WordPress Essex Meetup – Sep. 2017

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The first WordPress Essex Meetup. This is an opportunity to come together and shape the future of these events.

We will be holding an informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owner to speak out and let us know what you want from your local WordPress meetup.

We will be meeting the second Thursday of every month. The format will consist of speakers, open discussion, round tables, lightning talks and your ideas.

The event will be influenced by our experiences and feedback we’ve received over the years of organising the WordPress London Meetup.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – First speaker
19:45 – wp_update_post
20:05 – Break
20:15 – Second speaker
20:50 – 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.

WordPress Essex Meetup – Sep. 2017

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

1 WordPress Community Members Attending

The first WordPress Essex Meetup.  This is an opportunity to come together and shape the future of these events.We will be holding an informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owner to speak out and let us know what you want from your local WordPress meetup.We will be meeting the second Thursday of every month.  The …

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Three WordPress Glasgow meetups in August

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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!

    Event #25: Workshop – Create your Own Child Theme by Carme Mias.

    Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017, 6:00 PM

    iCafe
    315-317 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, GB

    21 Members Attending

    HANDS-ON WORKSHOP AT INTERMEDIATE LEVEL.Come at 6:00pm if you need a hand setting up the local development platform.Workshop starts at 6:30pm.About the workshop: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 cou…

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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.

Another fab month!

WordPress London Meetup #wpldn – 27 July 2017

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The July WordPress London Meetup has us talking about customer relations and shipping in WooCommerce.

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

Don’t lose your steam! How to deal with unhappy customers

No matter if your product, business plans or plugin is functional and well crafted: there comes a time where a user or client knocks at your door, and they aren’t happy at all with you.

Supporting users is not an easy job, not to mention when they’re angry or upset, and this can affect your emotional and professional balance.

In this presentation I’m going to share some useful tips and tricks I deploy when dealing with upset customers, to turn them into a potential happy users. I’ll also share my advice on how to maintain an assertive and positive attitude when things go south.

This talk aims to all the people who can possibly interact with users and are looking to fine-tune their customer support skills.

Presented by Stef Mattana. Stef works at Automattic as a Happiness Engineer. She helps users who need support for products mainly on the wp.org area such as VaultPress, Akismet, Jetpack and Polldaddy.

WordPress evangelist, Stef is active in the International and Italian communities. When she’s not working online or lifting heavy weights, Stef either stalks dogs or ends up people on fiction.

Stef has led the sponsorship and finance team of WordCamp London in 2016 and 2017. Follow her @stefmattana.

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An open discussion on the latest from WordPress.

Splitting Shipping based on shipping class in WooCommerce

Up until WooCommerce 2.1, each order had to be shipped via a single method with a single price. This changed in 2.1 and WooCommerce now allows each package to be quoted and shipped individually.

This means we can manipulate the basket and split the order based on the shipping method, then each package can be marked to ‘ship via’ a method of your choosing. This is useful if certain packages can only be shipped by certain methods.

In this talk I will show how you can split your shipping into different “packages” and treat each package in a different way.

Presented by Diane Wallace. Diane is a freelance WordPress Theme and plugin developer. She specialises in bespoke WordPress plugins and themes and is passionate about creating beautiful, responsive, user friendly designs.
Diane loves developing with WordPress and being part of the amazing, inclusive and friendly WordPress community. Follow her @_dianewallace.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – First speaker – Stef Mattana
19:45 – wp_update_post
20:05 – Break
20:15 – Second speaker – Diane Wallace
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 – July 2017

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

81 Members Attending

The July WordPress London Meetup has us talking about customer relations and shipping in WooCommerce.Missed a #wpldn recently?  Catch up at wpldn.ukDon’t lose your steam! How to deal with unhappy customersNo matter if your product, business plans or plugin is functional and well crafted: there comes a time where a user or client knocks at your d…

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Two WordPress Glasgow meetups this July

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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

    14 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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  • 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

    29 Members Attending

    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!

WordPress London Meetup #wpldn – 29 June 2017

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We’re talking workflows with Page Builders and ORM frameworks at the June WordPress London Meetup!

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

The Role of Page Builders for Developers

Are custom page templates and shortcodes offering our clients and users the best content publishing experience? In this talk, I’ll explore how and why page builders might now be a staple in a WordPress developer’s toolkit.

Presented by Doug Belchamber. Doug is a WordPress developer based in South London, who’s terrible at talking about himself in the 3rd person. He runs Smarter Digital, a small WordPress development company, Fuelled as a freelance technical marketer and blogs infrequently at WP Developers. Follow him @db_smarter.

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A new slot in the #wpldn event. An open discussion on the latest from WordPress. We’ll be kicking off with Todd Halfpenny running though what we can expect in the upcoming 4.8 update. Then it’s over to you.

WP_Model, synthetic ORM for WordPress (Part 1)

I have made an ORM for WordPress, before you roll your eyes at that statement I have built it specifically for WP based MVPs. Having built lots of MVPs on WordPress for cash strapped startups this simple class has made WordPress it easier than ever to make complex apps in days using WP https://github.com/anthonybudd/WP_Model. In part 2 of this talk Anthony will be taking a deeper dive into the technical aspects at wp_hooked.

Presented by Anthony Budd. Anthony is a PHP and WP expert with over 5 years of experience developing websites and apps for all kinds of clients from non-profits, to startups to fortune 500 companies. Follow him @anthonybudd

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – First speaker – Doug Belchamber
19:45 – wp_update_post
20:05 – Break
20:15 – Second speaker – Anthony Budd
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 – June.

Thursday, Jun 29, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

98 Members Attending

We’re talking workflows with Page Builders and ORM frameworks at the June WordPress London Meetup!Missed a #wpldn recently?  Catch up at wpldn.ukWe’re in room A130 again this month.  A130, in the College Building.  Access it from the main road, St John Street:—-The Role of Page Builders for DevelopersAre custom page templates and shortcodes…

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BeeWUG June Meetup – Blackburn WordPress User Group

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BeeWUG is a community driven event, meaning that it is what people make of it. If you are interested in WordPress, use WordPress professionally or just want to know what WordPress is about, come along and find out more.

WordPress is awesome, get involved!

Event Format

18:00 — Arrivals
18:30 — Prompt start – Talk – WordPress news
18:45 — Q&A – For topics covered and Michael’s WP update
19:00 — WP Clinic – Bring your laptop and get the hands on help you need from the WordPress community in the room
20:00 —Break & Networking
20:15 — In Depth Talk – Understanding the WordPress Template Hierarchy by Michael Cropper from Contrado Digital
21:00 — End

BeeWUG – Blackburn WordPress User Group

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017, 6:00 PM

University Centre
Blackburn College, University Close, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 1LH Blackburn, GB

3 Members Attending

Event Format• 18:00 – Arrivals• 18:30 — Prompt start –  Talk – WordPress news• 18:45 — Q&A – For topics covered and Michael’s WP update• 19:00 — WP Clinic – Bring your laptop and get the hands on help you need from the WordPress community in the room• 19:45 —Break & Networking• 20:00 — In Depth Talk – Various speakers covering different topic…

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Two WordPress Glasgow meetups this June

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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.

 

 

Leeds WordPress meetup – Tues. 23rd May 2017 – Accessibility Special

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The next WordPress Leeds Meetup is on Tuesday 23rd May at our usual venue, Futurelabs in Leeds.

This month we are focusing on themes. How do you install a theme? How do you find a good one? How do you build your own? Bring your theme questions along and we will do our best to help you.

A big thank you to FutureLabs who let us use their fantastic venue for free! Thanks to the lovely folks at Delicious Media, there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: Session 1
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Session 2
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

After the event, we will be heading to Headrow House for further discussion and drinks.

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.

Themes Special | WordPress Leeds – May 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:00 PM

Future Labs
1 Eastgate LS2 7LH Leeds, GB

39 Members Attending

Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.This month we are focusing on themes. How do you install a theme? How do you find a good one? How do you build your own? Bring your theme questions along and we will do our best to help you.—-A big thank you to FutureLabs who let us use their fantastic venue for free!Thanks to th…

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Why not speak at our next event?

We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, get in touch. You don’t need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before.

If you don’t want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

WordPress London Meetup #wpldn – 25 May 2017

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The #WomenInTech are taking the lead at this months WordPress London Meetup.

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

Intro to GlotPress and Translating into British English (en_GB)

In this bite-sized talk, we’ll be going over GlotPress, the plugin used to translate WordPress, exploring what it is and how it can be used for collaborative translation. There will also be a live demonstration of GlotPress, translating a few strings into en_GB (perhaps strings from a plugin/theme developed by an attendee!)

Presented by Annabelle Woodger. Annabelle is a relative newcomer to the WordPress community, but since discovering how welcoming it is, she hasn’t looked back! She originally began translating WordPress into en_GB back in September 2016, quickly demonstrating her abilities and impressing the existing GTE team, becoming a General Translation Editor that same month. A huge language nerd, she is currently learning Japanese (having passed the JLPT N5 in Dec 2016, now working towards N4 for Dec 2017), and reading as much as she can on linguistics and poetry. When not doing language-based activities, you can find her doing photography, being passionate about disability rights, and babbling excitedly about unicorns on Twitter. Follow her @yayannabelle.

Tech support and community management: dealing with the people who use your website.

Communities — from close knit bands of commenters to busy international forums — are fun and engaging but the issues members have with the site and with each other require ongoing attention. In this talk, JJ will discuss the unexpected benefits of hands on tech support, advocate for prioritising interactions with members during the design and development phases and explain her approach to sticky interpersonal situations, including the dark side of empathy and how far to go for the greater good.

Presented by JJ Jay.  JJ got her start in tech support and community management working for Mumsnet and now does those things for brand sites she’s developed for clients. People ask her for advice on how to approach tricky emails more than she ever expected.Follow her @tharsheblows.

Journey from Freelancer to Agency

Who has helped us along the way.  What tools we now use to manage the business.

Presented by Louise Towler. Louise has been building websites for over fifteen years and enjoys helping businesses and organisations make the most of their online web presence and deliver a return on their investment. She started freelancing from her spare room and now runs Indigo Tree with seven employees. Follow her @IndigoTreeSays

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – First speaker – Annabelle Woodger

19:25 – Second speaker – JJ Jay
20:00 – Break
20:15 – Third speaker  – Louise Towler
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.

Connect with Dan or the team at assisted.by to find out more about getting involved with the WordPress London meetup.

WordPress London Meetup – May.

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

79 Members Went

The #WomenInTech are taking the lead at this months WordPress London Meetup.Missed a #wpldn recently?  Catch up at wpldn.uk  We’re in a new room this month. A130, in the College Building. Access it from the main road, St John Street:—-Intro to GlotPress and Translating into British English (en_GB)In this bite-sized talk, we’ll be going over…

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Two WordPress Glasgow meetups this May

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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.