October has been another terrific month for WordPress events – we are seeing continued interest in hosting 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 worldwide.
In this edition of the newsletter, we are excited to share updates on the 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. Reactivation Project and the Community Team’s effort to improve tools & documentation to help contributors!
WordPress 6.1: On November 1, 2022, WordPress 6.1 will be released. Be sure to check out the RC A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. version and Twenty Twenty-Three (TT3) with your community! The latest episode of the WP Briefing podcast peeks at the new version with Nick Diego, this release’s Editor Triage Lead.
Gutenberg 14.3 became available on October 12, 2022, with improvements in text 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. navigation and drag-and-drop functionality for images, among other updates.
The Hosting and Documentation Teams are collaborating on creating a new WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook.
The first online Contributor Day focused on documentation took place on October 25, 2022.
The Asia-Pacific #WPDiversity Network Building effort celebrated its 10th meeting. If you are based in the APAC region and interested in #WPDiversity, we invite you to get involved!
Don’t miss the latest news from The Month in WordPress – September edition.
- #WPDiversity Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in Latin America (In-person in San José, Costa Rica, October 29, 2022)
- New: all upcoming #WPDiversity events are listed in one place for you
- WordCamps: 🇪🇸Valencia (Spain), 🇨🇿Brno (the Czech Republic), 🇫🇷Lyon (France), 🇳🇵Bharatpur (Nepal), 🇪🇸Sevilla (Spain), 🇨🇷San José (Costa Rica/online), 🇮🇩Gresik (Indonesia), 🇮🇹Milan (Italia), 🇮🇳Nagpur (India), and 🇪🇸Griñón (Spain)
- Learn WordPress online workshops on Cover Blocks, Composer, Block designs, and more.
Meetup Reactivation Project Updates
Since the launch of the Meetup Reactivation Project in July, 39 meetup reactivation supporters globally have been busy reaching out to more than 400 dormant groups to offer support. As of September 29, 2022:
- 117 meetup groups have reactivated or plan to reactivate in 2022 (🎉)!
- Removed 14 dormant meetups from the chapter program due to no longer having any members who can serve as an organizer.
We can’t be happier that more than 30% of the dormant meetup groups are now active again! If you are interested in learning about this ongoing project, you can read the full post here.
Do you need help reactivating your Meetup? Send an email to email@example.com with your Meetup link and share the challenges you are facing, and a Meetup Reactivation Supporter will get back to you to provide help.
Help Improve 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. Tool & Contributor Onboarding
As we encourage more new event organizers to get involved, it’s essential to make sure we have clear and easy processes for everyone. Right now, we have a few posts that can use your input!
Thanks for everything you do to grow and support the WordPress community — let’s keep sharing knowledge and inspiring each other with our contributions! 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 here to help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the #community-events 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.
See you online soon!
The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup Newsletter: @mysweetcate @_dorsvenabili @nao @evarlese @bjmcsherry @jillbinder