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Community organizers all over the world can now organize in-person WordPress events, following local laws and safety measures. Check out our latest guidelines for in-person events!

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 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.. Ever since, many WordPress community organizers have hosted online events for their WordPress meetupsMeetup 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.. In July 2021, the community team issued new guidelines for return to in-person events for communities with contained COVID-19 spread or with easy access to COVID-19 vaccination/testing (more details here). However, online meetups and online WordCamps are still going strong at this time (August 2021) – with a vast majority of meetup groups opting for online events due to continued COVID-19 challenges.

This site is a handbook for WordPress community organizers who want to host online 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 online WordCamp. As online 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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