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 .

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” — Winnie the Pooh


WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences that focus on everything WordPress. Each 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. is different, reflecting the local WordPress community it represents, but usually a wide range of people from casual users to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other.

This site is a handbook for WordCamp organizers. Because WordCamps are approved by the WordPress FoundationWordPress 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 wordpressfoundation.org., each event — though unique — follows some basic guidelines and standards, to ensure that WordCamp attendees know what to expect when attending a WordCamp near them.

It’s important to note that these guidelines have been developed in response to feedback from WordPress community members; as WordPress becomes more popular than ever (over 35 million users at last count), it’s become necessary to be more careful when granting permission to use the trademark in order to prevent confusion about what sites, companies, people, and events are officially part of the WordPress project. When people see an event on WordCamp.org, they know it can be trusted to live up to their expectations and accurately represent WordPress.

In addition to laying out the requirements for approval, this site provides guidance regarding the tasks and decisions common to many WordCamps. Tips and examples are taken from the experiences of past organizers, and more will be added as they are submitted.

If you’re interested in organizing your own WordCamp, please check out the “Become an Organizer” section. If it sounds like organizing a WordCamp is something you’d like to do, please fill out the Organizer Application, and someone will be in contact with you soon!

Tip: Here is a quiz on this article. Read quizzes page if you have any questions about quizzes and how to navigate them.

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