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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)

 

November 2016 WordPress Meet-Up

Beginner’s Introduction to SEO with Yoast Plugin

WordPress makes it easy for beginners to get a website up and running on the web, but what happens next? What can you do to attract traffic to your website? You may have heard about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but what does it mean? How can you quickly take advantage of it with your new website?

This session gives a brief introduction to SEO, but will mostly focus on the practical steps needed to implement SEO using the Yoast SEO plugin. The Yoast SEO plugin has more than one million active installs making it one of the most popular WordPress plugins.

Join us at the next meet up to see how to install the Yoast SEO plugin, and use it to for your traffic generation needs.

Presented by David Mackey, who is a Digital Marketing Consultant based in Kanata. He has years of experience building and supporting multi-tiered server applications and telecommunication systems. His recent programming and consulting experience includes five years of working with WordPress. He is excited to share what he has learned about Yoast SEO Plugin, and how you can use it to transform your vanilla WordPress website into a persuasion platform.


 

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)

 

October 2016 WordPress Meet-Up

All about images

• intro to the media library

• what formats are supported

• where images are stored / why you should sort by date

• what WP does with images uploaded/derived intermediate sizes

• inserting images individually

• inserting as a gallery

• adaptive images in WordPress 4.5+

• what “regenerating thumbnails” does

Presented by Mike Dickson.  Mike has been programming for 17 years, and by far his favourite is websites. He loves everything about them, from the “boring” planning stages and framework design to the finessing of the layout to get it just right. He’s an entrepreneur at heart, running three businesses from home in Ottawa.

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)

 

September 2016 WordPress Meet-Up

A WordPress Sampler (3-4 quick talks to wet your taste for WordPress) – more to come as talks are confirmed

A Battle of Two Plugins: qTranslate X vs. Polylang
A case study of the pros and cons of two popular multi-language plugins.  Presented by Miriam Goldman

WordPress Improv
Request a topic, vote on it, and Meagan will present it. Presented by Meagan Hanes

 

 

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)