Publishing your Event

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.

Once you have your venue & date secured then you are ready to publish your event info on the doaction.org site. The advantage to publishing on the site is that a large amount of the manual admin work for the event is taken off your shoulders. Specifically, the site handles the following for you:

  • Accepting applications from non-profits
  • Accepting sign-ups from participants (once you have finalised your non-profits)
  • Supplying people with all the info they need (including a map to the venue)
  • Publicly thanking your sponsors
  • Generally getting the word out about your event

In order to add your event to the site you need to be added as an organiser – to apply as an organiser please fill in the application form here.

Once you have been added to the site as an organiser, you will be able to add your event along with all of the relevant details (date, venue and address) in pre-defined metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. fields. You will also be able to add all of the non-profits that you will be working with on the day – however, if you allow the non-profits to sign up via this site (as outlined on the next page of this handbook) then they will already be saved as drafts for you to activate.

The URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for your event will look something like this: http://doaction.org/event/event-slug – you can use this page to promote your event and accept participant sign-ups.

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