****** Cancelled Due to weather. ******

With the enviroment Canada forecast calling for possibilities of freezing rain for Wed afternoon, the Meetup will be rescheduled for next month.

Sorry to have to do this once again. The weather has really not been nice to the meetup this winter.

****** Cancelled Due to weather. ******

Exploring WordPress
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New to WordPress? Come out and learn WordPress tips and tricks. We’ll take a tour of the dashboard ( WordPress backend admin ), see some plugins and other concepts that you may want to explore in developing your very own website.

Meeting Details:
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This months meeting is at Patty Bolands, 101 Clarence St. We have the room called “The Abbey”.

Agenda
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6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up

MIGRATING 1,300 WEBSITES FROM HTML TO WORDPRESS, A BUSINESS PROCESS CASE STUDY
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We migrated 1,300 websites from HTML to WordPress. Learn how I assessed the business processes beforehand, conducted a company-wide process audit and implemented improvements involving the client services, business account managers, sales, finance, marketing and IT teams. I will also discuss how I built the CRM requirements and worked directly with the CRM developers to track and automate reporting of the various website statuses such as cancellations, suspensions, and brand new website build requests. Finally, learn how I would have evaluated the impact of Gutenberg on the migration had it been released prior to the project.

• How to assess the big picture around website processes
• How to work with different teams within a large corporation to educate them on business process updates
• How to work with the older generation on selecting website templates for migrations
• How a multi-site instance was set up for the migration of 1,300 websites

Presented by: Christie Witt

Meeting Details:
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This months meeting is at Patty Bolands, 101 Clarence St. We have the room called “The Abbey”.

Agenda
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6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up

****** Cancelled Due to weather. ******

With the enviroment Canada forecast calling for possibilities of freezing rain for Wed afternoon, the Meetup will be rescheduled for next month.

****** Cancelled Due to weather. ******

MIGRATING 1,300 WEBSITES FROM HTML TO WORDPRESS, A BUSINESS PROCESS CASE STUDY
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We migrated 1,300 websites from HTML to WordPress. Learn how I assessed the business processes beforehand, conducted a company-wide process audit and implemented improvements involving the client services, business account managers, sales, finance, marketing and IT teams. I will also discuss how I built the CRM requirements and worked directly with the CRM developers to track and automate reporting of the various website statuses such as cancellations, suspensions, and brand new website build requests. Finally, learn how I would have evaluated the impact of Gutenberg on the migration had it been released prior to the project.

• How to assess the big picture around website processes
• How to work with different teams within a large corporation to educate them on business process updates
• How to work with the older generation on selecting website templates for migrations
• How a multi-site instance was set up for the migration of 1,300 websites

Presented by: Christie Witt

Meeting Details:
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This months meeting is at Patty Bolands, 101 Clarence St. We have the room called “The Abbey”.

Agenda
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6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up

WordPress Tips and Tricks
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Join the group for a general WordPress Q&A session – any WordPress topic is open to discussion. Bring your questions about your site, or any WordPress related topic and we’ll get some answers for them!

There may even be impromptu presentations on topics if requested.

Gutenberg is here!!! WordPress 5.0 is being released Dec 6th. https://make.wordpress.org/core/2018/12/04/new-5-0-target-date/.

Meeting Details:
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This months meeting is at Patty Bolands, 101 Clarence St. We have the room called “The Abbey”.

Agenda
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6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up

Gutenberg and what it means for your WordPress site
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The long promised Gutenberg editor will soon be revolutionizing your WordPress site, like it or not!

Gutenberg is a completely new block based editing interface for WordPress. You can try it out here: https://testgutenberg.com/, here: https://frontenberg.tomjn.com/ and here: https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/. If you are familiar with page builders like Divi, Beaver Builder, or Elementor, it is conceptually similar to them, although not yet as powerful.

Gutenberg is changing WordPress, and is a big part of the future of WordPress. It will have significant impact on page builders, themes and the way you use WordPress. Planning for Gutenberg phase 2 has just gotten underway. The plan is for Gutenberg to handle entire-site layouts. This will include replacing widgets and menus with blocks. When phase 2 is released, Gutenberg will probably be functionally equivalent to most current page builders, and themes will likely have morphed into something new.

Come find out more about Gutenberg, what it means for your WordPress sites, and if you really are not ready for it yet: how to avoid using it.

The release schedule https://make.wordpress.org/core/5-0/ has Gutenberg arriving on Nov 19th with the 5.0 release of WordPress.

Meeting Details:
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This months meeting is at Patty Bolands, 101 Clarence St. We have the room called “The Abbey”.

Agenda
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6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up