This is the home of the Make Community team for the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen 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. project!
Here is where we have policy debates, project announcements, and assist community members in organizing events.
Everyone is welcome to comment on posts and participate in the discussions regardless of skill level or experience.
If you love WordPress and want to help us do these things, join in!
We are currently updating the names of our contributor roles throughout our resources. The new role names are Community Team Event SupporterEvent SupporterEvent Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. (formerly MentorEvent SupporterEvent Supporter (formerly Mentor) is someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues.), Community Team Program SupporterProgram SupporterCommunity Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. (formerly DeputyProgram SupporterCommunity Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook.), and Program ManagerProgram ManagerProgram Managers (formerly Super Deputies) are Program Supporters who can perform extra tasks on WordCamp.org like creating new sites and publishing WordCamps to the schedule. (formerly Super DeputyProgram ManagerProgram Managers (formerly Super Deputies) are Program Supporters who can perform extra tasks on WordCamp.org like creating new sites and publishing WordCamps to the schedule.).
After your account has been created and verified your email address, sign in to create your new collective.
Click on your username in the top right corner of the screen and select the “+ New” button next to the “My Collectives” heading:
Select “Other” for the type of collective you are creating:
Fill in your collective details using the following guides:
Name: The name of your event – e.g. “do_actiondo_actiondo_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. Cape Town” – do not include the year of the event in the Collective name.
Short description: A one-sentence description of your event – no specific text required.
Website: The URL where you are managing your event – e.g. “https://doaction.org/event/cape-town-2019/”.
Tags: Optional tags to label your event.
After collective creation, you will be taken to the collective page. Click on the “edit collective” link in the banner to add more information about your collective:
There’s a lot of information you can add at this point, so take your time to get it all in there. Remember that you can come back and edit this info at any time. Here’s a guide to the areas that are important to note:
Info Fill in any extra info you like here – the Country and Long description are particularly useful but optional.
Images Add an avatarAvatarAn avatar is an image or illustration that specifically refers to a character that represents an online user. It’s usually a square box that appears next to the user’s name. (appears at the top of the banner on your collective page) and a cover image (background image for the banner) if you like.
Members Add other members of your organising team who should have access to managing this collective (i.e. editing these details and submitting expenses). Add each member as a “CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Contributor” and fill in their name and email address. If they do not have an Open Collective profile then they will receive an email with a sign-up link before they can start to manage things.
Goals Add your event budget as a ‘yearly goal’ – you can always change this later as you finalise your budget, so you can leave this empty for now:
Fiscal host Ignore this for now – you’ll add your collective to the WordPress FoundationWordPress FoundationThe WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software. Find more on wordpressfoundation.org. host a little later.
Tiers Set your planned sponsorship tiers – you can always return to this later once you have a better idea of your event budget. You can set this up in whatever way you feel works best for your budget and community. A flexible donation model is suggested, but you can do this in whatever way works best for your community:
Expenses This is optional and probably not necessary. You can dictate an expense policy here to remind your core contributorsCore ContributorsCore contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. what kind of expenses they can submit.
Connected Accounts Feel free to connect your collective to a community Twitter account to automatically thank people who donate money.
Advanced You can set a new URLURLA specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org slug for your collective if you like (it will default to auto-creating a slug from your event name). You can also switch on markdown support if you would like that to be available in the text editors on the site for you.