This is an overview of ways to contribute to monetr's documentation. To get started:

  • You can find outstanding issues for documentation here: GitHub issues by-label (opens in a new tab)
  • If you don't find an issue that you'd be interested in working on, you can still create a pull request with your desired changes.
  • If you have found a gap in our documentation that you aren't able to, or do not wish to fill yourself; please create an issue so that others are aware of this gap, and it can be addressed.

Editing documentation

All of our documentation is in the form of Markdown files in the docs directory of the monetr repository. You can simply edit the existing files to make changes to the documentation. The documentation site is automatically generated in our GitHub Actions workflows.

Building Locally

You can build our documentation site locally using the following command, it requires Node.js and will create a static site in the $PWD/docs/out directory.

make docs

Editing Locally

If you want to work on the documentation in real time locally you can run the following command:

# Will install any dependencies and prepare the local development environment for docs
make develop-docs

This will start a Next.js server locally serving docs. As you edit files in the docs/ directory you will be able to see those changes automatically refresh in your browser.


We would like our documentation to follow a general guide, this creates some consistency in how our documentation is both written, presented, and maintained over time.


All documentation should be written in "American" English as much as possible. The exception to that rule are quotations, trademarks or terms that are better known by their own language's equivalent.

Reader / Author

The documentation prefers "we" to address the author and "you" to address the reader. The gender of the reader shall be neutral if possible. Attempt to use "they" as a pronoun for the reader.

Code Blocks

Code blocks should always be accompanied by a preceding text to give context as to what that code block is, or represents. Adjacent code blocks without a paragraph of text between them should be avoided.


Screenshots, if at all possible, should be no larger than 1280x720. This is not a strict requirement, but if a screenshot can reasonably capture all the necessary details in that resolution or less; that is greatly preferred.

Issue Tracking

If documentation is missing and is planned to be added later. Please add a placeholder badge for that documentation using (opens in a new tab), with the GitHub issue/pull request detail shield.

The "override label" should use the following format.

Label Format
#{GitHub Issue Number} - {GitHub Issue Title}

Please make the badge link back to the original issue as well.


Language that has been identified as hurtful or insensitive should be avoided.