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Friendica Developer Guide

Here is how you can join us.

First, get yourself a working git package on the system where you will be doing development.

Create your own github account.

You may fork/clone the Friendica repository from

Follow the instructions provided here: to create and use your own tracking fork on github

Then go to your github page and create a "Pull request" when you are ready to notify us to merge your work.


Please pull in any changes from the project repository and merge them with your work before issuing a pull request. We reserve the right to reject any patch which results in a large number of merge conflicts. This is especially true in the case of language translations - where we may not be able to understand the subtle differences between conflicting versions.

Also - test your changes. Don't assume that a simple fix won't break something else. If possible get an experienced Friendica developer to review the code.