Training Community Deputies

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.

We like to train new deputies slowly to make sure no one ends up with more tasks or responsibility than they are comfortable handling. This is a rough outline for training a new deputy:

  1. How to use Help Scout and triage tickets
  2. How to ship swag & lanyards
  3. how to send an organizer agreement
  4. how to send annual Meetup surveys
  5. how to set up a WordCampWordCamp 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. listing on
  6. how to create and share a budget document to a WordCamp organizing team
  7. how to set up a Polldaddy account for a WordCamp
  8. mentoring WordCamps
  9. Creating new Meetup groups
  10. Transferring existing Meetup groups
  11. Retiring old Meetup groups
  12. how to vet organizer applicants
  13. how to interview applicants

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