January 2022 Ottawa Meetup – Democratizing Communities

Democratizing Communities

A discussion of how WordPress offers an excellent, low cost means for non-profit community associations to convene/bring together citizens/neighbours within a community.

Presented by: Larry Prickett

This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. RSVP required to see link details.

Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.

December 2021 Ottawa Meetup – Gutenberg/Blocks 101

Gutenberg 101/Blocks – How to get along with, and even like WordPress’s block editor


Blocks have been a part of WordPress for 3 years now. Are you using blocks? In this talk we will be covering everything you need to know to effectively use blocks and even replace your current page builder with WordPress’s block editor, aka Gutenberg. See how you can create great content with native WordPress tools and free and paid add-ons!

There will be tips and tricks for using blocks, demos of add-on block libraries, and notes about themes for blocks.

If you are not yet using blocks, or if they are disabled on your site, attend this session and see why you should be using the block editor and learn tips & tricks to help you get along with, and even like using it.

Presented by Rick Radko


This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. RSVP required to see link details.


Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.

November 2021 ***Not Beginner*** Ottawa Meetup – Gutenberg Blocks for Devs – Part 1

Gutenberg Blocks for Developers

We’ll be looking at various options for creating custom blocks for the block editor and other cool tricks for site creators like locked templates, block patterns and possibly others as time permits.

Presented by Rick Radko

This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. RSVP required to see link details.

Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.

“Not Beginner” series:

This is a meetup in our “Not Beginner” series. This series includes anything that is, well, not a beginner/introductory level topic. Thus, talks in this series will range from not very advanced at all – just barely above beginner – to deep dive dev talks.

Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but for “not beginner” talks there will be an assumption in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some knowledge of WordPress, and/or the presented topic.

November 2021 Ottawa Meetup – WordPress e-commerce with WooCommerce

WordPress e-commerce with WooCommerce

Professional photographer, musician, and tech industry veteran Adrian Cho has been using WordPress since its very early days. In this talk he shares his experiences with WooCommerce as a platform for enabling all kinds of e-commerce from physical products to virtual events.

This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. RSVP required to see event links.

Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.

October 2021 Ottawa Meetup – 10 Years!! WordPress Open Q&A

10 Years!! WordPress Open Q&A

The Ottawa WordPress Meetup is 10 years old. Our first meetup was Sept 21, 2011, and we had 11 members. Now, 10 years later we have 1481 members. Tell all your WordPress friends about us and help us hit 1500 for our anniversary meeting.

Join us for a Q&A on all things WordPress! Any WordPress topic is open to discussion. Bring your questions about your site, or any WordPress related topic and we’ll answer them, or let the group answer!

All WordPress website related questions welcome 🙂

This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. RSVP required to see link details.

Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.