Modifying WordPress Logo for Local Community Logos

One of the question that was asked multiple times in last few days on #community-events Slack channel was about modifying WordPress logo for meetupsMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. and WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. logo.

WordPress FoundationWordPress Foundation The WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software. Find more on’s trademark policy strictly prohibits us from modifying WordPress logo and to use ‘WordPress’ without capital W & P.

Many WordCamps in past have modified WordPress logo for their WordCamp, like WordCamp Denmark 2014 and WordCamp US 2016, just to name a few, have modified WordCamp logo and/or written WordPress in all caps to meet their design.

So the question that we have are:

  • What are the do’s and don’ts of local logo design that we should be sure to let people know before they start designing?
  • Should local communities be allowed to modify WordPress logo for their design?
  • Should they also be allowed to write WordPress in all caps or small fit with their design?

It should be mentioned here that some fonts only allow all caps character. Hopefully we can have a healthy discussion over and have some guideline for community logos.