Create an Event

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most WordPress events are online. Please refer to our online events handbook.

For communities where COVID-19 has been more effectively contained or have easy access to COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing, 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 .

After you have successfully created your collective, now this is the time you can create an event under your collective.

Click the  ‘Create an Event’ link under the Events heading on your collective page:

This will take you to the event creation form:

  • Since this is your first event, you cannot choose a previous template to build event, so ignore this for the moment.
  • Name your Event as event + city name + year – e.g. “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 Karachi 2019”.
  • Give a short description of your event
  • Give a long description of the event with as much detail as possible
  • Give start date/time & end date/time of your event
  • Add the event venue
  • Skip the ‘Tickets’ section since WPFWordPress Foundation The 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 events are free to attend.
  • Optionally add descriptive tags to the event. This would help the event show up better in search results.
  • Click the “Create Event” button and you’re done!

Once your collective and event have been created, you will need to set a budget for your event so that you have a public goal to work towards.

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