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.
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.
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.
- Make.WordPress.org – This webpage features a myriad of ways to get involved with WordPress.
- Giving Back: How a Company Can Successfully Implement Five for the Future – In 2021, WDS presented a webinar at WordFest Live showing how we host and operate our Five for the Future Fridays.
- More Ways to Contribute to Five for the Future – Also last year, Website Specialist, Christina Workman, put together a blog post listing out ideas for participating in 5FTF. Read it and see if it sparks your imagination
Follow #5FTF on Twitter.
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.