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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.

We are making changes to the Online WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. program, and the information provided in this document may not be accurate. While we are working on updating the documentation to reflect the latest changes, please visit the Make/Community Blog for latest updates on the Online WordCamp program.

Community events are an important part of the WordPress project. Due to COVID-19 concerns, many organizers beginning in February 2020 have had to cancel or postpone their WordCamp or Meetup. At this time it is very hard to know when it will be safe to meet in person again. 

This site is a handbook for WordPress community organizers who want to host virtual events so that the community can continue to connect with and inspire each other. Because our expectations for Meetups and WordCamps, among other event types, were created with in-person formats in mind, we have proposed and are implementing some new guidelines for virtual events. 

In addition to providing these new guidelines, this site also provides instructions on how to apply for a virtual WordCamp. As virtual events are fundamentally different from in-person events, there are also recommendations and suggested best practices for speakers and organizers of virtual events, provided by experienced community members.

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