The Voldev programme exists to allow normal Wikia users to contribute to the Wikia platform by fixing bugs. They are usually proficient in one or more relevant programming languages, enough for Wikia engineers to feel they can make a contribution to Wikia's codebase. Wikia runs on a customised version of MediaWiki written primarily in PHP, but also uses javascript and CSS (or SASS in Wikia's case) amongst others. They are selected for their ability to code in the languages, but this might not necessarily include the experience of the tools required to contribute to programme. This guide exists to help the users who might need a few pointers in those areas.

Note: This guide is written for Windows users.

Getting ready Edit