Make WordPress Community

Welcome to the official blog of the community/outreach team for the WordPress open source project!

This team oversees official events, mentorship programs, diversity initiatives, contributor outreach, and other ways of growing our community.

If you love WordPress and want to help us do these things, join in!

Getting Involved

We use this blog for status reports, project announcements, and the occasional policy debate. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to comment on posts and join the discussion.

You can learn about our current activities on the Team Projects page. There projects are suitable for everyone from newcomers to WordPress community elders.

You can use our contact form to volunteer for one of our projects.


In addition to discussions on this blog, we have weekly Office Hours on Tuesday 20:00 UTC 2015 and Thursday 20:00 UTC 2015 in the #events channel on Slack for real-time communication.

• Tuesdays: Meetups and Volunteering
• Thursdays: WordCamps and Finances

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  • Jen 4:00 am on February 5, 2016 Permalink |  

    Friday #daily-updates

  • Jen 4:00 am on February 4, 2016 Permalink |  

    Thursday #daily-updates

    • karenalma 11:08 pm on February 4, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Budget review with Calgary
      Scheduled budget review with Lima

    • Cami Kaos 1:01 am on February 5, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      • shipped swag to Meetups in Bracebridge, Rochester, Nashik, Cameroon, San Jose, San Cristóbal, Managua

      • Sent swag to WordCamps in San Diego, Vernon
      • Interview/ Orientation and sent organizer agreement for WordCamp Vegas
      • Vetted applications for WordCamps in Winnipeg and Greenwich, RI
      • sent orientation requests for WordCamps in Winnipeg and Greenwich, RI
      • income attribution
  • Ian Dunn 7:53 pm on February 3, 2016 Permalink |

    Categories: Official Websites ( 30 )

    Development Update – 5th week of 2016 

    I’ve been working on our payment tools this past week, as well improving CampTix e-mails. The new Reimbursements post type is live now, and the Vendor Payments post type has seen some UX improvements. The most visible change for attendees, though, is that CampTix now sends out HTML e-mails, which look much better than the old ones. It’s just a rough v1, though, and there are a lot of improvements we’d like to make in the future.

    @kovshenin has been working on integrating WordCamp payment data with the bank, so that more things can be automated, which will free up a lot of time for big-picture projects. The bank’s systems and specifications can be pretty difficult to work with, but we now have the ability to export our data to the formats that they’ll accept.

  • Rocio Valdivia 12:33 pm on February 3, 2016 Permalink |
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    Categories: Community Management ( 90 )

    WordCamps and Meetups Queue Status 

    Hi Community Team!
    Here’s the status of the queue. Any deputy with some time this week to help vetting some applications, let us know in #outreach. Thanks! 🙂

    Pune – needs orientation (re-scheduling)
    Belgrade – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Kansai – needs budget review (scheduling)
    Oklahoma City – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Vegas – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Gdynia – needs budget review (scheduled)
    Orange County – needs budget review (scheduled)
    NorthEast Ohio – needs budget review (scheduling)
    Santander – needs vetting
    East Greenwich – needs vetting
    Mumbai – needs swag
    Albuquerque – needs mentor
    Aarhus – needs vetting
    Winnipeg – needs vetting
    Saint Louis – needs mentor
    Maine – needs mentor
    Los Angeles – needs mentor
    Riga – needs mentor
    Cincinnati – needs mentor
    Torino – needs mentor

    Ibadan – needs interview (scheduled)
    Salvador/Bahia – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Janesville – needs orientation (scheduled)
    Minneapolis – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Freiburg im Breisgau – needs orientation (scheduling)
    Antigua Guatemala – needs vetting
    Copenhagen – needs vetting
    Terrell – needs vetting
    Aurora – needs vetting
    Rennes – needs vetting
    Lagos – needs vetting
    Linz – needs vetting

  • Jen 4:00 am on February 3, 2016 Permalink |  

    Wednesday #daily-updates

    • Brian Hogg 11:32 am on February 3, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      These “day-of-week #daily-updates” send out posts with no other content to all subscribers (including us WordCamp organizers), might be good to put the daily updates posts elsewhere?

    • Cami Kaos 1:39 am on February 4, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      • Income attribution
      • WordCamp Vendor Payments
    • Mayo Moriyama 3:53 am on February 4, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      • Talked with @kcristiano about budget review of WC Kansai, ask organizer about schedule.
    • Jen 5:28 pm on February 5, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Getting the post is intended to remind team members to post their updates, and to have one thread where each day’s deputy work is recorded so people doing the work can see what was done since they last checked in. We’re going to be working on a system to automate this kind of information, but for now, it’s our best solution. We’ve asked for a feature in Jetpack to allow subscription by tag or category but have been told that no one else would want it, which has limited our options around subscriptions. We’ll be looking at other subscription/newsletter plugins over the next couple of weeks as part of our overall tracking plan, and may create a separate subscription option for organizers, but ultimately this blog is the working space for the community team.

      WordCamp organizers are also welcome to participate with status updates here, and in fact we have discussed trying to figure out a way to get WC and meetup orgs to post updates here rather than having deputies or mentors nag for personal updates through slack etc that then aren’t shared with anyone else so that everything can be more easily communicated, we just need to figure out how to do it so that it doesn’t become too overwhelming, given that there will probably be 100 WCs this year and there are about 200 meetup events per month.

  • Jen 4:00 am on February 2, 2016 Permalink |  

    Tuesday #daily-updates

  • Andrea Middleton 10:30 pm on February 1, 2016 Permalink |

    Categories: Community Management ( 89 )

    Monthly team chat on Thursday at 19:00 UTC 

    Hey folks, just a heads up that our Community Team Chat will be held this Thursday at 19:00 UTC in the #outreach channel on Slack.

    We’ll do a roll call at the beginning of the chat to set the agenda. See you there!

  • Jen 4:00 am on February 1, 2016 Permalink |  

    Monday #daily-updates

  • Jen 4:00 am on January 31, 2016 Permalink |  

    Sunday #daily-updates

  • Jen 4:00 am on January 30, 2016 Permalink |  

    Saturday #daily-updates

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