Recent profile badge changes

If you are a WordCamp organizer, Community Deputy or a WordCamp Mentor, then you would have noticed a recent change to the badges that you see on your WordPress.org profile. To clear up any confusion, this post provides an explanation about what has happened here. This ticket outlines the decisions made, but here’s a breakdown of it all in an easily digestible format.

Up until now, the Community Team had two badges related to it: The Community Team badge and the WordCamp Speaker badges. The Team badge used the standard Community icon with a plain white background, and the Speaker badge used the standard Speaker icon. The Team badge was automatically assigned to all WordCamp organizers and then could also be assigned manually to anyone involved in the team.

Going forward we have made a few changes to this system for two main reasons:

  1. We want to bring the Community badges in line with the structure of the other teams.
  2. We want the badges to correctly reflect people’s involvement in the Community Team.

With that in mind, here are the Community badges that you will see on your profiles:

Community Team

The Community Team badge will be manually assigned to all active Community Deputies – i.e those who are listed as “Active” on this page. You can find out more about the Deputy program (and how to get involved) here.

Community Contributor

The Community Contributor badge will be manually assigned to all WordCamp Mentors, as well as those who provide valuable contributions to the Community Team. Mentors are all listed as “Active (mentor only)” on this page. In the future, mentors will be auto-assigned this badge when they begin mentoring their first WordCamp (removing the manual administration side of things). You can find out more about the WordCamp Mentorship program here. In the future, we will also assign this badge to meetup group organizers once have established an automated way of doing it.

WordCamp Organizer

The WordCamp Organizer badge is now distinct from the Community Contributor badge so that you can more immediately see what an individual’s contribution to the team is. The chosen icon represents WordCamps directly and gives us a way to recognize all of the amazing WordCamp organizers around the world more effectively. This badge is auto-assigned to all members of WordCamp organizing teams.

WordCamp Speaker

The WordCamp Speaker badge remains exactly the same as before – it is auto-assigned to all WordCamp speakers to recognize their valuable contribution to the community.


We hope that with these changes, we will be able to more correctly recognize all of the work that so many people do to grow the WordPress community all around the world.

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