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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

February 2017 WordPress Meet-Up

Extending WordPress

This presentation looks at novel and unique ways to use WordPress beyond a simple blog or website by using BuddyPress, bbPress, and P2. Ever think of using WordPress to manage a project, be a private communication board, or even have a forum? We’ll cover these and more uses that truly push WordPress to its limits.

Presented by Meagan Hanes

***** NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE *****

Meeting Details:

Room 617, 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 – Presentation

8:00 – Q&A

8:30 – Wrap-up

December 2016 WordPress Meet-Up

How to Start Selling Online with WordPress

This Step-by-Step session reveals how any entrepreneur or Small business owner can setup their own WordPress site and be selling online in less than a day…

Even if they’re pressed for time, hate technology, and have no idea how get started!

“How do I setup WordPress to Sell Stuff Online?”

Don’t worry if you’re just getting started and don’t even have a Blog yet. We’ll cover the basics and reveal the quickest – no cost options along with my tested recommended solutions.  This session is ideally suited for anyone that wants to build a website for their business or want to figure out how they can start earning money with their existing WordPress Site.

Join us and Learn How to:

• Pick the Best WordPress Shopping Cart (WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, or simply Paypal)  For Your Products and Services

• How to Add, Catalog and Deliver Your Products and Services Online

• Pick the Best Way To Take Payments Online

• Keep Your Site and Online Payments Safe and Secure

• … Plus Much More!

What are the requirements?

Just a basic understanding of WordPress along with the installation of a couple free plugins from WordPress repository is all that’s needed.

Presented by James Maduk, the founder of WPBlogSupport.com, WPHomeRoom.com as well as the author of the Blogging Secrets.  A 20 year Internet Marketing Veteran, James provides Managed WordPress Support, Hosting, Training and Marketing Integrations for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners.

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)