Glasgow May 2019 meetup

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/

Event #57: Block Editor/Gutenberg special

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 6:00 PM

The Old Sheriff Court (SYT)
105 Brunswick St, Glasgow G1 1TF, GB

25 Members Attending

“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…

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Glasgow meetup, 1st quarter 2019

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.

Event #53 : WordPress HelpDesk and Networking

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019, 6:00 PM

citizen m hotel
60 renfrew street Glasgow, GB

26 Members Attending

* WordPress Helpdesk * 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. Given that WordPress 5.0 is likely to have been released before the end of 2018, there will be a special focus on …

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“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!

Event #54: “Yoast” and “Digital Marketing”, by Kayleigh Thorpe & Valerie Ferrat

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2019, 6:00 PM

The Old Sheriff Court (SYT)
105 Brunswick St, Glasgow G1 1TF, GB

16 Members Attending

We have had to reorganise the calendar and the meetup dedicated to the mental health topic will be held later on in the calendar. The new schedule for the February meetup will consist of two talks: * One on Yoast, the SEO WordPress plugin, by Kayleigh Thorpe from 34SP * The other on Digital Marketing, by our co-member Valerie Ferrat. More details c…

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“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.

Event #55: “Writing effective website specification documents” by Mark Wilkinson

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019, 6:00 PM

The Old Sheriff Court (SYT)
105 Brunswick St, Glasgow G1 1TF, GB

12 Members Attending

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 …

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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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WordCamp Manchester 2018 Schedule Announced

WordCamp Manchester 2018 Logo

WordCamp Manchester is returning to it’s regular venue, the Manchester Metropolitan University’s Business School Building on Saturday the 27th October. It’s the only WordCamp running in the north of England this year.

The schedule for the conference day has been announced with topics for the talks including accessibility, SEO, security, managing clients, design and (of course) the new WordPress editor – Gutenberg. There will be two tracks on the day, with 7 talks in each along with a lightning talk session per track. Between talks, there will be a chance to network with the other attendees and meet the sponsors in the sponsor area.

Tickets for the conference are priced at £35 which includes refreshments, lunch and an invite to the after party (which will be held at the MMU Students Union building).

There is also a contributor day being held on Sunday 28th October at Ziferblat in the Northern Quarter. Tickets to contributor day are also available and are free, again food and lunch are provided. First time contributors are particularly welcome.

There are also opportunities still available to sponsor WordCamp Manchester.