October 2018 WordPress Meet-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!

Gutenberg updates.

There may even be impromptu presentations on topics if requested.

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
6:05 – Presentation
7:00 – Q&A
7:30 – Wrap-up

Summer 2018 WordPress Meet-Up

For our summer meetup Mike Dickson will be giving a preview of his WordCamp Montreal presentation. https://2018.montreal.wordcamp.org

Setting Up a Multilingual Site with WPML
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WPML is the tool of choice for many site needing to have content available to users in multiple languages. In this talk I’ll explain how WPML works, go through the interface, and introduce some key insights I’ve discovered in my years with this very capable tool.

Presented by Mike Dickson: I am a content strategist, designer and developer. I’ve spoken at WordCamps in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, am a core contributor, and am a member of the WordPress documentation team. I’m an entrepreneur at heart, and I run my WordPress development business (and my dogs Sophie and Lucy) from my home in Ottawa.

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

Agenda

6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up

June 2018 WordPress Meet-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.

There may even be impromptu presentations on topics if requested.

 

 

Meeting Details:

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

Agenda

6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up

May 2018 Virtual Contrib2Core [Developers]

WHAT WE DO

Note: The activities in this meetup are best suited for intermediate/advanced WordPress developers.

Join Paul Bearne (Senior Freelance WordPress Developer) for a virtual meetup using Google Hangouts, where we come together as a team with the aim of adding to and improving WordPess itself (contrib to core).

This is a series of monthly events using YouTube live recording on Google Hangouts. A new hangout link is published in the comments shortly before each session. All registered attendees will also receive an email, just before the meetup, containing this link.

Sessions are interactive – you will help craft the code and create your own core commits. As at the beginning of January 2018, we had submitted around 20 patches of which about half have so far made it into a release from this project.

You do not need to have experience of core commits, just to be reasonably comfortable with code and willing to come along, learn and do. There is guidance all the way, with opportunities to help with documentation and research. You can even just lurk and listen!

At each meetup, we are working on writing unit tests for the original functions file in WordPress – there are around 200 functions to keep us occupied!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

If you are new to core development, you will need to install
https://github.com/Varying-Vagrant-Vagrants/VVV or have a working deployment build of WordPess.

IMPORTANT TO KNOW

The file we are working on is:

https://github.com/pbearne/contrib2core/blob/master/src/wp-includes/functions.php

We will use this repo to swap code as we work:

https://github.com/pbearne/contrib2core

More reading:

https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/

This is a shared event with The Toronto WordPress Group and The Kingston WordPress Group and is open to anyone, anywhere!

May 2018 WordPress Meet-Up

Getting Ready for Gutenberg

In response to last months meeting, where we discussed the need to test your site before updating to WordPress 5.0 with Gutenberg, this month we will show how to create a copy of your WordPress web site as a test site and look at ways to create site backups.

Meeting Details:

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

Agenda

6:00 – General announcements

6:10 – Presentation

7:00 – Q&A

7:30 – Wrap-up