August’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place on Wednesday, the 21st from 6.30 pm to 9 pm.
July’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place on Wednesday, the 17th from 6.30 pm to 9 pm.
June’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place on Wednesday, the 19th from 6.30 pm to 9 pm.
May’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place on Wednesday, the 15th from 6.30 pm to 9 pm.
Tuesday 28th May, 18:00 – 20:30 at the Old Sheriff Court (SYT) G1 1TF
“SHOW AND TELL” where anybody can share what cool stuff they’ve built with the new Block Editor!
So far this is what we have in the program:
- Neil Scott will show us a Gutenberg block he has built.
- The meetup organising team will tell us what WordPress has in the pipeline for the Block Editor.
Get in touch if you have done something cool with the new editor, have had a go at writing a block from scratch or have found a smart feature you’d like to share!
In the meantime, here’s a couple of WordPress community posts you may find of interest:
* WordPress Editor guide from the WordPress Support team: https://wordpress.org/support/article/wordpress-editor/
* A proposal for the future from the WordPress Meta team: https://make.wordpress.org/meta/2019/03/08/the-block-directory-and-a-new-type-of-plugin/
* What’s new in Gutenberg, from the WordPress Core team: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/03/06/whats-new-in-gutenberg-6th-march/
Please find below all the information for the next 3 WordPress meetups is Glasgow, corresponding to January, February and March 2019.
We’re looking forward seeing you there!
WordPress helpdesk and networking
Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, from 6:00pm until 8:30pm, at the Citizen M’s hotel lounge
If you have a WordPress site and you’ve got a bug or there is something you are not quite sure how to do, come and meet the WordPress professionals who may be able to help you or point you in the right direction.
If you are a WordPress professional and can spare a couple of hours every 3 months, come along to give some guidance to people who are learning or are stuck and need advice.
This event also aims to be a meeting point for WordPress developers and web designers looking for their next project or collaboration and for people who have a project and would like to meet a WordPress professional.
“Yoast” by Kayleigh Thorpe and “Digital Marketing” by Valerie Ferrat
Tuesday 26th February 2019, from 6:00pm until 8:30pm at the Old Sheriff Court (Scottish Youth Theatre venue)
Two talks. We’ll be updating the event description as soon as we have all the details!
“Writing effective website specification documents”, by Mark Wilkinson
Tuesday, 26th March 2019, from 6:00pm until 8:30pm at the Old Sheriff Court (Scottish Youth Theatre venue)
Do you want to set your website project up for success? Do you want to avoid any costly surprises along the way? Of course, you do.
A thorough, focused web specification document will keep your web project running smoothly and, most importantly, will give you the best to chance of delivering a project that meets the goals of your visitors and your business.
Mark Wilkinson is a developer and co-founder of Highrise Digital, a specialist WordPress agency focusing on building WordPress solutions for post-small pre-enterprise businesses.
Mark has been using WordPress since late 2005, all the way back to version 2.0. He is also an active member of the UK WordPress community, attending meet-ups and WordCamps in the UK, as well as getting involved in organising such events.
For this coming meetup, we will have our first ever Lightning talks by three members of the WordPress Glasgow community.
Each talk will last around 10 minutes and there will be plenty of time at the end to ask questions and discuss the topics covered by the talks.
TALK #1: “Introduction to the WP_CLI” by Sean MacKay
WP-CLI is the command-line interface for WordPress. It allows you to do all sort of nifty tasks without ever using the web browser.
TALK #2: “Mistakes and How to Make Them” by Jeremy Davis
A light-hearted look at some of the WordPress mess-ups I have made
with some practical tips on how to avoid making them yourself.
TALK #3: “Digital Certificate 101” by Nigel Pentland
A rapid explanation of what a digital certificate is, and what it looks like.
The current meetup organisers are super busy at the moment so we’re scaling down to one get-together a month, instead of our usual two. But we are very proud of the quality of the talks we’ll have on offer!
Please get in touch if you would like to join the team or have a proposal for an event you’d like to organise!
This month’s talk is of special interest for anyone who uses, or is thinking of using, their WordPress blog and social media to grow a following.
“Build a Community with WordPress and Social Media”, by Luna Carmona
Tuesday 23rd October, 18:00. Venue TBD.Continue reading “WordPress Glasgow October 2018” →
We have two super exciting meets this month in Glasgow. One of them is the first Contributor Day in Scotland!!
Here are the details:
- WordPress Glasgow Contributor Day – Saturday 8th September, from 10:00 until 16:00 at the South Block, 60-64 Osborne Street, Glasgow G1 5QH (find on map)
WordPress is built by thousands of people all over the world, normal people like you and me and mostly during their spare time. Come along and help make WordPress from right here in Scotland!
We’ll have team leads from Accessibility, Core – Data Privacy, Core – Gutenberg, Marketing, Support, Theme Review and Polyglots.
To register, please refer to https://contributorday.wpglasgow.org/
- Website Health Check, HelpDesk and Networking – Tuesday 25th September from 18:00 until 21:00 at the Citizen M (ground floor lounge) 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BW (find on map)
A super charged schedule with a website healthcheck desk, a WordPress community helpdesk and our first go at speed networking!
If you fancy coming along, simply RSPV on the meetup page below:
Hope you can join us!
We are currently reviewing our schedule and will be meeting only once this month.
Easy Introduction to HTML and CSS, by Derek York
Thursday 28th August, 18:00 at the Garment Factory, 10 Montrose Street, G1 1ET
This workshop goes ‘back to basics’ to give you skills to amend your webpages.
WordPress has great ‘page builder’ tools like the new Gutenberg editor or plugins like Divi or Elementor. They help you put together blocks into a page layout. However, sometimes you may want to do something different that doesn’t have a setting in your page builder or editor. Then it can be handy to know what webpages are built on – HTML and CSS.
After a brief introduction, we’ll use a basic text editor and a browser to write a wee bit of code and build a simple web page.
Then we’ll write a stylesheet to change how it looks.
We’ll finish by seeing how you can use the WordPress code editor and developer tools to make edits to the code of your pages.