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Having Fun on Five for the Future Friday

Giving back is fun. As July closes, WebDevStudios (WDS) looks forward to having fun tomorrow—Five for the Future Friday.

Our WordPress agency’s passion for contributing to WordPress via Five for the Future is infectious. Some of WDS’ team members have recently mentored and shared with others how we make this WordPress initiative a success at our company. The news is spreading. Actively participating in Five for the Future is the thing to do (and, yes, it’s fun).

If you’re new to the movement, Five for the Future is a WordPress community-wide effort to donate 5% of resources to contributing to the WordPress core and community. Such contributions can occur in a variety of different ways, such as taking support tickets, developing a free plugin, organizing a WordCamp, and more. In fact, actively participating in Five for the Future can lead to moments like this:


Backend Engineer, Michael Joseph Panaga, and Support Engineer, Michael Beckwith, were both listed as Contributors when WordPress 5.8 was released last week. While the real reason to participate in Five for the Future is to give selflessly, it sure is nice when contributions are recognized!

Not all of our teammates are on Twitter, which is what we normally use to share our Five for the Future contributions with the world. However, after a bit of snooping, it was discovered that Senior Backend Engineer, Ashar Ifran, recently had his Five for the Future project, Flush Permalinks Button, approved. This WordPress plugin was just added to the repository, and what makes it so cool is that it’s a “tiny plugin” to add a flush permalinks button in the WordPress admin bar. You can download it from the plugin repo.

Website Specialist, Christina Workman, published a blog post that recommends different ways that anyone can participate in Five for the Future, called “More Ways to Contribute to Five for the Future in 2021.” Five for the Future is for everyone, whether you’re a part of a large WordPress company, a freelancer, or simply a user and website owner who is enthralled with open-source technology.

So, join the fun! You’re welcomed to contribute alongside us tomorrow, July 30, 2021 for another Five for the Future Friday. Or, simply keep up with how we’re giving back by following the hashtag #5FTF on Twitter.

Below, take a look at WDS’ contributions from last month. If you ever find yourself in need of advice about how to implement Five for the Future at your company, please reach out to WDS Marketing Strategist, Laura Coronado. We’d love to help.


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