Blog: Tell us about the strangest, most interesting, or otherwise noteable place you’ve done WordPress-related things. Post your response on a WordPress website and link it in the comments.
Develop: Test a WordPress Feature pluginFeature PluginA plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. like Performance Lab, Rollback Update Failure, or Plugin Dependencies. Leave feedback as an issue or make a pull request and link to it in the comments (or just let us know which one you tested.)
Design: Create a new color palette for WordPress. Share a screenshot or image of your palette wherever you like (website, social media, digitial art account, etc.), tag it #WP20, and post the link in the comments.
Photograph: Submit a photo from the year you started contributing to WordPress (or this year if you are starting now). Submit it to the WordPress Photo Directory. Once it’s approved, share the link to your photo in the comments (or post it on social and link to that).
Note: You can share context in your comment if you like, but don’t forget to include the link as specified in each prompt.
If none of these actions work for you, feel free to make your own WordPress-focused action. Anyone who shares at least one action as a comment on a #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks post before or on May 27 will have the achievement acknowledged by the Marketing team. Folx who share an action on all 20 posts before WordCamp US in August 2023 will get an additional acknowledgement of their accomplishment.
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!
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 participantin 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 WordCampWordCampWordCamps 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 sidebarSidebarA 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?
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.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of WordPress on May 27, 2023, the Make Marketing team is excited to announce #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks, a campaign to celebrate WordPress and the incredible WordPress community.
From Blogs to Blocks creates intentional moments for the WordPress community to reflect on the journey we’ve gone on so far and to dream of what’s to come.
Each daily action symbolizes the millions of individual actions that have come together to make WordPress what it is today.
Here’s how it works:
In the spirit of recognizing and empowering our diverse community, #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks celebrates a range of different interests and skill sets. Each day, from May 7 to May 27, 2023, the WordPress Make Marketing blog will feature five WordPress-related prompts:
Blogging: WordPress-related questions or suggestions for a related action that can be expressed through writing, video, audio, or visual/digital art. The key is to post your responses on a WordPress blog or website, showcasing the versatility of WordPress as a platform.
Developing: These prompts are for those who want to participate on the technical side of the platform, from testing and pull requests to building blocks.
Designing: With an emphasis on designing and creation, these prompts aim to inspire the creative minds who bring WordPress to life visually.
Photography: Aimed at anyone who likes to take pictures, prompts for contributions to the WordPress Photo Directory will bring our worlds together while enriching our community’s visual resources.
Community: Actions to support the WordPress community and the project as a whole. These prompts are meant to foster contribution and connection among community members.
Mix and match your focus for each day, or create your own daily action and let your WordPress memories, skills, and passion shine!
Participants who share at least one action during the campaign as a comment on a #WP20 From Blogs to Blocks post will have the achievement acknowledged by the Marketing team (and possibly on their WordPress.org profile). Participants who share an action on all 20 posts before WCUS in August 2023 will get an additional acknowledgement of their accomplishment. We can’t wait to celebrate your commitment and your contributions to our thriving community!
Let’s celebrate the past, present, and future of WordPress, and continue empowering each other to build a better web for everyone.
Subscribe to the marketing blog to get the daily prompt post sent directly to your inbox (sign up in the sidebarSidebarA 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.)