Start a Project

Create a Project

To create a new project on CodePlex, use the following page Create New Project.

Once you fill out the project creation form, your project is created immediately in "Setup" mode. While in setup mode, your project won't be visible to anyone but the project team members. Once you are finished setting up your project, you then "Publish" it to make it visible to all users.

To see the requirements for projects on CodePlex see the following: FAQ: What are project hosting requirements?.

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Server Hosting on Team Foundation Server

We host the server for you. You have many choices for what source control client you want to use, see source control clients for CodePlex.

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Edit Project Title/Description

  • To edit the project title or description, you must be a Coordinator on that project.

To edit the project title or description:

  1. Signed in as a project coordinator, click on the project's Settings tab 
  2. Use the Title to change the project name
  3. Use the Description text box to edit the project description
  4. Click Save

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Remove Discussions

CodePlex features appear as the tabs at the top of your project (Home, News Feeds, Releases, etc.). By default, all features are enabled on new projects. However, you have the option of removing features.

  • To add or remove project features in a CodePlex project, you must be a Coordinator on that project.

To add or remove project features from a project:

  1. Signed in as a project coordinator, click on the project's Settings tab 
  2. Below the Project Description input box is a checkbox that is checked, as default is to allow discussion of projects
  3. Click the box to remove the check and the discussion tab from your project

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Add Related Projects

  • Signed in as a project coordinator, click on the project's Settings tab 
  • At the bottom of the page, enter a project related to yours.
  • Click Add Project. The project will appear as a link on the right side of your project's home page, between the Activity and Your Tags sections.

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Configuring Advertisements

CodePlex provides project owners with the option to host sponsored ads from Developer Media on their project pages. All advertising revenues from Developer Media go entirely to the project owner.

How do I display ads?

  1. Signed in as a project coordinator, click on the project's Settings tab 
  2. Under Fund Your Project, check the Display an ad on your project pages from Developer Media.

Fund Project

You will now see advertisements from Developer Media appear on the Home tab, the Downloads tab, the Discussions tab, and the Issue Tracker.

Ad Example

How do I get paid?

You will need to contact Developer Media at publishermanager@developermedia.com or 1-416-849-8900 with the name of your CodePlex project using your email address associated with your CodePlex username. If you have multiple CodePlex usernames, you will need to use the username that created your project. You can contact CodePlex Support if you need any assistance.

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Donations

Donating to Projects

There isn't a specific feature for adding a donation link, but you can edit your Wiki pages to include them. If there are other ways CodePlex could help support donation links, please suggest them in the issue tracker.

You can also add advertisements to your project.

Donating to Charity

For project owners interested in donating their advertisement revenue to charity, you can simply check the Use Ads from Developer Media, then check the Donate ad revenue to Habitat for Humanity Int’l. The Lounge will donate the combined total from all project owners to Habitat for Humanity each month.

Donate Revenue

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Set Project License

CodePlex supports several of the most popular open source license agreements available. Only the project owner has the permissions to modify the project license.

To change the license go to the License tab and click Change License in the top right action bar. You may then select a license from the the available supported choices.

Add/Remove Users to Your Project

  • To edit project membership, you must be a Coordinator on that project. The user that you add must already be registered with CodePlex.


Add Developer:

  1. From the People tab, click Manage Team
  2. In the space provided, type the name of the registered user, and then click

Add Coordinator:

  1. If you want to change the user from Developer to Coordinator, select Coordinator from the Coordinator Role list, and then click Update

Remove a User from the Project:

  1. From the People tab, click Manage Team
  2. Select the check box next to the user you want to remove, and then click Update

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Post Job Openings

  • From the People tab, click Manage Project Openings
  • Check the check box labled Display the job Posting
  • Type what you want your job posting to say into the text box
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  • Add any tags to your job posting that are related to the job
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  • Click the Save button

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Delete a Project

  • Signed in as a project owner, click on the project's Settings tab
  • Navigate to the bottom of the page
  • Click the Delete button. If you choose to delete your project, this action is destructive and cannot be undone.


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Last edited Jun 18, 2013 at 6:16 PM by matthaw, version 30