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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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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Ottawa WordPress Meet-up, March 5, 2014

A Journey in Marketing

A Journey in Marketing will be about how Ryan discovered a problem, found a solution to his problem, and marketed the solution. More specifically, he will talk about how he market’s his WordPress plugin. He’ll talk about how to target people with a specific need or problem through various online networks such as Google search, Adwords, YouTube and Twitter. He’ll share strategies, tips and techniques he used to bring awareness to his WordPress plugin. While Ryan is going to talk about marketing his WordPress plugin, his approaches and tactics can also be applied to most other products.

Presented by Ryan Parent of Vidrack. After taking economics at Carleton University Ryan realized that he wanted to start his own business. He had an interest in photography and decided to start a wedding photography company here in Ottawa. Soon after he discovered that he enjoyed marketing his photography just as much as actually being a photographer. Over the next few years Ryan learned all kinds of ways to market online and after speaking at a marketing meet up he was offered contract work with Marketing What’s New a local marketing agency. After discovering a problem gathering user generated videos he decided to create a WordPress plugin that could help him easily gather user generated videos. He is now working on his first tech startup, vidrack, completely built on WordPress.

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 – Network

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