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.
- 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!
- “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!
You can join the WordPress Glasgow community and find out more about these and other events from our meetup.com website.
Another fab month!
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.
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.
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.
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.