Welcome to the official blog of the community/outreach team for the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project!
This team oversees official events, mentorship programs, diversity initiatives, contributor outreach, and other ways of growing our community.
If you love WordPress and want to help us do these things, join in!
We use this blog for policy debates, project announcements, and status reports. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to comment on posts and join the discussion.
You can learn about our current activities on the Team Projects page. These projects are suitable for everyone from newcomers to WordPress community elders.
You can use our contact form to volunteer for one of our projects.
We have Office HoursOffice HoursDefined times when the Global Community Team are in the #community-events Slack channel. If there is anything you would like to discuss – you do not need to inform them in advance.You are very welcome to drop into any of the Community Team Slack channels at any time. four times a week in the #community-events channel on Slack: Mondays & Wednesdays 22:00 UTC, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 UTC.
Events WidgetWidgetA WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.
All WordCampWordCampWordCamps 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. organizing teams are asked to keep their event budget in their WordCamp dashboard (Budget>Budget). In the US and Canada, WordCamps use the financial backing of the company called WordPress Community SupportWordPress Community SupportWordPress Community Support PBC is a subsidiary of WordPress Foundation. It is 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 (a subsidiary of the WordPress FoundationWordPress FoundationThe 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.) to manage the money involved with their event. Outside the US and Canada, we offer the use of WPCSWPCSThe collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) used to format and validate PHP code developed for WordPress according to the WordPress Coding Standards.
WordCamps using the legal and financial backing of WordPress Community Support, PBC (a subsidiary of the WordPress Foundation) collect sponsorship and ticket revenue through WPCS accounts (invoicing from WPCS and using the WPCS PayPal account that’s already connected to the WordCamp registration pluginPluginA plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, CampTix), and then submits all vendor invoices to WordCamp CentralWordCamp CentralWebsite for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. for payment from WPCS accounts. WordCamp Central essentially functions as the WordCamp’s “accounts receivable” and “accounts payable” department. 🙂
Once a WordCamp budget has been approved by a community deputyDeputyCommunity Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook., there is no need for a WordCamp to raise a certain amount of money before submitting invoices to pay venue deposits or other up-front expenses. Each WordCamp budget is kept up to date in the WordCamp dashboard, and sponsor invoices and vendor payments are managed through the tools on each WordCamp site dashboard.
Surplus funds from WordCamps are retained by WordPress Community Support for the support of other official WordPress community events and programs, including local meetupMeetupMeetup 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. and user group events.
WordPress Community Support, PBC is a subsidiary of the WordPress Foundation, and the purpose of WPCS is not to make a profit, but rather to benefit WordPress community programs. However, the PBC is taxed as a for-profit corporation by the IRS. More details here. This means most WordCamps and meetupsMeetupMeetup 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. will no longer be able to take advantage of most non-profit discounts from vendors.
As soon as you get a new sponsor, add their information to your WordCamp website and save the sponsor listing to Draft.
Use the Sponsor Invoices tool to send your sponsor an invoice with information on how to pay WordPress Community Support, PBC. All payment instructions will be included for you on the sponsor invoice created. In case you need payment instructions, they are:
For payments via electronic wire transfers:
Bank Name: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Bank Address: 270 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017
Company name: WordPress Community Support, PBC
For US domestic ACH transfers: ACH Routing Number: 322271627, Account Number: 157120285
For international wire transfers: Bank Routing and Transit Number: 021000021, SWIFT/BIC: CHASUS33, Account Number: 157120285
If sponsors need to send money by credit card, they can pay here: https://central.wordcamp.org/sponsorship-payment/
If a sponsor chooses to pay via check, they must make the check out to WordPress Community Support, PBC and mail it to: WordPress Community Support, PBC, P.O. Box 101768, Pasadena, CA 91189-1768
When a payment comes in, WordCamp Central will mark that sponsor as paid using the Sponsor Invoices tool and you’ll receive an email that it’s time to add that sponsor to your website. Publish the Sponsor listing (which you left in Draft mode, while waiting for payment) to add them to your site.
When you get a vendor invoice, fill in the details to Vendor Payments, attach the invoice, and submit for payment when ready. Please name your request something that indicates what payment is for, for example “WordCamp NYC Speaker Social” or “WCYVR swag.” Please note: Your payment request will not be submitted to WordCamp Central when it is in draft. Before you submit the request for payment, please be certain you have the required payment details. If we need to pay by check: Payee name, mailing address, telephone number If we need to pay by credit card: Payee name, contact name, telephone number -or- a credit card authorization form and email address If we need to pay by PayPal: Payee name, email address associated with PayPal account If we need to pay by wire: Beneficiary’s name, beneficiary’s bank SWIFT BIC, Beneficiary’s IBAN or account number, beneficiary’s address, beneficiary’s bank name, beneficiary’s bank address
Before we pay it, we’ll check the invoice against the current shared budget document. Warning! If the invoice amount doesn’t match your budget, the payment will be delayed while we figure out what’s going on.
If the vendor sends you a receipt, please upload it to the original payment request.
When we pay your vendor we will mark the payment request paid and record the payment date.
In the case of last-minute or cash-only expenses, organizing teams pay those out of pocket and submit for reimbursement. Warning! Reimbursement via check is the slowest payment method available: checks are sent in a minimum of 5 days. Reimbursement via direct deposit is the fastest way we send money in the US. We reimburse by wire to bank accounts outside the US.
Here is a quiz on this article. Read quizzes page if you have any questions about quizzes and how to navigate them.