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 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. 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_actiondo_action do_action hackathons are community-organised events that are focussed on using WordPress to give deserving charitable organisations their own online presence. Learn more on doaction.org. 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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