I emphasized blogging here because that seemed to fit the purpose of the "blogs" page already established on the site. DEV is more than just blogging, but I think you might describe things differently if you're adding it to a footer, adding to a community page, etc.

Context is key.


Let's see :)

Add dev.to link to links/follow in footer partial #257

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simhol commented on Oct 09, 2019

This pull request adds a link for the Nuxt tag on DEV. DEV is the fastest growing community blogging ecosystem in software. Links to the DEV Community can also be found on vuejs.org making this a perfect symbiosis.

There are new posts consistently flowing into the tag and this will help both Nuxt and the DEV Community.

If this is not the right place for the link or the wording is not what you want, let me know what might be more appropriate. Thanks a lot!

Code for the platform can be found here: github.com/thepracticaldev/dev.to

Also just added to the Vue Community page :)

Added DEV link to community page #2333

This pull request adds a link for the Vue tag on DEV. DEV is the fastest growing community blogging ecosystem in software and it would be a good idea to include it in the Vue Ecosystem section on the community page.

There are regularly new posts added to the Vue tag, and it's one of the most followed tags on Dev currently.

Mhm, but isn't that what Ben already did in Feb this year? Or am i mistaken?

I looked for the open PRs and didn't see it added to that particular page and thought it might be helpful to include in the Vue Ecosystem section on the Learn page since it would be applicable to learning Vue. Ben's PR was to add it to the dropdown in the Ecosystem page menu. Mainly just trying to help spread the word and participate in Hacktoberfest :)

That's honorable and really cool, I was just a bit afraid someone could interpret it as spam if we submit too often to the same project. Awesome that you are helping on this :)

Thanks Simon! Really appreciate it. I wasn't hoping to spam them, just hoping to spread the word since I love Dev and thought it might be a good place to share on their community page. Appreciate it! Hope your Nuxt PR gets merged as well.


In general, contributing to the websites associated with projects can be incredibly helpful to maintainers. These kinds of contributions are generally very well received.


I contributed to DEV by adding small improvements to the tag moderator page!

It's quite a small one, but it was my first time trying out Ruby on Rails - Had to go the safe way (Better this than breaking all the tests)

Looking forward to contribute more on this great website + community! <3

Improve the tag edit page (Tag moderators only) #4137

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timrodz commented on Sep 30, 2019

What type of PR is this? (check all applicable)

  • [ ] Refactor
  • [x] Feature
  • [ ] Bug Fix
  • [ ] Documentation Update


Since it's my first time working with Ruby, I decided to learn about ERB and do minor yet pleasing styling changes:

  • Decreased indentation for tag-edit.scss
  • Imported variables & mixins for code standardisation.
  • Moved the section order around to show mainly used ones first.
  • Textarea resizing is restricted to vertical
  • Focusing on a text field will set the border to a different colour
  • The 'Save Changes' CTA has been changed to go in accord with DEV's aesthetic

Related Tickets & Documents

Improve the tag edit pages #3953

Mobile & Desktop Screenshots/Recordings (if there are UI changes)

Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 12 15 37 AM

Added to documentation?

  • [ ] docs.dev.to
  • [ ] readme
  • [x] no documentation needed

[optional] What gif best describes this PR or how it makes you feel?



My Own Contribution : )
Awaiting review ...
Way to go DEV 🔥

Update Community.md - Add DEV Community to Support Section #18394

This PR adds the DEV Community link to 'Where to get support' section.

DEV Community is a platform where software developers share articles and engage in discussions on different topics of which Gatsby Content has been growing in popularity.

This will be a useful link to point to the official place to discuss Gatsby matters on the platform.


Hey Ben is there any list easy to fix bugs that haven't been looked too much for us beginners looking to help? Or do you suggest any of the tags for us not so skilled devs?


Does anyone here would like to contribute to my project? :) github.com/danilogit/smjs


Anyone interested can contribute to my repository- github.com/Aviral14/Games
It's a collection of fun games made using pygame. Moreover it has some beginner friendly issues.


I did this with React 360!