7th March 2016 – Building a plugin as a business and speeding up WordPress

Building a plugin as a business and speeding up WordPress

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017, 6:30 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

3 WordPeople Attending

This month we have two talks: Building a plugin as a business by Jack McConnell and Speeding up WordPress by our very own Simon Pollard. They should be two interesting topics in which you’re sure to learn a lot about WordPress.————————————Running a WordPress Plugin as a Side Business Jack McConnell – Web Designer & Front-e…

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Building a plugin as a business

Jack’s slides – speakerdeck.com/jackmcconnell/

Speeding up WordPress

Simon’s slides – http://slides.com/simonp303/loops-4-5-7-9

7th Feb 2016 – Growing your dream business and WordPress Q&A

Growing Your Dream Business and WordPress Q&A session

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, 6:30 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

35 WordPeople Attending

We’re starting the year off with a talk on Growing Your Dream Business by Scott Jones (who runs for a specialist WordPress agency) followed by a general WordPress Q&A session.—-Growing Your Dream Business: Practical Steps for a Digital World Scott Jones – Managing Director at Illustrate Digital (Specialist WordPress agency)Whether you’re an ag…

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6th December 2016 – Maintenance and hosting knowledge crowd-sourcing night

Maintenance and hosting knowledge crowd-sourcing night

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016, 6:30 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

25 WordPeople Went

By popular request, we’re holding a night all about hosting and maintenance. Rather than have an expert stand-up at the front of the room, we thought it would be more fun to draw on the knowledge and experience of everyone present.Together we will crowdsource the answers to your questions, learn from each other’s experiences and find out stuff we …

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Resources

Website management

  • Manage WP – highly rated by the group, a tool to help manage sites and workflow

Monitoring

  • StatusCake – website monitoring – free and paid plans
  • Uptime Robot – another website monitoring tool – free or a paid plan

Self-hosting

  • Linode – cloud hosting for developers
  • EasyEngine – for setting up PHP/MySQL and WordPress very easily on said Linux hosting (esp Nginx) oh and check out who is on their homepage :p
  • Composer – dependancy manager for PHP, great for WordPress and plugins etc
  • Capistrano – for deployment

1st November 2016 – Special Guest speaker: Gavin Strange from Aardman Animations

Special Guest Speaker: Gavin Strange from Aardman Animations

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016, 6:30 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

34 WordPeople Went

This month we are very pleased to announce we have a very special guest speaker in the form of Gavin Strange from Aardman Animations.Gavin Strange A Senior Design for Aardman Animations by day, creative all-sort going under the name of JamFactory by nightGavin has the best job in the world. Working for the creative cathedral that is Aardman Anim…

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Slides/resources

To find out more about Gavin check his website out here: http://www.jam-factory.com/

4th October 2016 – Writing coherent web content, custom post data and WP multi-site

Writing coherent web content and lightning talks

Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016, 6:30 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

28 WordPeople Went

We’re treating you to four talks in October: our first talk will be on writing coherent content followed by three lightning talks*.As always we’ll be in the upstairs room of The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer from about 6.30pm with talks starting at 7pm. You’ll be welcomed on arrival by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers where you can grab your…

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Slides / resources

Writing coherent web copy

https://www.zachgoldie.com/guide

Multisite

https://cldup.com/LxkkThi7cQ.pptx

Custom posts and custom meta data the code way

http://slides.com/simonp303/loops-4-5-7

19th September – Mini-tech meet – spin off meeting

Tech Talk Mini Meet

Monday, Sep 19, 2016, 6:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

6 WordPeople Went

This is a spin-off of the main meet and will be a very tech heavy mini meetup. The idea being to show off code and talk about how we do things in technical detail. As such it is aimed at developers who already make their own themes/plugins or are keen to learn about how to do so. Rough plan being get out laptops and show off code used to do clever …

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6th Sept 2016 – Google Analytics/Webmaster­ tools and Going Beyond the Customiser

Two great talks this month: an SEO themed talk on Google Analytics/Google Webmaster tools and a talk aimed at beginners on how to get more control over your website without coding.

Google Analytics/Webmaster tools and Going Beyond the Customiser

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2016, 6:30 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

39 WordPeople Went

We bring you another two great talks this month: an SEO themed talk on Google Analytics/Google Webmaster tools and a talk aimed at beginners on how to get more control over your website without coding.As always we’ll be in the upstairs room of The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer from about 6.30pm. There’ll be plenty of chance to chat with our other fr…

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Slides / Resources

Going beyond the Customiser

http://www.slideshare.net/secret/jpmSffwxzMe93P

Google Analytics/Google Webmaster tools

SEO Slides: https://www.slideshare.net/phildpearce/supercharging-your-organic-ctr/
Demo page: https://bit.ly/winningthewar33

GTM Demo login
login: coolgtmstuff@gmail.com
pw: philrulesgtm7
http://bit.ly/gtm-demo-login-page

SEO Videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXw8g-FbemI&t=214 (good video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9BqE01SLeE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vioCbTo3C-4

GA slides for enabling GA for wordpress (via GTM):
https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/duracelltomi-google-tag-manager/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8ErwPDQcTo
http://www.slideshare.net/phildpearce/4-clicks-to-measurement-superweek
GTM Config file for WP: http://bit.ly/gtm-config-wordpress

2nd August 2016 – Show and Tell and Ask and Help

Show and Tell and Ask and Help

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016, 7:00 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

25 WordPeople Went

Show off what you have been making, get it tested, get feedback. Or ask a question about anything to do with WordPress.If you have been building something in WordPress and want to show it off, or get some useful feedback then come along with your laptop and let us have a nosey.If you have a problem/bug with WordPress site, or a question or just w…

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5th July 2016 – Improving the WordPress Admin Experience and The Internet And China

Improving the WordPress Admin Experience and The Internet And China

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016, 6:30 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

25 WordPeople Went

Two talks again this month,  Improving the WordPress Admin Experience by Liam and The Internet And China by Ryan. As usual we will be in the function room of the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer.Improving the WordPress Admin Experience (by removing everything!)Liam Jay – Designer / Web Developer at Love Creative UKIt’s so easy for the WordPress dashb…

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Slides / Resources

Customising the WordPress admin experience

https://slides.com/liamjay66

7th June 2016 – Collaboration Night: User Testing Swap Shop + Support Bar

Collaboration Night: User Testing Swap Shop + Support Bar

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016, 6:30 PM

Famous Royal Navy Volunteer
17-18 King Street Bristol BS1 4EF, GB

23 WordPeople Went

Everyone’s skills and insights are welcome at this meeting, no experience necessary (and may be a bonus)! Join us for June’s meeting where you will undoubtably learn something new by sharing with others.There will be two parts to this:User Testing Swap-ShopBring a project and have others test it out and give constructive feedback on usability, d…

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