North Phoenix/Scottsdale - Arizona WordPress Group

  • November 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM

NOVEMBER 2013: A WordPress meetup for the North end of town!

Agenda

6:00pm: Early bird special - help setup, meet the organizers, ask burning questions and meet the others!

6:30pm: Introductions: Thank you Axosoft (http://youtu.be/XU0llRltyFM); Who we are, Who are you, what brings you to the meetup?

6:55pm: WordCamp Phoenix Update (Maura Teal)

7:00pm: My Favorite Plugin:  Volunteers??

7:15pm: Feature Demo  (Betsy Cohen)

7:30pm: Panel Discussion: Ecommerce and WordPress 

8:15pm: Idea Swap: Burning question? Heard about some WP news, a great tool, shortcut, plugin, theme, process or resource that you're dying to share? This is the time!

8:30: General networking, chit-chatting, cleanup.

9:00pm: Lights off, move out, to the bar... (NOTE THAT WE GO TO KO's after the meetup if anyone is interested, its about 1 minute down the street, we will likely push several tables together.)

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  • Sheri

    I've found wordpress sites that I really like but can't figure out which theme has been used. Is there a web tools way to see the theme?

    March 20, 2014

    • Sheri

      I'll try that right now Mark, thanks!

      March 20, 2014

    • Sheri

      Super! I found it by searching for wp-content/themes and then when I saw a name repeated multiples times I searched for that in google and found it. Mark, you rock!

      March 20, 2014

  • Sheri

    The anatomy of a wordpress them using visuals: https://yoast.com/wordpress-theme-anatomy/

    1 · February 26, 2014

  • Sheri

    February 23, 2014

    • Mark R.

      Thanks Sheri.
      I'm hoping this is a topic of an upcoming Meetup.

      1 · February 23, 2014

  • Sheri

    Has anyone used the Breadcrumb Trail plugin?
    http://themehybrid.com/plugins/breadcrumb-trail

    It is installed on my site and was working fine. Now it stopped working. Does anyone have a fix for that? Thanks in advance!

    January 15, 2014

    • Seth C.

      No sorry, Breadcrumbs are built into Yoast SEO, which I already have on every site I touch so i have no need for any more plugins that do this.

      January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great content on Amazon S3 storage, and on ecommerce! Thank you!

    2 · November 22, 2013

  • Betsy C.

    A couple of resources... Remember that "cheat sheet" from the end of the meeting? The one based on Chris Lema's article that helps you pick a Shopping Cart plugin? I posted it here: http://bit.ly/1g10aOE

    And the spreadsheet that Mark Von Der Linn mentioned with q's to ask before chooseing a plugin... here's that:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqV8PTu3VzCydFQ1WHpKOGtJNF9LbGV5X2p0cjFtb3c&usp=sharing

    SETH - can you post these links and the slides on arizonawp.org? Thanks again to our presenters and panelists!

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Betsy C.

    Hi all -- We've got a couple of people on our Ecommerce Panel this Thurs, but would welcome more -- you need not be a developer. Users of Shopp, Exchange, WooCommerce etc. are welcome to share their knowledge.

    Also, still looking for a cool Plugin to demo -- I'll volunteer Maura Teal if no one else steps up :-). See you all Thursday!

    November 18, 2013

    • Mindie K.

      lol... no worries!

      November 21, 2013

    • Seth C.

      Technically I just landed, but I don't think my pregnant wife that picked me up would appreciate going to the meet up ;)

      November 21, 2013

  • Sheri

    Hi Betsy, it would be great to have a session on how to use/set up/maintain/ a Child Theme within an E-Commerce site.

    November 13, 2013

    • Brian

      Hi Sheri. There really isn't anything special to maintain a theme for an e-commerce site versus a non-commerce site. When you see themes with ecommerce as a feature, they are really saying that they have been tested to be compatible with one of the ecommerce plugins. If a theme doesn't state that it works with your ecommerce plugin, then you may need a frontend developer to adjust css to make it look integrated with your theme. This is true of every plugin that adds frontend features.

      November 21, 2013

    • Sheri

      Hi Brian, What I meant was how to implement the theme itself and make it look like the theme demo. And, how to create a child theme within the theme to make changes without affecting the parent theme. Then, if there are upgrades to the theme, the child theme isn't affected.

      November 21, 2013

  • Mark R.

    Here's an article on how to turn off related videos when you embed a YouTube video.

    http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-turn-off-related-videos-when-embedding-youtube-videos-in-wordpress/

    November 13, 2013

  • Sue M.

    Hello Everyone ... This will be my first WordPress group meeting and I'm so exited to be joining you! I have a love affair with WordPress and can't wait to learn more and share - sounds like a fantastic agenda. I'll try to get there early to help setup.

    November 13, 2013

  • Carla

    I will be a little late, working an event at west world that ends at 7:00. Hope that is ok!

    1 · November 13, 2013

  • Betsy C.

    Anyone interested in presenting "My Favorite Plugin?"

    November 12, 2013

  • Betsy C.

    Hi all -- For next week's Meetup, I'm looking for a few good women or men who currently manage, or have developed Ecommerce projects with WordPress. We're doing a panel discussion, and we're looking for a variety of perspectives. Please let me know if you're interested. You don't need prepare a presentation or anything. Thanks!

    November 12, 2013

  • Seth C.

    Sorry guys, I will be at Dreamforce, a Salesforce.com convention in San Francisco during this meeting :(

    Miss you guys, this will be my second month being MIA, and in December, on the 10th, I will be adding a new family member to the family... its feeling like I won't see you all until next year. Tentatively I'm thinking about a meeting on the 4th thursday of January, as to not compete with WordCamp and at the same time not ditch the possibility of meeting.

    November 7, 2013

    • Betsy C.

      Will miss you Seth. I'll update the meeting info with details shortly. Hope to see the rest of you next Thursday :-)

      November 12, 2013

  • Mindi

    Can anyone recommend a good plugin for managing an affiliate program? Needs to be compatible with WooCommerce.

    November 4, 2013

  • Sheri

    Is there a way to migrate posts from one blog site to another
    easily?

    October 21, 2013

    • Mindi

      Try the Export/Import feature under Tools.

      October 21, 2013

    • Sheri

      Thanks Mindi, Carol Stambaugh gave me the same advice yesterday and it worked perfectly. You're spot on!

      1 · October 22, 2013

  • Mark R.

    I think Backup Buddy will do that.

    October 21, 2013

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