Contributing to Beego


Beego is free and open source software, which means that anyone can contribute to its development and progress under the Apache 2.0 License ( Beego’s source code is hosted on github (

How can I become a contributor of Beego?

You can fork, modify and then send a Pull Request to us. We will review your code and give you feedback on your changes as soon as possible.

Pull Requests

The process for pull requests for new features and bug fixes are not the same.

Bug fixes

Pull requests for bug fixes do not need to create an issue first. If you have a solution to a bug, please describe your solution in detail in your pull request.

Documentation improvements

You can help improve the documentation by submitting a pull request to the beedoc repository.

New features proposals

Before you submit a pull request for a new feature, you should first create an issue with [Proposal] in the title, describing the new feature, as well as the implementation approach.

Proposals will be reviewed and discussed by the core contributors, and can be adopted or potentially rejected.

Once a proposal is accepted, create an implementation of the new features and submit it as a pull request. If the guidelines are not followed the pull request will be rejected immediately.

Since Beego follows the Git Flow branching model, ongoing development happens in the develop branch. Therefore, please base your pull requests on the HEAD of the develop branch.

The git branches of Beego

The master branch is relatively stable and the dev branch is for developers. Here is a sample figure to show you how our branches work:

For more information about the branching model:

A simple guideline for Git command

You must have a github account, if not, please register one.

Fork 代码

  1. Click
  2. Click “Fork” button which is on top right corner

Clone 代码

We recommend using official repo as origin repo, and then add a remote upstream to your repo.

If you already set SSH key, we recommend use SSH. The difference is that, we don’t need to input the username and password to push changes.

Using SSH:

git clone
cd beego
git remote add upstream '<your github username>/beego.git'

Using HTTPS:

git clone
cd beego
git remote add  '<you github username>/beego.git'

The word upstream in command could be replaced with any word you like.

fetch changes

Every time you want to something, you’d better fetch remote changes:

git fetch

In this command, git only fetch origin repo。

If we want to fetch our remote repo changes:

git fetch upstream

You can replace upstream with your repo name

create feature branch

我们在创建新的 feature 分支的时候,要先考虑清楚,从哪个分支切出来。 Before creating feature branch, we should think about choosing a branch as base branch.

Assume that we want to merge the new feature to develop branch. In such case:

git checkout -b feature/my-feature origin/develop

Don’t forget to run git fetch before you create feature branch.

push commit

git add .
git commit
git push upstream my-feature

make PR

Go to, and make a Pull request