Time flies quickly when you spend it building amazing websites for big brands and giving back to WordPress. It’s the end of 2022, which means our final Five for the Future Friday for the year is tomorrow.
Like most companies, we’re currently operating with a slim staff, as our clients and team members spend much-needed holiday time with families and loved ones. However, the WDS staff who will be here on Friday will be using their final workday of the year to give back to WordPress.
Now is a great time to share our Five for the Future (5FTF) contributions for the entire past year. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished to give back to WordPress, and we hope to inspire you to participate in this initiative, too.
1,350+ Hours Contributed to Five for the Future in 2022
Lots of people ask how we do it. Every last Friday of the month is consistently dedicated to 5FTF, making such a milestone achievable. If you’re interested in getting your WordPress company involved with 5FTF, plan for it and be consistent.
Here is a small sample of how our team contributed to WordPress in 2022.
Thanks to @webdevstudios, for today’s #5FTF I got to create a WordPress plugin that displays the attributes of the currently selected block andin the block editor.https://t.co/pW17NcwYEX pic.twitter.com/JvZff5anbR
— Sal Ferrarello (@salcode) January 28, 2022
Late to #5FTF @webdevstudios and I’ve been dabbling on React and #NFT Hope I’ll give justice to my artist friend BillyBoy’s artwork pic.twitter.com/qt0Cwx4LSV
— JC Palmes (@jpalmes) February 25, 2022
First no meeting Friday AND #5FTF. It’s a good day to be a WDS-er! Today I’m working on a #WordPress #Gutenberg block to display drone photos.
— Lindsey Bell (@lindseywb) March 25, 2022
Today is #5FTF, which is one of my favorite activities of the month. It’s also one of the great benefits of working at @WebDevStudios; we have the opportunity to both grow and contribute. I’ll be working on a flashcard application built with Next.js, Prisma and Chakra UI.
— Marty O’Connor (@martinjdolan) April 29, 2022
It was #5ftF today at @webdevstudios and I got to work on the next release for WP Search with Algolia plugin 📦
— Ashar Irfan (@MrAsharIrfan) April 29, 2022
#5FTF at @webdevstudios
Getting schwifty with some Nextjs SPAs! 🙌🙌 pic.twitter.com/ZxB2de3vS2
— Biplav Subedi (@bplv112) April 29, 2022
#5FTF day at @webdevstudios
Expect some fantastic open-source contributions pic.twitter.com/yWvVDxuztu
— Lax Mariappan (@laxmariappan) June 24, 2022
working on making my Untappd WordPress plugin more Block friendly #5FTF
— Captain Macho Pirate Mick Rackham.yarr🏴☠️ (@tw2113) June 24, 2022
It’s #5FTF @webdevstudios! I am working on creating more block patterns for the pattern library 👩💻
— Lauren Levin (@thelaurenlevin) July 29, 2022
For @webdevstudios #5FTF day I’m working to start setting the wheels in motion for @WCMontclair for 2023 and to schedule the volunteers on my team for @WordCampUS after that I’ll wander over to the Docs team and see what needs doing over there
— Laura Byrne (@NewYorkerLaura) July 29, 2022
Today @webdevstudios is giving back to #WordPress and open source technology by contributing to #5FTF. I’ll be answering questions in the https://t.co/PKj2GpgZgg support forums.
— Bonnie Martin (@bonjmartn) August 26, 2022
Loving working on this cookbook theme #5FTF @webdevstudios 🙌🎉
— Inna Gutnik (@inna_slayer) August 26, 2022
I’m continuing work today on an open source WordPress block for displaying a timeline of events! 😎 #5FTF
— David Walz (@DavesjoshinWDS) September 30, 2022
#5FTF Friday has arrived 🥳and at @webdevstudios we know it. I’ll be contributing to the Polyglots team with more Spanish translations for plugins. pic.twitter.com/lxSOOS6JoC
— Jairo Perez (@jairoprez) October 28, 2022
Learn How WebDevStudios Incorporates Five for the Future
We love encouraging others to get involved with 5FTF by sharing how we do it. Here are some opportunities to learn from us.
Philly ‘burbs WordPress Meetup
If you’re in the Phoenixville, Pennsylvania area, consider attending the January 9, 2023 meetup for Philly ‘burbs WordPress. WebDevStudios CEO, Brad Williams, will be interviewed in person by Liam Dempsey to discuss Five for the Future and how we make it work at our website agency.
Visit BurbsWP.com for details and to register for the event.
WP Product Talk Twitter Spaces
Earlier this month, Brad chatted with WP Product Talk host, Kimberly Coleman, on Twitter Spaces to discuss our involvement with Five for the Future. You can listen to the recording on Twitter.
Five for the Future Contributions in November 2022
Remember, you can keep up with our contributions tomorrow by following @webdevstudios and the hashtag #5FTF on Twitter. Take a look at how we gave back to WordPress last month on November 25, 2022.
#5FTF @webdevstudios and it’s all about @WordCampAsia for me today. If I have time, I’ll probably work on my site as well pic.twitter.com/Ro4WgmvaYG
— JC Palmes (@jpalmes) November 25, 2022
another #5FTF day
continuing with plugin development
so much to learn from @webdevstudios engineers! pic.twitter.com/fUpxgAl5LB
— Lax Mariappan (@laxmariappan) November 25, 2022
Working on an open source “Custom Site Logo” WordPress plugin to test on the latest WordPress versions and add new features 🛃 pic.twitter.com/k7hLlegVs9
— Muhammad Awais Altaf (@awais8888) November 25, 2022
#5FTF @webdevstudios Just submitted my 1st plugin to the #wordPress repository. 🤞Thanks #WebDevStudios for sponsoring this activity today. pic.twitter.com/Q1ruJ6PEQ9
— Matt Ryan (@MattRyanCo) November 25, 2022
At @webdevstudios we’ve been focusing a lot on accessibility so I’m doing my part by adding captions to videos from https://t.co/WD9KTqLuPZ, wish me luck! #5FTF
— Xavi AS (@xavi_las) November 25, 2022
5 More Fridays for Xmas, but also #5FTF and special thanks to @webdevstudios for sponsoring me, today I’m focusing on an upcoming tutorial/article on how to create enjoyable Query Block variations and Patterns. #WordPress #Gutenberg
— Alfredo Navas (@3LPU4S) November 25, 2022
And, while lunch may not be a real contribution to Five for the Future, everyone at WebDevStudios can’t help but appreciate a sense of humor to bring some entertainment to our day.
🥪 Are hilariously out-of-proportion sandwiches part of your post-Thanksgiving tradition? 🤔 If not, they should be #5FTF #WDSLunch pic.twitter.com/nixXZB1D1L
— Justin Fœll (@justinfoell) November 25, 2022
Have a great new year, everyone. If participating in 5FTF is on your list of new year’s resolutions, please feel free to contact us for advice.