Getting Started

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.

So you want to organise your own do_action event? Great – welcome on board!

Fortunately for you, the doaction.org website is designed to take a lot of the heavy-lifting off your shoulders, so you can focus on the practical aspects of the event, rather than the manual admin tasks.

We will go over all of this in more detail in the rest of these handbook pages, but the ingredients you need for a successful do_action event are the following:

  • An active local WordPress meetup
  • A venue (and date)
  • A selection of local non-profit organisations
  • Willing participants from your local community
  • Catering
  • Sponsors

That’s it!

The rest of these handbook pages deal with the specifics of how all of those things work, so use the links in the menu on the side and you’ll soon be on your way to your first local do_action event.

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