The Community Blog is one of the best ways for a Fedora community member to share important news, updates, and information about Fedora with others in the community.

The Fedora Community Blog connects different sub-projects, teams, and efforts going on in the community each week. Teams share goals, accomplishments, and calls for help to better connect Fedora contributors to other parts of the Fedora Project.

Writing for the Community Blog

Want to share something on the Community Blog? Anyone can be a writer for any topic. If you contribute in a team or sub-project, consider publishing something on the CommBlog once a release cycle as a team.

1. Set up your profile.

Use your Fedora Account System (FAS) account to sign into the Community Blog WordPress dashboard by signing in here. If you have never done this before, it will create a new account in the WordPress site.

Then, fill out your profile. Fill out your name, the biographical info box, and the Discourse Username. This information appears at the bottom of every article you write. If you do not fill it, an empty box with your profile picture will appear at the bottom of the article. Make sure to fill out the Discourse Username option, and when you create new Community Blog posts, a topic on Fedora Discussion will be created under your Fedora Discussion account.

Also, if you are a first-time author, a completed profile will reduce suspicion about spam. We get quite a few of those!

2. Write a first draft in Community Blog

Once you are signed in, on the top menu bar, press the + New button to start a draft. For more help, see the editor’s article guidelines for guidance on content and metadata.

Tips: short, sweet, to the point

For the Community Blog, keep your posts short, sweet, and to the point. This helps others get a big picture view of what is going on in one part of the project. Add links to other references, tickets, or threads, so someone can learn more if they want.

Ideally, Community Blog posts are big headlines pointing out the big stuff to be aware of. Someone can drill down on the details by following hyperlinks to learn more.

3. Request review from an editor

  1. In WordPress, Check the “Enable public preview” box on your post.
  2. Start a new thread in the “Community Blog Review” category on Fedora Discussion to request editor review (include post title and deadline for publishing, if applicable).
  3. Watch for feedback from editors.
  4. Post gets scheduled!

4. Request social media coverage

Follow up with the Fedora Marketing team to ask for help spreading your post on official Fedora social media. After your post publishes, the Marketing team can share it more widely on social media.


Have questions about getting started? Feeling stuck? We’re here to help. Get in touch with us on Fedora Discussion.

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