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North Phoenix/Scottsdale - Arizona WordPress Group

New! A WordPress meetup for the North end of town (Raintree and the 101)!

Agenda (may change)

6:00pm: Earlybird special - meet and greet others, meet the organizers, ask burning questions, get connected to wifi. We never have enough time at the event, so I'm inviting you to hang out while we setup camp.

6:30pm: Introductions: First, who we are, and about AssembleAZ. Next, who are you? What brings you to our meetup? Great way for everyone to meet new members.

6:50pm: My Favorite Plugin: Editorial Calendar by Joe Manna

7:15pm: Idea Swap: Quick questions and answers. I need ____ or I found ____ that took care of this problem.

7:30pm: Setting up a WordPress Site from A to Z, Part 3— Extending WordPress by Seth Carstens. We will first be reviewing parts 1 and 2, just to make sure those topics were clear and understood, then we will begin extending WordPress to be more then just a content WYSIWYG editor.

7:55pm: We have future topics already lined up, so lets chat about meetup resources. Where should we put the FAQ, what about slides? Other resources your looking for or can't find?

8:10-8:30pm: General networking, chit-chatting, cleanup, and scoot.

 

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  • Mindi

    Great group of people! Picked up some useful resources and tips. Looking forward to joining the WP Developers group!

    June 22, 2013

  • Seth C.

    Lets get the burning questions going here. We will then make time to discuss these comments during the meetup.

    May 24, 2013

    • Joe M.

      +1 for Cloudflare. :)

      June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great job on Thursday. As you were going through your Whitelabel theme it got me thinking more about a mobile version of our site (our responsive theme still has too much crap on it for a phone). So in creating a mobile version do you recommend taking the current site, making a copy, slapping on a mobile only theme, and then just deleting a lot of the extra crap. Or do you recommend just starting from scratch? Either way do you have any good mobile themes you recommend. Our main site is pretty basic so maybe your theme would be the best for it. Never made a mobile site so just curious the best way to move forward.

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Brandy L.

    Seth kicks butt.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Mindie K.

    Sorry to miss this one! Looking forward to the video replay.

    June 20, 2013

  • Annette

    Great meetup!! It was informative and well organized. People were friendly and easy to talk to. Nice collaborative energy. Thank you Seth, Joe, and the others who contributed!!

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just a bit beyond my experience, but I'm sure it will all make more sense as I attend more meetings.

    June 21, 2013

    • Joe M.

      What kinds of questions do you have so you can be stronger with WordPress?

      June 21, 2013

  • Mark R.

    Another great meeting with loads of excellent, actionable info.

    June 21, 2013

  • Mark Von Der L.

    Excellent mtg... well run, lots of good info.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Michelle B.

    Great meeting I learned a lot of useful information.

    June 21, 2013

  • Chuck A.

    A good meeting and I always learn something.

    June 21, 2013

  • Madison H.

    This was a great meeting and a great Meetup Group.

    June 21, 2013

  • Seth C.

    Another successful meeting. Thanks for all the praise after the meeting, I'm glad it was useful to most of you!

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Susan L.

    Great! Lots of excellent information.

    June 20, 2013

  • Annette

    Finishing with work a little later than expected...should be there before 7.

    June 20, 2013

  • John T.

    I am sorry but I can not make it tonight. Will this meeting be recorded anywhere?

    June 20, 2013

    • Michael B.

      Thanks for posting the channel, Seth. I missed the last one and won't be able to make it tonight, either. :-( Next time, I hope - This is a great group!

      June 20, 2013

    • John T.

      Thank you Seth...

      June 20, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Something else came up tonight, but I'm looking forward to next month.

    June 20, 2013

  • Seth C.

    Hey everyone PLEASE READ! Given some time restraints in my schedule, I'm considering changing my presentation. I would like to cover "WordPress Marketing tools to use and marketing FAQ". I'd like to walk you through the tools I use for marketing websites on every project I touch and why I use them and maybe why I do NOT use others. Bring your notepads, I talk fast so you will want to jot down notes to lookup more information about each bullet point later! Any thoughts?

    5 · June 12, 2013

    • Betsy C.

      Sounds good to me -- we can cover more about plugins and custom post types in the future.

      June 13, 2013

    • Seth M.

      That's a great topic

      June 20, 2013

  • Michelle B.

    Hi, I am new to Wordpress and I will be attending the meeting on Thursday. Wondering if anyone can help me out on how to add tabs/pages to work press?

    June 19, 2013

    • Seth C.

      Yes, we can help you with that. Though the word "tab" implies JavaScript interface, you may just be looking to extend the navigation of your site with additional pages.

      June 19, 2013

    • Michelle B.

      Sounds great. Thanks Seth

      June 19, 2013

  • Kerry T.

    Sorry, evening with family takes priority.

    June 19, 2013

  • Seth C.

    I'm getting a little nervous now, up to 42 RSVP's and we will be without Betsy this month! I do have some extra help but I'm looking for additional volunteers to help keep our group organized as we get larger. Please, please please find me at the meetup if you are willing to give us a little bit of time before and during each meeting to help out.

    June 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      What are you looking for exactly, Seth?

      June 18, 2013

    • Brian

      I can help when you need it. You can email me through meetup and you should also have my Xpleo Media biz card.

      June 19, 2013

  • Mindie K.

    Hey all!
    Does anyone have any recommendations for an awesome plugin to run affiliate programs? Free or premium... doesn't matter.

    June 14, 2013

    • Mindie K.

      a buddy of mine uses wpmudev, and recommends it, but said it was kind of a pain to set up. I'm still on the hunt for the best options.

      June 19, 2013

  • David

    I am a commercial real estate broker and I am looking to build an online networking group dealing in Real Estate. It will be a paid site and I'm looking for help to create a membership site using WordPress. I am keeping the budget small but if someone is willing to help me I'm hopeful the budget will increase.

    June 18, 2013

    • Seth C.

      i have something that may be similar, you can check it out at http://realtydime.com...­

      June 18, 2013

    • David

      I'm glad you have done something in realestte and look forward to talking with you next week. My plan is bring the thousands of contacts I have around the country into one large networking group. I will explain more and would be willing to partner on the idea with a tech guy if you like it.

      June 19, 2013

  • Dan H.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    June 16, 2013

  • John T.

    I was wondering if anyone knew how to make a landing page with-in a template or theme already being used?

    June 6, 2013

    • Joshua K.

      I used the shiny theme to create a landing page. 100kin25weeks.com. I can show you how I did it might not be the best way.

      June 13, 2013

    • Seth C.

      oh, btw, you could use multisite in DIR mode for this.

      June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    conflicting time with another meetup

    June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mobile Technology Group, going to learn about making apps. Sorry I will be attending that one instead, hope to make the next one!

      June 13, 2013

    • Seth C.

      ah yea, I'm a part of that one too... may never make it. ah well, hope we see you next time.

      June 13, 2013

  • Joshua K.

    Has anyone done a domain migration? I"m having issues with some of my links like social media buttons. They take you to an internal error page. So if I click on fb button it takes me to: website.com/facebookpage. I tried to find the coding in the editor but no luck or do I have to go in the back end and update a file? Any suggestions?

    June 12, 2013

    • Matt B.

      You also may want to check any tables that the plugin may have created (if you are using a plugin for social) with your old domain. On a rare occasion a plugin will save this data for whatever reason and could be causing the issue.

      June 13, 2013

    • Seth C.

      BackupBuddy will solve the table information problem...should any of your plugins be creating information that needs updated it will still correct the issue for you.

      June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a Better WP Security ?. I have noticed more and more emails saying, "Site Lockout Notification, due to too many attempts to open a file that does not exist." Is this normal? And what vulnerability do I have if it is not. The plugin says to Enable File Change Detection which involves adding some code to the wp-config file. Will this fix the issue? Any other words of wisdom? Pre-thanks for the help. :-)

    June 6, 2013

    • Joe M.

      Also, be sure to have (S)FTP access to your site. Depending on the host, you could break your wpconfig file, which will takedown your entire site. Having FTP access allows you to fix it if needed. These aren't vulnerabilities, but notifications on malicious behavior. If you see that one day you get 30 notices from one range of IP addresses, it's safe to ban that IP from accessing your site. The file change detection should stay quiet unless you make updates to your themes and plugins. This is normal and expected and you should screen for files like "nfdjnfdfeg.php"­ since that's not a WordPress-based file. Just look at the logs for anything unique. The point here is that if someone compromises your host, not necessarily your WP installation, you might see activity here. Hope this helps! Come find me and I can provide more answers to your WP security questions.

      June 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the descriptive explanation, Joe.

      June 13, 2013

  • Laura H.

    Why do my photos from earlier blog posts disappear after a few months? Do I need to upload them from the media library again? The theme is Bueno.

    June 4, 2013

    • Seth C.

      Wow, thought I had heard of everything but I've never heard of "month old images disappearing". I don't think its a natural function of WordPress, not sure about the theme. Might be good to bring a laptop to the meetup and show a developer that can do some troubleshooting. You should not have to upload images again...

      June 4, 2013

    • Joe M.

      Disappears from the homepage or the WordPress media library?

      June 13, 2013

  • Lois P.

    I'm excited about learning about wordpress and how to set up my blog.

    June 12, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    Hi All, I just found an interesting article about a new plugin to manage Google Hangouts directly from your WordPress admin. Here's the link:
    http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/pr/74419-googlehangoutplugin.html

    -Jeff

    June 3, 2013

    • Sheri

      Link to a tutorial: http://hangoutplugin....­

      June 3, 2013

    • Jeff S.

      I'm seriously considering it.

      June 4, 2013

  • Nick

    Found an article I thought would be helpful for those moving into some custom theme development but are having issues with custom loops. These generators are a little more fancier than my Evernote collection: http://wpmu.org/wordpress-code-generators/

    2 · June 3, 2013

  • Sheri

    Question: in backup buddy under Server Configuration:
    Parameter | Suggestion | Value |Result |Status
    under:
    PHP Magic Quotes GPC | it suggests: disabled | but shows: enabled | with a yellow WARNING sign under Status. What does this mean and how do I change it from a Yellow warning to a Green ok status? Thanks in advance for your help!

    June 3, 2013

  • Laura H.

    Blogger for several months (wefly2, fashion for disabled women). Stumbling along with the Bueno theme--beginner's questions, beginner's ignorance!

    June 3, 2013

  • Annette

    I am new to this meetup and eager to get involved! Your willingness to support and help one another is the type of collaboration I'm excited to be a part of. Has anyone worked with the Magazine theme from Studiopress?

    June 1, 2013

    • Mindie K.

      I use Magazine and love it! ;-)

      June 1, 2013

    • Carla

      neat! I am searching for the right studio press theme right now, and will have another look at magazine

      June 3, 2013

  • Seth M.

    I've been tinkering around with wp mvc (it's magical) and Pods framework - does anyone else have experience with these?

    May 29, 2013

    • Seth C.

      I have not played with that, but its sounds great! Maybe you can show me a demo of what your using it for at the next meeting and possibly put something formal together and have you present it at a future meetup!?

      1 · May 29, 2013

  • Seth M.

    Anyone interested in doing a plugin hackathon?

    May 29, 2013

  • Sheri

    Looking forward to it!

    May 24, 2013

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