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April 2017 Virtual Contrib2Core [Developers]

Virtual Contrib2Core – Shared event with WPToronto

See the Toronto WordPress Group for the partner event.

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Note: The activities in this meetup are best suited for intermediate/advanced WordPress developers. 

Join Paul Bearne (Senior Freelance WordPress Developer) for a virtual meetup using Google Hangouts, where we come together as a team with the aim of adding to and improving WordPess itself (contrib to core). 

This is a series of bi-weekly events using YouTube live recording on Google Hangouts. A new hangout link is published in the comments shortly before each session.

Sessions are interactive – you will help craft the code and create your own core commits. As at the beginning of April, we had submitted 6 patches of which 2 have so far been accepted into WordPress 4.5 from this project. You do not need to have experience of core commits, just to be reasonably comfortable with code and willing to come along, learn and do. There is guidance all the way, with opportunities to help with documentation and research. You can even just lurk and listen!

At each meetup, we are working on writing unit tests for the original functions file in WordPress – there are around 200 functions to keep us occupied! 

The file we are working on is:

https://github.com/pbearne/contrib2core/blob/master/src/wp-includes/functions.php

We will use this repo to swap code as we work:  

https://github.com/pbearne/contrib2core 

If you are new to core development, you will need to install 
https://github.com/Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants/VVV or have a working deployment build of WordPess.

More reading:

https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/

April 2017 WordPress Meet-Up

*** NOTE VENUE CHANGE – see meeting details below ***

Start a Community with BuddyPress

WordPress is a great platform where you can quickly and cheaply create a web presence, but do you want more engagement? Do you want to take your web presence to the next step a build an online community? If this is where your web presence is going, then BuddyPress is the right plugin for you!

BuddyPress is fun and flexible software for online communities, teams and groups. BuddyPress helps you build any type of community website using WordPress with member profiles, activity streams, user groups, messaging and more.

You will hear an introduction to the BuddyPress plugin in this meetup, and examples of successful BuddyPress communities will be shared. The meetup also includes a demo of BuddyPress where you will see …

How to install BuddyPress, How to configure BuddyPress, and The BuddyPress User Experience

Presented by David Mackey, who is a Digital Marketing Consultant based in Kanata. He has 25+ years of experience building and supporting multi-tiered server applications and telecommunication systems. His recent programming and consulting experience includes six years of working with WordPress. David dreams about reshaping the shopping experience with WordPress at https://modshopr.com. David is excited to share what he has learned about BuddyPress Plugin, and how you can use it to transform your WordPress website into a thriving online community.

Meeting Details:

This months meeting is at Patty Bolands, 101 Clarence St. We have the room called “The Abbey”.

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 $150-450/year)

Agenda

7:00 – General announcements

7:10 – Presentation

8:00 – Q&A

8:30 – Wrap-up

March 2017 Virtual Contrib2Core [Developers]

Virtual Contrib2Core – Shared event with WPToronto

See the Toronto WordPress Group for the partner event.

——

Note: The activities in this meetup are best suited for intermediate/advanced WordPress developers. 

Join Paul Bearne (Senior Freelance WordPress Developer) for a virtual meetup using Google Hangouts, where we come together as a team with the aim of adding to and improving WordPess itself (contrib to core). 

This is a series of bi-weekly events using YouTube live recording on Google Hangouts. A new hangout link is published in the comments shortly before each session.

Sessions are interactive – you will help craft the code and create your own core commits. As at the beginning of April, we had submitted 6 patches of which 2 have so far been accepted into WordPress 4.5 from this project. You do not need to have experience of core commits, just to be reasonably comfortable with code and willing to come along, learn and do. There is guidance all the way, with opportunities to help with documentation and research. You can even just lurk and listen!

At each meetup, we are working on writing unit tests for the original functions file in WordPress – there are around 200 functions to keep us occupied! 

The file we are working on is:

https://github.com/pbearne/contrib2core/blob/master/src/wp-includes/functions.php

We will use this repo to swap code as we work:  

https://github.com/pbearne/contrib2core 

If you are new to core development, you will need to install 
https://github.com/Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants/VVV or have a working deployment build of WordPess.

More reading:

https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/

March 2017 WordPress Meet-Up

WordPress Jam!

*** NOTE VENUE CHANGE – see meeting details below ***

This is an open session, we’ll chat about anything and everything WordPress.  Have a question?  Need a solution for something in WordPress? The group is sure to have an answer.

We’ll have a projector too, if you want to present something to the group.

Laptops optional, but if you like, you can bring one to work on your site, or get help with your site.

Meeting Details:

Senate Room, 6th Floor – Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive.

Parking on campus requires payment, but all of the lots, including the garage just to the north of Roberson Hall, cap at $8 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 $150-450/year)

Agenda

7:00 – General announcements

7:10 – Q&A Lets talk WordPress

8:30 – Wrap-up

February 2017 Virtual Contrib2Core [Developers]

Virtual Contrib2Core – Shared event with WPToronto

See the Toronto WordPress Group for the partner event.

——

Note: The activities in this meetup are best suited for intermediate/advanced WordPress developers. 

Join Paul Bearne (Senior Freelance WordPress Developer) for a virtual meetup using Google Hangouts, where we come together as a team with the aim of adding to and improving WordPess itself (contrib to core). 

This is a series of bi-weekly events using YouTube live recording on Google Hangouts. A new hangout link is published in the comments shortly before each session.

Sessions are interactive – you will help craft the code and create your own core commits. As at the beginning of April, we had submitted 6 patches of which 2 have so far been accepted into WordPress 4.5 from this project. You do not need to have experience of core commits, just to be reasonably comfortable with code and willing to come along, learn and do. There is guidance all the way, with opportunities to help with documentation and research. You can even just lurk and listen!

At each meetup, we are working on writing unit tests for the original functions file in WordPress – there are around 200 functions to keep us occupied! 

The file we are working on is:

https://github.com/pbearne/contrib2core/blob/master/src/wp-includes/functions.php

We will use this repo to swap code as we work:  

https://github.com/pbearne/contrib2core 

If you are new to core development, you will need to install 
https://github.com/Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants/VVV or have a working deployment build of WordPess.

More reading:

https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/