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January 2013 WordPress Meet-Up

"How to WordPress: The basics" - Part 2 of 2

An introduction to creating your own website (or blog) using WordPress. At the end of this series you should have an understanding of how WordPress works and be able to create a basic site.

Each part will be 2 hours:

In part 1 (November 7th) we: learned about what WordPress is and saw who uses it, got acquainted with the WordPress dashboard, discovered the WordPress settings panel, learned about the different content types and how to add content, including images and video.

In part 2 (January 9th) we will: Do a review of part 1, and then see how to add and manage menus and sidebar widgets, checkout more settings and learn how to adjust your site setup, create and manage users, look at the resources available on, learn how to install and manage plugins.

Presented by Rick Radko, a developer and designer with a passion for finding solutions to difficult design problems.

Meeting Details:

If you want to connect to WiFi, you will need your library card.

Free parking is available on the neighbouring streets after 5:30pm. Check the signs, a couple of the closest streets are limited to 1hr before 7pm.

The classroom is downstairs. Enter the main doors, head left, and down the stairs. (Do not enter into the actual library) Turn right at the bottom of the stairs and follow the halls to the room.

We ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $450/year - Exact Change would be greatly appreciated!


6:00 - General announcements

6:05 - Presentation

8:00 - Q&A, Mingle and Network

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  • Giulio

    Rick, where can I get the slides and any other material for Parts 1 and 2. Are the on the Facebook page?? Thank you!

    February 6, 2013

  • Frieda

    Sorry that I didn't make it - just got back (@ 6:20pm) to discover I had been moved from the Waiting List. Notice of my move was sent this afternoon when I was out. I'm sorry to miss the session.

    January 9, 2013

    • Rick R.

      Hi, no problem, the RSVP waiting list is set to automatic, so as soon as there is a space it moves you over. I expected that a lot of the last minute adds would be too late to make it, but I still helped get a lot more people to the meeting.

      January 10, 2013

  • Amal Z.

    That was great!!!

    January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This Meetup (Jan 2013) was excellent. Things are finally making sense to me! And I'm not half as terrified as I was in 2012! I can do it. That's progress folks. Thanks Rick!

    January 9, 2013

    • Rick R.

      You are welcome!

      January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. Very informative. Very helpful. I could follow the presentation easily. I learned a lot and I was glad to hear the tips about malware, bots and other potential problems.

    January 9, 2013

  • Janie L.

    I won't be able to attend tonight, you can give my seet to someone else. Thank you

    January 9, 2013

  • William D.

    Hi! I would like to attend on my holidays starting Jan.14/2013 until Jan 28/2013 Thank You

    January 8, 2013

  • Tyler S.

    I had fun at the last meetup but based on the number of people wanting to go and the subject matter I will give up spot.

    January 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tyler, as one of the 35 on the waiting list, I thank you : )

      January 8, 2013

  • David S.

    Looking forward to finally coming out

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for creating this meet up - delighted to have found you. Will it matter that I have missed Part I in November? I plan on doing my own research before the 9th...but it may not be the information you already shared. Any chance I could sit next to someone who is fairly comfortable with WP who might be able to fill in any gaps? Thanks.

    December 17, 2012

    • Rick R.

      Hi Linda, I do a review of key points of part 1, so there should be no gaps.

      1 · December 18, 2012

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