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Welcome to another meetup organizer newsletter full of news, information and inspiration for your local meetup.
- Organizer best practices: helping your local meetup
- Proposal for Central Block Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Directory
- Diversity Outreach Speaker Training Workshops
Organizer best practices: helping your local meetup
On the Make Community blog, there is a discussion that has been kickstarted about ways to help your local meetup and some best practices around them.
Here are 11 ways to contribute to your local WordPress meetup, which can also serve as a graceful path to community leadership:
- spread the word about the meetup (sharing photos on social media, word of mouth, flyers, blog posts, etc)
- greet & welcome new attendees
- take attendance (if your group keeps a record of who actually attended the event)
- deliver opening or closing remarks (easier if the points to cover are written down)
- facilitate a round-table discussion
- give a presentation
- help find a free venue
- record & post a presentation to WordPress.tv
- organize refreshments
- suggest or recruit speakers
- organize an event series
Proposal for Central Block Directory
With blocks becoming the new way to manage content in WordPress, more and more types of blocks are being developed to cater for different use cases and content types. In an effort to make it easier for content creators to find these block types, there is a proposal for a new type of plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and a directory to handle it.
The proposal outlines a new type of WordPress plugin that provides blocks and nothing else, named Single Block Plugins. The primary benefit would be to provide content creators with individual pieces of functionality and new types of blocks without the need to search for and install new plugins.
Want to get involved in shaping this new type of plugin? Join in the conversation on the proposal post, follow the Meta team blog, and join the #meta channel in the Making WordPress Slack group.
Diversity Outreach Speaker Training Workshops
Have you ever had trouble getting women and people from other groups underrepresented in tech to speak at your meetups 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 WordCamps? Check out the Diversity Outreach Speaker Training workshop: https://make.wordpress.org/training/speaker-training
Write to us to sign up for this or find out about future training sessions here: http://tiny.cc/wpwomenspeakTo sign up and get more details, either fill out our form and comment with which date you’d would like to attend a training email the working group at firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s it for now — chat to you next time!
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