WordPress Essex Meetup – Oct. 2017

The WordPress Essex Meetup has moved dates, we’re wanting to be as inclusive as possible and following feedback from the first event we have discovered that the second Thursday of the month prevented some from attending.

We will be holding another informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owner.

This month it’s all about speed and proposals!

I propose to you

The humble proposal.  We all want a yes but how do we get it.  Let’s run through some of the key factors in winning new business through your proposal.

Presented by Dan Maby.  Dan is the MD at Blue 37 a creative digital agency. He thrives on business development & project management, as well as having a passion for productivity & marketing.  When not in front of a screen, you’ll find him organising events. Follow him @danmaby.

Why website speed matters and how to make your WordPress website faster

Looking at the basics of how webpages travel across the internet to reach your web browser; how poor web design can cause slow loading times; and how you can measure your website’s performance.

Presented by Mike Pead.  Mike runs Primary Image, a WordPress web design agency in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.  He works with a variety of clients, from small local businesses, to large organisations such as Network Rail and National Express..  Follow him @mikepead.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – First speaker – Dan Maby
19:45 – wp_update_post
20:05 – Break
20:15 – Second speaker – Mike Pead
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 – Oct. 2017

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

12 WordPress Community Members Went

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WordPress London Meetup #wpldn – 28 Sep. 2017

To be content marketing or not… this is just one of the questions for us this month at the WordPress London meetup. We’ll also be looking at the subscription based business model for generating income with WordPress.

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

Why are we writing all these blog posts?

Are you a growth-hacking marketing guru, creating compelling content that resonates with your target audience and drives value?

Translation: Do you write loads of blog posts and eBooks hoping people will one day buy your stuff?

Sounds pretty stressful.

In this talk, Alice will look at the reasons for writing things online and argue that it isn’t realistic, or necessary, to constantly churn out loads of content.

Together, we’ll throw off the content marketing shackles and focus instead on creating UX-led, well-written core website pages.

You’ll go away with the tools needed to create your own content strategy that includes:

  • Realistic user personas
  • Your brand’s tone of voice
  • An SEO strategy
  • UX-led page structure

Presented by Alice Still. Alice does copy and content strategy at Unramble. Specialising in tone of voice, she likes creating website content strategies that focus on the user. Alice is an organiser of WordCamp Brighton and WordUp Brighton, and cares about community and inclusiveness – both online and off.  Follow her @alice_s_still

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Moving to PHP 7

WordPress By Subscription. The recurring business model that saved my business (and my sanity).

A profitable ‘micro’ 13 year old web development business was close to failure…2 years on, I share with you how I turned this around, with WordPress at the ‘Core’ of my new recurring business model. The mess I was in, the lessons learned, the happy ending and my love of WordPress and its Community will all be revealed…

Presented by Elliott Porter. Elliott owns and runs Weblake, a small WordPress Consultancy, from the funky Bath Road Studios in Bristol, U.K. Weblake provides its customers with a wide range of specialist WordPress services.

Elliott was a member of the Design Team for WordCamp London 2017.

Aside from caring for his valued customers and their websites, his spare time is spent studying to improve his WordPress, web development and business skills.

In his ‘spare’ spare time Elliott is an active drummer with a love for heavy rock (being part of an Iron Maiden tribute recently).   Follow him @weblake.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – First Speaker – Alice Still
19:50 – wp_update_post – PHP 7
20:05 – Break
20:15 – Second speaker – Elliott Porter
20:50 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social

The speakers and organisers would love to get your feedback for the sessions at this event: joind.in

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: AnnabelleDan and Gary

WordPress London Meetup – Sep. 2017

Thursday, Sep 28, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

79 WordPress Community Members Went

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WordPress London Meetup #wpldn – 25 May 2017

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 WordPress Community Members Went

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