Tips and Tricks for Working on Your site

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 .

Adding Users Adding Users

To add a user to your site, you must know the email address associated with the user’s The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. username. This is the account that someone would use to log on to support forums, for example. If you don’t remember the details of your account, you can send yourself a password recovery email. If you don’t have a account, you can get one here.

If you know the email address associated with the user’s account, simply choose Add Existing from the Users tab to add the user by entering the email address associated with the person’s account.

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Contact Forms Contact Forms

There are a variety of things that can go wrong with contact forms, and especially e-mail, so it’s a good idea to periodically test out the forms to make sure you’re receiving them. If you suspect someone filled out a form, but you never received an e-mail, you can check the Feedback screen in WordPress to view them directly from the database.

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Building Community with 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. Content Building Community with WordCamp Content

Obviously all WordCamp sites include a call for speakers, volunteers, and sponsors, a schedule, registration page, sponsor shout-outs, etc. But we all know that publishing more content will bring more people to your site, and thus — ideally — to your event. Here are some ideas for articles you can publish to foster community engagement:

  • We’re looking for a venue (include the requirements you have) – leave us a comment if you have a suggestion.
  • What do you want to learn at WordCamp?
  • Nominate a speaker for WordCamp!
  • We’re considering caterers for lunch! What’s the best or worst lunch you’ve ever had at a conference in Awesome Town?
  • Tell us about a connection you made — met someone for the first time or met someone in-person that you only knew online — at a previous WordCamp.
  • What kind of swag do you like? (t-shirt, pint glass, travel mug, hoodie, fedora, etc)
  • Watch videos from past WordCamps.
  • Volunteers wanted! (with “job” descriptions)
  • Here are some places we’re considering for our after-party; vote or suggest an alternative!
  • Stories from organizers or speakers about great experiences they had at WordCamp
  • Articles from speakers about the subject of their sessions

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Additional Plugins Additional Plugins

Most of the plugins that are available on will already be activated on your site, but there are a few that are are disabled by default, because most camps don’t need them. If you’d like to have any of them activated, you can visit the Plugins screen in wp-admin to activate them.

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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