Creating a New Meetup Group

  1. Using the WordPress account on, log into the Pro Dashboard. Don’t have the login info? Ask a program managerProgram Manager Program Managers (formerly Super Deputies) are Program Supporters who can perform extra tasks on like creating new sites and publishing WordCamps to the schedule. (super-deputyProgram 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.) or the person who trained you on this.
  2. Move to the Groups section using the left sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. or this link.
  3. Under the “Add new group” dropdown at the top right, select “Start new group”.
  4. Chances are the group you’re starting isn’t in San Francisco. Look up the group’s location by city name or zip code.
  5. Topic selection is important for a 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. Choose 15 WordPress-related topics, but don’t forget to include Blogging, Web Development, and Web Design!
  6. Next up you’ll enter the group’s name. group name prompt
  7. Then, enter the group description. Enter the following paragraph. We're a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience and to meet other WordPress users in the area. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress --- join us!
  8. At this point, you’ll be given a statement about the community to agree to. Explain this & the full guidelines to the organizer you’re talking with and get a verbal agreement from them! guidelines agreement page
  9. You’ll be taken to a screen that says the group is in review. You can click the button at the bottom to finish setting it up. "Your group is in review" screen
  10. On the “Write a short bio” screen, enter the follwoing and continue: The WordPress open source, free software project is the community behind the application you know and love. Powered by volunteers around the world, you can get involved at "Write a short bio" screen
  11.  You will then be presented with a screen for uploading a profile photo. Just make sure it’s the WordPress logo and click “Continue.” organizer profile photo
  12. On the next “Write a welcome message” page, enter the following and click “Done.”: Thanks for joining the group! We can't wait to see you at an upcoming WordPress Meetup. If you have an idea or want to volunteer to organize a WordPress Meetup event, please feel free to suggest it. The more, the merrier!
  13. Update the details of the new group in the Meetup tracker.
  14. Send the “MEETUP: New group ready to join” saved reply to the new organizer on Help Scout.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully created a new Meetup group!

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