Sustainability Chat Summary, April 26, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 26-04-2024 11:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.


You can check the initial agenda here.

We have been working on the topics contributors prioritized in the last meetings:

  • Introduction of new meeting format and agenda: bi-weekly meetings from now on. Please share in the comments if you have remarks on this.
  • Onboarding experience for (new) contributors. The goal is to create clear guidelines for a smooth onboarding experience for all the tools —our blog, GitHub and Slack— we have available. Some pending or active issues about this topic:
  • WordCamp Handbook with sustainability ideas/guidelines. Learn how to contribute to this here and follow up on this project here. Some related topics:
    • Create a draft to collect information about the efforts made by the WCEU’s organizers in favor of environmental sustainability.
    • Having a first version by WCEU in June?
  • WordPress Sustainability PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party supported by the WP Sustainability Team. Follow up on this project here.
    Share the advances made on Yoast Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.
    For context, some issues were brought out from the previous meeting:
    • Narrow down the candidate of tools for measuring websites weight or carbon emissions. Check it in GH.
    • Discuss if we want to use any of the existing plugins as starting point or we want to create one from the scratch.
  • Finalize the meeting’s template as used by the Training Team: how will we choose (active) issues to discuss? Folks working on them can present them during the meeting.
  • Some thoughts on the Recap of the Contributor Working Group’s Mentorship are here.


You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

We look forward to seeing you next 10-05-2024 11:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.