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2022’s First Five for the Future Friday

It’s a new year, but with the same momentum. WebDevStudios (WDS) remains dedicated to giving back to WordPress by continuing to devote the last Friday of every month to Five for the Future.

Tomorrow, January 28, is our first Five for the Future (5FTF) Friday of the year. As such, we hope to encourage you to add giving back to WordPress to your list of goals for 2022. Here’s how you can get started.

First, learn what 5FTF is.

This is an image of a cup of coffee and three donuts.Begin at the beginning. Read this piece by Matt Mullenweg, a founding developer of WordPress, which tells the story of why he established Five for the Future.

Make a reasonable commitment and set up a 5FTF profile.

Share your commitment with the world! Go to the Five for the Future landing page at WordPress.org and set up a profile as either an individual or an organization.

Decide how to contribute.

This is a photo of a table filled with donuts and pastries.Okay, so you’re motivated, but maybe you don’t know where to begin. That happens often to people who first set out to participate in 5FTF.

There are a variety of ways to give back. You could contribute to the Core, volunteer for or speak at a WordCamp, or join a WordPress team (i.e., polygots, documentation, or marketing). Below are some resources to help.

Follow #5FTF on Twitter.

This is a photo of a pair of hands pinching the sides of a donut that has two bites take out of it.During our Five for the Future Fridays, our teammates tweet out their contributions. Some are even working on developing open-source plugins and welcome your involvement.

So, if you see a tweet about a 5FTF project that piques your interest, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask how to contribute. Just follow the hashtag #5FTF, as well as @webdevstudios, on Twitter.

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