WordPress Essex Meetup – 9 Nov. 2017

For this month’s WordPress Essex Meetup we’ll be exploring how to make our websites faster and discussing how we can improve our sites for 2018.

We’ll be holding another informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owners.

Waterfall & Unicorns

“I want my site to load fast” – every site owner.

Getting a site running fast even with lots of visitors is something that plagues most sites at some point.  No one wants to see a 502 error page or simply a whitescreen while the page is loading.

Tim will take you through some of optimisation tips and tricks to increase concurrency and real time load times.  He will also look at tools and services and why sometimes worrying about getting good metric results can often be detrimental to load times.

Presented by Tim Nash.  Tim is the WordPress Platform Lead and Developer Advocate for 34SP.com, one day he will find out what he is meant to actually be doing. He is also a author, blogger at timnash.co.uk, videographer and has even been known to give the occasional talk. He codes too, but not as much as he would like.. Follow him @tnash.

The Year That Was…

As this will be the last formal event for 2017, we’ll be taking a look back through the year that was and see what’s worked, what’s not and how we can improve our websites for 2018.

This will be an interactive group discussion, looking at all areas of our WordPress sites.  Examples of topics we’ll be discussing include: hosting, support, SEO, design and anything else that’s relevant to your site.

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:10 – First speaker – Tim Nash
19:45 – wp_update_post
20:05 – Break
20:15 – Group Discussion – The Year That Was…
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 – Nov. 2017

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

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Three WordPress Glasgow meetups in August

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.WPGlasgow Community Workshop meet
    WPGlasgow Community Workshop meet
  • 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!
    WPGlasgow with the Automattic Happy Engineers
  • “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!
    WPGlasgow Child Theme workshop, Aug 2017

You can join the WordPress Glasgow community and find out more about these and other events from our meetup.com website.

Another fab month!



Two WordPress Glasgow meetups this May

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.