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February Favors Five for the Future Contributions

It’s time again for another WebDevStudios Five for the Future Friday. We expect a jampacked day of Five for the Future contributions, happening tomorrow, February 25, 2022.

Five for the Future Contributions in the Media

A portrait photograph of Sal Ferrarello, Senior Backend Engineer at WebDevStudios. Sal is looking at the camera and smiling.
Sal Ferrarello, Principal Engineer

During January’s Five for the Future, WebDevStudios (WDS) Principal Engineer, Sal Ferrarello, worked on his WordPress plugin Block X-ray Attributes. Sal’s Five for the Future contribution was noticed by WP Tavern, who published an article all about it. Now, that’s 5FTF in action!

This isn’t the first time a Five for the Future (5FTF) contribution made news. It’s a prime example of how rewarding and beneficial participating in 5FTF is. You should consider making Five for the Future contributions part of your regular WordPress involvement, too.

Below are some more Five for the Future contributions from the team at WDS to inspire you. These are just a few of the highlights.

Podcast Plugin

This is a photograph of Christina Workman, Website Specialist
Christina Workman, Website Specialist

Podcasting remains a hot trend.  As such, WDS Website Specialist, Christina Workman, is working on a WordPress plugin called that allows users to import podcast episodes from Anchor.

Whether you’re a fan of podcasts or a host, if you have a WordPress website, chances are you’ll be interested in Christina’s plugin when it’s available. For now, you can keep up with her progress and submit requests on her GitHub for the project.

Livestreaming Five for the Future Contributions

A photograph of WebDevStudios Backend Engineer Evan Hildreth, who is photographed from the chest up while wearing a plaid shirt and slightly smiling at the camera.
Evan Hildreth, Backend Engineer

Get a load of this. Last month, WDS Backend Engineer, Evan Hildreth, live streamed his Five for the Future contributions via Twitch. How cool is that?

You can watch the recording of him live coding. However, keep in mind that he’ll be doing it again tomorrow. So, be sure you’re following @oddevan on Twitter. He’ll more than likely share his Twitch link there.

ACF Block Starter Theme

WDS Lead Engineer, Oliver Harrison, and Frontend Engineer, Adam Bates, recently kicked off an ACF Block Starter theme. Last month, Frontend Engineers, Lindsey Bell, Alfredo Navas, and Marty O’Connor all used their 5FTF day to contribute their talents to this project.

Stay tuned for further updates on this exciting development. When completed, the WDS ACF Block Starter theme will be available to the public.

WordCamps

It takes WordPress community members to make WordCamps happen. Earlier this month, the website for WordCamp Montclair went live, and WDS Digital Strategist, Laura Byrne, used her 5FTF time to bring that to fruition.

Additionally, Lead Engineer, JC Palmes, is already prepping WordCamp Asia for its 2023 event. Follow WordCamp Asia on Twitter for the latest news.

Tomorrow’s Contributions

Photograph of Allen McNichols, Support Technician at the WordPress design and development agency WebDevStudios.
Allen McKenzie, Support Technician

WDS Support Technician, Allen McKenzie, has big plans for his 5FTF. “I’ll be working on a plugin that creates polls from Yelp API data to create engaging content that people can share using StrawPolls,” he says. “I have a bunch of work already done on it and hopefully I can get it published to the WordPress repo and out to the world this week.”

Isn’t that amazing? Keep up with our team’s Five for the Future contributions by following the hashtag #5FTF on Twitter. Remember, WebDevStudios isn’t the only one giving back to WordPress. When you follow that hashtag, you can view and support a variety of Five for the Future contributions from the entire WordPress community.

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