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How to use the Forge to contribute to PrestaShop

The Forge is the name of PrestaShop's bug and issue tracker, which uses Atlassian's JIRA tool. This is the best place to describe bugs you are witnessing on your PrestaShop installation, and have the developers try to fix it.

Creating your account

In order to participate, you need to create an account to use the bug tracker.

You can do it here: http://forge.prestashop.com/secure/Signup!default.jspa

Fill all fields and validate your account request.

Once your account is validated, click here to log in: http://forge.prestashop.com/secure.

Creating an issue

You can now create your first issue: click on the "Create issue" button in the top bar.

A form appears:

  1. Project: Choose either "PrestaShop 1.6" or "Prestashop Native Modules", depending of the location of the bug.
  2. Issue type: Choose "Bug" or "Improvement" depending on what you your issue is about. If unsure, choose "Bug".
  3. Summary: Give a short description of the issue.
  4. Description: Give a complete and precise description of the bug and the best way to reproduce.
  5. Attachment: If necessary, add image files or sample code.
  6. Click the "Create" button when you are done.

Best practices for writing an issue

When writing a bug report, please use these guidelines:

  • Make sure you can reproduce your bug every time.
  • Make sure your software is up to date.
    • Ideally, test an in-development version to see whether your bug has already been fixed.
  • Search the Forge to see whether your bug has already been reported.
  • Write a clear summary.
  • Write precise steps to reproduce. Be specific and verbose: do not fear to give details on how you did reproduce the bug.
    • After your steps, precisely describe the observed result and the expected result.

These are inspired from Mozilla's own guidelines: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/QA/Bug_writing_guidelines

To learn more about how to best use the Forge, read the JIRA documentation: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/JIRA+Documentation

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