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WordPress Happiness Bar

To find parking near Satellite Santa Monica, use ParkMe. You can check out the map or download the free ParkMe app for iPhone or Android.

Bring your WordPress troubles, questions, and conundrums and work one-on-one with WordPress experts to get them solved. Volunteer experts will be on hand to help you out with any WordPress questions you might have - configuration problems? plugin issues? trouble picking a theme? not sure how to accomplish your goal? Whatever the question, our volunteer experts will do their best to make sure you get the answers to your questions.


Our Happiness Bartenders:

Asya Shein


Chris Rodriguez

Craig Harrison


Glenn Bennett

Harry Hovak

Michael JB

Natalie MacLees

Nick Marshall

Noel Saw

Patrick Roanhouse

Rick Blanc

Suzette Franck

Vicki Stepanenko

Vinny LaBarbera




Thank you to Maintainn for providing dinner for our August meetup! Maintainn provides professional WordPress support so you can manage your business. Please thank them on Twitter - @maintainn or like them on Facebook.

WP Engine

Thanks to WP Engine for providing us with a meeting space this month! WP Engine makes WordPress fast, secure, and scalable by hosting your site on our rock solid platform. They proudly host tens of thousands of the 75 million WordPress sites and apps on Earth – a number that grows every day. Please thank them on Twitter - @wpengine or like them on Facebook.


Thank you to WooThemes for stepping up as a sponsor for our group for all of 2013. We're so excited about this partnership and the benefits it will bring for our members. Please thank them on Twitter - @woothemes or like them on Facebook.


Location and Parking

There are three floors of underground parking directly beneath the facility. The entrance is on Marine Street in-between Main and Neilson. They charge a nightly rate of $8/car. For additional up-to-date parking information the night of the event, please check or use ParkMe's iPhone or Android app (see links above) to find other parking close to the venue.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All,

    I'm looking for a talented WordPress developer who is familiar with building multi-layered admin permissions sites with some password restricted file libraries (PDF's, PowerPoint's, Videos, ect.).

    I'll also need someone who is familiar with Unix/Apache server environments.

    You can contact me directly at [masked] or call me at[masked]-5001.

    You MUST be USA based to be considered.

    Thanks :)


    October 1, 2013

  • Jan von H.

    Very helpful. Thanks to all who shared their knowledge.

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good event. Suzette was awesome and so helpful with answering questions.

    August 21, 2013

  • Laura

    Thanks for a very informative and fun event!

    August 21, 2013

  • David S.

    Truly wonderful and informative. Great people and a great event.

    August 21, 2013

  • Glenn B.

    Had a great time. It's good to know I really helped folks out.

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So awesome to see many wonderful people eager to learn WordPress! I had a great time tonight and met a lot of cool people that I hope to see again on Sunday at WordPress for Artists at 11:00am! Too much fun! Thank you all who came with their curious minds and open brains! :)

    1 · August 21, 2013

  • Aaron

    Got to chat with Joe, Chloe and Suzette. They were all great and had a lot to share. Looking forward to Sunday's workshop with Suzette.

    August 20, 2013

  • *YAYOI*

    my questions were answered!!! (^o^)

    1 · August 20, 2013

  • AARON L.

    Newbie wanting to learn how.

    August 19, 2013

  • Mark

    Sorry. I am unable to attend. Looking forward to the next one though.

    August 19, 2013

  • Garth D.


    August 19, 2013

  • brian

    sounds great, can't wait!

    August 18, 2013

  • Asya S.

    looking forward

    August 17, 2013

  • David S.

    Looking forward to it!

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm creating a blog in Wordpress and need some advice and a few questions answered. :)

    August 10, 2013

  • Natalie M.

    I see some of you RSVP-ing and saying you're not experts, but I know you've been using WordPress for years. You might not think of yourself as an expert who'd be able to help with complex coding issues, but you'd be more than capable of helping out those who are new to WordPress with sorting out posts, pages, themes, plugins, etc. Just sayin'. :-) We'll get all different sorts of questions, and you don't have to be able to answer every possible question to be a Happiness Bartender.

    3 · August 2, 2013

    • Natalie M.

      I also just wanted to say that just because you're a Bartender doesn't mean you can't ask questions from the other Bartenders yourself.

      August 2, 2013

    • Chloe N.

      hm ok, i can handle easy to easy-medium questions.

      1 · August 3, 2013

  • Gilad K.

    What is the format of the happiness bar event?

    August 2, 2013

    • Natalie M.

      Hello Gilad! We'll start off with a short presentation of news from the WP community - upcoming events, WP 3.6, etc. and then we'll have each expert set up a station where anyone with questions can approach and ask whatever questions they've got.

      1 · August 2, 2013

  • Michael J.

    I hope to be able to share some happiness! Otherwise, I'll be looking to get some! :) Been using WordPress for 5 years and have some questions on advanced concepts. Cheers!

    August 2, 2013

  • Austin

    I'll be celebrating 30 in Mexico.

    August 2, 2013

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