FAQ for the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks Campaign

The WP Make Marketing team is pleased to launch From Blogs to Blocks, a community campaign to celebrate WordPress and its 20th Anniversary. The prompts will be posted daily for 20 days, from May 8 through May 27. You can read the campaign announcement here.

Below are answers to some of the questions we’ve anticipated or encountered so far. If you have more questions about the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign, please let us know in the comments and we’ll do our best to answer you as soon as possible!

What is the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign?

The #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign is a celebration of the 20th anniversary of WordPress. It is 20 days of small, WordPress-related actions. 

How can I participate in the campaign?

Each day during the campaign, visit the WordPress Make Marketing blog, where you’ll find five WordPress-related prompts in the categories of Blogging, Developing, Designing, Photography, and Community. To participate, choose a prompt, take the designated action, and leave a comment on that day’s post linking to your action.

Do I have to do all of one kind of prompt, i.e. all the Developer prompts or all the Community prompts?

You can mix and match your actions however you like. Or create your own daily action that works for you. The goal is to celebrate WordPress: The prompts are just there to get you started.

How do I share that I have taken action for #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks prompt?

Participation will be tracked via the comments on each daily post. Each prompt will explain how to complete the action, and let you know how best to share that action in the comments.

Do I have to participate every day?

You can participate as much or as little as you’d like. 

What is the deadline to participate?

The prompts will be posted daily for 20 days leading up to the WordPress 20th Anniversary on May 27, 2023. Any person who completes at least one action and shares it as a comment on one of the daily prompt posts during the 20 days of the campaign will be considered a participant in the #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks campaign. 

What happens if I complete all 20 actions?

Participants who share an action on all 20 posts will be considered a From Blogs to Blocks champion! Sooner is more fun, of course, but you do not have to complete all 20 posts before May 27 to become a champion! All participants have until August 23, 2023 (before the start of WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US 2023). to complete their actions and comment on the related post.

How will my participation be acknowledged?

Every participant will have the achievement acknowledged by the Make WP Marketing team, possibly on their WordPress.org profile. Champions will receive an additional acknowledgement of their accomplishment.

Can I participate if I am new to the WordPress community?

Yes! Everyone is welcome to participate.

Can I collaborate with others in the WordPress community for a shared action or response?

Yes! Collaboration is the lifeblood of WordPress. You can comment your shared action separately, or one person can share a comment and tag their collaborators.

Can I share my action on multiple platforms or social media accounts?

You can share as far and wide as you want.

Is there a hashtag to use when sharing my responses on social media?

Yes! We would love for you to use the hashtags #WP20 and/or #FromBlogsToBlocks when posting anything about this campaign!

How can I stay updated with the daily prompts?

Subscribe to the marketing blog to get the daily prompt post sent directly to your inbox. (Sign up in the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme..)

What if I am unable to complete one of the prompts due to technical difficulties?

Try another prompt, or try again another day! This is meant to be a fun and non-stressful celebration, so we hope you can find something that does work for you!

Is there a way to connect with other participants and see their actions and responses?

We encourage all participants to read the comments and see what their fellow WordPressers are doing.

Are there any restrictions on the content I create for my actions and responses?

All participants and all content must comply with the WordPress Code of Conduct

Can I participate in the campaign even if I am using a different platform for my blog?

If you are doing the blog prompts, then you must post on a WordPress-based website. If you are doing any other prompts, you can post or share wherever makes sense for you.

Can I submit my own prompt ideas for future campaigns or events?

Sure! Join the Make WordPress Marketing Slack channel, or comment on an upcoming meeting ticket on the Make WP Marketing GitHub Tasks Board. You can also make up your own actions for the campaign and share them as comments.

How can I get involved with the Make WP Marketing team or other WordPress initiatives?

Join us! We meet in the Make WordPress Marketing Slack channel every Tuesday at 18:00. Read more about the Make WP Marketing team or check out all of the WP Make Teams.

Wasn’t this campaign supposed to start on May 7?

Yes. Times zones and date math are hard. 

Additional Questions

Below are questions added after this FAQ was initially posted.

I submitted a photo to the Photo Directory, but I haven’t had an approval yet. How long will it take, and will I be late for posting my prompt?

Hooray, thank you for participating! Every submission to the WP Photo Directory is reviewed by a human volunteer. Because of this, review times vary anywhere from 48 hours to a week. There is no deadline for participating, so whenever it gets approved, you can post the link to your submission.

Folx who want to participate every day and have that achievement acknowledged have until August 2023 to post on each prompt. If you want to post before your photo has been accepted into the WP Photo Directory, you can share your submission on your website or social media and share that link in the comments instead.

You can also consider contributing to the Photos team and help the team manage this unique community resource!

Added May 11, 2023

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