Meetup Organizer Newsletter: May 2021

Hello friends,

Welcome to the May 2021 edition of the MeetupMeetup 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! You will find the latest updates from the WordPress world and resources for meetup organizers in this edition. 

Newsletter contents:

  • Proposals on returning to in-person WordPress events
  • Full Site Editing updates for Meetup Groups
  • Online event updates
  • Tuesday Trainings
  • News from the WordPress world

Proposals on returning to in-person WordPress events

The Community Team has opened up a discussion on the path to in-person WordCamps and requests community members to share feedback. We have also published a separate proposal on adding vaccination status to the in-person meetup checklist as a criterion to organize in-person WordPress 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.. All meetup organizers are invited to share their thoughts on these proposals in the comments. Please note: These proposals are still being discussed. WordPress meetups in most regions and all WordCamps will continue to be held online until further notice.

Full Site Editing updates for Meetup Groups

The sixth call for testing as part of the Full Site Editing (FSE) outreach program is out! Check out the testing call and join the #fse-outreach-experiment SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel to participate. Deadline for testing: 26 May 2021. Here is how your local meetup group can contribute:

👉 Organize a dedicated testing sprint meetup. At the event, ask all the attendees to test FSE following the testing instructions and share your feedback with the FSE team!
👉 Encourage individual community members to test FSE. Amplify the latest FSE Testing call amongst your local community, and encourage folks to try the feature.
👉 BONUS: Help test the widgets editor on WordPress 5.8!

Check out this blog post on FSE to know more. You can also find answers to the most common FSE questions now!

Online event updates

Don’t forget to catch up with online meetups across the world! If you’re organizing an online WordPress event, use the hashtag #OnlineWPMeetup for social media promotions. The WordPress Marketing team can help promote your online meetup – if you wish to avail of their assistance, reach out to them in the #marketing Slack channel for more information.

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. Europe 2021!
One of the most exciting WordPress events, WordCamp Europe 2021, will be held online on June 7-9, 2021! Free tickets for the event are out, and their call for sponsors is still open. Sign up for email updates and follow #WCEU on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated! 

Past WordPress Events
Catch recordings of these past WordCamps by visiting their websites. 

Upcoming WordPress events 
Check out these upcoming WordCamps that are coming up later this year. 

Diverse speaker training group workshop for Philippines and South East Asia

The Diverse Speaker Training Group (#WPDiversity) is organizing an Interactive, Transformational Watch Party on the topic: How to Own Your Expertise & Start Speaking at WordPress Events. This workshop is for marginalized and underrepresented folks (based on gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, age, etc.) in the Philippines and South East Asia. Meetup and WordCamp organizers are also invited to attend. Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 3pm-4:30pm Philippines time (7:008.30 AM UTC). Read more about the workshop and register now!

Tuesday Trainings

Through Tuesday Trainings (#TuesdayTrainings), the Community team publishes a different topic on the WordPress Community Blog to help organizers and interested community members learn various skills. Meetup organizers will find our Tuesday Training on: “How can I keep my meetups interesting and fun” extremely useful! The post shares some helpful tips that organizers can use to spice up their online meetings. Don’t forget to check out our other Tuesday Training posts this month:

News from the WordPress world

If you have any questions, Community Team deputiesProgram Supporter 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 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 folks contributed to the Meetup Organizer Newsletter this month: @chaion07 and @jillbinder