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Attendees of Community Summit 2023 in National Harbor, Washington, DC, USA.

How five percent is powering the next generation of the web

WordPress needs YOU!

Five for the Future is an initiative promoting the WordPress community’s contribution to the platform’s growth. As an open source project, WordPress is created by a diverse collection of people from around the world.

What is Five for the Future?

Launched in 2014, Five for the Future encourages organizations to contribute five percent of their resources to WordPress development. WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg proposed this benchmark to maintain a “golden ratio” of contributors to users. 

The community has risen to the challenge, with participation more than quadrupling since launch. 

Who should participate in Five for the Future?

Anyone can contribute to Five for the Future. Many contributors focus on the technical side of WordPress, such as core development, but there are also teams working in other areas like marketing, translation, training, and community. There is always a way to get involved, whatever your skill set.

Why should you participate in Five for the Future?

Contributors have the opportunity to learn alongside passionate innovators who are more than happy to share their knowledge and experience. 

For organizations, WordPress contribution can provide more cost-effective training or growth opportunities than many traditional programs.

Participants see a number of benefits: 

  • Identifying and recruiting talent.
  • Influencing the direction of the WordPress platform.
  • Contributing to the future of the open web.

Case Study

Maya has demonstrated that thriving in the WordPress community isn’t limited to those with technical backgrounds. She uses her creative writing and community skills to support Indonesian users in learning WordPress. This platform is made for everyone to succeed. People are the backbone of the open source ecosystem, and Maya’s work in amplifying community stories matters.

Domantas Gudeliauskas, Hostinger WordPress Marketing Manager

Nadia Maya Ardiani has contributed to the Training and Polyglots team, currently serving as the Indonesian Translation Coordinator for the Training team. Sponsored by Hostinger, she dedicates two hours per week to making WordPress resources more accessible to people through translation and Learn WordPress initiatives.

Learn more about how Maya contributes.

Nadia Maya Ardiani

How to Participate