Apr 9, 2024

Being a Hyvä Contributor: What it Means and Why it Matters

Wind & Kite were extremely excited recently to have been made official Hyvä contributors in recognition of the substantial contribution we have made to the theme and compatibility modules. We’re only the third agency in the UK to get to this stage. This makes us a proven partner for anyone looking to build their new Magento ecommerce store using Hyvä

At its heart, Hyvä is building a truly collaborative, open-source theme that provides a set of standards and tools to allow people to build high-quality, accessible and user-friendly Magento stores. By becoming a Hyvä Contributor, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the online world by improving the web experience for business owners, customers and those supporting the website.

Here are a few key things that being a Hyvä Contributor entails:

  1. Understanding Hyvä's principles: As a Hyvä Contributor, you need to understand the principles that drive the project, such as accessibility, usability, and performance. These principles are the foundation of the project and guide all contributions.
  1. Collaborating with others: Hyvä is a collaborative project, and as a Contributor, you will be working alongside other like-minded individuals to achieve a common goal. 
  1. Contributing to the codebase: One of the most important ways you can contribute to Hyvä is by contributing to the codebase. Whether you're fixing bugs, adding new features, or creating compatibility modules, your contributions will have a direct impact on the quality of the project globally.
  1. Helping with documentation: Documentation is critical to the success of any open-source project, and Hyvä is no exception. As a Contributor, you can help by writing clear, concise and accurate documentation that will help others understand and use Hyvä.
  1. Providing support: Hyvä Contributors are often called upon to provide support to others who are using the project. Whether you're answering questions on the forums, fixing bugs, or helping with integration, your support helps to ensure that Hyvä continues to be a successful project.

Being a Hyvä Contributor is not just about making a difference in the online world, it's also about personal growth and development. By contributing to Hyvä, our team also have the opportunity to learn new skills, work on challenging problems, and collaborate with a supportive global community of developers and techincians.

Being a Hyvä Contributor means being part of a community that is committed to making the web a better place for everyone - and we’re extremely proud of that.