Moving WordPress

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This month, we will have four speakers discussing different aspects of moving WordPress:

- How to move from WordPress.com to a self-hosted site presented by Bryan Villarin, Happiness Engineer at Automattic

- How to move a WordPress site from one server to another presented by Suzette Franck, WordPress Evangelist for MediaTemple

- How to move a WordPress site to Amazon EC2 presented by Belsien Thomas

- How to make a local copy of a WordPress site and move it to a server presented by Natalie MacLess, one of your SoCal WP organizers

 

Our Speakers

Bryan Villarin started helping in the WordPress.org forums in 2004, and got a WordPress.com account the following year. Before getting hired by Automattic in February 2012, he was a Computer Network Assistant at a pro bono law firm, part-time college student, year-round volunteer coach for boys between K-6 (football, basketball, baseball, and soccer), freelance portrait/wedding photographer, and bass guitarist in a professional garage band. Now, he loves helping people at WordPress.com, and spending his free time with his lovely wife and precious cats.

 

Suzette Franck is the WordPress Evangelist at (mt) Media Temple, where she educates and advocates for WordPress and the WordPress Community. She typically attends 2-3 WordPress Meetups a week, and has spoken at 4 WordCamps this year: Phoenix, San Diego, Miami, and Reno; and will be speaking at her fifth in Seattle in June. She blogs frequently at suzettefranck.com about WordPress and is a regular contributor on WPWatercooler.com. She enjoys teaching about the wonders of WordPress and finding better ways to do things with it. She loves learning about web development and digging into code, which she has been doing for over 18 years. She discovered WordPress 5 years ago and has used it to create over 200 websites with a variety of designs and requirements, mostly with hand-coded custom themes, and is showing no signs of stopping.

 

Belsien Thomas has been building websites using WordPress since 2006 (since version 2.x). He has over 12+ years of experience in Web technology, dating back to launching his first online learning startup at age 17. He has helped community users, clients, and major brands achieve their online goals through using WordPressHe is an active member of theWordPress community and has spoken at WordCamp LA and has given talks on advanced WordPress topics such as Performance tuning, eCommerce, and Multisite at prior Meetup’s. He has started his own blog athttp://wppowerguide.com where he shows people the power and flexibility of using WordPress in ways other than a typical blog. He has also put together free a WordPress training series at http://buildyourwpsite.com.

 

Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency,Purple Pen Productions. In 2012 she published jQuery for Designers with Packt Publishing. She founded and runs the jQuery LA Users' Group and together with Noel Saw she heads up the Southern California WordPress User’s Group, organizing WordPress meetups, help sessions, and workshops. In 2010, she worked as technical reviewer onWordPress 3 Complete by April Hodge Silver. She makes her online home at nataliemac.com.

 

Cost

Thanks to our generous sponsors, this meetup is free for all to attend.

 

Prizes

Once again, thanks to our sponsors, we'll have prizes to give away. Come out for WP Engine tshirts, WP Engine stickers, WordPress books, and a ticket to WordCamp Orange County.

 

Sponsors

WooThemes

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.

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Kleverdog Coworking

Thank you to Kleverdog Coworking for hosting us at their cozy, gorgeous space. Please thank them on Twitter - @kleverdogcowork or like them on Facebook.

WP Engine

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.

 

Location and Parking

Metered street parking is available on Hill and Broadway Streets. There is also a paid parking lot at 420 Bernard in Bamboo Plaza with reasonable rates, or another lot on Broadway. For public transit, we are a couple of blocks from the Chinatown Gold Line station, and multiple bus routes go up and down Hill and Broadway. For up-to-date parking information the night of the event, please check parkme.com or use ParkMe's iPhone or Android app (see links above).

Map to help you find us

http://bit.ly/qy8Xkj... kleverdog coworking is located in an alleyway between Hill and Broadway; just a couple doors down from Phoenix Bakery on Broadway. Look for the bright red door with the 418 address -- we're on the second floor.

 

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  • Harvey L.

    Immensely informative with exactly what I needed.!

    July 3, 2013

  • Belsien

    Great seeing everyone in person, here are my slides for setting up WordPress on Amazon EC2 with Bitnami. Enjoy!

    http://www.slideshare.net/belsien/wordpress-on-amazon-ec2

    May 23, 2013

  • Bryan V.

    Here are my slides for moving from WordPress.com to a self–hosted (WordPress.org) site:

    http://u.narf.me/2S1V0N1V261t

    1 · May 23, 2013

  • Joe B.

    Sorry I had to miss this. Are the charts available someplace on-line?? Thanks. Joe

    May 22, 2013

  • Rick Plumley at B.

    Any WordPress developers looking for freelance work? I have several websites to design and need some experienced WP help to develop them. Please connect me ASAP if interested:[masked] [masked]

    May 22, 2013

  • emil s.

    This was a very practical and useful presentation for both myself and my Guest Harvey Liss. Thanks to all the presenters for their excellent work. Can someone post a link to the four slide sets so that they are all in one post? The slide sets contained links and information about various useful products that many of us may or may not have had a chance to jot down.

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • Suzette F.

      I think I know Harvey from OC, but never met him in person, bummer!

      May 22, 2013

    • Harvey L.

      Indeed! Everything was familiar about you except your last name. I'll send you an email. BTW, yours was a great presentation. All the presenters fit perfectly into my immediate needs. Harvey (harveybronx)

      May 22, 2013

  • Terri L.

    Fantastic! Everyone had such great information. Thank you all!

    May 22, 2013

  • Suzette F.

    Awesome information! I loved the part on AWS!

    May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. Exactly the insight I needed. Thank you!

    2 · May 22, 2013

  • linh p.

    informative with many great technical tips.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Jan von H.

    This was another really informative meetup, all good presenters with lots of good tips and tools that complimented each other. Thank you to all the presenters.

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • Bryan V.

    So much information. I loved it!

    1 · May 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Natalie for the great Wordpress Advanced Topics and the great Presenters. Lots of good Wordpress Site Moving Information and the amazing Amazon Web Services. Awesome!

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Federico H

    Really insightful presentations.. looking forward for more. Thank you Natalie

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Graeme

    Fantastic, these are like university classes except they are taught by people in the trenches with cutting edge daily knowledge, many of the students are working in the field, there is delicious free food, and the whole deal is free! Oh yes, the class claps after each lecture.

    2 · May 21, 2013

  • Gregory D.

    OMG I don't believe it. I was so excited to come to this event and learn more about migrating. My biggest issue in using word press is migration. I left the house early got a good parking space, didn't eat a big dinner because Natalie always puts out a great spread. Met a a bunch of really cool people. I wondered "where was Natalie?". I met an author and then a blogger. Then this woman with black hair stands up and starts introducing the evening and guests. And then it hits me. There was like three small pizza boxes (empty) and a ridiculously long line for ice-cream. I was at the wrong meet up. It was too late. I'd already spent a half hour talking to people and getting biz cards. I'd never make it downtown in time. Where's the presentation cards? How was the food? What was the wp news? who won the passes to wp oc? What's next month?

    May 21, 2013

  • Phyllis

    Thank you Suzette! Great information, that was what I was looking for.

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • kevin

    I am looking for a Wordpress Developer to help build a few sites. I have information on the design specs. Please contact me directly at[masked]-2981. I live in Gardena and I work at LA Live/Staples Center. Sorry I couldn't make it today.

    May 21, 2013

  • Bryan V.

    TextWrangler is a free text editor (with search and replace functionality) for OS X, since you'll probably not want to open an SQL file with TextEdit. ;)

    http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/index.html

    2 · May 21, 2013

  • Bryan V.

    You can test DNS propagation here:

    http://www.whatsmydns.net/

    And steps on flushing your DNS cache for Windows, OS X, and Linux here:

    http://www.whatsmydns.net/flush-dns.html

    1 · May 21, 2013

  • Suzette F.

    Here are my slides for tonight's presentation on Migrating Self-hosted WordPress: https://speakerdeck.com/suzettefranck/migrating-self-hosted-wordpress

    2 · May 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My apologies..

    May 21, 2013

  • Arthur K.

    Frustrated to have to bow out of this one because of work commitments that are running into the eve. I was looking forward to it. So let somebody else take my spot.

    May 21, 2013

  • Toby H.

    Argghh!!! Work strikes again so I'll have to bow out of this one.

    May 21, 2013

  • Karen M.

    Sorry...Can't make it tonight. Makes room for someone on the wait list. Enjoy and see everyone next time.

    May 21, 2013

  • Toni R.

    Sadly my plans changed. I hope this topic will be offered again soon.

    May 21, 2013

  • howard h.

    Sorry however living in Lompoc does have its downside, driving. I just found out to late to make it happen. Please take me off the waiting list. Thanks

    May 21, 2013

  • kevin

    I am looking for a Wordpress Developer to help build a few sites. I have information on the design specs. Please contact me directly at[masked]-2981. I live in Gardena and I work at LA Live/Staples Center. If I can get off the waitlist, I hope to meet with you tomorrow. Thanks.

    May 20, 2013

  • Hayley K.

    Sorry to back out. Have to go out of town suddenly. Catch you next month.

    May 19, 2013

  • Gregory D.

    Move it on up!

    May 8, 2013

  • Harvey L.

    I'm Emil's mystery guest.

    May 2, 2013

  • emil s.

    Guest Name: Harvey Liss

    May 2, 2013

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