Leeds WordPress meetup – Tues. 24th Jan. 2017

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The next WordPress Leeds Meetup is on Tuesday 24th January at our usual venue, Futurelabs in Leeds.

Our topic for this meetup is content and we have a talk about getting started with blogging from Caroline Towers. We hope to have a second speaker on the evening too, but if not we’ll use the time for discussions or a site clinic.

The agenda for the evening is:

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: Session 2 – TBA
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

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

35 Members Attending

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 of bl…

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Glasgow WordPress meetup – Tues. 24th Jan. 2017

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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.


WordCamp London 2017: Call for Speakers & Sponsors, Creche & more!

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WordCamp London 2017 is well underway and we’re speeding into sixth gear as we approach the 9 weeks left until showtime!

We’ll be cross-posting information from the 2017 website to this site, but here are some of our most important announcements in the past weeks:

Please don’t hesitate to share and re-post announcements from our Twitter page too!

Thanks everyone 🙂

Getting started

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Update 2015-11-09: Note that since this was published four years ago, the technical aspects of translations have changed. Projects in GlotPress do need to be 100% translated for language packs to be deployed with core, plugins and themes. This post is kept for posterity.

I thought it was time we got started on a “proper” English translation of WordPress so here we are.

The plan for the first version of the translation is to go through GlotPress and remove any translations which don’t change the text and just focus on fixing up the pesky z’s and color’s so that everything is spelt correctly.

en-gb is probably the only translation that will never appear in GlotPress as 100% complete because most of the strings don’t need translation and therefore shouldn’t be translated so I am going through and rejecting any translations which don’t change the string as these will just fill up the translation file unnecessarily and increase the memory usage of WordPress when running the en-gb locale.

If you want to help out then please head over to GlotPress and search for strings which need translating –