We are marching our way to Five for the Future (5FTF), a WordPress initiative designed to encourage WordPress agencies and entrepreneurs to donate 5% of company time to the platform and community. What better way to spring into a new season than by contributing to WordPress? That’s what WebDevStudios (WDS) will be doing tomorrow, March 26, 2021.
Yes, we are full of puns at WDS, but we’re also full of passion for open-source technology, as we dedicate our entire workday to contributing to the WordPress core and community. And, it’s being noticed! Popular WordPress publication, “WP Tavern,” recently featured two projects developed by WDS team members during 5FTF.
First, Support Engineer, Michael Beckwith, has dedicated some of his 5FTF time to developing Blogroll Block, a super-cool plugin that harkens back to the days of the camaraderie that once existed among independent bloggers. Then, Lead Engineer, Darren Cooney, garnered attention for his plugin, Gutenberg Block Manager, a nifty tool that allows for fine-grained block management.
Many other of WDS’ Five for the Future contributions do not acquire such fame, but that’s not why we do what we do anyway. At WebDevStudios, our mission is your success. That means the success of our clients, our staff, and of the world of WordPress. That’s why we commit the last Friday of every month to 5FTF. Nonetheless, we enjoy sharing what we’re up to! See a sample of last month’s contributions below. Keep up with our 5FTF Friday in realtime by following the hashtag #5FTF and our profile on Twitter. See ya tomorrow.
Its one of my favorite day again. #5ftf @webdevstudios Ill be working on our https://t.co/hDge8AD0hI. Its amazing to see how much we can do with #WordPress
— Michael Joseph Panaga (@_micmico) February 26, 2021
For today’s #5FTF @webdevstudios I’m trying to finish up a @daringfireball-style linked list block. Hoping to ship to @_smolblog later today…
— Evan Hildreth (@oddevan) February 26, 2021
It's #5ftf time again at @webdevstudios! Today I'll be working on improving wd_s, our #WordPress starter theme.
— Amor Kumar (@itsAmorEh) February 26, 2021
This #5ftf @webdevstudios I'm dusting off my coding skills and starting on a free theme for WordPress.
— Jennifer Cooley (@Jhynnifer) February 26, 2021
Specials thanks to @webdevstudios for sponsoring todays #5ftf allowing us to get back to the community that gives so much to us.
— Scott Anderson (@thriftydev) February 26, 2021
Today for #5FTF @webdevstudios, I worked with @salcode and @martinjdolan to venture deeper into React testing. It's been a blast and now we all need some lunch to absorb what we've learned.
— Mike England (@mikelikethebike) February 26, 2021
Today is for #5FTF @webdevstudios@MrAsharIrfan and I are working on WP Search with Algolia, in preparation for an upcoming release.https://t.co/yv0h3Ta8dy
— Richard Ⓐber (@richaber) February 26, 2021
#5FTF lunch #selfie @webdevstudios done with my talk questionnaire and will now be working on my #WordPress animated menu plugin. pic.twitter.com/xor8cCQd0U
— JC Palmes (@jpalmes) February 26, 2021
Drat, but awesome all at once. I was going to contribute some #5FTF time today to fixing up what this WordPress trac issue already handled https://t.co/ZIEfcJhSOz
— Captain Macho Pirate Mick Rackam (@tw2113) February 26, 2021
Working on WP-Strava today for #5ftf 🚴 Getting it listed as a block-supported plugin https://t.co/qpegA4STPO as well as adding a user requested feature 💪 Big Thanks to @webdevstudios for the time today!
— Justin Fœll (@justinfoell) February 26, 2021
And, as of late, requirement for writing tests has started on paper (for this #5ftf) pic.twitter.com/wCaxoH0dKV
— Tom McFarlin (@tommcfarlin) February 26, 2021
Thanks to #5ftf @webdevstudios I was able to update my Chillhop Radio app to 2.0.0! The app is a total overhaul to stream the live Youtube stream and includes a new icon!https://t.co/QzN774FWwn pic.twitter.com/GSOrdil0BE
— Aubrey Portwood (@aubreypwd) February 26, 2021
Enjoying another awesome #5ftf @webdevstudios. On a testing/pair-programming adventure with @salcode and @mikelikethebike and it has been a blast! pic.twitter.com/c1T0UfN8fj
— Marty O’Connor (@martinjdolan) February 26, 2021
Big thanks to @webdevstudios for the #5ftf time today. I spent my time adding the next/image component into our Next.js WordPress Starter!#nextjs #WordPress https://t.co/3AcS5nK51H
— Greg Rickaby (@GregRickaby) February 26, 2021
Spent my #5ftf day @webdevstudios adding a block category switcher to the Block Manager plugin. https://t.co/ZRCAJdi0CK
— Darren Cooney (@KaptonKaos) February 26, 2021
On my favorite day of the month #5ftf, today I start to look around the Full Site Editing in #WordPress, create a theme, also add wp scripts, Thank you @webdevstudios the time to do it.
Here is my WIP repo: https://t.co/7Rh7JXPrpy if you want to play around.
— Alfredo Navas (@3LPU4S) February 26, 2021
Thank you to @webdevstudios for the time today to contribute resources to the community. With the help of @martinjdolan and @mikelikethebike, I'm starting to understand ReactJS tests and created this repo with examples https://t.co/HORPqe1ceW #5ftf
— Sal Ferrarello (@salcode) February 26, 2021
Grateful for another #5ftf day @webdevstudios / @maintainn so I can catch up on some things for the Contributor Working Group and Learn WordPress #WPContributors
— Christina Workman – WP Contributor (@AmethystAnswers) February 26, 2021