Apply as an Existing Meetup Group

By joining the WordPress 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. Chapter program, local organizers no longer have to pay hundreds of dollars a year in fees; your group will appear on the global map of WordPress meetups and your events are shown under ‘Upcoming Events’; and groups can be more open to community participation, since the owner doesn’t have to worry about their reputation being affected by the actions of others in the group.

To request that your existing group join the WordPress Meetup Chapter Program, please use the standard Meetup Organizer Application. Write “yes” in the box asking if there is an existing group, and provide the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL

When an existing group joins the WordPress Meetup Chapter Program, you can expect the following:

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What changes

  • WordPress Community SupportWordPress Community Support WordPress Community Support PBC is a Public Benefit Corporation, created specifically to be the financial and legal support for WordCamps, WordPress Meetup groups, and any additional “official” events organized within the WordPress Community Events program., PBC takes over payment of dues and will be listed as the primary group organizer. The original group organizer is listed as Co-Organizer, as are any other existing Co-Organizers.
  • All event organizing and communications will continue to come from the local organizers — not from WordPress.
  • You agree to

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What stays the same

  • Organizers retain access to the group tools on
  • The group name and URL remain the same.
  • The design of your site is unchanged unless you are using the wrong logo (a fauxgo) or misspelling WordPress, in which case we’d ask you to fix that.
  • Organizers will be included in a monthly communication that connects them to the WordPress project and to other meetup organizers (how much or little you choose to get involved is up to you).

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Additional benefits of joining the WordPress Meetup Chapter Program

  • Videos of presentations (or other recorded sessions) from your meetup group will have streamlined access to publication on
  • We’ll send you WordPress swag (stickers and pins) to share with your members. Email to request some!
  • You can request support from WordPress Community Support to cover costs such as venue rentals when donated space can’t be found; and WordPress Community Support can help meetup organizers access other resources that make it easier to organize events. More information here.

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What we’ll ask of you

  • If you currently require people to submit an application to join your group, we ask that you remove that requirement. WordPress meetup groups are open to all who are interested. You can still ask those questions on the regular “join this meetup” form.
  • Each year, WordPress Community Support will send a survey to all meetup members around the world to gather feedback. We’ll share the results with meetup organizers, so that we can continually work together to strengthen the global WordPress meetup program.

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