Meetup Organizer Newsletter: February 2023

Hello Organizers,

Happy February to all! Read on for exciting updates from the WordPress community, including how you can shape the learning resources on Learn WordPress; the new and improved landing page; and the latest feature – Event Chat.

Remember, #WP20 will be here soon! Keep an eye out for more information at, and start planning your 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. group’s celebration.

🎓 Complete the Training Team’s Individual Learner Survey by 20 February

The Training Team wants to hear from you! Complete the Individual Learner Survey by 20 February to help shape the future of the Learn WordPress project. Your feedback will help identify the most high-impact resources for Learn WordPress! Please encourage your meetup members groups to complete the survey too.

And did you know that Learn WordPress is an excellent resource for meetup group content? If you’d like to know more, check out a recording of the recent Community Team training: Using Learn WordPress at your WordPress Meetup.

🚀 Announcing!

The openverse project has a new home –! With a fresh new look, it’s now easier than ever to find free to use media for your WordPress projects. More information can be found in this post.

Q: What is openverse?

A: Openverse is a searchable catalog of free to use media! Currently Openverse searches images and audio, and plans to add additional media types such as open texts and 3D models, with the ultimate goal of providing access to all 1.4 billion CC licensed and public domain works on the web. And the best part? All the code is open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. (Openverse frontend, Openverse API, Openverse Catalog), so you can even contribute to the project.

💬 Tip: ‘Event Chat’ feature’s new communication feature, ‘Event Chat,’ is a great way to help your meetup group stay connected and engaged between events by enabling real time conversations. It can also allow you to establish a rapport with potential new group members before the event begins, and it’s a great way to convert RSVPs into actual show-ups. Event Chat supports photo sharing, link previews, emoji reactions to messages, visible timestamps for messages & sharing pdf documents. And don’t worry, there are moderation options for organizers too! Learn more and try it out today.

A special thank you to our 2023 Global Sponsors: Bluehost, Weglot, GoDaddy, Automattic and WooCommerce

💡 Need support or guidance from the WordPress Global Community TeamGlobal Community Team A group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps.

You can always reach the Community Team by sending a message to #community-events in Making WordPress Slack or emailing  

Thanks for all that you do for the WordPress Community! Keep spreading that WordPress love!

The following people contributed to this edition of the Meetup newsletter: @west7 @juliarosia @bjmcsherry @rmartinezduque @sereedmedia @mysweetcate

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