Two WordPress Glasgow meetups this March

This month we have our usual two monthly meets:

  • Thursday 9th March, 6:30pm at the CitizenM’s ground floor lounge –
    Our very popular co-working meet where we all sit together with our laptops working on our own projects and help each other with whatever technical query we may have.
  • Tuesday 28th March, 6:00pm at iCafe, 315-317 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3HW –
    This is a more structured meet where normally have a topic of the month (in the shape of a talk, short workshop or “show and tell”, for example).
    This month’s topic is geared towards backend developers with a talk by PHP developer Kat Reeve on the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. Check out our WPGlasgow meetup page for all the details.

Looking forward meeting you there!

P.S. (Note from April 2017) You can now watch Kat Reeve’s talk on the Advanced Custom Fields plugin on our YouTube channel.

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 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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GCU WordPress Glasgow launch – Tuesday 28th Feb.

We had a great night with two really interesting talks. Here’s some photos of the evening:

Steve McLeod’s talk “Fake News, WordPress and Freedom of Speech”
Steve McLeod’s talk “Fake News, WordPress and Freedom of Speech”
John Johnston starting his talk “Scots Edublogging”
John Johnston starting his talk “Scots Edublogging”

Many thanks to the GCU for hosting us and to all who came for making it possible!

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Glasgow WordPress co-working meet – Thursday 9th Feb

Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:30pm at Citizen M’s

WPGlasgow co-working meet, January 2017

Bring your questions, ideas or problems and hopefully we can all help each other out.

The beauty of this group is that you need no knowledge of WordPress to come along and join in straight away.

Do you want to know how to begin building a website, have you got a website and are having difficulties or do you just want to share your knowledge? Then this is the place to do so.

Previous meet-ups have been a great success! Our group is growing each month with new people coming along and sharing knowledge and experience which is great for all us newbie’s like me.

What have you got to lose, come see for yourself, could be the start of great things.

See you there !!

Mags x

Join here – Glasgow Meetup

 

 

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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Glasgow WordPress meetup – Tues. 24th Jan. 2017

The Glasgow WordPress meetup started the year last Thursday 12th Jan. with a great co-working evening and is meeting again this month for a round-table discussion that should give for great conversation and a useful exchange of ideas for everyone.

Come and join us at meetup.com. All welcomed!

What it takes to build a website. Focus: web designer’s role.

Traditionally, the 3 roles involved in getting a website up and running have been very separate and well-defined. There is the website owner, the web designer and the backend developer. And although normally there is enough communication between them to get the job done, sometimes there is also a fair bit of misunderstanding.

This event will be the first of a series of three, where we will focus on each of the roles in turn, starting with that of web designer and frontend developer.

We are currently working to bring you a couple of lightning talks plus a roundtable discussion covering points such as:

• What makes a good theme or template?

• What would you add to the list of must-have best practices of web design?

•  Custom vs template.

• Frameworks vs. child theme.

• Which criteria do you use to decide when to use either?

• From the web design point of view, is the customer always right?

If you are a frontend developer, come along to share your thought processes and compare them with others.

If you are a website owner or backend developer, come along to find out what makes a web designer tick!

If you would be interested in giving one of the lightning talks, please get in touch on hello@wpglasgow.org

When and Where

Tuesday 24th January from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm

At Gulliver’s Cafe, 59 Cambridge Street, Glasgow G3 6QX.

This is an accessible venue in Glasgow city centre, close to all major public transport links and opposite the Cambridge Street car park.