Meetup Organizer Newsletter: July 2021

Hello friends,

Welcome to the July 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! We have some exciting announcements for you in this edition – read on to find out more! 

Newsletter contents:

  • New guidelines for returning to in-person 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.
  • Online event updates
  • Tuesday Trainings
  • News from the WordPress world

📣🎪 [Announcement] New guidelines for returning to in-person meetups

The Community Team has announced new guidelines for returning to in-person WordPress events. You can now organize an in-person event if your local public health authority allows in-person events and your region passes the in-person safety checklist. Additionally, if your area does not pass the in-person safety checklist (but if your local public health authorities allow in-person events), you can organize in-person meetup events for fully vaccinated, recently tested negative, or recently recovered folks (in the last 3 months). If your region does not meet these guidelines, please keep organizing online events until the situation improves. Check out our 2021: Returning to in-person meetups handbook for more information.

This image shows a flow chart of the conditions that would support local community organizers holding in-person meetup events. If there are vaccines or testing available to all, then organizers can hold in-person meetups for those who are fully vaccinates, recently tested negative, or recently recovered from COVID-19. If vaccines and testing are not freely available, then online meetups should continue. If the region passes the in-person safety checklist, then in-person meetups for everyone are ok!

That sounds great! How do I organize in-person events for my group?
Does your region meet guidelines in our safety checklist? If not, does your location have vaccinations or testing freely available? If your answer to both questions is “yes,” fill up the safety checklist (you need not wait for a reply from us) and organize an in-person meetup for your group! If not, keep organizing online events until the situation improves in your area.

❤️ Share WordPress 5.8 with your Meetup group

WordPress 5.8 is all set to go out in a few days on July 20th, with RC1, RC2, and RC3 available already! Help us build excitement for the release by organizing an online discussion or sending a simple email to your group on version 5.8!

Looking for some resources on WordPress 5.8?
Check out this blog post on talking points for WordPress 5.8, along with the release field guide and release testing instructions.

Want some inspiration? The following meetup groups have already planned/organized events on WordPress 5.8!

🌍🎪 Online event updates

Reminder: You can attend online WordPress meetups from across the world. Are you looking for a Zoom Pro account to facilitate your online meetup? Community Zoom Pro accounts are available for you – just send us a request through this form!

Upcoming WordPress events 

Check out these upcoming WordCamps:

Past WordPress Events

Catch recordings of these past WordCamps by visiting their websites. 

🛠 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 bring more energy to an online event?” extremely helpful! The post shares some useful tips that organizers can use to make their online events engaging and exciting! 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 deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. are available to help. Please send an email to support@wordcamp.org or join the #community-events SlackSlack 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. 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!

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