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MEMBERS: Please take this super-fast survey on social share plugins.

Come to the April WP Meetup to learn about SOCIAL SECURITY. 

april fools! April's Meetup is actually about Security, AND about Social...  

6:30pm: Introductions: Who are you? What are you working on? What brings you to the meetup? 

6:50pm: Idea Swap — Ask your burning questions, share a cool tool, blog or twitter feed you follow... 

7:10pm: Live via Google Hangout: Dre Armeda co-founder of Sucuri joins us to talk about what happens when your site gets hacked.

8:00pm: Social Share Plugins: We'll demo and compare some of the best social share plugins. BUT FIRST: take this super-fast survey on social share plugins... 

8:30pm New Series: WordPress Hosting Revealed: Starting this month, we'll have live demos of some of the growing number of options for specialized WordPress hosting. This month we'll see GoDaddy's new Managed WordPress, presented by Felix Gorodishte­r. 

8:50pm:  General networking, chit-chatting, cleanup, and scoot. 

NOTE THAT WE USUALLY GO TO KO's after the meetup if anyone is interested, its about 1 minute down the street.


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  • Sheri

    I use the theme wpFlexishop2 for my site. The developers split and don't updates anymore.

    I've been continually updating wordpress and now I think the latest version 3.9.1 may have stopped the posts from working. When I click the 'blog' link on the site that's fine. It shows the post excerpt.

    But when I click a post, any post, the page is blank.

    Can someone tell me how to fix this issue?

    June 22, 2014

    • Seth C.

      look for a theme file called single.php and make sure "the_content()"­ is in it somewhere

      June 22, 2014

    • George L.

      Sheri, I notice your site is still down. Specifically, 500 Server Errors, very likely a bug in a theme or plugin file. 1) I can help you fix it, by you turning on some heavy-duty troubleshooting info. Read­s-debugging-only-you.php­ or 2) I can find the specific file that needs to be updated, and the error causing the problem, contact me via that same page.

      June 27, 2014

  • Betsy C.

    And the other q is random: a colleague asked me if I knew anyone who could help with a Joomla upgrade. I said I'd ask around. Any takers?

    April 19, 2014

    • Kerry T.

      Upgrade or Migration to WordPress?

      April 22, 2014

  • Felix G.

    Thanks all for attending the GoDaddy Managed WordPress demo. Please let me know if you have any questions or anything I can help you with - [masked]

    2 · April 17, 2014

    • Felix G.

      Hi Kerry,
      We are planning to add staging sites within the next month. In the interim, if you get a Business or Pro plan you will be allocated additional sites that can all be used like staging sites for development and client demo. Each site also gets its own unique temporary domain so you shouldn't even have to deal with setting up subdomains and can just use the temporary domain the same way.
      Hope that helps!

      April 18, 2014

    • Kerry T.

      I look forward to hearing about it!

      April 22, 2014

  • Mark Von Der L.

    There was a gal copywriter at this meetup, I think looking for a job? I came across this position at Martz-Parsons:

    April 21, 2014

    • Mark R.

      Mark, that was Ruth Ann Monti. I'll pass along the link. I think it's great of you to remember and pass along this info. This group is awesome.

      1 · April 21, 2014

    • Ruth Ann M.

      Thank you Mark!

      April 21, 2014

  • Ruth Ann M.

    Thanks Mark, I really appreciate the tip!

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Betsy C.

    2 questions I forgot to ask on Thursday night: for next month, i would like to have a presentation on comment management and spam prevention, covering perhaps disqus and akismet, and/or other tools and techniques. Any suggestions or volunteers to talk on this subject?

    1 · April 19, 2014

  • Mark Von Der L.

    Another great meeting! Betsy and others put a lot of work into doing these sessions. It's very much appreciated!

    2 · April 18, 2014

  • Betsy C.

    Thank you everyone for patience with the technical difficulties last night. The Hangout videos are now available (Part 1 and Part 2), as well as some of the resources from last night:

    Thanks to are wonderful presenters! I hope to have you all back again soon.

    2 · April 18, 2014

  • Brandy L.

    Outstanding as always!

    2 · April 18, 2014

  • Kerry T.

    While I appreciate the goal of the "social share" questionnaire, I was not enthusiastic. One basic rule to formulate such questions is to allow for all possible answers. I am rarely asked to add "social share" buttons. I have one client only that uses social, and that's facebook.

    Am I out of the loop on this? Maybe. I look for how much effort the client will give to make social effective. If the answer is near zero, I don't push it on them because I don't want to do that type of work for them either.

    April 14, 2014

    • Kerry T.

      All I'm saying is Social Media (from the whole horizon of it , down to just a small slice of it) is not for every business website or for every business owner!

      April 17, 2014

    • Clair

      I've been skeptic how effective social share buttons are, but recently read a few articles that they're so successful, it's almost a requirement to have these days, especially if you're blogging.

      1 · April 17, 2014

  • Yucel 4.

    Will try to make it

    April 14, 2014

  • Mark R.

    As in all things SEO, it's a race.
    If we both have clients in the same niche,
    and I'm using Social media strategies,
    and you are not, my site may outrank you.

    But the biggest advantage of social is that
    you can get traffic to the website from social media search.

    This article may shed some light.

    "Why Social Is the New SEO"

    2 · April 14, 2014

  • George L.

    Won't be there, I'll be visiting out of town. I'll be back for the next one.

    Here's something I just wrote, for security - having a server password before the WordPress password makes much harder to break in.

    This is excellent: Dre Armeda, at WordCamp Phoenix 2013
    and the WordCamp Phoenix 2013 slides

    Also, for developers -
    Brad Williams: Writing Secure WordPress Code - from WordCamp Phoenix 2014 (and Presentation Slides - )

    1 · April 13, 2014

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