To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. – Alfred Austin
While the English poet quoted above talked about gardening, the same can be said of the WordPress initiative Five for the Future (5FTF). Tomorrow, March 31st, WebDevStudios (WDS) is dedicating the entire workday to 5FTF and showcasing our faith in the future of WordPress and open-source technology.
That means our teammates will not be working on client work. Instead, they’ll accept support tickets, contribute to the WordPress Core, develop free plugins, translate documentation, caption WordCamp talks, and more. We believe in WordPress’ tomorrow, and we believe what helps get us there are the continual contributions of all WordPress community members.
Here are some of the ways we contributed to 5FTF last month.
#5FTF today with @webdevstudios and I’m tending the gardens of plugins I personally adopted from WDS in a recent pruning effort in the products side of the house. They still deserve love, and I’m going to hug theme and squeeze them and call them George.
— Captain Macho Pirate Mick Rackham.yarr🏴☠️ (@tw2113) February 24, 2023
Hi! Happy #5FTF, today I’m helping on translating from ENG to SPA the “Booster for WooCommerce Plugin”. #WordPress
— Leo Torres (@litm2389) February 24, 2023
#5FTF @webdevstudios and I’m working on #WCAsia budget and getting #WCIloilo up and running. pic.twitter.com/B8Yhvleexc
— JC Palmes #WCAsia Global Lead (@jpalmes) February 24, 2023
Working on some #5FTF today and writing up a future article ✍️☕️ @webdevstudios
— David Walz (@DavesjoshinWDS) March 3, 2023
Working on #Wordpress #ActivityPub today for #5ftf
— django (@MediaFormatUX) March 10, 2023
A few WDS team members had to postpone their 5FTF day. We thank them for their flexibility.
Happy #5ftf day! Doing some maintenance and support work for my woocommerce-based plugin.
Thank you @webdevstudios for dedicating a day to the #WordPress community and contributing every month.https://t.co/hYhUI3MfaS
— Aslam D | Web Developer 🕸️🧑💻 (@aslammdoctor) March 10, 2023
Remember, anyone can participate in Five for the Future. Here’s what WDS Account Manager Laura Byrne tweeted from WordCamp Asia.
Today is @webdevstudios #5FTF day! Everybody at WDS participates for a whole day once a month giving back to WordPress. Remember whatever you contribute is valuable and no one is judging what you contribute, take it from @HariShanker whose slide from WCAsia you see below pic.twitter.com/GUmrQPsySb
— Laura Byrne (@NewYorkerLaura) February 24, 2023
Begin your Five for the Future journey by committing your pledge as an individual or organization. Then, follow WebDevStudios and the hashtag #5FTF on Twitter. For inspiration, watch how members of our team contribute.
There is no 5FTF police! So, give back to WordPress in a way that works for you.