Transferring Meetup Groups

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WordPress events are online. Please refer to our online events handbook.

For communities COVID-19 has been more effectively contained, returning to hosting an in-person meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. event is possible, with caution, using the resources provided. If you plan to move forward with an in-person meetup, you must use the provided checklist.

WordPress will become a member of your group so that they can be nominated as the new organizer and you can be added as a co-organizer.

One important thing to remember is that changing ownership of the group will mainly change who is paying dues. There is no automatic notification of the switch. Co-organizers will still be able to schedule events, email members through Meetup, and manage the RSVPs as usual. They just won’t show up as the owner anymore.

  1. The way Meetup is set up, transferring ownership can almost be done with the click of a button. To step down as organizer, head over to your Meetup’s home page. From there, choose the Step down as Organizer option from the My profile drop down menu.
  2. On the next page, you’ll be asked your reason for stepping down. Select Transferring the group to another member.
  3. Nominate a new organizer (WordPress). Once that has happened, WordPress will nominate you as a co-organizer.
  4. If this is the only group you run, you may cancel your dues. If you run other groups, then keep that part active.


Don’t forget to set yourself as the host when you’re planning events! Not WordPress. We simply won’t be able to come to that many. ☺

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