Two WordPress Glasgow meetups in February

Back to our usual two meets per month. Here’s what’s coming this February:

  • WordPress Community Workshop – Thursday 8th February, 6:30 pm at the Citizen M‘s ground floor lounge.
    This is 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 #35: WordPress Community Workshop

    Thursday, Feb 8, 2018, 6:30 PM

    citizen m hotel
    60 renfrew street Glasgow, GB

    17 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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  • “Improving the User Experience of Your Sites”, by Neil Scott – Tuesday 27th February, 6:00pm at iCafe Sauchiehall St.
    WordPress is known for pre-made themes that make it easy to get started. However, after a while you might wonder why certain design decisions have been made, how they affect your users, and what you can do to make the site better.
    This is where User Experience (UX) design techniques come in. UX is way of bringing together user needs and business goals through research, testing, and design.
    This talk will introduce the concept of UX and provide practical tips for improving your site.

    Event #36: Improving the User Experience of Your Sites, by Neil Scott

    Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018, 6:00 PM

    iCafe
    315-317 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow, GB

    10 Members Attending

    This is an event suitable for ALL LEVELS.Doors open at 6:00pm to give everyone time to come in and chat to each other. Talk starts at 6:30pm.* About the Talk:WordPress is known for pre-made themes that make it easy to get started. However, after a while you might wonder why certain design decisions have been made, how they affect your users, and…

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

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

35 Members Went

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.You can post your questions ahead of the event at https://sli.do/wpleeds.—-A big thank you…

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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.

Glasgow WordPress meetup – Tues. 24th Jan. 2017

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.