History & 120+ Stunning WordCamp Avatars

Have you just come across the WordPress Wapuu and wondered what the buzz is all about? If yes, then stay right here.

From its humble origins to the creation of over 120 stunning WordCamp avatars, Wapuu has become an indispensable part of the WordPress community. Prepare to be amazed as we unravel the story behind the smiling Wapuu and its incredible evolution.

In this journey, we’ll delve into the enchanting history of WordPress Wapuu. And unveil not just one or two but over 120 stunning avatars gracing the WordPress community.

So, whether you’re a WordPress fan or just want to explore more about this adorable little mascot, keep reading!

What is a WordPress Wapuu? (Introduction)

Wapuu is an unofficial but very beloved mascot of the WordPress community

In other words, Wapuu is a special character or symbol created to embody the spirit of WordPress events such as meetups, WordCamps, brands, and even personal projects.

Wapuu Unveiled in Japan 2011

WordPress Wapuu’s journey began on February 19, 2011, during WordCamp Fukuoka. Initially designed as a mascot to promote WordPress in Japan by Kazuko Kaneuchi, it didn’t stop at that.

Wapuu’s popularity soared, and it soon became a beloved symbol worldwide. No matter where you go in a WordPress community event, you’re sure to find a Wapuu somewhere.

Let’s see some facts.

  • Over 120 Wapuu avatars have been created for WordCamps (WordPress conferences) around the world. (Find the list below!)
  • Hundreds of more Wapuus have been designed by various WordPress communities, businesses, and individuals for different uses.
  • WordCamps in the United States have created 17 Wapuus, the most by any single country (from its beginning in 2011 until 2023).
  • Japan is a close second with 15 unique Wapuu designs.

The original Wapuu featured the mascot character hugging the WordPress logo. Over time, it has evolved as WordPress users globally personalized it to reflect their local communities. This evolution has given rise to a varied collection of Wapuus, each with its own unique story.

For example, Chao Phraya Boat Wapuu is for WordCamp Asia 2023. It represents the iconic Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. Also, embodies the spirit of the city with its vibrant colors and boat design.

Chao Phraya Boat Wapuu from WordCamp Asia 2023
Chao Phraya Boat Wapuu of WordCamp Asia

At its core, Wapuu is more than just a cute and playful character. It’s a symbol of creativity, innovation, and collaboration. 

Now, let’s explore Wapuu’s evolution and discover the heartwarming stories behind its many forms. 

History of WordPress Wapuu – The Origin

From its humble beginnings at WordCamp Fukuoka in 2011, Wapuu’s journey has been extraordinary. Indeed, it mirrors the vibrant evolution of the WordPress platform itself.

Now, let’s check out the Wapuu’s origin story in the timeline below.

At the WordCamp Tokyo 2009 afterparty, Matt Mullenweg looked for ways to promote WordPress in Japan. Someone suggested creating a mascot, and he liked the idea.

Naoko Takano, a Japanese community manager, was brought in by Automattic to make the mascot idea a reality.

The admins of ja.wordpress.org including Naoko chose Kazuko Kaneuchi as the illustrator for the mascot.

May 12, 2010

Kazuko submitted the first drafts of the mascot, which included 12 unique illustrations.

Sometime Later

The admins of ja.wordpress.org chose option “E” from Kazuko’s drafts as the final mascot, now known as Wapuu.

February 19, 2011

Wapuu was unveiled as the official character for WordPress Japan at WordCamp Fukuoka 2011.

August 2, 2011

The Japanese WordPress community conducted a poll to name the mascot. 530 participated in the voting.

August 12, 2011

“Wapuu” was chosen as the mascot’s name.


Wapuu is a beloved symbol for WordPress users worldwide, modified by hundreds to represent their local communities under GPLv2 or later.

So, that’s it!

From 2009 to 2011, the Wapuu was in the making. From 2011 onward, it’s traveled the world!

Before we move ahead, let us add a fact on how the Japanese WordPress community suggested the mascot idea.

Thanks to Firefox’s popular Foxkeh mascot!

Foxhet Mascot
Foxhet Mascot

Inspired by that, the Japanese WordPress community thought it was time for WordPress to have its own mascot as well. And hence Wapuu was born!

Read the detailed account of the birth of Wapuu here.

Evolution of WordPress Wapuu Over Time

Wapuu, the WordPress mascot, has evolved alongside the platform, reflecting the growth of WordPress and local communities.

For example, if you look at the Wapuu of Japan, they have adopted their cultural elements to design Wappus for each WordCamp. 

Wapuu WordCamp Description
Calligrapher Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2015 Embodies the Japanese artistry style implemented in writing, design, code, etc.
Ogi Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2016 Wears Japanese men’s attire like an Eboshi hat and Sensu which is a Japanese-style foldable hand fan.
With Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2017 This Wapuu talks about the future with its futuristic look holding a ball full of humans and aliens onboard.
Evolution Of Japan Wapuu Designs
Evolution Of Japan Wapuu Designs

Besides this, there is no limitation to the number of Wappus you can design for each WordCamp. 

As WordPress continues to evolve, so too will Wapuu. 

It’ll remain a testament to the dynamic nature of the WordPress community. Adapting to new challenges, embracing new ideas, and continuing to unite WordPress enthusiasts worldwide.

List of Stunning WordCamp Wapuus

Here’s a list of all the Wappu designs that we’ve found from all the available website sources until now. 

If we’ve missed any of the WordCamp Wapuus, then please don’t hesitate to tell us in the comment below. We’ll be happy to add them here. 

Now, let’s check out the Wapuus here that are sure to delight and inspire you.

Wapuus from Major Flagship WordCamps 

The Wapuus at flagship WordCamps embody the event’s spirit and theme, symbolizing the WordPress community’s identity. 

It serves as a playful mascot, engaging attendees and reflecting the WordPress ecosystem’s creativity and collaboration. 

Let’s take a look at them!

I. WordCamp US –  6 Wapuu Variations (2015 – 2023)

Wapuus of WordCamp US
Wapuus of WordCamp US
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Benpuu WordCamp US 2015 Benpuu is a fresh variation of the WordCamp Wapuus, showcasing his stylish attire and cherished book.
WordCamp US 2018 WordCamp US 2018 It’s a creative Wapuu with long hair and a headband along with a guitar. 
Wapuu Louie WordCamp US 2019 Louie embodies baseball, mirroring the St. Louis Cardinals (an American professional baseball team based in St. Louis.)
WCUS 2021 Wapuu WordCamp US 2021 It wears a backpack, and a WordPress cap, and holds the WCUS roadmap while exploring a National Park.
SurferPuu WordCamp US 2022 It represents the Birch Aquarium, public outreach center for the renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego.
GeorgiPuu WordCamp US 2023 GeorgiPuu has bright rainbow colors that make it look lively. Also, this Wapuu wears festive clothing with vibrant colors.
Wapuus of WordCamp US

II. WordCamp Europe –  4 Wapuu Avatars (2020 – 2023)

Wapuu Designs Of WordCamp Europe
Wapuu Designs of WordCamp Europe
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Okaeri Wapuu WordCamp Europe 2020 It welcomes you with a warm “Okaeri” greeting, symbolizing the essence of connection in the WordPress community.
Oh, hello Wapuu! WordCamp Europe 2021 Oh, hello Wapuu! is a friendly and outgoing Wapuu who loves to meet new people and build relationships. 
Galito WordCamp Europe 2022 Galito is inspired by the Barcelos Rooster, a symbol of Portugal’s love of life and embodying faith, honesty, justice, and luck.
WAthena WordCamp Europe 2023 Wathena Wapuu showcases the WordPress logo on a blue background, representing wisdom and crafts.
Wapuus of WordCamp Europe

III. WordCamp Asia – 2 Wapuu Designs  2020-2023)

Wapuus Of WordCamp Asia
Wapuus Of WordCamp Asia
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Tuk-tuk Wapuu WordCamp Asia 2020 Embodies the spirit of knowledge sharing and liveliness in bustling Bangkok, with a vibrant red Tuk-tuk symbolizing speed and fun.
Chao Phraya Boat Wapuu WordCamp Asia 2023 As a 2020 series, 3 Wapuu rides the Chao Phraya River. Plus, it’s adorned with WCA (WordPress Community Asia) colors and logo.
Wapuus of WordCamp Asia

Continent Wise Wapuu Designs

Now we’ll go through all the Wapuus available until now. Here, we’ll list them as per the Continent. So, let’s check them out.

Asia – 44 Wapuus Since 2011 to 2023

I. Japan – 15 Wapuu Designs (2011 – 2023)

WordCamp Japan Wapuu Designs
WordCamp Japan Wapuu Designs
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2011 It’s a simple character with a yellow round body, representing the WordPress logo, showcasing a blend of WordPress and Japanese culture.
Tawapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2012 A friendly and outgoing Wapuu who loves to meet new people and learn new things.
Kabuki Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2013 It celebrates the Japanese traditional theatre of Kabuki, wearing a traditional Kabuki costume.
Robo Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2014 A futuristic Wapuu with robotic faces flying on a rocket with mechanical wings. Holding the WordPress logo and talking about the future of WordPress.
Kansai Wapuu WordCamp Kansai 2014 Showcases a blue flame, symbolize the “lamp of experience and knowledge,” which is the theme for WordCamp.
Calligrapher Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2015 Celebrates the essence of writing, design, code, and theme of this year’s WordCamp “More Publishing.”
Ogi Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2016 Wearing a traditional Eboshi hat and holding onto a “Sensu” Japanese-style foldable hand fan, represents the traditional Japanese accessories. 
3D Wapuu WordCamp Kansai 2016 This Wapuu took on a three-dimensional form in a creative and innovative way.
With Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2017 This Wapuu depicts that it’s taking everyone to the future. You can see the Wappu holding on to the ball where everyone is boarded
En Wapuu WordCamp Kyoto 2017 It embodies an arc-like roundness in Wapuu’s back and tail, ultimately resulting in the distinct design of En Wapuu.
Maido Wapuu WordCamp Osaka 2018 Dressed in a blue Fundoshi (Japanese men’s outerwear), a Kasa hat, and Geta footwear, represent traditional Japanese clothing.
Ogijima Wapuu WordCamp Ogijima 2018 Ogijima has 2 Wapuus, one Wapuu holding the Ogijima lighthouse, and the other one on the top of the lighthouse.
Rock Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2018 This Wappu wears a black and red earring, puts a guitar on the back, and raises one hand with the WordPress band.
Connect Wapuu WordCamp Tokyo 2019 Represents WordCamp Tokyo theme “Connect”. Symbolizes the idea of the Gutenberg Block editor in WordPress 5.0.
Meon Wapuu WordCamp Ogijima 2020 The Meon Wapuu of this year looks like a ship. This Wapuu represents a marine taxi driver who maintains cruisers on Ogijima.

II. India – 14 Wapuu Avatars (2016- 2019)

Wapuus of WordCamp India
Wapuus of WordCamp India
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Napuu WordCamp Nashik 2016 Napuu, a blend of Nashik and Wapuu, embodies the city’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage.
TwinNapuus WordCamp Nashik 2017 Meet the Twin Napuus, Nashik’s special Wapuus who love to play the Dhol and Tasha to celebrate Nashik’s vibrant Dhol culture.
Ammu and Appu WordCamp Kochi 2017 Ammu is the girl Wapuu, representing Kerala’s culture, Appu, the boy wears traditional attire and both enjoy “WordPress coconut.”
Wapuu Saa WordCamp Udaipur 2017 Wappu Sa loves Rajasthan’s culture and heritage and wears a traditional Pagri (turban) which has many practical uses.
Wambhau WordCamp Mumbai 2017 Inspired by the dabbawalas. It brings a mix of WordPress goodness and local culture with a unique Marathi twist.
WapuuBa and WapuuBha WordCamp Ahmedabad 2017 WapuuBa is inspired by the festive spirit of Navratri. WapuuBha, represents the Amdavadi celebrations.
Deepuu WordCamp Delhi 2017 Represents Delhi passion, unity, and a global outlook, and has a positive vision and a lot of energy.
Wapsara WordCamp Pune 2017 Represents the vibrant culture of Maharashtra with her traditional attire, nose ring, and earrings.
Kaapu Bhai WordCamp Kanpur 2017 Kaapu Bhai is a Wapuu that represents Kanpur’s style with leather clothing, a mustache, and sunglasses.
Wapuuji WordCamp Ahmedabad 2018 Wapuuji celebrates learning, sharing, and dancing, all while embracing the city’s rich heritage and royal culture.
Kaapu Bhai  WordCamp Kanpur 2018 Kaapu Bhai loves Banarasi Chai and Munna Samosa. He wears leather clothes and cool sunglasses.
HaoBhau WordCamp Nagpur 2018 His name comes from the local dialect phrase “Hao Bhau,” which means “yes bro.”
DJ Wapuu
WordCamp Udaipur 2019 Playing music at the Artist House venue with cool headphones and DJ control station, with fun at the event.
Wapuu Da WordCamp Kolkata 2019 Represents a typical Bengali Babu, who loves Roshogollas and is a symbol of Kolkata’s rich identity and culture.

III. Nepal – 2 Wapuu Variations (2018 – 2023)

This Wapuu was created for the first WordCamp in Biratnagar. It wears a coat, gate, hat, shoes, and a traditional topi. It represents the unique spirit of the event.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Jhilkey is a Wapuu that combines fun and tradition. It wears Nepalese clothes and has a unique look that shows how technology and culture can go together.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

IV. Thailand – 3 Wapuu Avatars (2017 – 2019)

Wapuu Thailand, featured at WordCamp Bangkok 2017, represents the traditional Thai game “Kluay Stem Horse”. This is an effort to preserve and celebrate Thailand’s cultural heritage.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018
Wachu (WordCamp Bangkok 2018)

Wachu, the adorable mascot of WordCamp Bangkok 2018 was designed by May Maytanika. It brings a cheerful and vibrant presence to the event, 

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Hanuman Wapuu is a delightful fusion of Thai art and Wapuu cuteness inspired by the Thai classic masked play, Ramakien.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

V. Indonesia – 2 Wapuu Designs (2017 – 2019)

Wapuu Ondel-Ondel is based on the traditional Indonesian folk performance, Wayang Kulit, which features large, brightly colored puppets.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018
Wapuu Si-pitung (WordCamp Jakarta 2019)

Wapuu Si-pitung, a new Wapuu introduced at WordCamp Jakarta 2019, is based on the local legend of Si Pitung. It joins the many different and unique Wapuus from Indonesia.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

VI. Philippines – 4 Wapuu Variations (2017 – 2019)

Wapuus of WordCamp Phillippines
Wapuus of WordCamp Phillippines
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Jeepney Wapuu WordCamp Manila 2017 Looks like Lapu-Lapu, a Filipino hero, and wearing a bandana and carrying Cebu’s famous lechon, which is a roasted pig.
Sorbetero Wapuu WordCamp Manila 2018 Celebrates sorbetes, a traditional Filipino ice cream sold by sorbeteros in Manila. It represents a part of Filipino culture.
Wapuu Lapu WordCamp Cebu 2019 Looks like Lapu-Lapu, a Filipino hero, wearing a bandana and carrying Cebu’s famous lechon, which is a roasted pig.
Siopuu WordCamp Iloilo 2019 This wapuu loves to eat siopao, a Filipino steamed bun. Siopuu represents the Ilonggo people, known for being chill and festive.

VII. Sri Lanka – 1 Wapuu Avatar (2017)

Yakapuu wears a “Gini Jala Raksha” mask, which is a traditional Sri Lankan mask that represents ancient warriors. This is a way to honor Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

VIII. Malaysia  – 1 Wapuu Avatar (2018)

The Durian Wapuu is named after the durian fruit, which is a native fruit of Southeast Asia. It’s also featured on a variety of WordPress merchandise, such as t-shirts, stickers, and mugs.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

IX. Taiwan – 1 Wapuu Avatar (2018)

WordCamp Taipei 2018’s mascot, Wapuu, is a unique mix of WordPress and Taiwanese culture. It’s inspired by the lion dance, a popular Taiwanese tradition, and represents the vibrant spirit of the event.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

X. China – 1 Wapuu Avatar (2019)

Drakong Wapuu is a Wapuu that looks like a flying dragon. It represents the spirit of Hong Kong and celebrates the return of WordCamp to the city after 10 years.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Europe –  43 Wapuus Since 2015 to 2023

United Kingdom – 10 Wapuu Avatars

WordCamp United Kingdom Wapuu Designs
WordCamp United Kingdom Wapuu Designs
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Wapuubee WordCamp Manchester 2015 Wapuubee is a unique fusion of the iconic Wapuu character and The Manchester Worker Bee by Andonette Wilkinson.
Edinburgh’s Wapuu WordCamp Edinburgh 2015 Wears a Tartan hat and skirt made of Tartan, symbolizing the culture of Edinburgh.
Brighton Wapuu and Sid WordCamp Brighton 2016 It’s a symbol of diversity and inclusion that has a bird, a lolly, and a shovel in the red bucket.
Jakeypuu WordCamp Lancaster 2016 Expresses its Lancaster County farm, holding a Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign used in ornaments buildings, and clothing.
Wapuunicorn WordCamp Edinburgh 2017 Wapuunicorn with a magical WordPress Orb of Web-Platform Power.
Worker Bee Wapuu
WordCamp Manchester 2018 Features a bright yellow antenna on its head and colorful wings, embodying the dedication of WordPress enthusiasts.
One Wapuu Band WordCamp London 2018 Celebration of London’s rich music ecosystem through exceptional visual design at WordCamp London.
Pearly Kings and Queens WordCamp London 2019 Pearly Kings and Queens are inspired by London’s Pearlies, wears suits and hats covered in mother-of-pearl buttons.
Grafuu WordCamp Bristol 2019 Is holding a spray can and is ready to create beautiful street art. It celebrates Bristol’s famous street art scene.
Glasgowapuu WordCamp Glasgow 2020 Looks a lot like a haggis, a traditional Scottish dish, became popular at WordCamp Glasgow 2020.

Spain – 7 Wapuu Avatars

WordCamp Spain Wapuu Avatars
WordCamp Spain Wapuu Avatars
Wapuu WordCamp Description
León Wuapurro WordCamp Zaragoza 2018 It is a playful lion wearing the traditional costume of the Aragon region of Spain.
WPGranada Fajalauza WordCamp Granada 2018 Its design is inspired by taracea and Fajalauza ceramics, which are traditional crafts of the city.
WapumagoGC WordCamp Las Palmas De Gran Canaria 2018 Looks like a pilgrim wearing traditional Canarian clothing celebrating the rich heritage of the Canary Islands.
WapuuPaca and WapuuPaco WordCamp Sevilla 2019 WapuuPaco is a Southern, code-focused Wapuu that wears flip-flops and has a “Keep Calm” attitude.
Wapaa WordCamp Valencia 2019 Inspired by the city’s iconic oranges. It symbolizes joy and good vibes at the event.
Wappu Peregrino WordCamp Galicia 2021 Wapuu Peregrino is a WordPress mascot that looks like a pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago. It represents the unique journey to Galicia.
Wapuu Pepe and Wapuu Pepa WordCamp Seville 2021 Pepa and Pepe are adventurous and love the city. They show people around the city all the WordCamp events.

Germany – 8 Wapuu Variations

WordCamp Germany wapuu Designs
WordCamp Germany wapuu Designs
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Wapuualaaf WordCamp Cologne 2015 Wapuualaaf wears a traditional carnival hat and has a big belly from drinking Kölsch beer.
Wapuu The BER WordCamp Berlin 2015 It is excited about the Janze Chose event in November, and it thanks Martin Janz and Eurotext for their support.
Frapuu WordCamp Frankfurt 2016 It loves to drink cider and write poems on Sachsenhäuser Berg, a hill with a panoramic view of the city.
Nuremberg Wapuus WordCamp Nuremberg 2016 They are inspired by the real Nuremberg Castle and have helpful companions.
Cologne Wappus WordCamp Cologne 2017 Based on the characters from the famous Hänneschen-Theater in Cologne, reflects the warm and welcoming Cologne spirit.
The Düsseldorf Wapuu WordCamp Düsseldorf 2019 It represents the spirit of Düsseldorf, which is known for its friendly people and relaxed atmosphere.
WCSTG Wapuus WordCamp Stuttgart 2019 Based on the city’s unique traditions, such as Maultaschen, Kehrwoche, Spätzle, and local TV icons.
Peace Rider Wapuu WordCamp Osnabrück 2019 It symbolizes the Peace of Westphalia negotiations during the Thirty Years’ War.

France – 4 Wapuu Variations

Wapuus of WordCamp France
Wapuus of WordCamp France
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Auguste WordCamp  Bordeaux 2017 Holds a Cannelés which is a small French pastry. It also carries blue grapes symbolizing love for good wines from Bordeaux.
Dany WordCamp Lille 2018 Dany, the Wapuu of WordCamp Lille 2018 wears a hat, gloves, and scarf while holding a snow globe representing the winter of Lille.
Titi WordCamp Paris 2018 Titi the official mascot of WordCamp Paris holds a ball with the Eiffel Tower inside, symbolizing the attraction of Paris.
Biarritz Wapuu WordCamp Biarritz 2023 Represents a cool place loved by surfers everywhere, with awesome waves and a cool surfer vibe.

Italy – 4 Wapuu Designs

Wapuus of WordCamp Italy
Wapuus of WordCamp Italy
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Wapuus Maximus Meridius WordCamp Rome 2017 Representing the Roman community. Since then, it has been their mascot for all WordPress events held in the city.
Liotruu WordCamp Catania 2019 Wears a special hat called “Coppola” from Sicily, and hugs the WordPress logo.
Benvenuto Spaghettuu WordCamp Italia 2020 Wears a strainer as a hat and holds a fork full of spaghetti. Representing one of the iconic foods of Italy.
Italy Wapuu’s WordCamp Italy 2022 Spaghettuu II and Margherituu is an addition symbolizing the essence of the Italian community and food.

Bulgaria – 3 Wapuu Variations

WordPress Bulgaria Wapuu Designs
WordPress Bulgaria Wapuu Designs
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Sofia Wapuus WordCamp Sofia 2017 Has 4 Wapuus dressed in Bulgarian traditional clothing, holds flag, hugs the Saint Sofia statue. And fourth holds a stone plate with the Bulgarian coat of arms.
Varna Wapuus WordCamp Varna 2017 4 Wappus, one dressed as a marine, ship captain, and fishman. And one in a snorkeling suit.
Plovdiv Wapuus WordCamp Plovdiv 2019 4 Wapuus, each Wapuu has a unique look and personality, showcasing Plovdiv’s culture and history.

Serbia – 1 Wapuu Design

Meet Wapuujlo, who wears a traditional Serbian hat called šajkača and holds a plum. Which is a symbol of Serbia, showcasing a blend of Serbian tradition with WordPress.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Russia – 1 Wapuu Avatar

Wapuushkin (WordCamp Russia 2015)

Wapuushkin is a cool mascot with a cap on his head, and he’s playing the Balalaika, a Russian-stringed musical instrument.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Finland – 1 Wapuu Design

The Wapuu of WordCamp Finland loves to climb the tall tower called Näsinneula in Finland. Enjoy the amazing views of the city and the beautiful surroundings.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Ireland – 1 Wapuu Avatar

The Wapuu of Dublin is inspired by the rich tradition of great writers in Dublin and throughout Ireland. It symbolizes the connection between code, poetry, and writers, followed by WordPress’ tagline, “Code is poetry.”

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Bucharest – 1 Wapuu Design

Clopuu (WordCamp Bucharest 2018)

Clopuu looks like a modern person and wears a hat that Romanian men traditionally wear. Plus, holds the flag of Romania, showing pride in the country.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Kosice – 1 Wapuu Avatar

Hockeypuu is a friendly character, who represents a city in Slovakia called Kosice. This Wapuu wears a hockey jersey, holding a hockey stick with a cheerful smile.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Portugal – 1 Wapuu Design

Xiruu (WordCamp Porto 2017)

Xiruu is a cool and friendly Wapuu of WordCamp Porto. It wears a brown hat and red scarf while munching on the WordPress logo.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

North America –  23 Wapuus Since 2016 to 2021

United States – 19 Wapuu Designs

Wapuus of WordCamp United States
Wapuus of WordCamp United States
Wapuu WordCamp Description
Rochester’s Wapuu WordCamp Rochester 2016 Has a camera and is holding pictures of the First Federal Plaza building, Kodak Tower, Susan B. and Anthony House.
DC Wapuus WordCamp Washington, DC 2017 3 Wapuus, Capitol Wapuu, Honest Abe Wapuu, then D.C. Flag Wapuu hugging the flog of D.C. 
Philly Wapuus WordCamp Philly 2017 Has a camera and is holding pictures of the First Federal Plaza building, Kodak Tower, Susan B., and Anthony House.
Cowboy Wapuu WordCamp DFW Texas 2017 Cowboy Wapuu is a friendly character with a cowboy hat, bandana, and boots, making him look like a cowboy.
Aviator Modern Wapuu WordCamp Seattle 2017 The Aviator Modern Wapuu is a fun character, combining a Wapuu with a pilot’s helmet and airplane wings.
Buffalo’s Wapuu WordCamp Buffalo 2018 The Wapuu of Buffalo is a cute design that holds buffalo wings. Representing the spirit and unique taste of Buffalo, New York.
Fayapuu WordCamp Fayetteville 2018 Fayapuu is a friendly Wapuu with a cute Wapuu with a Fayetteville-themed hat and glasses bringing fun.
WordCamp Phoenix Wapuus WordCamp Phoenix 2018 2 Wapuus, one holding a WordPress logo and another on a plane. Showing the spirit of WordCamp and Phoenix.
Philly Wapuus WordCamp Philly 2018 3 Wapuus, Patriot-puu with a flag, Girlscout-puu munching a cookie, and Zoo-puu, adventurous character.
Wapuus for Portland WordCamp Portland Maine 2018 All 3 Wapuus have horror features like the iconic vampire, clown, and twins.
Brownie WordCamp Rochester 2018, 2019, 2020 Introduced in the year 2018 and has a friendly face. It’s brown in color and resembles a happy dessert.
Philly Wapuus WordCamp Philly 2019 4 Wappus, PAFApuu, Canvaspuu, LOVEpuu, and Grittpuu.
Prongaloop WordCamp Santa Clarita 2019 Holding on to the WordPress logo while seated on a spring sofa symbolizes fun of amusement.
Yoduu WordCamp Sacramento 2019 Inspired by the Star Wars character Yoda, bringing a touch of comic excitement to the WordPress community.
JawnPuu WordCamp Philly 2020 Inspired by the Star Wars character Yoda, it brings a touch of comic excitement to the WordPress community.
Speedy WordCamp Santa Clarita 2020 Wapuu Speedy comes with a racing helmet, representing the spirit of speed and agility.
Accessipuu and Bleepuu WordCamp Santa Clarita 2021 Accessipuu represents accessibility, while Bleepuu is a fun purple color character focused on technology. 
Lowrider Wapuu WordCamp Albuquerque 2018 Represents the lively spirit of the city and its love for cars and creativity.
Wapuulien WordCamp Albuquerque 2020 The Wapuu Wapuulien is a cool and creative mascot. It’s a mix of Wapuu and an alien, making it fun and unique.

Canada – 3 Wapuu Avatars

The White Hat Wapuu is a cute character wearing a white cowboy hat, representing the friendly spirit of Calgary.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

The Lobster Wapuu is the official mascot of WordCamp Halifax that holds the WordPress logo. This Wapuu represents the Halifax city, renowned for its grand lobster cuisine.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

The Wahoo Wapuu wears a cool yellow Wapuu with a white hat and red kerchief. While hugging the Saddledome, a gathering place for premier events in Calgary.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Mexico – 1 Wapuu

Wapuu Mariachi is a playful character inspired by the traditional Mexican music style, Mariachi. This Wapuu has a festive sombrero and a guitar, a representation of the Mariachi culture.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

South America –  2 Wapuus From 2018 to 2019

Brazil – 2 Wapuu Variations

Wapuu Sampa represents a Motoboy, a hardworking person in Brazilian cities who delivers orders all day long. 

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

There are a total of 8 Wapuus for WordCamp Sao Paulo in 2019. While you’ll find some Wapuu as gifts at the WordCamp. Adding fun and excitement to the event.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Africa –  3 Wapuus (2018 – 2019)

Nairobi – 1 Wapuu Design

The Nairobi Wapuu is a cute and friendly character that represents Nairobi with a cool safari hat and a big smile. Showing the warmth and welcoming nature of local people.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Zimbabwe – 1 Wapuu Design

The Wapuu of Harare symbolizes the vibrant spirit and unity of the WordPress community in Zimbabwe. You’ll see the essence of collaboration and technological growth celebrated at the event.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Nigeria Wapuu Design – 1 Wapuu Avatar

Wapuu Ayántẹ̀rọ̀ represents the rich cultural heritage of the Nigerian people. It also represents a fusion of WordPress symbolism with elements of Nigerian tradition.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Australia –  1 Wapuu (2019)

Macquarie Wapuu Design – 1 Wappu Desich

Sandy (WordCamp Port Macquarie 2019)

Wapuu Sandy expresses the region’s coastal spirit and charm, with a vibrant color palette and design. Also symbolizes the unique beauty and energy of Port Macquarie, reflecting the event’s local essence.

Wapuudai WordCamp Biratnagar 2018

Future of Wapuu

As we look toward the future, the journey of WordPress Wapuu continues to unfold. The immense popularity and significance of Wapuu within the WordPress community suggest a bright and exciting path ahead. 

So, it’s likely that the future of Wapuu is bright, let’s see why!

  • Wapuu is changing a lot and becoming even more fun, making WordPress more exciting for everyone.
  • Every year, we get new Wapuu designs that show how creative and different the WordPress family can be.
  • Soon, Wapuu might move and make sounds, like in a cool video game, when we use WordPress at events.
  • The people who love WordPress are making sure Wapuu will always be a happy and important part of WordPress.

These are the things that make us believe that future Wappu will be more interesting.

Moreover, the future of Wapuu depends on the continued passion and dedication of the community. As long as individuals are inspired by WordPress and share their creativity, Wapuu will thrive. 


And, that’s all, folks! We’ve come to the end of our article on WordPress Wapuu, its history along with its stunning avatars

So, what’re you waiting for? Join us as we step into the future, where new Wapuu avatars await and the magic of WordPress continues to unfold.

And watch as Wapuu’s story unfolds, bringing joy, inspiration, and a touch of whimsy to the ever-growing WordPress family.

If you’ve found any WordCamp Wapuus missing, then do let us know in the comment section below. We’re happy to add them.

To discover additional variations of Wappus created by WordPress brands and individuals, be sure to visit Wapu.us.

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