Give Back to Open Source this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global, non-profit movement that encourages people, organizations, and companies around the world to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. Hosted on the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States, this year the charitable giving event will be taking place on November 30, 2021. With Giving Tuesday around the corner, many in … Continue reading Give Back to Open Source this Giving Tuesday

The WordPress Foundation publishes its 2020 financials

We are glad to announce that WordPress Foundation has published its financials for the year 2020. In 2020, the WordPress Foundation and its subsidiary B-Corp (WordPress Community Support, PBC) provided support and guidance for a total of 33 WordCamps and hundreds of Meetup groups, organized by volunteers in communities all over the world. WordPress Foundation’s total revenue in … Continue reading The WordPress Foundation publishes its 2020 financials

do_action Karnataka 2021: A report

WordPress Community members in the state of Karnataka, India organized a do_action charity hackathon from 07 to 15 August 2021. The event, which was supported by 12 volunteers, helped create websites for 3 non-profits. do_action Karnataka was held completely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it concluded symbolically on August 15th 2021 — the … Continue reading do_action Karnataka 2021: A report

18 years of WordPress

On this very day 18 years ago (May 27th), the first version of the WordPress open source software came out. WordPress has come a long way in the past 18 years. At the time of writing this blog post, WordPress has surpassed 40 releases and powers more than 40% of the web! Check out these … Continue reading 18 years of WordPress

5 tips for organizing a successful online do_action charity hackathon

In 2020, unfazed by the COVID-19 pandemic, community organizers rallied together and worked hard to give a WordPress-powered web presence for charities through online charity hackathons. Our passionate and resilient community members are pulling out all stops this year to continue the good work. We already have two applications for do_action events in the queue, … Continue reading 5 tips for organizing a successful online do_action charity hackathon

Open Source Workshops: November 2020 report

The WordPress Foundation has been organizing Introduction to Open Source workshops, as part of our continuing efforts to educate the public about WordPress and related open-source software (OSS). In 2019, as part of our goal of organizing workshops in parts of the world with less participation in open source, we held four successful workshops in … Continue reading Open Source Workshops: November 2020 report

2019 Financials

In 2019, the WordPress Foundation and its subsidiary provided support and guidance for a total of 142 WordCamps and hundreds of meetup groups, organized by volunteers in communities all over the world. There were 41 WordCamp events in the US and 101 WordCamp events outside the US. In 2016, the WordPress Foundation created a subsidiary, … Continue reading 2019 Financials

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report WordPress community programs enjoyed another year of significant growth in 2017. Below you’ll find information on the WordPress Foundation’s new programs supporting charity hackathons and open source education around the world. We also report on established programs like the WordCamp conference series and the WordPress meetup chapter program, which are both supported … Continue reading 2017 Annual Report