Two WordPress Glasgow meetups in June 2018

Here’s what we have in our calendar for June:

  • WordPress Community Workshop – Thurs. 14th June, 6:30pm at CitizenM’s Glasgow, ground floor lounge
    Our very popular and relaxed get-together where we help each other get better at WordPress. We all sit around the big table and talk about the WordPress projects or conundrums we are working on at the moment. Bring your laptop or tablet, as well as questions and answers for your co-members.

    Event #43: WordPress Community Workshop

    Thursday, Jun 14, 2018, 6:30 PM

    citizen m hotel
    60 renfrew street Glasgow, GB

    8 Members Attending

    If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, or if you are looking to share your WP knowledge, then this is the gathering to come along to. The idea is that people of all levels of ability can come along, collaborate, and discuss and/or show those aspects of WordPress that are of int…

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  • How non-developers can contribute to WordPress, by Jenny Wong – Tues. 26th June, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall St.
    WordPress is nothing without the numerous amounts of contributions that have made it into the CMS that it is today. When someone tells you that anyone can contribute to WordPress you may not believe them.
    In this talk Jenny will discuss how every contribution counts, and explain the different ways non-developers can start contributing back to the open source project we all love so much.

    Event #44: “How non-developers can contribute to WordPress” by Jenny Wong

    Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018, 6:00 PM

    No location yet.

    6 Members Attending

    This event is suitable for ALL SKILL LEVELS. WordPress is nothing without the numerous amounts of contributions that have made it into the CMS that it is today. When someone tells you that anyone can contribute to WordPress you may not believe them. In this talk Jenny will discuss how every contribution counts, and explain the different ways non-de…

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Two WordPress Glasgow meetups in May 2018

Kayleigh Thorpe talk for WPGlasgow, May 2018

Here’s what we have in our calendar for May:

  • WordPress Community Workshop – Thurs. 10th May, 6:30pm at CitizenM’s Glasgow, ground floor lounge
    Our very popular and relaxed get-together where we help each other get better at WordPress. We all sit around the big table and talk about the WordPress projects or conundrums we are working on at the moment. Bring your laptop or tablet, as well as questions and answers for your co-members.
    https://www.meetup.com/Glasgow-WordPress-Meetup/events/wfnmhpyxhbnb/
  • Making WordPress Fly with Jetpack (updated), by Kayleigh Thorpe – Tues. 22nd May, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall St.
    In this talk Kayleigh will be showing the various features of the Jetpack plugin, from its built in analytics, to form and portfolio building, and how you can use the Jetpack plugin to improve your site’s visibility.
    https://www.meetup.com/Glasgow-WordPress-Meetup/events/mkhzwnyxhbdc/

Two WordPress Meetups in April 2018

Here’s what we did in April 2018:

  • WordPress Community Workshop – Gutenberg Special – Thurs. 12th April, 6:30pm at CitizenM’s Glasgow
    Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor, to be released sometime in April. It will mean a big change to the way we write posts and pages and, in a future release, it is expected to make page builders redundant. We aim to help you, as a WordPress user and content author, learn the ins and outs of the new editor before it comes out.
  • Find Content Ideas Relevant to Your Audience, by Ahmed Khalifa – Tues. 24th April, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall St.
    When it comes to creating content, the hard part is 1) coming up with ideas, and 2) it’s something that your audience is searching for and looking for on Google. And since the old boring cliché of “content is king” is always around us, it feels like you are under pressure to do your content justice by maintaining its high-quality and consistency.

WordPress Essex Meetup – April 2018

This month at the WordPress Essex Meetup we’re having a GDPR themed night. With the imminent implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) almost every development agency, design studio, freelancer and website owner will be impacted by the changes to the law enforced from 25 May 2018.

Open GDPR Workshop

This will be an opportunity as a collective to raise questions, get to grips with the potential impact, understand how we can ensure our sites are compliant and generally develop a deeper understanding of GDPR. We’ll also look at some of the plugin options to help manage data. If you’re willing to share your own websites, we can also use these as case studies during the evening.

Presented by Dan Maby. Dan is a Director at Blue 37 a creative digital agency. He thrives on business development & project management, as well as having a passion for productivity & marketing. When not in front of a screen, you’ll find him organising events. Follow him @danmaby.

Running Order (STC):

Arrive from 18:30 for networking
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – Talk TBC.
19:45 – wp_update_post
20:00 – Break
20:15 – The GDPR Workshop.
20:45 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social

How to find us

The Anglia Ruskin University website has a comprehensive list of way to access the venue.

  • Car – The University car parks are free after 16:30. Sawyers Car Park is the closest, just off Hoffmanns Way.
  • Train – The Chelmsford Train Station is an 11 min. walk to the venue. See this map.
  • Bus – Regular bus services run to and from the venue.

Code of conduct

The WordPress Essex Meetup is intended to be a safe, judgmental free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow. We have a code of conduct that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.

Sponsors & Supporters

This event is supported by Blue 37 – a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge, and Primary Image – a WordPress web design agency based in Southend-on-Sea.

WordPress Essex Meetup – April 2018

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018, 6:30 PM

Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Ln, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ, GB

5 WordPress Community Members Attending

This month at the WordPress Essex Meetup we’re having a GDPR themed night. With the imminent implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) almost every development agency, design studio, freelancer and website owner will be impacted by the changes to the law enforced from 25 May 2018. ## Open GDPR Workshop This will be an opportun…

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WordPress London Meetup #WPLDN – March 2018

**NEW VENUE** Yes the WordPress London Meetup is moving to a new home: we’re pleased to be partnering with Cloudflare and using their meeting space for #WPLDN events. This is the building you’ll be looking for: https://goo.gl/maps/tjttZSvgnKt There will be a slightly lower number of space available for attendees, so if for whatever reason you can’t join us, please do free up your space. This month we’ll be learning some of the challenges of adding cloud services to WordPress, we’ll also be hearing about the 2018 Rugby 6 Nations Match Centre developed on WordPress and scaled for millions of concurrent users.

The Joys and Hardships of Adding Cloud Services to WordPress

In this talk Nic will step through both the product and engineering challenges of tightly integrating a complex cloud services product with WordPress. At Bibblio we provide advanced machine-learning recommendations to a wide sector of the publishing industry. Surely this should include WordPress, the biggest publishing platform on The Internet. But how does one provide a clean experience that feels like WordPress when the vast majority of the heavy lifting is happening off-site on our API? What kind of UX challenges arise from a workflow complicated by distributed systems?

Presented by Nic Young. Nic is Head of Product at Bibblio, where he focuses on product development and algorithm implementations. He has over ten years experience as a software developer and has worked in a number of programming languages across a variety of industries, mostly at startups.

NatWest 6 Nations Match Centre on WordPress

Following on from our work with the British & Irish Lions tour of 2017, Sotic were engaged to use WordPress as an enabling tool to deliver a new live match centre experience for the NatWest 6 Nations of 2018.

The system brings together live statistics, live blogging, digital asset management and video in one live experience meeting on demand high spikes of traffic in a multi-lingual environment.

Presented by Dan Drave. Dan joined Sotic in 2016 and leads the front-end development team, who deliver our fantastic websites. He has lived and breathed web development all of his professional career. Since working at Sotic, Dan and his team have delivered sites for a wide variety of our clients from Aberdeen FC to Six Nations and London Scottish to the Lions Rugby Tour of New Zealand. He actively contributes to the WordPress community and has recently spoken at exclusive WordPress events. Follow him @danieldrave.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:20 – Speaker – Nic Young
19:55 – Break
20:10 – Speaker – Dan Drave
20:45 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social

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.

The WordPress London meetup is supported by a team of volunteers: Annabelle, Dan and Gary.

WordPress London Meetup – March 2018

Thursday, Mar 29, 2018, 6:30 PM

Cloudflare
25 Lavington St SE1 0NZ London, GB

60 WordPress Community Members Attending

**NEW VENUE** Yes the WordPress London Meetup is moving to a new home: we’re pleased to be partnering with Cloudflare and using their meeting space for #WPLDN events. This is the building you’ll be looking for: https://goo.gl/maps/tjttZSvgnKt There will be a slightly lower number of space available for attendees, so if for whatever reason you can’t…

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WordPress Essex Meetup – March 2018

We’re back from the winter break and will be holding another informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owners in Essex.

Digital Trends – A study of Gen Z and how the web must adapt to their needs.

Presented by Jamie Lawrence, Elevate Account Manager at WP Engine. The WordPress digital experience platform

The major update coming to WordPress this year: Gutenberg

The WordPress editing interface has mostly stayed the same for many years, but that’s about to change. Later this year, a major update is coming to WordPress, called Gutenberg, which will revolutionise how you publish content on your website. It’s currently planned to launch with WordPress 5.0.

Soon, you’ll be able to create fancy page layouts and use a variety of new formatting options, simply by drag-and-dropping blocks into your page. No longer will you have to mess around with shortcodes, or have to install a page builder plugin. It’s also stirring a lot of debate in the WordPress community, for example many themes and plugins will need updating to work with Gutenberg, and users may need retraining.

Mike, from Primary Image, will lead a demo of the new WordPress editing interface, plus we’ll discuss some of the steps that webmasters will need to take.

Presented by Mike Pead. Mike works at Primary Image, a WordPress design agency based in Southend-on-Sea, who support businesses of all sizes across the UK.

Running Order (STC):

Arrive from 18:30 for networking

19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – Digital Trends – A study of Gen Z and how the web must adapt to their needs, by Jamie Lawrence
19:45 – wp_update_post
20:00 – Break
20:15 – The major update coming to WordPress this year: Gutenberg, by Mike Pead
20:45 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social

How to find us

  • The Anglia Ruskin University website has a comprehensive list of way to access the venue.
  • Car – The University car parks are free after 16:30. Sawyers Car Park is the closest, just off Hoffmanns Way.
  • Train – The Chelmsford Train Station is an 11 min. walk to the venue. See this map.
  • Bus – Regular bus services run to and from the venue.

Code of conduct

The WordPress Essex Meetup is intended to be a safe, judgmental free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow.  We have a code of conduct that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.

Sponsors & Supporters

This event is supported by Blue 37 – a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge, and Primary Image – a WordPress web design agency based in Southend-on-Sea.

WordPress Essex Meetup – March. 2018

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018, 6:30 PM

Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Ln, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ, GB

12 WordPress Community Members Went

We’re back from the winter break and will be holding another informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owners in Essex. ## Digital Trends – A study of GenZ and how the web must adapt to their needs. Presented by Jamie Lawrence, Elevate Account Manager at WP Engine. The WordPress digital experience platform. ## The maj…

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Two WordPress Glasgow meetups in March

Here’s what we have planned for this March:

  • WordPress Community Workshop – Thursday 8th March 2018, 6:30pm at CitizenM’s ground floor lounge
    Our very popular and relaxed get-together where we help each other get better at WordPress. We all sit around the big table and talk about the WordPress projects or conundrums we are working on at the moment. Bring your laptop or tablet, as well as questions and answers for your co-members.

    Event #37: WordPress Community Workshop

    Thursday, Mar 8, 2018, 6:30 PM

    citizen m hotel
    60 renfrew street Glasgow, GB

    18 Members Attending

    If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, or if you are looking to share your WP knowledge, then this is the gathering to come along to. The idea is that people of all levels of ability can come along, collaborate, and discuss and/or show those aspects of WordPress that are of int…

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  • My Take on WordPress Security, by Nigel Pentland – Tuesday 27th March 2018, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall St.

    This will be a eclectic yet technical analysis of the security of a WordPress site using anecdotal case studies to illustrate the importance of a couple of aspects which are often subject to complacency.It will be an interactive talk, facilitating discussion throughout the evening.

    Event #38: “My take on WordPress Security” by Nigel Pentland

    Tuesday, Mar 27, 2018, 6:00 PM

    iCafe
    315-317 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, GB

    14 Members Attending

    This will be an ADVANCED talk, of special interest for BUSINESS OWNERS, DEVELOPERS, and BACK END specialists. This will be a eclectic yet technical analysis of the security of a WordPress site using anecdotal case studies to illustrate the importance of a couple of aspects which are often subject to complacency. It will be an interactive talk, faci…

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WordPress London Meetup #wpldn – 22 Feb. 2018

WordPress product development, accessibility & blockchains will be the focus this month at the WordPress London Meetup. It will also be the last event held at City University. As one door closes, several more are opening for #WPLDN.

Did we mention that we launched our new site? https://wpldn.uk/ Lots of CPTs: events, talks, speakers, locations, organisers, supporters – linked in various relationships, and categories

Test quick, Build smart, Be awesome

A lot of the time businesses are so focused on the big shiny thing at the end of a roadmap that nobody ever stops to question, is this the right thing? Is this something users want? Will this actually move the needle for the business?

In this talk, Adam goes over failures, successes, and general lessons learned over his career to date in publishing about testing hypotheses, engaging with users and bringing stakeholders along the journey. The technical restrictions and expectations that can come from that, and pitfalls to avoid will be discussed.

Presented by Adam Flint. Adam is the Senior Product Manager at Business of Fashion. He’s proud to be owning the content stream of the most influential and informative business fashion site on the web!
Adam is a creative digital leader with a passion for user centric design Follow him @AdamFlint.

Use Accessibility Tools

A look at a selection of some useful free tools that help ensure accessibility of websites. The tools are browser extensions and WordPress plugins. Many are designed for testing for certain aspects of accessibility, but some can actually improve the accessibility of WordPress (and other) websites

The session will contain many live demos to illustrate how the tools can be used.

Presented by Graham Armfield. Graham is a Web Accessibility Consultant for his own company Coolfields Consulting. He work with organisations to help them improve the accessibility of their websites – testing the websites for accessibility, and advising the designers and developers on how to fix issues found. He has also written detailed training courses on accessibility for developers which he presents on a regular basis.

He’s also a WordPress developer, and I’ve built many accessible WordPress websites for clients. Follow him @coolfields.

How Blockchain is going to disrupt Digital Marketing

David will take a look at how blockchain is starting to disrupt the digital marketing sector and show specific examples and trends. How will cryptocurrency change advertising? What can we learn about acquisition from ICOs? How does changing the fundamental economies of digital change the way people and organisations behave online?

Presented by David Lockie. David is the Founder and Director of Pragmatic which he set up in January 2012 after freelancing as a WordPress Developer for a number of years. David loves delivering websites that add value to businesses and organisations and has been invited to speak at international conferences WordCamp and WooConf, sharing his insights on becoming a successful WordPress freelancer and revealing how WordPress can save the world. As Director of Pragmatic he enjoys finding interesting and exciting work. Follow him @divydovy.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – Speaker – Adam Flint
19:50 – Speaker – Graham Armfield
20:20 – Break
20:25 – Speaker – David Lockie
20:55 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social

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.

The WordPress London meetup is supported by a team of volunteers: Annabelle, Dan and Gary.

WordPress London Meetup – Feb. 2018

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018, 6:30 PM

City, University of London (College Building),
St John Street, London, EC1V 4PB, GB

70 WordPress Community Members Attending

WordPress product development, accessibility & blockchains will be the focus this month at the WordPress London Meetup. It will also be the last event held at City University. As one door closes, several more are opening for #WPLDN. Did we mention that we launched our new site? https://wpldn.uk/ Lots of CPTs: events, talks, speakers, locations, org…

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Two WordPress Glasgow meetups in February

Back to our usual two meets per month. Here’s what’s coming this February:

  • WordPress Community Workshop – Thursday 8th February, 6:30 pm at the Citizen M‘s ground floor lounge.
    This is our very popular and relaxed get-together. We all sit around the big table and talk about the WordPress projects or conundrums we are working on at the moment. Bring your laptop or tablet, as well as questions and answers for your co-members. We all help each other get better at WordPress!

    Event #35: WordPress Community Workshop

    Thursday, Feb 8, 2018, 6:30 PM

    citizen m hotel
    60 renfrew street Glasgow, GB

    17 Members Attending

    If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, or if you are looking to share your WP knowledge, then this is the gathering to come along to. The idea is that people of all levels of ability can come along, collaborate, and discuss and/or show those aspects of WordPress that are of int…

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  • “Improving the User Experience of Your Sites”, by Neil Scott – Tuesday 27th February, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall St.
    WordPress is known for pre-made themes that make it easy to get started. However, after a while you might wonder why certain design decisions have been made, how they affect your users, and what you can do to make the site better.
    This is where User Experience (UX) design techniques come in. UX is way of bringing together user needs and business goals through research, testing, and design.
    This talk will introduce the concept of UX and provide practical tips for improving your site.

    Event #36: Improving the User Experience of Your Sites, by Neil Scott

    Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018, 6:00 PM

    iCafe
    315-317 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, GB

    10 Members Attending

    This is an event suitable for ALL LEVELS.Doors open at 6:00pm to give everyone time to come in and chat to each other. Talk starts at 6:30pm.* About the Talk:WordPress is known for pre-made themes that make it easy to get started. However, after a while you might wonder why certain design decisions have been made, how they affect your users, and…

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WordPress London Meetup #wpldn – 25 Jan. 2018

The first WordPress London Meetup for 2018. We’ll be looking ahead at what changes 2018 will bring to #wpldn, we’ll also be looking at getting production-ready.

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

Production-ready WordPress: Deploy your code using version control and continuous integration

It is common practice to move code through a series of servers in a multi-tiered development workflow. This talk will discuss best practices for deployment from local development environment to production servers. We’ll dive in to in how to push changes from collaborative version control tools to build, deploy and deliver WordPress. Learn basic concepts around deployment, testing and dependency management and see how it all ties together.

Presented by Edmund Turbin. Edmund is Senior Solutions Engineer at WP Engine, London. Over the past ten years he has built websites with content management systems and has held technical roles in media, publishing and ad tech in New York City. Edmund is passionate about front end coding, development workflow and architecting scalable WordPress solutions for enterprise. Edmund has recently achieved certification as an AWS Solutions Architect – Associate. In his free time, Edmund enjoys electronic music production, snowboarding, cycling and discovering new places across the globe to explore with his family & kids. Follow him @spicecadet.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – Looking ahead for #wpldn
19:50 – wp_update_post
20:05 – Break
20:15 – Speaker – Edmund Turbin
20:50 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social

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.

The WordPress London meetup is supported by a team of volunteers: Annabelle, Dan and Gary

WordPress London Meetup – Jan. 2018

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018, 7:00 PM

City, University of London (Tait Building),
10 Northampton Square LONDON, EC1V 0HB, GB

74 WordPress Community Members Went

The first WordPress London Meetup for 2018. We’ll be looking ahead at what changes 2018 will bring to #wpldn, we’ll also be looking at getting production-ready. Missed a #wpldn recently? Catch up at wpldn.uk (https://wpldn.uk/) Production-ready WordPress: Deploy your code using version control and continuous integration It is common practice to mov…

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