September 2013 Meetup: Creating a Plan - Strategy For Your WordPress Site

This month we're diving into strategic thinking, addressing topics like:

• Who is your site serving?
• What is the purpose of your site?
• What value are you providing, and how are you providing it?

Get thinking about what you're really doing with your website!

Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how they can apply a simple, standard process to their website projects. While on first pass this may look like a business-oriented topic, it's usable for all kinds of sites - not just businesses.

Our Agenda:

• 2:00-2:15: Welcome and announcements.
• 2:15-2:45: Open discussion about site strategy.
• 2:45-3:00: A structured approach: Audience / Value / Action Plan.
• 3:00-3:10: Break.
• 3:10-4:00: Applying the approach (workshop!)
• 4:00-4:45: Open period for questions and then socializing.
• 4:45-5:00: Wrap up.

This is our final meetup before WordCamp Toronto 2013!

If you haven't registered for #WCTO2013 yet, get goin'! We've got two full days of WordPress content for you this year.

Registration = Only $30!

As always, a big thank you to Brainrider for hosting our meetup group this month.

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  • Jerome S.

    Great discussion on a topic that goes well beyond WordPress.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Brent K.

    Great participatory session. Good job to Andy for facilitating and showing how one might structure the approach to website strategy

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • Peter W.

    Great meetup, learned a lot.

    September 21, 2013

  • Meesh B.

    Woohoo! I'm in! I may be a little late, but I'll be there!

    September 21, 2013

  • Marilyn K.

    Sorry. Something has come up. I can't go today. Please let someone on the wait list take my place.

    September 21, 2013

  • David M.

    Website value proposition is a great topic. I have a few great domains that I am looking for partners on. If you can't make it, please update your RSVP status.

    1 · September 20, 2013

    • Andy M.

      Thought you might dig this one, David. Plan is to hammer through examples from the group so we'll see how that goes. :)

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Kaiser

    When can we expect the topic/agenda for this meeting to be released?

    September 18, 2013

    • Andy M.

      Done! Sorry about that, Kaiser. We've been swamped with WordCamp stuff this month.

      September 19, 2013

  • Leon Wasser MBA, P.

    Is there any way to get my WorPress blog to print in the same format as what I see on my blog?

    September 2, 2013

    • Gerry

      there are some stylesheet-specific settings for this... some sites intentionally disable all styles so nothing comes out.

      September 2, 2013

    • Marilyn K.

      There is also a print friendly plugin that creates a nice, clean PDF for printing posts.

      September 17, 2013

  • Meesh B.

    crap on a stick... I thought I rsvp'd to this one... duh... oh well, I'm on the list ;-)

    September 16, 2013

  • Tom A.

    One of the things we'll be doing at this meetup will be shooting some video of the community (that's YOU) that will be edited into this year's WordCamp Toronto 2013 intro video. We'd love you to be part of it! It's easy and it's fun: we've got a few questions, give us some casual answers and we're done! If you're interested in participating, there's nothing for you to do right now. Just look for the camera guy when you come early to the Meetup on the 21st!

    September 16, 2013

  • Carol P.

    Ever since I changed my permalink I'm having hundreds of crawl errors. A robots.txt that mysteriously appeared is wreaking havoc with my hits from search because my indexing ratio is terrible. I have to work on sooo many things that are beyond me. Will this be a work session?

    September 5, 2013

  • Leon Wasser MBA, P.

    Is there an easy way to export the full contents of a WordPress blog to another WordPress blog?

    September 2, 2013

    • Gerry

      content yes... export/import. if you want all the plugin settings, etc. that's much harder. if it's a stand-alone site Duplicator plugin MIGHT work. if multisite, i have yet to find a good way... let me know if you find one.

      September 2, 2013

  • Leon Wasser MBA, P.

    I would like to learn how to create client response forms, calendar event add-in app and contact info add-in app.

    September 2, 2013

  • Jose G.

    I want to go but I'd like to know what is it going to be about first!

    September 1, 2013

  • Justin D.

    I may come

    August 31, 2013

  • Adam G.

    Just started making my own hours at work so I'm making this one no matter what.

    August 28, 2013

    • Andy M.

      Ha! Sounds good, Adam. :) See you there.

      August 28, 2013

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