Sustainability Chat Summary, May 24, 2024

The WordPress Sustainability Chat meeting took place on 24-05-2024 12:00 UTC on the Sustainability channel of Make WordPress Slack.


You can check the initial agenda here.


Looking for feedback

  • Input for the handbook around sustainability. The work to accomplish the deadline of having, the first version, of the handbook ready for the WCEU it’s ongoing. There is now a final version document that it’s been polished, section by section, to add it to the Sustainability Handbook. It was decided to start migrating the content of the sections GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. once they are ready, to speed up the process.
  • Project Health Dashboards and Recognizing Contributions and Acknowledging Challenges.

Looking for volunteers

  • Contributors are welcome to help meet the deadline for the publication of the first version of the Handbook.
  • Create meeting agenda template  (you can also check the last proposal here). The new format for the meetings has been started to apply and the idea it’s to continue polishing it.
  • Input for and comments on the features for a sustainability plugin. It’s still needed to decide the approach to create the 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 (use performance metrics without relaying on 3rd party libraries of else), WCEU 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. was set as good place to move the discussion forward.

Open discussion

  • Some topics were suggested to be treated on WCEU Contributor Day. A summary of them would be:
    • Sustainability Team badges (create them with the Design Team collaboration)
    • Review on the Event’s Handbook (editing, correcting and collecting in situ feedback from organizers, sponsors, attendees, etc.).
    • Create a draft to collect information about the efforts made by the WCEU’s organizers in favor of environmental sustainability.
    • WordPress Sustainability plugin (decide how to move forward, engage with the Performance Team to seek collaboration). Get funding for the plugin developer?
    • Explore how we can enlarge the team and number of contributors joining us.
    • Explore team metrics that can help on the context of the Project Heath.
  • Some of the attendants confirmed assisting to some of the Project Health Hangouts and Working Group Kickoff.


You can find the attendance thread here.

Next meeting

Remember our meetings are biweekly now!

We look forward to seeing you next 07-06-2024 12:00 UTC. If you have any suggestions for the next meeting agenda, please, leave a comment on this post.