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Participate to eZ Publish development

The eZ Publish Community Project is where innovation happens, where the eZ Community and eZ Engineers collaborate, contribute to eZ Publish's kernel to make it tomorrow's Content Management Platform.

This is the place where you can :

  • Develop new features,
  • Bring enhancements,
  • Fix bugs,
  • Report bugs

Coding along with the other contributors to eZ Publish will get you to learn eZ Publish even deeper, and get a great share of recognition.

But coding is not all, you can get involved on other aspects like reporting issues, or testing the software, seize your chance !

The eZ Publish Community Project is managed by a Board of community members and eZ employees. The Board is communicating through its blog ( To get in touch with them you can post comments on the blog posts, or get in direct touch with them : . The Board’s main role is to foster a large innovation at a fast pace. eZ Publish Community Project should absolutely not be used for business-critical platforms, and should rather be seen as an opportunity for eZ Ecosystem members to share one's real-life eZ Publish experiences by bringing-in features & bug-fixes. The production-ready version is called eZ Publish Enterprise Edition.

When thinking of developing large features, implying large code change-sets, you first have to submit your idea to the Board, ensuring a proper synchronization of all initiatives. Also, you need to sign a CLA before submitting your contribution : Contributor Licensing Agreement - CLA

Here is how eZ Publish Community Project is built and distributed : Release Policy


Develop & share eZ Publish extensions

You have developed a cool extension for eZ Publish ? You would like to share it, and get other community members to help you push it ahead ? Then you should visit and open-source it there. You can log in with your account (the same as your account), and create a new project there. You may want to first check that no similar extension already exists, in which case you would probably prefer joining the existing team and tell about your ideas, suggestions or exisiting code.

This platform gives every project a simple collaborative development sandbox:

  • forums
  • a subversion repository
  • a news wall
  • a home page
  • a rating system for people to praise or blame
  • galleries for screenshots
  • a download section



How to use GIT/Github to contribute to eZ Publish

How to contribute to eZ Publish using Git is a must-read before contributing to eZ Publish Community Project. It gives :

  • Tips & tricks on how to use git/github with eZ Publish,
  • Guidance on how to submit your code

Coding standards

The coding standards have been published for your review. Please read them and send feedback here :
The eZ Coding standards need you !



The eZ Publish documentation can be found here : The API documentation can be found there : An alternative documentation source is, very complimentary to the above.

Lots of knowledge can also be found in the tutorials section : Contribution is totally open there, feel free to come-up with your idea, we will gladly publish it !

Community contribution to the documentation is being organized, stay tuned.

Anyone who is into writing new, and maintaining documentation is welcome to help out.

eZ Systems also provides a large range of training offers :


Issue tracker

Use to report issues, bugs or requests for enhancements on eZ Publish and extensions. You can follow the reporting activity through RSS or through this mailing-list.


Apache Zeta Components (formerly known as eZ Components)

The Apache Zeta Components are used by the kernel eZ Publish, and can be very simply used when developing your own extensions. You may want to have a look at this blasting, high-quality library of loosely-coupled PHP components.

Visit the Zeta Components website :



A list of development tools will be consolidated here : best-in-breed eZ Publish development extensions, how to find IDE plugins on, etc...stay tuned !

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