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?

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Group Management Topics

At what point should someone be given different admin levels of access to the group? There are a three levels of meetup access, you can read about the specific from the link below. Meetup member levels: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002474672-Building-a-leadership-team There are no set rules surrounding member user level access. This is a group decision. It is suggested that […]

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!