WordPress Birmingham August 2014

WordPress Birmingham is back! We'll be meeting on the second Wednesday of each month and we're kicking off with a great lineup of speakers this month on some varied topics.

The speakers are:

Andrew Fielden: WordPress is what you believe it is. By taking a look at the features needed we have quickly built sites using WordPress for large multinationals such as Mercedes Benz, General Motors and Bayer. They would not necessarily seem to be WordPress at first glance but by a shift of perception wordpress can fit the bill very nicely indeed.

Richard Tubb: Building a High-Traffic Blog on WordPress.  Tips on web-site optimisation, using the right web-host, WordPress plug-ins to use and not use, and Content Delivery Networks.

Jessica Draper: Easy SEO for WordPress sites. This presentation will focus on how to optimize your WordPress site for search without adding another full time task to your schedule.

Gerard Davies: Business opportunities for Digital Consortia. Information about building a stable of digital media freelancers so that we can tender for larger cross-platform projects.


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  • Richard T.

    It was great to see such a good turnout! Thanks to Rachel, Nathan and Jonny for organising a great meetup!

    As promised, I've shared a blog post (and the audio recording of my presentation) "How to build a high traffic blog on WordPress which can be found at http://tubb.co/1Ayruhv

    Thanks for the positive feedback many of you shared with me - you're very kind!

    August 20

  • Carl U.

    Great to meet like minded WordPress enthusiasts... The presentations were good, I especially enjoyed the SEO presentation and 'WordPress is what you believe it is'. I'm looking forward to the next meetup already... Big thank you to Nathan and the co-organisers.

    August 15

  • Carl U.

    Great to meet like minded WordPress enthusiasts... The presentations were good, I especially enjoyed the SEO presentation and 'WordPress is what you believe it is'. I'm looking forward to the next meetup already... Big thank you to Nathan and the co-organisers.

    August 15

  • petra f.

    Hi I have a quick question, i am just creating my website, i have not promoted the site yet, its not completed but i have 200 views, according to my google analytics's, is this showing me viewing the pages, or is it others, thank you in advance, great meet up last night.

    August 14

  • David B.

    Great to see the community start again with such a triumphant re-launch. Well done to the Organisers.

    August 14

  • Rachel M.

    Excellent meetup last night, thanks to everyone who came and to the great speakers - looking forward to seeing everyone again next time!

    August 14

    • Dionne R.

      I enjoyed the good mix of speakers your arranged. Thank you.

      1 · August 14

    • Rachel M.

      A pleasure! It was good to meet you.

      August 14

  • Kirsty B.

    Great meetup last night. A triumphant return! :) For anyone that's interested, this is the conference I mentioned. Hopefully see some of you there! http://2014.shropgeek-revolution.co.uk/

    August 14

  • Nathan R.

    Great meetup last night, thanks again to our sponsors and speakers!! Details for next month coming shortly.

    1 · August 14

    • Dionne R.

      Thanks for the chat! It was thought provoking & directing. I appreciate your time.

      August 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it! Had to leave early, so apologies Jessie for walking out at the start of your talk! I did research Easy Lazy SEO (your very well received plugin) when I got home and it looks very smart. Paul, Dionne, Tom, Nathan very good to speak with you guys and look forward to attending future events and contributing.

    August 14

  • Paul S.

    My first visit to the group and I LOVED it! Thanks to Nathan and the speakers for a warm atmosphere, great humour and some truly useful insights. Great to meet Cecil, Petra, Will and Simon and to bump into a past aquaintance Nyla!
    I'll certainly be there again next time, ready to tap into the collective knowledge and friendship.
    Cheers, Paul

    August 13

    • Nathan R.

      Glad you enjoyed the meetup and hope to see you next month.

      August 14

  • Jonny A.

    I have to leave a bit early tonight (around 7.30ish) - so please grab me before then if you need to talk - I'll be there from 5.45 ;)

    August 13

  • Dionne R.

    Does any one know which busses go near this Red Lion?

    August 13

    • Jonny A.

      Alternatively the Jewellery Quarter train station is around 5 minutes walk away from the venue too ;)

      August 13

    • Nathan R.

      101 and number 8

      August 13

  • Richard H.

    Work commitments have got the better of me, so unfortunately I have to relinquish my place. Next time...definitely next time! ;)

    August 13

    • Nathan R.

      Not to worry Richard, hopefully see you next month.

      1 · August 13

  • Paul S.

    Been waiting a while to come along so I'll be there this Wednesday 13th.
    Paul Shotan

    1 · August 7

  • Dionne R.

    I've just RSVPed yes, for the first time. Can any one tell me the formate. Is it chatting or working? Basically trying to assetain if I need to bring my laptop?

    August 1

    • Jonny A.

      Hi Dionne, the current format is usually a mix of a couple of short presentations on various WordPress related topics and an informal mingle with the other attendees over a drink. Definitely bring your laptop - you'll probalby find it useful (most people have the laptops out - showing bits and pieces, discussing projects or just to look up bits and pieces during presentations ;)

      August 1

    • Dionne R.

      Thank you that's really useful!

      1 · August 1

  • Paul B.

    too short a notice,im busy gorgeous outside thi it is!

    July 30

  • Paul B.

    blogger loggers are the very Devil,are they not,Oh dear ive become a part time one,!

    July 28, 2014

  • Richard H.

    Going to try really hard to make it to this one (will be my first!) - family or work usually get in the way of things!

    1 · July 22, 2014

  • Carl U.

    This will be my first meetup and I'm looking forward to meeting like minded users who get excited about WP.

    1 · July 19, 2014

    • Jake G.

      Looking forward to this as well man

      1 · July 21, 2014

    • Jonny A.

      We are firming up a couple of short WordPress presentations (around 10 mins each) for August, and there will be a chance to have a good chat with everyone too - so it should be a great meetup guys ;)

      1 · July 22, 2014

  • petra f.

    Hi everyone I'm really looking forward to the meet up

    1 · July 19, 2014

  • Ryan

    Just found out about these, not sure if I can make it as of yet. Am I good to turn up on the day? Also I'd get there about half 6 at the earliest really due to work.

    July 8, 2014

    • Jonny A.

      Hi Ryan - it would be good to set yourself as attending on Meetup if you are coming, but to answer to your question, sure thing - 6.30 will be fine, we don't really get going until then anyway and usually just have an informal mingle and chat at the start ;)

      July 8, 2014

    • Ryan

      Cheers guys.

      July 8, 2014

  • Victoria E.

    Have been trying / meaning to come to these meetups for over a year now. Glad you're still going, but guess what - can't make it.

    June 19, 2014

    • Jonny A.

      No problemo Victoria - life always gets in the way huh! From August we will be back to a regular monthly schedule - so hopefully this will make it a-little easier to organise around and hope to see you in the future ;)

      June 19, 2014

  • Janine B.

    Yay! Glad WP Bham is back :)

    1 · June 19, 2014

  • David B.

    Are we back up, or was that the website scheduler starting the August meeting?

    June 17, 2014

    • Rachel M.

      Good news! Yes, we are back on. Jonny and I will be helping Nathan - I'll post something on here with more info very soon.

      June 18, 2014

    • Jonny A.

      +1 from Nathan and Rachel - the August meeting will certainly be going ahead, promise ;)

      June 18, 2014

  • Will C.

    I'm really looking forward to this.

    1 · June 17, 2014

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