Virtual Contrib2Core [Developers] Nov 14, 2016

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/

November 2016 WordPress Meet-Up

Beginner’s Introduction to SEO with Yoast Plugin

WordPress makes it easy for beginners to get a website up and running on the web, but what happens next? What can you do to attract traffic to your website? You may have heard about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but what does it mean? How can you quickly take advantage of it with your new website?

This session gives a brief introduction to SEO, but will mostly focus on the practical steps needed to implement SEO using the Yoast SEO plugin. The Yoast SEO plugin has more than one million active installs making it one of the most popular WordPress plugins.

Join us at the next meet up to see how to install the Yoast SEO plugin, and use it to for your traffic generation needs.

Presented by David Mackey, who is a Digital Marketing Consultant based in Kanata. He has years of experience building and supporting multi-tiered server applications and telecommunication systems. His recent programming and consulting experience includes five years of working with WordPress. He is excited to share what he has learned about Yoast SEO Plugin, and how you can use it to transform your vanilla WordPress website into a persuasion platform.


 

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.

Meeting Details:

LOCATION NOTE:

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

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 $150-450/year)

 

Virtual Contrib2Core [Developers] Oct 31, 2016

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/

Virtual Contrib2Core [Developers] Oct 17, 2016

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/

October 2016 WordPress Meet-Up

All about images

• intro to the media library

• what formats are supported

• where images are stored / why you should sort by date

• what WP does with images uploaded/derived intermediate sizes

• inserting images individually

• inserting as a gallery

• adaptive images in WordPress 4.5+

• what “regenerating thumbnails” does

Presented by Mike Dickson.  Mike has been programming for 17 years, and by far his favourite is websites. He loves everything about them, from the “boring” planning stages and framework design to the finessing of the layout to get it just right. He’s an entrepreneur at heart, running three businesses from home in Ottawa.

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.

Meeting Details:

LOCATION NOTE:

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

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 $150-450/year)