Three WordPress Glasgow meetups in August

After a super exciting July for all Scottish WordPressers and our many friends, we continue the summer with a blast:

  • WordPress Community Workshop – Thursday 10th August, 6:30pm at the CitizenM’s ground floor lounge.
    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 interest.
    This informal get-together is also ideal for anyone who is new to WordPress and looking to find out more. Hear other people share their knowledge and experience.WPGlasgow Community Workshop meet
    WPGlasgow Community Workshop meet
  • One-to-one help setting up your WordPress site, from Automattic – Thursday 17th August, 6:00pm in the CitizenM’s ground floor room.
    The Automattic Happy Engineers are having a team meeting in Glasgow and would love to meet the local WordPress community and answer all your questions about setting up your WordPress site. don’t miss this unique chance!
    WPGlasgow with the Automattic Happy Engineers
  • “Create your own Child Theme” workshop – Tuesday 22nd August, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall Street.
    Have you found a nearly perfect theme for your website but Customizer doesn’t let you change everything you’d like to? Do you build WordPress websites for other people and wish you could use your creativity a bit more?
    Child Themes are great for those who want to take WordPress that bit further as they allow you to take an already existing WordPress Theme and change absolutely anything from it.
    We will start by learning about the structure of a WordPress theme and then create our own Child Theme step by step.
    We’ll also learn how to test our site for the various platforms and make sure it is responsive and accessible.
    Bring your laptop if you can.
    Also, if you already know how to build Child Themes, come along and volunteer to help your co-members if they get stuck. It may be you next time!
    WPGlasgow Child Theme workshop, Aug 2017

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

Another fab month!

 

 

Two WordPress Glasgow meetups this July

This July we are back to our usual schedule. Here’s when and where you can join us:

  • WordPress Community Workshop – Thursday 13th July, 6:30pm at the CitizenM’s ground floor lounge. Although we have renamed it from “co-working meetup” to better reflect what we do at the event, this is still 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 #22: WordPress Community Workshop

    Thursday, Jul 13, 2017, 6:30 PM

    citizen m hotel
    60 renfrew street Glasgow, GB

    17 Members Went

    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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  • WordPress Glasgow Show and Tell – Tuesday 25th July, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall Street.
    We loved last September’s Project Showcase so much we are having another one! So, come along and … share your WordPress project with us!
    It could be the blog or website you are currently working on, the project you are most proud of or even something you’ve seen out there that has really inspired you.Whatever it is, we’ll love hearing about it.

    Event #23: WordPress Glasgow – Show and Tell

    Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017, 6:00 PM

    iCafe
    315-317 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, GB

    27 Members Went

    EVENT SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS.We loved last September’s Project Showcase so much we are having another one!So, come along and …******  SHARE YOUR WORDPRESS PROJECT WITH US  ******It could be the blog or website you are currently working on, the project you are most proud of or even something you can’t work out and have been scratching your he…

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

See you soon!

Two WordPress Glasgow meetups this June

This month we have also two monthly meets, as usual, but with a twist:

  • Thursday 8th June, 6:30pm at the CitizenM’s ground floor lounge –
    Our very popular co-working meet has been renamed Community Workshop to better reflect what happens in it. We all sit together with our laptops working on our own projects and help each other with whatever technical query we may have. Find out more about our Thursday meets in the WPGlasgow meetup page.
  • Wednesday 21th June, WPGlasgow goes to Edinburgh
    The first “official” get-together of the two current Scottish WordPress meetups! We are looking forward meeting everyone at our sister WordPress meetup and exchanging ideas and experiences. It’ll also be great to meet the WordCamp Edinburgh 2017 organising team just one month ahead the event. We’ll probably organise a car share to get there, leaving central Glasgow at 4pm. You can also make your own way there if this is not convenient. Please check details on the trip’s meetup page.

 

 

Two WordPress Glasgow meetups this May

This month we have our usual two monthly meets:

  • Thursday 11th May, 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.If you don’t have it already and need a hand with it, this month we’ll also help you install the free version of MAMP or WAMP as your local development environment so that you are ready for the Child Theme Workshop on Tuesday 23rd May.Find out more about our co-working meets in the WPGlasgow meetup page.
  • Tuesday 23rd May, 6:00pm at iCafe, downstairs –
    This is a more structured meet where we normally have a topic of the month (in the shape of a talk, short workshop or “show and tell”, for example).This month we’re having the a talk by Sarah Semark, the “Night of the Living Style Guides”, a preview of her talk for WordCamp Europe.
    Check out our WPGlasgow meetup page to register and find more details.

Looking forward meeting you there!

Please note that the “How to Create your own Child Theme” workshop will now take place on August 22nd.

Two WordPress Glasgow meetups this April

This month we have our usual two monthly meets:

  • Thursday 13th April, 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.
    Find out more about our co-working meets in the WPGlasgow meetup page.
  • Tuesday 25th April, 6:00pm at iCafe, 315-317 Sauchiehall Street, G2 3HW –
    This is a more structured meet where we 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 will be useful for everyone! We’ll have the talk “Practical WordPress Security” by Tim Nash, from 34SP.
    Check out our WPGlasgow meetup page to register and find  more details.

Looking forward meeting you there!

P.S. Here’s some photos of the WordPress Security meetup. It was a fab evening!

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.

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

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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.