8th Nov: Design and the WordPress community

The value of design and getting into the WordPress community

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017, 6:30 PM

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

55 WordPeople Went

Two great talks for the beginners in our group – what is design and why you need it, and how to get involved in the WordPress community without knowing a stitch of code! As always, there will be plenty of chances to ask questions, discuss solutions and network with a wide range of WordPress users, from beginner to expert.—————-Understan…

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Resources

Understanding design

David James’ slides are available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xVAqXdheCelIISKTPKs_a7c00hVztg-w/view?usp=sharing

Diving into the WordPress community

Tess Coughlan-Allen’s slides are available here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16MzbQg50UTfK0qreSXTP_IxiZSdE_7jt/view?usp=sharing

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/

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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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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3rd May 2016 – User Experience and Open discussion – bring a topic

User Experience and Open discussion – bring a topic

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30 PM

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

22 WordPeople Went

Two talks this month: User Experience – It’s For Everyone (by Ross Wintle) and Open discussion – bring a topic.User Experience – It’s For EveryoneRoss WintleNot sure what user experience (UX) is? (Neither am I). Or whether it matters to you? (It TOTALLY does!) Or why it’s important? (Let’s find out!).As seen at WordCamp London.—-Open discus…

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Slides / Resources

User experience

https://speakerdeck.com/rosswintle/user-experience-its-for-everyone

5th April 2016 – Project Management 101 and A WordPress Composer Shopping List

Project Management 101 and A WordPress Composer Shopping List

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016, 6:30 PM

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

20 WordPeople Went

Two talks this month on two very different subjects, Hannah talks about Project Management 101 and Simon covers A Composer WordPress Shopping List. Project Management 101 Hannah Smith – Freelance web developer and manager of projects change & business improvement. Practical advice and tips on how to get your project up and running and how to avoi…

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Resources / slides

Project Management 101

WordPress Composer Shopping List

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

1st March 2016 – Tim Nash talks about securing your WordPress site

Tim Nash talks about securing your WordPress site

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016, 6:30 PM

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

24 WordPeople Went

Tim will be discussing, steps you can take to improve security of your WordPress site, what threats there are to your site and how to deal if the worst happens.Tim Nash is the WordPress Platform lead and developer advocate for 34SP.coma Manchester based hosting company. Through his work at 34SP.comhe helps to improve the security and performance o…

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