The Ottawa WordPress Group

Do you want to learn about WordPress?  Do you have a WordPress blog or site, or use WordPress at work? Would you like to talk to others about WordPress?  Do you need to know more about how to run your site?

Attend our next meeting, and meet other WordPress users, learn more about WordPress, learn best practices, share ideas, projects and other information.

We have 2 meeting streams.  The main stream, meeting the first Wednesday of most months, includes beginner WordPress topics and general topics like SEO.  The advanced track, meeting on the third Wednesday of select months, will cover things in more depth, and some knowledge of WordPress will be expected.

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WP Ottawa 2014 Golf TournamentWordCamps are great – but you’ve got to admit spending (another) weekend inside “for work” can be disheartening. September is also a month that kids and adults often dread for its’ implication of back to school and the office is back to full strength after summer vacations. Well this fall, the WP Ottawa community is going to spice up September and the WordPress event landscape by hosting the 2014 WP Ottawa Golf Tournament on Sunday Sept 21st!

Registration form and full event details at http://wpottawa.org/golf-tournament/
The deadline for registrations is Wednesday September 10th.

Act now, operators are standing by :)

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Advanced WordPress Meetup, June 18, 2014

Full details to come, topic is expected to be wp-cli, the command line interface for managing WordPress.

Meeting Details:

This is a meetup in our “advanced” series. Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but there will be an expectation in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some prior knowledge of, and working experience with WordPress.

Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive.  Robertson Hall marked on Google: http://goo.gl/maps/1UkxO

Parking on campus requires payment, but all of the lots, including the garage just to the north of Roberson Hall, cap at $7 for the evening after 5pm. http://www5.carleton.ca/parking/visitors/parking-rates/

No donations for this meeting!  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

Agenda

7:00 – General announcements
7:10 – Presentation
8:30 – Wrap-up

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Ottawa WordPress Meet-up, June 4, 2014

For this meeting we’re following up on the success of the Happiness Bar at last months WordCamp and we’ll be answering your WordPress questions – Happiness Bar style.

Come on out for an informal meet-up about anything WordPress.  Want to learn more about typography or creating posts?  Setting up a new WordPress site? Picking themes or plugins?  The best plugin to do ????  How about customizing themes or child themes?  Setting up multi-site or multilingual sites?  Just need some help with something you are stuck on?  Come to the Meetup and let us help you with it.

If you are a developer we hope you’ll join us too, and have fun sharing your knowledge helping our members.

Meeting Details:

LOCATION NOTE:

We have a private space downstairs. Enter the main doors, turn left, and down the stairs.

We’re working on a new downtown location for the regular monthly meetings of the meetup since we’ve outgrown the libraries.  As we have not settled on a new location yet, this meeting will at the James Street Pub.  We have a private space in the basement to keep the meeting separate from the regular bar patrons. (This will not be our regular location.)

No donations for this meeting!  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

Agenda

6:00 – General announcements
6:05 – Open Q&A
7:30 – Mingle and Network

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WordCamp Ottawa 2014

REGISTER FOR WORDCAMP OTTAWA 2014 AT: http://2014.ottawa.wordcamp.org/register. You may indicate your intent to attend by RSVP’ing here, but YOU WILL NOT BE REGISTERED for WordCamp.  You must register at the WordCamp site.

WordCamp Ottawa 2014 will feature 40 sessions in 3 tracks, over 2 days. (you can sit in on any session(s) in any track(s) you wish, even hopping between tracks, there are no restrictions as to which sessions you attend)

“Content Creators” with presentations that will help users that create content in WordPress sites.

“Site Creators” with content for those who are more experienced users, but not necessarily designers or developers.

“Code Creators” will include presentations for designers or developers about site set-up, theme design, plugin development, best practices for development, and more.

See the speaker lineup at: Speakers

See the sessions at: Sessions, and Sessions, Tracks and Schedule Explained.

Add in the “Happiness Bar” where you can get one on one help with your WordPress questions, and all together we’ll have about 50 talented people, many from our own WordPress community, and others from as far away as Vancouver, presenting to you the latest and greatest for WordPress.

Don’t miss this great event! Register now!

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Ottawa WordPress Meet-up, April 2, 2014

WordPress as a Tool, SEO as a Strategy

Are you looking to drive more traffic to your WordPress blog? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one avenue that you absolutely need to include in your online strategy. This session will walk through what an SEO Strategy is and how you can leverage a vehicle like WordPress to attract new eyeballs on your content.

Presented by Jackson Lo. Jackson is the founder of SteerUp Marketing, an Inbound Marketing company located in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. He regularly consults with his clients on how to effectively leverage inbound marketing to drive more leads to their business. He’s a speaker and also an instructor for his Search Engine Optimiztaion (SEO) Workshops.

Meeting Details:

LOCATION NOTE:

We have a private space downstairs. Enter the main doors, turn left, and down the stairs.

We’re working on a new downtown location for the regular monthly meetings of the meetup since we’ve outgrown the libraries.  As we have not settled on a new location yet, this meeting will at the James Street Pub.  We have a private space in the basement to keep the meeting separate from the regular bar patrons.

No donations for this meeting!  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

 

Agenda

6:00 – General announcements

6:05 – Presentation

7:15 – Q&A, Mingle and Network

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