For our July meetup, Barrett Golding is going to be presenting on the hot button issue of how to handle WordPress plugins on your sites.
Website owners often go WordPress plugin crazy. Plugins do so much, so quickly, so easily -- from adding image galleries to keeping your site more secure. But plugins can cause WordPress woes: different plugs may not play well together, or, when not updated, may behave erratically with the latest WordPress release.
So how do you know if a plugin is A-OK or D.O.A.? We'll survey some core criteria for evaluating third-party plugins, along with the several ways to RYO plugs. This presentation builds on the article "WordPress Unplugged" <http://transom.org/2012/wordpress-unplugged/>.
Barrett Golding splits his heart, mind, and time between being a radio producer (Peabody-award winning) for Hearing Voices from NPR <http://hearingvoices.com/> and a WordPress dev for several national journalism projects, including Transom.org <http://transom.org/>, The Really Big Questions <http://trbq.org/>, and, locally, Headwaters Economics <http://headwaterseconomics.org/>.
Beverages will be provided.
If you have trouble finding us call Rob @[masked]