June 2022 Ottawa Meetup – The Block Editor: Groups/Columns/Rows/Stacks and more!!

The Block Editor: Groups/Columns/Rows/Stacks and more!!

We’ll take a look at some of the new features of the WordPress block editor (aka Gutenberg) that have been added in versions 5.9 and 6.0 of WordPress. These updates put the editor’s layout capabilities for rows and columns on par with any of the page builders. Come see what you can do with the block editor using only WordPress blocks, no addons. If you are new to WordPress or new to using the block editor, or even if you have been using the block editor for a while, these new features will help you build better pages.

Presented by: Rick Radko

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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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May 2022 Ottawa Meetup – Volunteer Ottawa: Case Study

Voluteer Ottawa: Case study

Osamu Wakabayashi at Zen Ideas will share his recent WordPress volunteer management project at Volunteer Ottawa (https://volunteerottawa.ca­).

Building the Volunteer Ottawa site was a complicated project as he had to meet the following requirements:

• Membership management with over 6,500 users
• Creating custom post types such as volunteer opportunities, events, etc
• 66 meta fields
• Developing member organizations directory
• Developing filters for a better search experience
• Developing frontend forms for posting volunteer opportunities, application forms, and community calendar submissions.
• Selling workshops with WooCommerce.
• Bilingual site
• and more

Osamu used Crocoblock plugins to develop advanced dynamic content integrating with MemberPress, WooCommerce and other plugins. He and his team were nervous about the huge amount of content and database. Yet, the site performance was graded “A” when tested on GTmetrix.

If you’re creating a membership website, with volunteer management, job board management or event management, this case study talk may be informative.

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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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April 2022 Ottawa Meetup – WordPress Q&A

WordPress Q&A

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 🙂

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Mar 2022 ***Not Beginner*** Ottawa Meetup – Supercharge Your WordPress Site

Supercharge Your WordPress Site with Your Very Own Plug-In

We typically think of plug-ins as WordPress extensions that are developed for use with many different sites but there’s a great opportunity to enhance your WordPress site by developing a plug-in that’s designed just for your site.

Adrian Cho will talk about how he developed and maintains a plug-in for one of his most active sites to enhance both the user and administration experience. The discussion will cover WooCommerce integration, cron jobs, custom REST API and SSO for integrating your site with other services, and more.

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

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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.

March 2022 Ottawa Meetup – FSE (Full Site Editing)

FSE (Full Site Editing)

Introduction to the FSE features now in WordPress as of versioon 5.9. We’ll take a look at what you can do, and get an idea of where it’s all headed.

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.