Leeds WordPress meetup – Tues. 28th Feb. 2017

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The next WordPress Leeds Meetup is on Tuesday 28th February at our usual venue, Futurelabs in Leeds. This month we’ll be doing our popular “round table” format – with discussions around blogging, security, performance, design – and anything else which is requested on the evening.

If you haven’t been before, they are a great way to get both those burning questions answered and meet new people.

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: Round Tables and Site Surgery
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.

WordPress Leeds – Round Tables and Site Surgery

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, 6:00 PM

Future Labs
1 Eastgate LS2 7LH Leeds, GB

33 Members Attending

Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. This month we will be doing our ever popular round tables and site surgery session!If you haven’t been before, they are a great way to get both those burning questions answered and meet new people.—-A big thank you to FutureLabs who let us use their fantastic venue for free!Than…

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WordPress Bristol – Building a plugin as a business and speeding up WordPress – 7th March

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This month we have two talks: Building a plugin as a business by Jack McConnell and Speeding up WordPress by our very own Simon Pollard. They should be two interesting topics in which you’re sure to learn a lot about WordPress.

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Running a WordPress Plugin as a Side Business
Jack McConnell – Web Designer & Front-end Developer at Made with Fuel

In my talk I’ll cover the following subjects:

• Giving Back to WordPress
• Plugin Idea, Research, Roadmap
• Providing Excellent Support (and dealing with cross people)
• Creating a Website for the Plugin
• Documentation
• Automation
• Revising Readme / Website Wording
• Releasing & Pricing Add-ons
• Transparency Reports

Level: Intermediate

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Speeding up WordPress
Simon Pollard – Lead Web Developer at SHIFT Active Media

I’ll be looking at ways to speed up your WordPress site and reduce load times for pages. I’ll cover things like minification of css and javascript, caching and CDNs (Content Delivery Networks). Believe it or not I will actually recommend some plugins as well!

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Building a plugin as a business and speeding up WordPress

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017, 6:30 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

7 WordPeople Attending

This month we have two talks: Building a plugin as a business by Jack McConnell and Speeding up WordPress by our very own Simon Pollard. They should be two interesting topics in which you’re sure to learn a lot about WordPress.————————————Running a WordPress Plugin as a Side Business Jack McConnell – Web Designer & Front-e…

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WordCamp Bristol 2017

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The WordPress Bristol ship

Ahoy there me hearties! We would love to welcome you aboard the good ship WordCamp Bristol as we set off on our maiden voyage.

Don’t be a landlubber, splice the mainbrace and come join us in sailing the seas of WordPress for an entire weekend.

We’re all gathering harbourside in the Watershed Media Centre over the weekend of 13/14 May 2017.

Keep a weatherly eye on our news feed, or follow us on Twitter @wordcampbristol for a crows nest view of all the developments leading up to launch.

See you there!

WordPress London Meetup #wpldn – 23 Feb. 2017

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Two great speakers lined up for you this month at #wpldn, coming from two highly respected, truly global, WordPress agencies; 10up & Human Made.

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

Privacy by Design: 7 things you can’t afford to ignore.

Even in a post Brexit UK, the new law on data protection is going to change things for your website and digital platform, whether you are technical, UX or a business owner.  In this presentation Danny will explain the practical steps you must take so that you don’t fall foul of the new regime.  Danny will also explain the likely impact of this European legislation on a post Brexit UK and on any website/app that targets EU consumers.

Presented by Danny Dagan.  Danny is a Senior Web Strategist for WordPress agency 10up, who are key contributors to WordPress core.  He is also legally educated and wrote a dissertation about the new data protection regime.  He loves combining the two ‘geek professions’, tech and law, and promises not to use Latin unless it is entirely necessary (though Dothraki and Klingon may be featured).  Follow him @e_d_dagan

Leveraging the Customizer for Big Media.

The Customizer is one of the most powerful parts of WordPress, its a great tool for users, and big media to customise the message of content in a visual way.  We’ll be looking at an example of this and what type of features can be built around the customizer experience.

Presented by Dan Westall.  Dan is a WordPress Engineer @ Human Made, who has been known to talk about WordPress Customizer, using WordPress for Esports and Web Sockets, but not always in that order.  Follow him @danwestall_

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: speakers@wpldn.co.uk

 

WordPress London Meetup – Feb.

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

90 Members Attending

Two great speakers lined up for you this month at #wpldn, coming from two highly respected, truly global, WordPress agencies; 10up & Human MadeMissed a #wpldn recently?  Catch up at wpldn.ukPrivacy by Design: 7 things you can’t afford to ignore.Even in a post Brexit UK, the new law on data protection is going to change things for your website a…

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Bournemouth WordPress meetup – Thurs. 23rd Feb. 2017

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The next WordPress Bournemouth Meetup is on Thursday 23rd February at our usual venue, Box44 in Bournemouth.

This month we have not one, not two but three talks! All shortish lightning talks with a varied set of topics.

Accessibility presented by Rich Senior.

Talk on talks presented by Chris Sherry.

This is a short talk about the tips and advice Chris has picked up over the last couple of years about speaking, and specifically creating slidedecks for talks.

Chris is a Web Application Engineer at 3 SIDED CUBE in Bournemouth and regular contributor to PHPDorset.

WordPress with Docker and Bedrock presented by Michael Craddock.

A quick run through on how Michael set up a Docker development environment using the Bedrock boilerplate for WordPress and some of the pros and cons.

Michael is a Front End Developer at Redweb working mostly with Drupal (gasp!) but loves learning new things and sharing those things with others.

Pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors.

  • 6.30pm – Doors Open
  • 6.45pm – Pizza
  • 7.15pm – Talks

WordPress Bournemouth is an informal and friendly meet up for WordPress users, enthusiasts, and professionals. An opportunity to share and learn with WordPressers from in and around the Bournemouth area.

This event is open to all. From people who are wanting to learn more about the world’s most popular content management system, to people who make their living with WordPress.

Follow #wpbournemouth and @WPBournemouth on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you’d like to present? We’d love to hear from you.

WordPress Bournemouth February Meetup

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

9 Members Attending

This month we have not one, not two but three talks! All shortish lightning talks with a varied set of topics.Accessibility presented by Rich Senior.Talk on talks by Chris Sherry.WordPress with Docker and Bedrock by Michael Craddock.Pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors.6.30pm – Doors Open6.45pm – Pizza7.15pm – Talks——————-…

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GCU WordPress Glasgow launch – Tuesday 28th Feb.

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Tuesday 28th February, 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Glasgow Caledonian University, the Campus Life Lounge, 1st floor George Moore building, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA (find it on Google maps or the campus map)

For our first GCU WordPress Glasgow event, we are focusing on blogging and issues around content.

As always everyone is welcome. There are website designers, developers, business owners, community bloggers and learners in the group so please do come along regardless of your WordPress knowledge!

GCU Campus Life Lounge Pic Peter Devlin
GCU Campus Life Lounge, Pic Peter Devlin

6:00 pm – Doors open, food and meet other WordPressers

6:30 pm – ‘Fake News’, WordPress, and Freedom of Speech Online

A look at freedom of speech online in the age of ‘fake news’, from WordPress.com Community Guardian and Internet law specialist ‘Clicky Steve’.

About the speaker: Stephen McLeod Blythe (aka ‘Clicky Steve’) is a tech law geek from Glasgow. He is a member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, ACLU, and the Open Rights Group Supporters’ Council. Stephen writes passionately about digital rights and constitutional law, as a fierce advocate of freedom of expression, and currently  spends most of his time defending WordPress users from abusive copyright and trademark claims (amongst other things) as Community Guardian for Automattic.

Find him at https://iamsteve.in and https://automattic.com/

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7:15 pm – Scots EduBlogging

John Johnston will talk about the development and use of blogs in Scottish Education and his personal experience of blogs in teaching and learning.

With 150.000+ sites, Glow Blogs is the biggest WordPress install that you don’t know about. A Glow account provides access to a number of web services and procured resources that allow users to create, collaborate and innovate.

About the speaker: John Johnston is a primary school teacher in Banton, North Lanarkshire. He works (part time) as Product Owner for Glow Blogs and has been interested in Open Education and an enthusiastic proponent for blogging and podcasting in the classroom for over 10 years.

Find him at http://johnjohnston.info/blog/  and@johnjohnston

8:00 pm – WordPress Clinic

Let’s chat and discuss our WordPress projects, questions or conundrums. Between us all we’ll get the solution or idea you need to get unstuck!

 

This event has been organised in collaboration with Glasgow Caledonian University Career Service.

We would like to very much thank GCU Career Service for allowing us the use of such fantastic venue and for the internal promotion of the event.

 

Glasgow Caledonian University is across the road from the Glasgow Bus Station and the Concert Square Car Park. 10 minutes walk from Queen Street train station, and both Cowcaddens and Buchanan underground stations.
There are lifts for disabled access on the ground floor, by the cafeteria.

GCU WordPress Glasgow launch

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, 6:00 PM

Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road Glasgow, GB

4 Members Attending

For our first GCU WordPress Glasgow event, we are focusing on blogging and issues around content.As always everyone is welcome. There are website designers, developers, business owners, community bloggers and learners in the group so please do come along regardless of your WordPress knowledge!6:00 pm – Doors open, food and meet other WordPressers…

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Glasgow WordPress co-working meet – Thursday 9th Feb

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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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Bournemouth WordPress meetup – Thurs. 26th Jan. 2017

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The next WordPress Bournemouth Meetup is on Thursday 26th January at our usual venue, Box44 in Bournemouth.

Happy New Year everyone! December’s meetup was a great insight into how Chris runs his WordPress sites, and we had crackers! 🎉

This month we are back to having a lightning talk and a main talk, as well as pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors. Our main talk is a change to the previously advertised talk on freelancing.

WP-CLI – Managing WordPress on the Command Line

WP-CLI’s goal is to provide a command-line interface for any action you might want to perform in the WordPress admin. This short talk will show you the power of WP-CLI and some of the things you can do with it.

Lightning Talk presented by Iain Poulson. Iain is a developer working with Delicious Brains, building WordPress plugins and applications.

Are WordPress Developers Doing Enough Marketing?

It is common that experts in one field, such as WordPress, aren’t doing enough to market their products or themselves. Marketing your product can have some huge benefits, besides the obvious hope that more people will buy it.

For example, marketing your product can:

  • Make you look like an expert in the field.
  • Make your product look more credible.
  • Give you a larger audience for the next product you release.

Presented by Ben Levy. Ben teaches smaller businesses how to maximise their marketing efforts, using focused physical seminars and managed marketing services.

Pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors. 

  • 6.30pm – Doors Open
  • 6.45pm – Pizza
  • 7.15pm – Talks

WordPress Bournemouth is an informal and friendly meet up for WordPress users, enthusiasts, and professionals. An opportunity to share and learn with WordPressers from in and around the Bournemouth area.

This event is open to all. From people who are wanting to learn more about the world’s most popular content management system, to people who make their living with WordPress.

Follow #wpbournemouth and @WPBournemouth on Twitter for all the latest.  Have a talk you’d like to present?  We’d love to hear from you.

 

WordPress Bournemouth January Meetup

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

20 Members Went

Happy New Year everyone! December’s meetup was a great insight into how Chris runs his WordPress sites, and we had crackers! 🎉This month we are back to having a lightning talk and a main talk, as well as pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors. Our main talk is a change to the previously advertised talk on freelancing.WP-CLI – Managing WordPres…

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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.

This month we will be having a content-focused evening. Our first speaker is Caroline Towers, a blogger and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping others shine online. Our second speaker is Lorna Jane Mitchell, Developer architect at IBM.

Caroline Towers – Getting started with blogging

Is blogging one of your goals for 2017? Or, have you heard of blogging but not sure where to begin? Caroline will share her top blogging tips to help you get started and stay consistent with your blog. She will cover reasons you might want to blog, the benefits of blogging and how to get writing, Whether you want to blog for business or for pleasure she will guide you in the right direction to help you create the blog of your dreams.

About Caroline

Caroline started her own business in 2011, building up an online business as well as helping clients grow their online presence through social media and blogging. A year later she began her own lifestyle blog, Conversations with Caroline. In recent times, her blog and business has evolved and now she loves to help other people when it comes to blogging and growing an online presence.

Caroline has a BA (hons) in Creative Writing and English Literature and has been nominated three times for the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards.

As well as sharing her blogging tips online, Caroline also works with clients to help them develop their blogging skills and has an online course called Trigger Your Blog.

Lorna Jane Mitchell – Creating compelling content

Lorna shares with us her recent talk from DevRelCon.

About Lorna

Lorna is the Developer Advocate for IBM Cloud Data Services a regular speaker at conferences around the world. Based in Leeds, she is a regular attendee and speaker at a range of user groups.

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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: Talk from Caroline Towers
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Talk from Lorna Jane
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.

WordPress Leeds – January

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017, 6:00 PM

Future Labs
1 Eastgate LS2 7LH Leeds, GB

38 Members Went

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 o…

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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.