Meetup Organizer Newsletter: September 2021

Hello friends,

Welcome to the September 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! Read on to stay updated on the latest tidings from the WordPress Community this month. 

Newsletter contents:

  • Updated Guidelines for In-person WordCamps
  • Online event updates
  • Tuesday Trainings
  • News from the WordPress world

🔙⛺️ [Announcement] Guidelines for returning to In-person WordCamps

Flowchart representing updated guidelines to in-person WordCamps detailed above.

The Community Team published new guidelines for returning to in-person WordCamps in regions where in-person events are allowed by the local public health authority. You can now organize in-person WordCamps for fully vaccinated, recently tested negative, or recently recovered folks (in the last 3 months) — provided your region passes the in-person safety checklist OR if vaccines and/or COVID testing are accessible to all. If your region does not meet these criteria, please continue to organize online events.

Does your region meet the updated in-person 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. guidelines, and do you want to apply to organize an in-person WordCamp following the guidelines described above? You can do it by submitting the WordCamp application form right away!

 🌍🎪 Online event updates

Get excited for WordCamp US 2021!
Get your free tickets for the biggest WordCamp in North America – WordCamp US 2021 before they run out! The organizing team has opened up calls for contributor stories and chat directors. If you are interested, you can organize a watch party for WCUS in the form of an “attendee pod” too! Check out the event website and follow the event on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to stay updated on all that #WCUS news.

Join the WordPress Translation Day Celebrations throughout September 2021
The month-long International WordPress Translation Day celebration is happening this month! Be a part of the celebrations by organizing a local translation day sprint for your meetup, joining the global events from September 17 to 30, or by nominating your local polyglots leaders. Don’t forget to sign up for the Polyglots newsletter to stay updated on the latest news!

Upcoming WordPress events 

Sign up fo the upcoming workshop: Empower women speakers for your WordPress events in India 🇮🇳 (September 24-25 2021 9am-11am IST)! The #WPDiversity team is also planning a preview workshop to see how this is run this week. (September 18 7pm-8:30pm IST)

🛠 Tuesday Trainings

Check out our Tuesday Trainings (#TuesdayTrainings) where the Community Team publishes a different topic on our blog each week to help organizers and interested community members:

Is there a question you’d like to see answered, or a topic you’d like to see discussed? Send an email with the subject line “Tuesday Trainings”!

🗞 News from the WordPress world

  • WordPress 5.8.1 is out! The CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Team is actively working on WordPress 5.9: Don’t miss the roadmap and planning posts. The team aims to ship the release by December 14.
  • We launched GutenbergGutenberg 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. Version 11.3 and Version 11.4 this month
  • Help the Test Team explore BlockBlock 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. Theme switching by sharing feedback on the process.

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 SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at 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 August’s Meetup newsletter: @courtneypk @evarlese @eidolonnight @jillbinder