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.

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“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.

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.

September 2021 Ottawa Meetup – Backups, Backups, Backups

Backups, Backups, Backups

Could you recover your WordPress website if it was lost due to a hardware failure, it was hacked, or corrupted during an update or plugin install? Server failures and other data losses can happen at any time, learn how to make sure you have it backed up!

Presented by Rick Radko


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June 2021 Ottawa Meetup – Getting Started With Website Accessibility

Getting Started With Website Accessibility

Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), websites of companies with more than 50 employees are required to be accessible. Ideally, all websites are accessible, even those for smaller companies, so they can reach the broadest possible audience. Is your website and the content on it accessible to people of all abilities on all devices? Are you meeting your legal requirements for web accessibility and reaching everyone in your customer base?

This presentation will cover what website accessibility means, which organizations are legally required to have an accessible website, and how to identify and fix accessibility issues on your WordPress site. You’ll leave with specific examples that can be fixed on your website right away – even if you don’t know how to code.

Bio:
Amber Hinds is the CEO of Equalize Digital, an accessibility consulting firm and Certified B Corporation striving to create a world where all people have equal access to information and tools on the web, regardless of ability. Amber is a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals and has more than a decade of experience in WordPress. Under her direction, Equalize Digital released the Accessibility Checker plugin which scans WordPress sites for accessibility problems and displays results in the admin dashboard.


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If you get a “Page Not Found” error when you click the meeting link, try copying the link. Sometimes it only gets half the link when you click on it.


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May 2021 Ottawa Meetup – WordPress Open Q&A

WordPress Open Q&A – bring your questions!

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 available with Meetup RSVP.

If you get a “Page Not Found” error when you click the meeting link, try copying the link. Sometimes it only gets half the link when you click on it.


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