Two WordPress 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.

75 Members Attending

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 collaborat…

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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.

Countdown: just 2 weeks until WordCamp Bristol

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We are just a fortnight away from the inaugural WordCamp Bristol!

Join us on 13-14 May 2017 at the Watershed on Bristol Harbourside to enjoy a weekend of insightful talks and networking with friendly WordPress users, developers and designers from across the UK and all over the world.

Tickets are selling fast and we only have a handful left. We recommend you reserve yours today to avoid disappointment – we expect to sell out! Find out who else will be attending here.

Our speakers are listed online and the schedule is now available. Talks cover practical and technical advice, business insight, content writing, and valuable experience from the WordPress community. On each day of the two day event, there are two parallel streams of topics for you to choose between. You can learn more about the talks by visiting our sessions page.

During the event, you can also visit the exhibition to meet our generous sponsors. Their support has helped to make WordCamp Bristol a reality because we were able to keep the ticket price low and ensure the event remained inclusive and accessible for all.

Thanks to our awesome volunteer team, we are setting up a Happiness Bar. This is a place for any WordPress related questions or queries, however simple or complex. Attendees are also welcome to join in and provide support, review code and give back to the community.

In addition to a packed schedule, we’re hosting an after-party on Saturday evening. This will take place at the Watershed – i.e. the same location as the event, so you’re not wandering round a strange city trying to find a different venue.

Key information about travel and accommodation can be found on our Visiting Bristol page, and our team of volunteers will be able to give a helping hand for anyone unfamiliar with the city. Get in touch for more information.

We’ll be posting regular news and updates on our Twitter account. Follow us: @wordcampbristol and join the conversation: #WCBRS 

Schedule for WordCamp Bristol

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The organisers of WordCamp Bristol are delighted to announce that the schedule has just been published.

We have a fantastic range of speakers presenting a diverse selection of talks over two tracks and two days.

WordCamp Bristol will be held over the weekend of 13/14 May 2017.

Check out the schedule: https://2017.bristol.wordcamp.org/schedule/

Tickets are still available: https://2017.bristol.wordcamp.org/tickets/

We hope to see you there!

Leeds WordPress meetup – Tues. 25th April 2017 – Accessibility Special

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The next WordPress Leeds Meetup is on Tuesday 25th April at our usual venue, Futurelabs in Leeds.

This month we have an accessibility special, with talks and demos from renowned accessibility expert Graham Armfield. Graham is going to run two sessions; The first will be a talk about testing your own websites for accessibility compatibility, and the second will be a demo of some assistive technologies that many people use to access websites.

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.

This month’s event is just one of over 100 events participating in the Leeds Digital Festival 2017, which runs from 22nd-29th April. The festival is a city-wide, open platform celebration of all things digital within Leeds, the Digital Capital of the North. 1 Week, 100+ events, 50+ venues and 10,000 attendees.

Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news
6:30pm: Talk: So how do I know if my WordPress site is accessible?
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Demo: Using Assistive Technologies
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.

Accessibility Special | WordPress Leeds – April 2017

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017, 6:00 PM

Future Labs
1 Eastgate LS2 7LH Leeds, GB

43 Members Attending

Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.This month we have an accessibility special, with talks and demos from renowned accessibility expert Graham Armfield. Graham is going to run two sessions; The first will be a talk about testing your own websites for accessibility compatibility, and the second will be a demo of some as…

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WordPress Bristol – Beginners Night: How to install WordPress and How to create your own theme

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This month is a beginner’s themed night and will cover two introductory topics – how to set your first WordPress website up and an introduction to creating bespoke WordPress themes. As always there will be plenty of chance to ask questions, discuss solutions and network with a wide range of WordPress users, from beginner to expert.

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Getting Started with WordPress
Martin Vines – Self Employed Web Developer and IT Support at Martin’s HelpDesk

For complete beginners, Martin will explain the steps involved in getting your first WordPress site up and running, based on his own experience. He will cover:

* hosting

* installing the WordPress files

* tools (and skills) needed to get a web site up and running

Level: Beginner

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Creating bespoke themes – a beginners guide
David James – Designer and WordPress developer

If you’re fed up of tweaking off the shelf themes to make them fit your design and want to start creating your own, David will cover the basics of what’s needed to turn your HTML and CSS files into a working WordPress theme

Level: Beginner/Intermediate (be prepared to talk about code – HTML and CSS)

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You’ll be welcomed on arrival by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers where you can grab your name badge and get settled in. We aim to get started at around 7pm so give yourself plenty of time to get a drink as the bar downstairs can get busy.

We usually start the night off with some updates about what’s happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own update. Just speak to one of the organisers before we start if you’d like to say or ask something.

After the first talk we take a break before our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat.

We will be upstairs in the function room, here is a handy video showing you how to get there…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGy9lM_wC_w/

BeeWUG May 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, May 3, 2017, 6:00 PM

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

4 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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WordPress London Meetup #wpldn – 27 April 2017

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We’re going large this month at the April WordPress London Meetup!

You’ll also get another chance to win a Beaver Builder Pro licence this month.

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

Let’s do an accessibility audit of wpldn.uk together!

Following on from last month’s talks regarding why accessible websites are a must, it’s worth knowing how to do a technical accessibility audit. Given the time constraints, this session will be a high level audit and what better example to use than the WPLDN website!

Presented by Gary Jones. Gary is based in Basingstoke in the UK. He leads Gamajo, a small virtual agency creating technical WordPress solutions for businesses, including integrations with their business-critical systems. He’s worked on projects for SiteGround, Yoast, StudioPress, Daniels Trading, Rolls-Royce and many smaller design and development agencies and individuals. He’s a contributor to the Genesis Framework, WordPress core and many open source projects. He is a co-host of the UK Genesis podcast, a General Translation Editor for the British English locale in WordPress, an organiser for WordCamp London and a co-organiser for the WordPress London meetup. He is a father of five year old twins, and his background is teaching in schools and prisons. Follow him @GaryJ.

WordPress at the United Nations.

“WordPress at the United Nations” is about my experience doing WordPress consulting at the United Nations Head Quarters in Manhattan, New York.

The UN is a rather interesting organisation in how it uses platforms like WordPress and Drupal so I’d love to share my experiences with the WordPress community.

Presented by Wasim Juned.  Wasim founded his company during the dotcom boom to help businesses with web and mobile systems. 

Since then he’s worked on projects for organisations such as: 

  • United Nations
  • TMW
  • World Gold Council and SPDR Gold Shares
  • Fotango (later bought by Canon Europe)
  • Arcadia 

For more information see http://www.linkedin.com/in/wasimjunedand http://www.juned.com/  Follow him @wasimjuned

More speakers to be announced soon.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – Plugins Uncovered
19:25 – First speaker
20:00 – Break
20:15 – Second speaker
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 – April.

Thursday, Apr 27, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

81 Members Went

We’re going large this month at the April WordPress London Meetup!You’ll also get another chance to win a Beaver Builder Pro licence this month.Missed a #wpldn recently?  Catch up at wpldn.ukLet’s do an accessibility audit of wpldn.uk together!Following on from last month’s talks regarding why accessible websites are a must, it’s worth knowing …

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