Welcome to the November edition of our meetup 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. organizer newsletter! Read on to catch up with some exciting updates from the WordPress community and resources for your local WordPress meetup group.
- Online Event updates
- Meetup organizer resources
- News and updates
Online Event Updates
Meetup organizers can use the hashtag: #OnlineWPMeetup to promote your online meetup on social media. You can reach out to the WordPress Marketing team in the #marketing Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel if you need support with promoting your online meetup event — the team posts regular updates on local 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. in its LinkedIn page.
Featured Online Meetup Event
Several WordPress Meetup Groups in the U.S. are joining hands to organize the: WordPress “Mega Meetup”: The “Plugin Draft” Episode event on November 18, 2020 6:30 PM. The event, which features several speakers such as Adam Silver, Birgit Pauli, and Topher DeRosia, aims to highlight several useful plugins and demystify them for participants, and will also feature a host of talks and sessions. The organizers promise a fun event with a WordPress Trivia game show and a T-Shirt contest. The event is being held on Zoom, and you can sign up for it right away!
Wish to participate in more online WordPress events across the world? You can find all the upcoming online meetups around the globe at: https://make.wordpress.org/community/events/online/.
Online WordCamp 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. Updates
Check out the websites of the following WordCamps from the past few weeks to catch up with their recorded live streams. Videos of these camps are being uploaded to WordPress.tv.
While you are at it, don’t miss the chance to get free tickets for the upcoming WordCamp Mexico Online (November 25 – 28)! Several online WordCamps are in the pipeline and will be announced soon!
Diverse Speaker Training Workshops (#WPDiversity)
Check out these upcoming workshops in November to encourage diverse voices to share their knowledge and stories to online WordPress Meetups and WordCamps:
Don’t forget to keep up with the #WPDiversity announcements on the WordCamp Twitter and Facebook accounts, along with the Marketing team LinkedIn Page.
Meetup Organizer Resources
- Sharing WordPress release updates with your Meetup
Want to include the latest WordPress release developments in your Meetup events? Meetup organizers can now join the WordPress Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Dev chats on Wednesdays at 5 am and 8 pm UTC in the #core channel on the Make WordPress Slack, or follow recaps of these chats on the Make/Core blog so that they can share updates with their meetup groups. If you are interested in contributing to WordPress outreach initiatives, reach out to the WordPress Marketing team on the #marketing channel. Check out the WordPress 5.5 resources for reference.
- Tuesday Trainings is back!
Tuesday Trainings (#tuesdaytrainings) – an initiative from the Community team to train organizers in a variety of skills, is back after a hiatus. Check out the latest posts on Organizing WordPress meetups, Supporting online meetups, and Identifying and avoiding burnout.
- Learn WordPress discussion groups for your meetup
Are you looking for a topic for your Meetup group session? You can ask participants to watch a Learn WordPress workshop and organize a discussion group based on it for your meetup. If you’re keen, you can always apply to organize workshops and discussion groups. The Learn WordPress project is officially launching soon!
- Organize a meetup event to help the training team
The Training team invites meetup groups to organize contribution events to complete its lesson plans for the Learn WordPress platform. The team needs help with fixing broken images, moving each lesson class heading section to its appropriate taxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies., and code snippets reviews. Reach out to the team in the #training channel for more information.
- WP Translation event planning
You can now organize WordPress translation mini-events or sessions as part of your meetup. You can find more information on the 2020 mini-events on the WPTranslationDay website. Translator interviews on the Marketing Team YouTube channel will also be useful for organizing Translation Day events.
News and updates
- WordPress 5.6 Beta 1, Beta 2, Beta 3, and Beta 4 versions came out, along with the following WordPress maintenance release: Version 5.5.2 and Version 5.5.3. Feel free to help test Beta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. releases!
- The Core team released Gutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Version 9.2 (the last Gutenberg release to be featured in WordPress 5.6) and Version 9.3.
- Take the 2020 WordPress Annual Survey now! Results of the 2019 survey are also available. Feel free to remind your meetup group to take the survey!
- The Polyglots team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. has launched its 2020 Polyglots Translator Research form. Feel free to pass it on to your meetup group, translate the announcement template into your language, and publish it on your Rosetta site (if any). You can also help out by spreading the word on Social Media by amplifying these Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn posts.
If you have any questions, Community Team deputies Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. are available to help. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or join the #community-events Slack channel. Thanks for everything you do to grow the WordPress community. Let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions!
We will see you online soon!
The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @chaion07 @courane01 @meher @nao and @webcommsat
+make.wordpress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org//marketing