3rd October 2017 – Security and AMP

Introduction to AMP (accelerated mobile pages) and WordPress security

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017, 6:30 PM

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

54 WordPeople Went

Fast loading pages and security are hot topics in the WordPress world, so we’ve got two great talks lined up: Introduction to AMP (accelerated mobile pages) and WordPress security. Both of our speakers work from Temple Studios, creative office spaces right next to Temple Meads and the delicious Hart’s bakery.—————-WordPress security: th…

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Resources

Security

Matt Tomlinson’s slides – https://www.dropbox.com/s/cor33yq9096es7/WordPress%20Security%20Talk.pptx?dl=0

AMP

David Darke’s slides – https://speakerdeck.com/daviddarke/getting-amped

5th Sept 2017 – Making a blog and user permissions

Blogging with WordPress and Programatic user permissions

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017, 6:30 PM

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

54 WordPeople Went

Two very different talks for September: our first talk will be about how to use WordPress for it’s original purpose (blogging), and the second will be about setting up user permissions using code.—————-Making a Blog from ScratchRachel Thrum – Creative Producer / Designerwww.studiokinkay.comIn this talk Rachel will share her experienc…

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Resources

Setting up a blog – a non-coder’s journey

Rachel’s slides – http://slides.com/kuyaji/creating-a-wordpress-blog#/

User permissions

Oli’s slides – developme.training/permissions

1st August 2017 – Creating truly fluid themes and lightning talks about WordPress tools

Creating truly fluid themes and lightning talks about WordPress tools/plugins

Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017, 6:30 PM

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

46 WordPeople Went

We’re treating you to a variety of talks in August: our first talk will be about creating fluid themes, followed by a variety lightning talks* from our members about tools they really like to use with WordPress.* Never heard of a lightning talk? It’s a very quick talk that usually lasts no more than 5 minutes and is aimed at giving you a flavour o…

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Slides and resources

How I use git with WordPress lightning talk – Rob George

http://slides.com/robgeorgeuk/deck

There is a page of links at the end including the .gitignore template for handy copy & paste.

CSS lightning talk – Liam Jay

https://slides.com/liamjay66

The blog post Liam did on the the navigation dividers is here if you just want to copy & paste the code needed for it: https://tinyurl.com/ycb27tbn

WP Manage lightning talk – Janice Tye

Here are the three videos Janice used to show us WP Manage:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hgj8b4besq27l82/Cloning.mov?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r30fhxlskkk1gsm/Safe%20backup?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qkl3ismicla0nvm/Restoration?dl=0

.htaccess file lightning talk – Martin Brown

Martin’s slides

4th July 2017 – WP-CLI (command line interface)

I’m going to change your world (WordPress WP-CLI)

Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017, 6:30 PM

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

42 WordPeople Went

Ok so probably not totally change it, but in this talk Tim and Keith will be taking you through one of the worst kept secrets in WordPress, WP-CLI, the command line interface for WordPress. They will cover why EVERYONE should be using it and some of the most useful features it brings.This is an introductory talk aimed at a general audience even if…

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Video

Slides

Here are some rough notes that one of our members, Dez Futak, has taken – http://txt2.eu/2tNOQ98

6th June 2017 – Show and Tell and Ask for Help

Show, Tell, Ask & Help

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017, 6:30 PM

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

39 WordPeople Went

This month our members get the chance to show off their WordPress projects and have people check them out and test them. You can ask how people built their projects and what techniques they used. We also welcome any questions anyone has in regards to a WordPress project they are working on.This event is a bit different from what we normally do but…

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2nd May 2017 – Beginners Night: How to install WordPress and How to create your own theme

Beginners Night: How to install WordPress and How to create your own theme

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:30 PM

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

37 WordPeople Went

This month is a beginner’s themed night and will cover two introductory topics – how to set your first WordPress website up and an introduction to creating bespoke WordPress themes. As always there will be plenty of chance to ask questions, discuss solutions and network with a wide range of WordPress users, from beginner to expert.—————-…

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How to install WordPress

Martin’s slides – How to install WordPress

How to create your own theme

David’s slides – How to create themes

4th April 2017 – WooCommerce and Building complex layouts using CSS’s flexbox

WooCommerce and Building complex layouts using CSS’s flexbox

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, 6:30 PM

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

34 WordPeople Went

This month we have arranged two speakers to cover two very different topics to do with WordPress. First up we’ll be talking about WooCommerce, one of WordPress’s most popular e-commerce plug-ins. Following that we’ll cover how to use the flexbox features in CSS to build more complex layouts for your pages.————————————WooCo…

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WooCommerce talk

Ronald’s slides – https://saltpeanuts.xyz/socks/

FlexBox talk

Hannah’s slides – http://slides.com/hanopcan/bristolwp-flexbox

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

32 WordPeople Went

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