Note: You have to be on the Documentation beta in order to contribute.

I have posted a proposal on the Stack Overflow Documentation Beta site for the creation of Magento documentation.

I've been trying this new SO site for a bit and it is quite nice.

If the Magento proposal has passed (currently 1 out of 3 committed), then we can start creating and writing documentation.

Isn't there Magento documentation already at http://docs.magento.com/? Sure there is and it is constantly being improved. The SO Documentation site is all about examples that are lacking in documentation most of the time. Read all about the idea of the Documentation SO here.


Documentation is out of private beta and now in the open. Go here: https://stackoverflow.com/documentation/magento
And support my proposal for Magento docs ;)


20 mins. ago it was created!

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    Apparently, I forgot about the fact that documentation is still in private beta...
    – 7ochem
    Commented Apr 26, 2016 at 14:45
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    We're watching this initiative.
    – benmarks
    Commented Jul 25, 2016 at 22:27
  • So will this documentation be just for M1 or will it also be for M2? And I'm assuming that if this does well enough, Magento, Inc will probably adopt from it into their own docs...
    – ryanF
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 8:13
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    The Documentation system supports multiple versions. @ryanF the SE Documentation is all about examples. The official Magento Docs try to cover the whole product in basis. There will inevitably be overlap in some extend, but the two do differ.
    – 7ochem
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 8:46
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    @7ochem cool, thanks. Just checking as when I went over to the docs the first few links I saw showed M1 code..so I wasn't sure.
    – ryanF
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 10:16

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I wish I could but I haven't committed to the Area 51 proposal :(

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Plus when I click the suggested link I get a 404

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Couldn't find the related Area 51 proposal using the search.

Anyway, yes that's a great idea I 100% approve even if I can't support your tag request.

  • It's out of beta now!
    – 7ochem
    Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 11:08
  • @7ochem so what should we start doing ? Commented Jul 21, 2016 at 14:44

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