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Applying Lessons from the User Guide to Drupal Documentation

There's been an ongoing discussion about the state of documentation on Drupal.org. Sparked by this blog post by Matthew Grasmick which examines Drupal's failure to provide easy-to-follow installation documentation. To which Dries responded suggesting that we consider how we might evolve Drupal's documentation leadership and governance. I thought it would be worthwhile to share some of the lessons learned helping with the Drupal 8 User Guide in order to move the conversation forward.

Adding Free Videos to the Drupal 8 User Guide

We've just released a new free guide on our site, Drupal 8 User Guide in order to help our members--and anyone--with minimal existing knowledge of Drupal get started building something quickly. It's a re-publication of the one already available on Drupal.org, with the addition of embedded videos.

I want to share a little bit about why we choose to republish existing content instead of creating new materials, why we've opted to add video to the user guide, and why we're giving it all away for free.