You’re welcome to contribute to aiogram!

aiogram is an open-source project, and anyone can contribute to it in any possible way


Before making any changes in the framework code, it is necessary to fork the project and clone the project to your PC and know how to do a pull-request.

How to work with pull-request you can read in the GitHub docs

Also in due to this project is written in Python, you will need Python to be installed (is recommended to use latest Python versions, but any version starting from 3.8 can be used)

Use virtualenv#

You can create a virtual environment in a directory using venv module (it should be pre-installed by default):

This action will create a .venv directory with the Python binaries and then you will be able to install packages into that isolated environment.

Activate the environment#

Linux / macOS:

source .venv/bin/activate

Windows cmd


Windows PowerShell


To check it worked, use described command, it should show the pip version and location inside the isolated environment

pip -V

Also make sure you have the latest pip version in your virtual environment to avoid errors on next steps:

python -m pip install --upgrade pip

Setup project#

After activating the environment install aiogram from sources and their dependencies.

Linux / macOS:

pip install -e ."[dev,test,docs,fast,redis,proxy,i18n]"


pip install -e .[dev,test,docs,fast,redis,proxy,i18n]

It will install aiogram in editable mode into your virtual environment and all dependencies.

Making changes in code#

At this point you can make any changes in the code that you want, it can be any fixes, implementing new features or experimenting.

Format the code (code-style)#

Note that this project is Black-formatted, so you should follow that code-style, too be sure You’re correctly doing this let’s reformat the code automatically:

black aiogram tests examples
isort aiogram tests examples

Run tests#

All changes should be tested:

pytest tests

Also if you are doing something with Redis-storage, you will need to test everything works with Redis:

pytest --redis redis://<host>:<port>/<db> tests


We are using Sphinx to render docs in different languages, all sources located in docs directory, you can change the sources and to test it you can start live-preview server and look what you are doing:

sphinx-autobuild --watch aiogram/ docs/ docs/_build/

Docs translations#

Translation of the documentation is very necessary and cannot be done without the help of the community from all over the world, so you are welcome to translate the documentation into different languages.

Before start, let’s up to date all texts:

cd docs
make gettext
sphinx-intl update -p _build/gettext -l <language_code>

Change the <language_code> in example below to the target language code, after that you can modify texts inside docs/locale/<language_code>/LC_MESSAGES as *.po files by using any text-editor or specialized utilites for GNU Gettext, for example via poedit.

To view results:

sphinx-autobuild --watch aiogram/ docs/ docs/_build/ -D language=<language_code>

Describe changes#

Describe your changes in one or more sentences so that bot developers know what’s changed in their favorite framework - create <code>.<category>.rst file and write the description.

<code> is Issue or Pull-request number, after release link to this issue will be published to the Changelog page.

<category> is a changes category marker, it can be one of:

  • feature - when you are implementing new feature

  • bugfix - when you fix a bug

  • doc - when you improve the docs

  • removal - when you remove something from the framework

  • misc - when changed something inside the Core or project configuration

If you have troubles with changing category feel free to ask Core-contributors to help with choosing it.


After you have made all your changes, publish them to the repository and create a pull request as mentioned at the beginning of the article and wait for a review of these changes.

Star on GitHub#

You can “star” repository on GitHub - (click the star button at the top right)

Adding stars makes it easier for other people to find this project and understand how useful it is.


You can write guides how to develop Bots on top of aiogram and publish it into YouTube, Medium, GitHub Books, any Courses platform or any other platform that you know.

This will help more people learn about the framework and learn how to use it

Take answers#

The developers is always asks for any question in our chats or any other platforms like GitHub Discussions, StackOverflow and others, feel free to answer to this questions.


The development of the project is free and not financed by commercial organizations, it is my personal initiative (@JRootJunior) and I am engaged in the development of the project in my free time.

So, if you want to financially support the project, or, for example, give me a pizza or a beer, you can do it on OpenCollective.