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Guide for contributing to the Sanity Studio UI experience as an external developer.

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Last updated: Feb 7, 2023
If someone wanted to contribute to the studio UI experience, is there a guide for how to contribute as someone outside of Sanity? 🙂
Nov 17, 2022, 2:53 PM
user S
! I'm a web developer that recently discovered Sanity while searching for headless CMSs for my cousin's website, and I became a big fan 🙂. I very much enjoyed building with Sanity and I was very impressed at what Sanity Studio was capable of.
So I got a little curious and wanted to take a look at the internals of the studio, and so I went ahead and cloned the project and ran a couple of yarn commands that were suggested in CONTRIBUTING.md. It started a local studio on port 3333 but I don't seem to have a permission for that project (ID: ppsg7ml5).

So I was wondering if I should ask for the access permission or if this project is internal members only? And if it's internal only, how should people like me (potential outside contributors) set up a dev environment correctly?

Sorry for mentioning you in an old thread I found while searching with 'contributing' keyword in the channel
Feb 7, 2023, 8:56 AM
User, you need to add your own project and then you can code your heart out 🙂
Feb 7, 2023, 10:00 AM
the documents/project is basically unimportant when it comes to working on the studio
Feb 7, 2023, 10:00 AM
user S
ah okay thanks! That’s what I suspected but just wanted make sure that i wasn’t missing out on anything 😄 . Maybe it’d be better to add this as a note in CONTRIBUTING.md to avoid confusion? Or maybe i’m the only one who’s confused 😅 I don’t know. Anyways, thanks for the fast feedback! I very much appreciate it 👍
Feb 7, 2023, 11:34 AM
No issue at all, so far the question did not come up very often, but its a relevant question 😉 I will see if people will want to add that or leave the community to get into this from our side
Feb 7, 2023, 11:36 AM
user S
sounds about right! Hey by the way thank you for building and open-sourcing an awesome product. I know i’d learn a lot by studying the source. Huge respect for all the devs at Sanity!
Feb 7, 2023, 11:40 AM

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