WordPress Bristol – WooCommerce and Building complex layouts using CSS’s flexbox – April 4th

This month we have arranged two speakers to cover two very different topics to do with WordPress. First up we’ll be talking about WooCommerce, one of WordPress’s most popular e-commerce plug-ins. Following that we’ll cover how to use the flexbox features in CSS to build more complex layouts for your pages.

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WooCommerce – from idea to sale in 30 mins
Ronald Gijsel – Web Designer at Webbees

Ronald has several years of experience with WooCommerce, with around 25 WooCommerce stores created/managed/customised plus many clients trained in managing their WooCommerce site.

In this talk, Ronald will touch on the basics of WooCommerce from installation to making the most of the standard settings, plus some extra tips on setting up WooCommerce including:

• Ideas, Planning and Installation

• What are Product types, Attributes and Variations?

• Postage and Shipping Classes

• Checkout and Payment Status’  Customisation, shortcodes, UX improvements, tracking settings on Analytics

• Q&A

Level: Beginner +

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Building complex layouts using CSS’s flexbox
Hannah Smith – Multi-skilled tech freelancer in Bristol

Ever wondered how to go about making beautiful multi-columned theme templates? In years gone by, this was really hard to achieve – you needed to be a CSS ninja to get great results across all browsers. These days, us mere mortals can use the power of CSS’s flexbox to make great layouts that work in all supported browsers.

In this talk, Hannah will cover:

• The basics of how to use CSS flexbox

• Different ways of using it in your WordPress site

• How to change your layout according to the size of device it’s being viewed on (responsive layouts)

Level: Intermediate + (we will be talking about code)


Check out the event on meetup

You’ll be welcomed on arrival by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers where you can grab your name badge and get settled in. We aim to get started at around 7pm so give yourself plenty of time to get a drink as the bar downstairs can get busy.

We usually start the night off with some updates about what’s happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own update. Just speak to one of the organisers before we start if you’d like to say something.

After the first talk we take a break before our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat.

We will be upstairs in the function room, here is a handy video showing you how to get there…

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Leeds WordPress meetup – Tues. 28th March. 2017

The next WordPress Leeds Meetup is on Tuesday 28th March at our usual venue, Futurelabs in Leeds.

This month’s theme is security. Tim Nash will be giving a talk full of practical security tips, and we’ll be following that with a Q&A and open discussion around security. Security is always a popular topic at our meetups, so we’re  expecting a good turnout and plenty of questions.

A big thank you to FutureLabs who let us use their fantastic venue for free! Thanks to the lovely folks at Delicious Media, there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: WordPress Security practical tips
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Session 2
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

After the event, we will be heading to Headrow House for further discussion and drinks.

Full details are on the WordPress Leeds website. The event is, of course, free to attend but we’d appreciate it if you could let us know you are attending via our Meetup group so we can arrange for food and drink.

 

Leeds WordPress meetup – Tues. 28th Feb. 2017

The next WordPress Leeds Meetup is on Tuesday 28th February at our usual venue, Futurelabs in Leeds. This month we’ll be doing our popular “round table” format – with discussions around blogging, security, performance, design – and anything else which is requested on the evening.

If you haven’t been before, they are a great way to get both those burning questions answered and meet new people.

A big thank you to FutureLabs who let us use their fantastic venue for free! Thanks to the lovely folks at Delicious Media, there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: Round Tables and Site Surgery
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

After the event, we will be heading to Headrow House for further discussion and drinks.

Full details are on the WordPress Leeds website. The event is, of course, free to attend but we’d appreciate it if you could let us know you are attending via our Meetup group so we can arrange for food and drink.

WordPress Leeds – Round Tables and Site Surgery

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, 6:00 PM

Future Labs
1 Eastgate LS2 7LH Leeds, GB

37 Members Went

Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. This month we will be doing our ever popular round tables and site surgery session!If you haven’t been before, they are a great way to get both those burning questions answered and meet new people.—-A big thank you to FutureLabs who let us use their fantastic venue for free!Than…

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WordPress Bristol – Building a plugin as a business and speeding up WordPress – 7th March

This month we have two talks: Building a plugin as a business by Jack McConnell and Speeding up WordPress by our very own Simon Pollard. They should be two interesting topics in which you’re sure to learn a lot about WordPress.

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Running a WordPress Plugin as a Side Business
Jack McConnell – Web Designer & Front-end Developer at Made with Fuel

In my talk I’ll cover the following subjects:

• Giving Back to WordPress
• Plugin Idea, Research, Roadmap
• Providing Excellent Support (and dealing with cross people)
• Creating a Website for the Plugin
• Documentation
• Automation
• Revising Readme / Website Wording
• Releasing & Pricing Add-ons
• Transparency Reports

Level: Intermediate

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Speeding up WordPress
Simon Pollard – Lead Web Developer at SHIFT Active Media

I’ll be looking at ways to speed up your WordPress site and reduce load times for pages. I’ll cover things like minification of css and javascript, caching and CDNs (Content Delivery Networks). Believe it or not I will actually recommend some plugins as well!

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Building a plugin as a business and speeding up WordPress

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017, 6:30 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

32 WordPeople Went

This month we have two talks: Building a plugin as a business by Jack McConnell and Speeding up WordPress by our very own Simon Pollard. They should be two interesting topics in which you’re sure to learn a lot about WordPress.————————————Running a WordPress Plugin as a Side Business Jack McConnell – Web Designer & Front-e…

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WordCamp Bristol 2017

The WordPress Bristol ship

Ahoy there me hearties! We would love to welcome you aboard the good ship WordCamp Bristol as we set off on our maiden voyage.

Don’t be a landlubber, splice the mainbrace and come join us in sailing the seas of WordPress for an entire weekend.

We’re all gathering harbourside in the Watershed Media Centre over the weekend of 13/14 May 2017.

Keep a weatherly eye on our news feed, or follow us on Twitter @wordcampbristol for a crows nest view of all the developments leading up to launch.

See you there!

WordPress London Meetup #wpldn – 23 Feb. 2017

Two great speakers lined up for you this month at #wpldn, coming from two highly respected, truly global, WordPress agencies; 10up & Human Made.

Missed a #wpldn recently? Catch up at wpldn.uk

Privacy by Design: 7 things you can’t afford to ignore.

Even in a post Brexit UK, the new law on data protection is going to change things for your website and digital platform, whether you are technical, UX or a business owner.  In this presentation Danny will explain the practical steps you must take so that you don’t fall foul of the new regime.  Danny will also explain the likely impact of this European legislation on a post Brexit UK and on any website/app that targets EU consumers.

Presented by Danny Dagan.  Danny is a Senior Web Strategist for WordPress agency 10up, who are key contributors to WordPress core.  He is also legally educated and wrote a dissertation about the new data protection regime.  He loves combining the two ‘geek professions’, tech and law, and promises not to use Latin unless it is entirely necessary (though Dothraki and Klingon may be featured).  Follow him @e_d_dagan

Leveraging the Customizer for Big Media.

The Customizer is one of the most powerful parts of WordPress, its a great tool for users, and big media to customise the message of content in a visual way.  We’ll be looking at an example of this and what type of features can be built around the customizer experience.

Presented by Dan Westall.  Dan is a WordPress Engineer @ Human Made, who has been known to talk about WordPress Customizer, using WordPress for Esports and Web Sockets, but not always in that order.  Follow him @danwestall_

Follow #wpldn on Twitter for all the latest and join the Facebook Group to take the conversation further.  Have a talk you’d like to present?  We’d love to hear from you: speakers@wpldn.co.uk

 

WordPress London Meetup – Feb.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

82 WordPress Community Members Went

Two great speakers lined up for you this month at #wpldn, coming from two highly respected, truly global, WordPress agencies; 10up & Human MadeMissed a #wpldn recently?  Catch up at wpldn.ukPrivacy by Design: 7 things you can’t afford to ignore.Even in a post Brexit UK, the new law on data protection is going to change things for your website a…

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Bournemouth WordPress meetup – Thurs. 23rd Feb. 2017

The next WordPress Bournemouth Meetup is on Thursday 23rd February at our usual venue, Box44 in Bournemouth.

This month we have not one, not two but three talks! All shortish lightning talks with a varied set of topics.

Accessibility presented by Rich Senior.

Talk on talks presented by Chris Sherry.

This is a short talk about the tips and advice Chris has picked up over the last couple of years about speaking, and specifically creating slidedecks for talks.

Chris is a Web Application Engineer at 3 SIDED CUBE in Bournemouth and regular contributor to PHPDorset.

WordPress with Docker and Bedrock presented by Michael Craddock.

A quick run through on how Michael set up a Docker development environment using the Bedrock boilerplate for WordPress and some of the pros and cons.

Michael is a Front End Developer at Redweb working mostly with Drupal (gasp!) but loves learning new things and sharing those things with others.

Pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors.

  • 6.30pm – Doors Open
  • 6.45pm – Pizza
  • 7.15pm – Talks

WordPress Bournemouth is an informal and friendly meet up for WordPress users, enthusiasts, and professionals. An opportunity to share and learn with WordPressers from in and around the Bournemouth area.

This event is open to all. From people who are wanting to learn more about the world’s most popular content management system, to people who make their living with WordPress.

Follow #wpbournemouth and @WPBournemouth on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you’d like to present? We’d love to hear from you.

WordPress Bournemouth February Meetup

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

19 Members Went

This month we have not one, not two but three talks! All shortish lightning talks with a varied set of topics.The low hanging fruit of accessibility presented by Rich Senior.Talk on talks presented by Chris Sherry.This is a short talk about the tips and advice Chris has picked up over the last couple of years about speaking, and specifically cre…

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Bournemouth WordPress meetup – Thurs. 26th Jan. 2017

The next WordPress Bournemouth Meetup is on Thursday 26th January at our usual venue, Box44 in Bournemouth.

Happy New Year everyone! December’s meetup was a great insight into how Chris runs his WordPress sites, and we had crackers! 🎉

This month we are back to having a lightning talk and a main talk, as well as pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors. Our main talk is a change to the previously advertised talk on freelancing.

WP-CLI – Managing WordPress on the Command Line

WP-CLI’s goal is to provide a command-line interface for any action you might want to perform in the WordPress admin. This short talk will show you the power of WP-CLI and some of the things you can do with it.

Lightning Talk presented by Iain Poulson. Iain is a developer working with Delicious Brains, building WordPress plugins and applications.

Are WordPress Developers Doing Enough Marketing?

It is common that experts in one field, such as WordPress, aren’t doing enough to market their products or themselves. Marketing your product can have some huge benefits, besides the obvious hope that more people will buy it.

For example, marketing your product can:

  • Make you look like an expert in the field.
  • Make your product look more credible.
  • Give you a larger audience for the next product you release.

Presented by Ben Levy. Ben teaches smaller businesses how to maximise their marketing efforts, using focused physical seminars and managed marketing services.

Pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors. 

  • 6.30pm – Doors Open
  • 6.45pm – Pizza
  • 7.15pm – Talks

WordPress Bournemouth is an informal and friendly meet up for WordPress users, enthusiasts, and professionals. An opportunity to share and learn with WordPressers from in and around the Bournemouth area.

This event is open to all. From people who are wanting to learn more about the world’s most popular content management system, to people who make their living with WordPress.

Follow #wpbournemouth and @WPBournemouth on Twitter for all the latest.  Have a talk you’d like to present?  We’d love to hear from you.

 

WordPress Bournemouth January Meetup

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

20 Members Went

Happy New Year everyone! December’s meetup was a great insight into how Chris runs his WordPress sites, and we had crackers! 🎉This month we are back to having a lightning talk and a main talk, as well as pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors. Our main talk is a change to the previously advertised talk on freelancing.WP-CLI – Managing WordPres…

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Leeds WordPress meetup – Tues. 24th Jan. 2017

The next WordPress Leeds Meetup is on Tuesday 24th January at our usual venue, Futurelabs in Leeds.

This month we will be having a content-focused evening. Our first speaker is Caroline Towers, a blogger and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others shine online. Our second speaker is Lorna Jane Mitchell, Developer architect at IBM.

Caroline Towers – Getting started with blogging

Is blogging one of your goals for 2017? Or, have you heard of blogging but not sure where to begin? Caroline will share her top blogging tips to help you get started and stay consistent with your blog. She will cover reasons you might want to blog, the benefits of blogging and how to get writing, Whether you want to blog for business or for pleasure she will guide you in the right direction to help you create the blog of your dreams.

About Caroline

Caroline started her own business in 2011, building up an online business as well as helping clients grow their online presence through social media and blogging. A year later she began her own lifestyle blog, Conversations with Caroline. In recent times, her blog and business has evolved and now she loves to help other people when it comes to blogging and growing an online presence.

Caroline has a BA (hons) in Creative Writing and English Literature and has been nominated three times for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards.

As well as sharing her blogging tips online, Caroline also works with clients to help them develop their blogging skills and has an online course called Trigger Your Blog.

Lorna Jane Mitchell – Creating compelling content

Lorna shares with us her recent talk from DevRelCon.

About Lorna

Lorna is the Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud Data Services a regular speaker at conferences around the world. Based in Leeds, she is a regular attendee and speaker at a range of user groups.

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A big thank you to FutureLabs who let us use their fantastic venue for free! Thanks to the lovely folks at Delicious Media, there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: Talk from Caroline Towers
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Talk from Lorna Jane
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

After the event, we will be heading to Headrow House for further discussion and drinks.

Full details are on the WordPress Leeds website. The event is, of course, free to attend but we’d appreciate it if you could let us know you are attending via our Meetup group so we can arrange for food and drink.

WordPress Leeds – January

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017, 6:00 PM

Future Labs
1 Eastgate LS2 7LH Leeds, GB

38 Members Went

Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers, and developers.This month we will be having a content-focused evening, with a talk from Caroline Towers, a blogger and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others shine online. Caroline Towers – Getting started with blogging Is blogging one of your goals for 2017? Or, have you heard o…

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WordCamp London 2017: Call for Speakers & Sponsors, Creche & more!

WordCamp London 2017 is well underway and we’re speeding into sixth gear as we approach the 9 weeks left until showtime!

We’ll be cross-posting information from the 2017 website to this site, but here are some of our most important announcements in the past weeks:

Please don’t hesitate to share and re-post announcements from our Twitter page too!

Thanks everyone 🙂