Contributing To Laravel


Laravel is free, open-source software, meaning anyone can contribute to its development and progress. Laravel source code is currently hosted on Github, which provides an easy method for forking the project and merging your contributions.

Pull Requests

The pull request process differs for new features and bugs. Before sending a pull request for a new feature, you should first create an issue with [Proposal] in the title. The proposal should describe the new feature, as well as implementation ideas. The proposal will then be reviewed and either approved or denied. Once a proposal is approved, a pull request may be created implementing the new feature. Pull requests which do not follow this guideline will be closed immediately.

Pull requests for bugs may be sent without creating any proposal issue. If you believe that you know of a solution for a bug that has been filed on Github, please leave a comment detailing your proposed fix.

Additions and corrections to the documentation may also be contributed via the documentation repository on Github.

Feature Requests

If you have an idea for a new feature you would like to see added to Laravel, you may create an issue on Github with [Request] in the title. The feature request will then be reviewed by a core contributor.

Coding Guidelines

Laravel follows the PSR-0 and PSR-1 coding standards. In addition to these standards, below is a list of other coding standards that should be followed:

  • Namespace declarations should be on the same line as <?php.
  • Class opening { should be on the same line as the class name.
  • Function and control structure opening { should be on a separate line.
  • Interface names are suffixed with Interface (FooInterface)