WordPress Meetup Organizer Training

Welcome to the wonderful world of WordPress meetup organizing!

Before we begin

When you organize a local WordPress meetup, a number of responsibilities come along with that. The following content will cover all of that and give you some tips on how to encourage your community to be the best it can be.

So how does this all work?

For your convenience, we have divided the content here into modules that will take you through all of the important areas for meetup organizers:

Module Description
Being a Meetup Organizer Describes the principles that Meetup groups are based on and who the WordPress Meetup organizers are.
Starting a Meetup Group Answers basic questions on starting a Meetup group and provides the WordPress Community’s best practices for event organization.
Group Management Provides specific advice on handling an existing group and guidelines on what to do when something goes wrong.

After each lesson, you will be presented with a quiz to test your knowledge of the material that we’ve covered. You’ll need to get all of the answers correct in order to move onto the next lesson, but don’t worry – you can retake the quizzes as often as you like in order to reach the goal of a 100% pass rate.

So, what are you waiting for? Click on the first lesson title below to get started!

Lessons

Course Summary

That’s it! Give yourself a big hand for making it to the end! Now that you have gone through all of the material here, we’re confident that you have all the info you need to get your local WordPress meetup group off the ground. Congratulations and good luck!

Responding to Code of Conduct Violations

We wish it would never happen, but sometimes as organizers we have to respond to bad behavior at our events. If you see or hear about any behavior that is making the event less welcoming or more intolerant, then please take the following steps. Kindly but firmly explain that the behavior is unacceptable at WordPress […]

Planning a Variety of Events

Sometimes getting started organizing an event can be a little overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be, though! Not every Meetup event needs to be a formal lecture with questions and answers in a rented venue. Meetup events can be as formal or informal as you want them to be. Having a variety of event types […]

Getting Started

How do I post my meetup event? On your group’s home page on meetup.com, center column, just below the welcome message, you will see a plus sign (+) and the text “Suggest a new meetup” (or “Schedule a new meetup”). In order to help the group retain a non-“spammy” feel, we ask that you have the following […]

Meetup Program Basics

Meetups are part of the overall WordPress open source project. Just like a WordCamp, Meetups are a chance for people who love and value WordPress to get together. Whether it’s to learn about WordPress or meet others that work with it, Meetup events are a way to build a strong community from the ground up. WordPress […]