Sustainability Handbook Edit

Hi there! We’re so glad to welcome you in the WordPress Sustainability Handbook.

Please take a moment to watch the video below. This will introduce the Sustainability Team’s mission. It is also the first step in onboarding to the team.

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Hi! Thank you for taking some time to look at this short video. My name is Thijs. I’m one of the team reps of the new kid on the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.: the newest team, part of the WordPress ecosystem, the WordPress Sustainability Team.

And what we work on are in fact 3 topics:

  • And there’s a painting here illustrating. It’s green. It’s nature. So we focus on the ecological part. Yes, we speak about environmental sustainability.

  • The second is people, the community we’re speaking about. The community and the longevity of the WordPress community because we do have contributors and we invite you to contribute. But what will the near future bring us? Will we still have contributors? So that’s one of the points we focus on as well.

  • And then the third point: the money point. And this painting is worth a few bucks. So the money point is that if you speak about the economical longevity of the WordPress project, it needs funding. So we attempt also to get funding for the WordPress ecosystem and the WordPress project.

So we have 3 topics: economical, social and environmental sustainability.

We are new and we have various topics we are working on, as developing our own 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, but also making the documentation welcoming new contributors or people joining our team.

So if you are interested, we are very young and we are open for all ideas, suggestions, things you’ve come across that you want to share with us. Please join us!

We have our SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel and we meet every week on Fridays during the day.

So please join our team. Follow one of the meetings we organize. And if you have any questions, please raise out, reach out to me. Thijs Buijs is my name, known as yellowlime in the WordPress community.

Thank you for your time. Hope to see you soon. Bye.

Ready to join the Sustainibility Team?

Right know we are working on a better guidelines and onboarding documentation for team members. As soon as it is ready you will find it linked here.

In the meanwhile, visit our Handbook – Get Involved section where we shared with you how to start contributing to the team. See you there!

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