First Steps

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 All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. 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’ve been approved as an organizer, there are a few things you’ll need to do before your 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. will be added to the official schedule.

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Keep in touch with WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. during your early planning stages. If you get stuck trying to find a venue or filling out your organizing team, we might be able to help. If you have made absolutely no progress in finding a venue after 3 months after approval for pre-planning, your WordCamp will come off the WordCamp Central planning list. The field will then be open for other community members to join and help activate the stalled team, or apply to organize a WordCamp with a new team, with heavy preference given to the former.

If a WordCamp organizing team sets a date and books a venue but then fails to update/interact with the community for more than a month during the planning period, then WordCamp Central will contact that team and try to help them get back on track. If the organizing team can’t make progress in the next month, the team will be asked to either add more organizers who can help correct the course or postpone/reschedule their event.

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