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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Ottawa WordPress Meet-up, Oct 1, 2014

Google Analytics and WordPress for Beginners

Google Analytics produces thousands of different numbers, metrics and statistics. There’s so many numbers it can be more confusing than enlightening trying to figure out which ratios should be taken into account, which stats are the most important.

This session is a beginner’s guide to best practice set up of Google Analytics and navigating the user interface so you can look at your traffic more critically. We’ll also talk about how Google Analytics WordPress plugins simplify your set-up and analysis.

Presented by David Bird of Bird’s Eye Marketing. @d8vidbird

Agenda

6:00 – General announcements

6:05 – Presentation(s)

7 ish – Questions

7:30 – Open help session “Happiness Bar” – get answers to your WordPress questions.

8:00 – Adjourn

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!  If attendees buy enough food etc. from the pub it covers our tab.  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

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2014 WP Ottawa Golf Tournament

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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Ottawa WordPress Meet-up, Sept 3, 2014

Backing up your WordPress website

Could you recover your WordPress website if it was lost due to a hardware failure, hacked, or corrupted during an update or plugin install? Having reliable automated backups can make the difference between taking 10 minutes to restore your site, and needing to do a complete site rebuild that may take a week or more. This presentation will look at the many options and plugins for backing up your WordPress site including backing up to Amazon S3.

Presented by Rick Radko of R-Cubed Design Forge.

Agenda

6:00 – General announcements

6:05 – Presentation(s)

7 ish – Questions

7:30 – Open help session “Happiness Bar” – get answers to your WordPress questions.

8:00 – Adjourn

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!  If attendees buy enough food etc. from the pub it covers our tab.  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year)

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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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