Community Team Handbook

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 https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com 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.

The WordPress Global Community Team is a group of community organizers who collaborate on local, in-person events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences, called WordCamps.

Successful WordPress community events connect WordPress enthusiasts, inspire people to do more with WordPress, and contribute to the WordPress project.

The mission of the global community team is to make WordPress community events easier to organize and a better experience for attendees.

The WordPress project benefits from the work of the global community team in many ways:

  • Community events are a friendly and (relatively) easy introduction to WordPress (and 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.) for new contributors, which also offer lots of opportunities for people to participate and contribute for the first time.
  • The connections that community members make at our in-person events make it easier for people to “stick with” WordPress, even when something they’re trying to do is unusually challenging.
  • By creating welcoming and inclusive events where most interactions are gracious and friendly — and by modeling this behavior as organizers, speakers, sponsors, and volunteers — we set expectations for gracious and friendly behavior throughout the WordPress open source project, even online where it’s easier for people to be less courteous and caring. This helps the people who build and maintain WordPress to collaborate more effectively and for a longer period of time.

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