Glasgow meetup, November 2018

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.

Event #52: Lightning talks

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018, 6:00 PM

No location yet.

22 Members Attending

ALL SKILL LEVELS. Arrive from 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm start. An evening of lightning talks on a variety of topics. The talks will be around 10 minutes long and a great introduction to new topics. There will also be time for Q&A and group discussion of any subject related to the talks. TALK #1: “Introduction to the WP_CLI” by Sean MacKay TALK #2: “Mista…

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WordPress Glasgow October 2018

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.

Luna Carmona's talk, WPGlasgow October 2018

“Build a Community with WordPress and Social Media”, by Luna Carmona

Tuesday 23rd October, 18:00. Venue TBD.

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Two events in Glasgow this September

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/
     
1st Glasgow Contributor Day
1st Glasgow Contributor Day
  • 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: 

Event #50: WordPress Glasgow Helpdesk, Website Health Check and Networking

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018, 6:00 PM

citizen m hotel
60 renfrew street Glasgow, GB

18 Members Attending

This is the first of a new quarterly get-together for the WordPress Glasgow meetup. This new format has evolved from the popular Community Workshop we used to run before the summer break with some additions that we think will make it more sustainable for the organising team and of interest to a wider audience. Here’s what’s on the schedule: * WordP…

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WPGlasgow this August

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.

Event #48: “Easy introduction to HTML + CSS”, by Derek York

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018, 6:00 PM

Garment Factory
10 Montrose Street Glasgow, GB

32 Members Attending

Suitable for ALL skill levels. Arrive from 6pm for 6.30pm start. 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 somet…

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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.
  • How non-developers can contribute to WordPress, by Jenny Wong – Wed. 27th June, 6:00pm at iCafe Merchant City
    Please note that, due to a date conflict with the JPMorgan Meetup Collider, this event will take place on a Wednesday 27th June rather than our usual 4th Tuesday.
    Also, due to the devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art nearly two weeks ago, our usual venue remains closed and the meetup will take place instead at the iCafe Merchant City, 70-72 Ingram St, Glasgow G1 1EX

    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

    Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018, 6:00 PM

    iCafe (Merchant City)
    70 Ingram Street Glasgow, GB

    16 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.

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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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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Three WordPress Glasgow meetups in January

We start 2018 with three events instead of our usual two:

  • WordPress Community Workshop + Learn GutenbergThursday 11th January, 6:30pm at the Citizen M‘s ground floor lounge.
    We had to move from our usual space due to maintenance work but we still managed to give Gutenberg a good go!WPGlasgow Community Workshop + Learn Gutenberg, January 2018


     

  • Talk by Heather Burns (title TBD)Tuesday 23rd January, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall St.
    You’ve probably heard about GDPR, the upcoming overhaul of Europe’s data protection rules, and what you’ve probably heard is a load of rubbish. We’re going to help you to separate the fact from the fiction by walking you through what the new rules mean for you. Take an hour to learn what you’ll need to do to bring your web sites and your businesses into healthy compliance.


     

  • “Public Speaking for Techies”, by Martin SproulTuesday 23rd January, 6:00pm at Skyscanner, Glasgow.This event is organised in conjunction with 9 other Glasgow Tech Meetups and currently limited to 6 spaces per group.

    Please refer to the event’s Eventbrite page for further details.
    WPGlasgow Public Speaking for Techies Jan2018
     

You can join the WordPress Glasgow community and find out more about these and other events from our meetup.com site.

See you soon!