The festival of WordPress
July 23, 2021

This is an archive of the July 2021 event


Enabling a 24-hour global celebration of WordPress, bringing our community together in a safe environment, whilst facilitating freedom of movement within a virtual event. 

July 23, 2021 - 24-hour festival of WordPress

The journey:

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What to expect

After the success of the first WordFest Live, we’re back with more.

WordFest Live celebrates YOU, the WordPress community, with talks focused on WordPress, remote working, and mental well-being.

You can expect connection, growth, education and some special “extras” added for your personalised festival experience!

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Frequently Asked Questions

July 23, 2021.  But if you want to get technical about it; we start July 22, 2021, from 23:00 UTC.  You see, it depends where you are in the world.  WordFest Live is a 24-hour event, which will move between timezones.

Of course, the event is virtual, so you can join us at any time and in any location.  How fun is that!

All over the world, all at the same time.  WordFest is omnipresent!  This just gets better.


So to join the festival, you’ll need to register, we’ll then send you a magical link that will let you jump on board our global festival via the interwebs.  

On a slightly more practical note; WordFest is an online festival and will take place right here, at WordFest.Live!

About 4-24 hours of your life.  You won’t have to hand over any of your hard-earned cash though.  Tickets are free!

There is an optional $10 donation that can be made when registering.  We’d be over the moon if you selected this option, it will help us continue to provide free well-being and mental health support in remote work communities.  But it isn't necessary to do so to claim your ticket.

Nope, because there’s nothing to refund.  Tickets are 100% free.  


An optional donation can be made to Big Orange Heart when you select your ticket but the tickets themselves are free, zero, nothing, not-a-one!  Cha-ching!

Yes, 100% without a doubt, please do! 

If you have something to share with the community, we want to know about it. You can apply right here on the website. Although we won't be able to accept all applications (due to a limited number of sessions) we want to hear your ideas! You can apply under the Open Calls tab at the top of this page.

We want to ensure there is representation from each of the continents we’ll be delivering WordFest from, so please hit that speaker registration as soon as it's live.

You know how this goes… hand your marketing budget, we’ll throw up a logo.

No, no, no, no.  We can not stand this model.  We recognise times are different and so we’ve developed a truly social experience for our attendees.  We want to see how we can partner with you to keep building on this best experience, for all involved.  

If you want to join us as a partner of WordFest, we’re very open to ideas and discussions.  We have to ensure this is mutually beneficial for you, the attendees and us the charity. 

We love WordCamp!  We’re a team of WordCamp organisers.  We wholeheartedly support and encourage WordCamp.  But we’re delivering this event, in part, to raise awareness as well as funds for Big Orange Heart.  BOH is a registered charity with a mission to support and promote positive well-being and mental health within remote working communities.  


WordCamps do not permit fundraising for specific charitable organisations and as such we are delivering this event independently.

This WordFest Live, we’re inviting attendees to join us for a special challenge #24kStepstoMentalHealth where you can help raise funds for mental health by pledging to take 24,000 steps (or an equivalent activity). Find out all about it here. 

100% of your donations will go directly to Big Orange Heart.  This will enable the continued growth of free well-being and mental health support for the remote working community.  If you’re interested to know more about how funds are used, please see