UserFrosting is completely free and open source, and licensed under the MIT License.
That being said, yes, we'll take your money!
Your financial contribution will help keep our chat and demo servers going. And, who knows? Maybe enough people will donate and Alex can make UserFrosting his full-time job ;-)
The easiest way to contribute financially is through our Pledgie campaign. Suggested donations are as follows:
We can also accept donations via bitcoin:
You can also help pay for our web and chat server costs by signing up with DigitalOcean using our referral link. Once you've spent $25 with them, we'll earn $25 towards our own DigitalOcean account.
Our chat room can get very busy! We have users from all over the world, looking for help 24/7. Although Alex tends to spend nearly every waking minute on his computer, he (and the majority of the other main developers, who mostly live in the UTC-4 timezone) do need to sleep, eat, and work from time to time.
If you feel like you've gotten a handle on UserFrosting, it would be extremely helpful if you can simply keep a browser tab open to our chat room, and help out other users when you have a chance.
Yes, we welcome pull requests! Based on your level of skill and background, you might consider contributing to any of the following:
Don't start working on a new feature until you've discussed it with a member of the dev team in chat first. It's always a tragedy when someone spends a lot of time working on a feature, only to have their pull request rejected because their code doesn't fit the technical requirements and/or general vision for UF's future.
Requirements are as follows:
When making a pull request for a bug fix or translation pack, set your "base branch" to the
hotfix-development branch. Accepted pull requests will be merged into
master in batches with a new hotfix number as needed. This will allow us to keep track of which version number every change belongs to, which is useful when tracking down other users' issues.
When submitting code, make sure to add feature/major changes to
README.md and all changes to
Since UF4 is fully modular and extendable, additional features might be best implemented as a new Sprinkle rather than being added to the core UserFrosting project. Join us in chat to discuss an appropriate development plan for your feature.