Backdrop CMS is currently seeking funding to pay for hosting costs, design resources, and marketing assets. Backdrop CMS would eventually like to also staff a team of part-time developers to focus on bug-fixes and features for upcoming releases.


A donation to the Backdrop Foundation will result in a wonderful thank-you gift sporting our logo, or the friendly Dragon, Drop. T-shirts distributed for $25.00 donations, or cozy hoodies for $50.00 (US shipping included). Show your support for Backdrop CMS!


You write code? That's great, we love code! See our handbook on contributing code.


Backdrop CMS needs design help too. If you are a designer and wonder where you fit in, here are a few areas where we can use you:

  • Web: Our own website will periodically need new features designed and added.
  • Print: We also need printed assets to help us spread the word about Backdrop.
  • Interfaces: If you are an interaction designer or care about user experience, Backdrop CMS has a handful of issues that could use some attention.

If any of these tasks sound appealing to you, please contact us and we'll put you to work!


Have big ideas about the future of Backdrop? We'd love to hear them! Please join us in the Backdrop Forum on Reddit, at least until we have one of our own.


If you don't know how to code but you know how to use Backdrop CMS, we could use your help testing our work. Check the GitHub issue queue for issues that are tagged with needs review. There is a sandbox site created automatically for each PR, and we could use some help testing those sites for the intended changes.

 Report bugs

To report a bug in Backdrop please first search the list of open bugs to see if there are already people working on a solution. If your bug is not listed, please create a new issue. If you think you have found a potential security issue, please contact the Backdrop CMS Security Team directly at or review our recent security announcements at

 Request features

To request a new feature in Backdrop please first search the list of open feature requests to see if there are already people working on a solution. If your feature is not listed, please create a new issue.

 Meet Up

Project Meetings: Backdrop has two recurring meetings you should feel free to join or watch at any time. There is a weekly core developer meeting Thursdays at 1pm PT and a fortnightly design meeting every other Thursday at 12noon PT. [iCal feed]

Tech Camps and Conferences: There are many tech events where people will be talking about Backdrop CMS. Attend an event in your area to hear more, or talk to members of hte Backdrop community in person. [iCal feed]

Community Meet-Ups: If you are interested in starting a local community meet-up, or if you already host one and would like to include Backdrop CMS as a recurring topic of interest, please let us know.