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August 2017 WordPress Meet-Up

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Plugins and You: Finding that perfect plugin

Finding the right plugins, and navigating through the large library can be hard. Come and hear about some personal tips and tricks I’ve found to make the selection easier. I’ll recommend some plugins based on what you need – and discuss the advantages of a paid plugin rather than just free.

Presented by Miriam Goldman.  Miriam wears many hats: she is either a freelance WordPress developer, a karate sensei, or a competitive latin ballroom dancer – it depends on the day.

She self-taught herself HTML in the land of Geocities in the late 1990s, and likes to believe that her career path was started back in the mid 1980s, playing computer games on a Commodore 64, sitting on her father’s lap.

Miriam loves to share her passion for all things WordPress. You can connect with her at her website, or via Twitter at @mirigoldman.

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

6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up

May 2017 WordPress Meet-Up

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Backups, Backups, Backups

Did you know that it is often recommended that you have at least 3 separate backups of your website?

Could you recover your WordPress website if it was lost due to a hardware failure, hacked, or corrupted during an update or plugin install? Loosing your website is not fun, make sure you have it backed up!

This presentation will look at some of the many options and plugins for backing up your WordPress site including backing up to Amazon and Google Drive

Presented by Rick Radko of R-Cubed Design Forge.

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

6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up

April 2017 Special Meetup

Guest Speaker Meetup – Christina Varro

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This talk focuses on tales of trial, error, and misadventure in WordPress security. I will share tips, tricks, successes, and failures in keeping my client websites secure over the years, as a non-developer. I will cover a few useful plugins and services, as well as monthly maintenance strategy for keeping WordPress sites secure.

Presented by: Christina Varro, who owns and operates a creative design and commercial photography studio called Varro Creative based in Calgary. She has over 15 years of experience in graphic and web design, and has primarily focused on WordPress based projects for her web clients for the past 6 years. She has spoken at several WordCamp’s, and is excited to collaborate and share knowledge with others in the WordPress community.

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

April 2017 WordPress Meet-Up

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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

6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up

March 2017 WordPress Meet-Up

WordPress Jam!

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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