Favorite plugins, multi-lingual WP and human centered design

  • March 1, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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February came around quickly! So quickly that we're going to have our Feb meetup in March!

We're at Skills Matter again, you must register for the event here.


The talks are:

Your favorite plugins

Graham Armfield presents a couple of his favourite WordPress plugins and invites others to share theirs too. If you want to take part in the sharing and talk for a couple of minutes on your favourites then let Graham know and he'll include the details in his slides.

 In the two and a half years since I've been developing in WordPress. I've come across some really good plugins that I use time after time. And I've also wasted time on plugins that I found weren't much good. After joining WordPress London I've learned about some good plugins from other presenters. Wouldn't it be useful if we shared our knowledge and came up with a list of favourite plugins that we could all dip into?

I'm happy to share a couple that I use regularly but welcome suggestions from others. If you'd like to talk briefly (3-4 mins) about a plugin you love then why not join in. Send me your name and the details of the plugin and I'll include them in my slides. As a minimum let me know the name, but it would be useful to include the URL and a couple of bullet points about why you like it and any potential pitfalls. If you don't want to present but have some suggestions why not send the details anyway and I'll include them in the slides. I'll share the slides afterwards so we can all see them.


An introduction to building Multi-lingual sites with WordPress

Rich Holman, UX Developer at Dachis Group (formally Headshift), discusses methods, things to look for and consider, design considerations and plugins that can help you build a multi-lingual site with WordPress.


Design for humans, not robots, with WordPress

Tammie Lister presents:

"This is a call to action to bring back human focused design. Give your site some personality, see your viewer as an individual and connect with your audience. Find out why you should be and how you can start talking to the person not the machine."

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  • Jevgenijs C.

    @elaine - no, it works just fine. However, your other plugins may not follow WP Coding standards for localisation, but this is not a problem with qTranslate.

    March 10, 2012

  • elaine y.

    Has anyone encountered any problems with qTranslate with the latest WP 3.3.1 update? The rating for compatibility on the plugin directory page doesn't look good. On another note, I'm having problems with the French translation on my site which uses the TwentyEleven theme. It doesn't appear to translate everything ie. 'Leave a reply' text just after a post. Any help / direction is much appreciated. web link: www.creativestoreys.com/wordpress/fr/

    March 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was useful things I learn't about here about translation came up in a site i was building yesterday. Thanks

    March 9, 2012

  • Andy C.

    Internationalization: You?re probably doing it wrong - http://ottopress.com/2012/internationalization-youre-probably-doing-it-wrong/ yes, I was....

    March 5, 2012

  • Duncan Graeme Macdonald S.

    Some great conversations last night! Thanks everyone

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    March 2, 2012

  • Tristan S.

    As always the group was friendly and diverse with great insights. Wish the talks started slightly later.

    March 2, 2012

  • Rich H.

    Thanks everyone, it was a pleasure to present to you all. My slides for the Multi-Lingual talk http://speakerdeck.com/u/dogwonder/p/multi-lingual-sites-with-wordpress

    March 2, 2012

  • Keith D.

    Great talks by all. The plugins round up was great. Could be a regular feature.

    March 2, 2012

  • Tammie L.

    The slides from my talk 'Designing for Humans' can be viewed here: http://www.slideshare.net/TammieLister/designforhumans

    March 2, 2012

  • Graham A.

    I've uploaded my Favourite Plugins slides to Slideshare. They're at: http://www.slideshare.net/coolfields/wordpress-london-favourite-plugins

    March 2, 2012

  • elaine y.

    very concise fast moving talks with great speakers. Like the combination of topics on both the back and front of house. As a WP newbie, there were a few terms/ things I didn't understand but looking forward to the next one.

    March 2, 2012

  • Jazz S.

    Loved the energy of the group and enjoyed the essential refueling session in the Sutton Arms afterwords. Look forward to the next one.

    March 2, 2012

  • Jean

    Thanks to all the speakers for their time and effort. Informative and thought provoking. Looking forward to the next one.

    March 2, 2012

  • Lee R.

    Not long enough!

    March 2, 2012

  • Rex from 2.

    A pedant writes.... Favorite is spelled favourite in British English :)

    Good talks this one. Meetup seemed a bit rushed? Were we limited for time?

    March 2, 2012

  • Andres C.

    Nice talks, great people! Looking forwards to the next one :) Let me know when the slides are published.

    March 2, 2012

  • Jevgenijs C.

    Very good presentations. Especially Rich Holman's. Thank you!

    March 2, 2012

  • Jonathan

    Very sorry for late drop out.. hope I had not blocked someone else who might have attended. I look forward to viewing the recorded presentations. - Have a good one.

    March 1, 2012

  • Graham A.

    Lee - yes I got yours. Rex - if you click on a member's name to see their profile then 'Send Email to' is an option near the top. Alternatively use: graham dot armfield @ coolfields dot co dot uk

    February 27, 2012

  • Rex from 2.

    How do you "Drop me an email via the Meetup."?

    February 27, 2012

  • Lee R.

    Graham - Did you get my 2?

    February 27, 2012

  • Graham A.

    Anyone else want to share their favourite plugins? You can join in on Thursday night and if you let me know in advance I'll include the details in my slides. Please supply name of plugin, how/where to get it, advantages and disadvantages. Drop me an email via the Meetup.

    February 27, 2012

  • Keith D.

    Hi all. You can now register for this event on the Skills Matter website: http://skillsmatter.com/event-details/home/humans-robots-wordpress-1314/js-3607

    February 15, 2012

  • Emily W.

    @Ben we will share the presentations and talks after the event so you can catch up

    February 9, 2012

  • Ben

    Thursday nights aren't good for me :( Neither are Fridays... :( Gutted I can't make it...

    February 8, 2012

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