Reactivating Inactive Meetup Groups

Our upcoming project aims at revitalizing inactive 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. groups within our community. With over 762 WordPress Meetup groups spanning 108 countries and hosting nearly 537,000 members, we recognize the importance of fostering active engagement across our global network.

Starting July 1, 2024, we embark on a focused one-month initiative to breathe new life into our Meetup groups. This project comes in response to recent data revealing that nearly half of our groups are currently inactive—a statistic that underscores the need for proactive measures.

Our Objectives:

  • Encouraging activities in the groups that have been inactive.
  • Optimizing our meetup group network by focusing on active and engaged groups.

Our Tasks:

  • Prepare the Q2 inactive groups list from
  • Send a message to the co-organizers.
  • Gather the current status and interest of inactive groups and follow up with non-responsive groups.
  • Provide resources and support to groups willing to reactivate.
  • Send a message to group members.
  • Prepare the final list of groups to close and send the list to to be processed.

Get Involved!

We invite all Community Team Supporters and Meetup Organizers to join us in strengthening our meetup group network. Your participation is crucial for revitalizing inactive groups in your country and neighboring regions. You can assist by providing resources, sharing ideas, offering support to groups interested in reactivating, encouraging them to plan and schedule their initial events, and monitoring their progress.

Whether you’re a co-organizer, member, or simply passionate about WordPress, your involvement can make a significant difference. Let’s make July a month of reconnection and revitalization for our Meetup groups worldwide!

Thank you, @courtneypk and @nao, for contributing to this post.