SFV WP First Meet-Up, Word Press Best Practices, CSS and More!

We will be holding our first Meet Up and starting off with a presentation of general WP Best Practices and other topics. We will be meeting in a Panera in Sherman Oaks, so feel free to order food, drinks, etc. Our first meetings will be informal and open to group discussion, presentation of topics and generally a getting settled in and finding out what this group would like to learn, share, explore, etc.
I am told by the Panera in Sherman Oaks that there is a ton of parking behind the building, and that one enters that parking by a lane that runs past the Chipotle... so keep your eyes peeled.

Please contact me if you have topics, questions, subjects etc that you would like to take a look at, or if you are interested in presenting on a topic.

The size of the meetup will be capped, as space could be limited.

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  • Vanessa

    Hi there just wondering if anybody could suggest other site back ups besides Backup Buddy?? Had no idea plugins were so expensive. Are there better ones, cheaper, easier etc or is this the best for the buck. Would luv to know my options (& your faves) before dropping any cash.

    Thnx!

    December 2, 2013

    • Glenn B.

      Lots of talks seem to like BackWPup


      http://wordpress.org/...­

      December 4, 2013

    • Vanessa

      Thanks Glenn...will look into that one as well :)

      December 5, 2013

  • Vanessa

    Happy holidays! Quick question, don't remember where but I recall hearing about a plugin or maybe it's something in the WP dashboard...to work on my site offline? I dunno, maybe it's wishful thinking but about to head on the road for 5 hrs & no internet. All I really need is access to my old posts so that I may edit them. Any info would be great. Thanks so much!

    November 27, 2013

    • Jim K.

      If you are on a Mac, you can use MarsEdit to write offline, and then, when online, it uploads your new content.
      http://www.red-sweate...­

      November 27, 2013

    • Vanessa

      Hi Jim & Joe (cross post) thanks so much to both of u for writing!! Luckily my road warrior is a Mac & mothership is a PC so this is great news!! I ttly spaced it until today as we were heading out the door but sounds like it will def come in handy down the road! Happy Thanksgivig & Thx again!! :)

      November 27, 2013

  • Charles G.

    I met a great group of professionals. I am looking forward to meeting all of you again.

    November 22, 2013

    • Thomas Gregory S.

      Thanks for posting all of these Stacey! Really helpful.

      1 · November 20, 2013

    • Stacey

      Your Welcome! Let me know if I missed something.

      November 20, 2013

  • Jim K.

    It looks like most of the plugins mentioned have been posted, except for plugins that help you manage updates for multiple site. Here are four:
    — ManageWP http://managewp.com/­
    — InfiniteWP http://infinitewp.com/­
    — WP Remote https://wpremote.com/­
    — iThemes Sync http://ithemes.com/sync/­

    November 20, 2013

  • Lucas S.

    Awesome time! Really informative and great group

    November 19, 2013

  • Vince G.

    Looking forward to the next one!

    November 19, 2013

  • Glenn B.

    Nice meet everyone tonight.
    Looks like you're off to a good start.
    Check out the Ventura County Group
    http://www.meetup.com/vcwordpre...­
    It's not that far away and we'd love to have you.

    November 19, 2013

  • Antoine B.

    The meeting was great because the people were great, generous and kind. Lots of usefull information. My only wish would be for it to be more hands on..

    1 · November 20, 2013

    • Thomas Gregory S.

      We are going to try for a hands-on afternoon in December, if everyone's holiday schedules allow

      November 20, 2013

  • Mauricio V.

    Had a great time. Very informative stuff and very helpful people. I'm looking forward to the next one. Thanks again.

    November 20, 2013

  • Vanessa

    Pleasant, helpful & knowledgeable group. Thx everyone for chiming in & adding your two cents to my multitude of questions!! Appreciate it! And thx Thomas for creating this 'local' group!

    November 20, 2013

    • Thomas Gregory S.

      Thanks, glad you liked it and if our schedules allow I will set up a hands-on afternoon in December!

      November 20, 2013

  • Thomas Gregory S.

    Here are the two plug-ins I mentioned:

    Wordpress Backup to Dropbox
    and of course
    Wordpress SEO by Yoast

    Also a great plugin for images, galleries, etc. is NextGen Gallery.

    Hope these help!

    November 20, 2013

  • Stacey

    I really liked hearing about what everyone is trying to accomplish, and the idea of building a website for our group together would give us some hands on experience, and create real world scenarios for issues & how to solve them! Great Meetup! Thank you all for coming

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Stacey

    Hi,
    It was great to meet with everyone & share. I haven't checked these links in 6 months, but they were the best I found at the time and all are still in use. Security http://wordpress.org/plugins/ak...­ http://wordpress.org/plugins/be...­ http://wordpress.org/plugins/wo...­ http://wordpress.org/plugins/6s...­ http://wordpress.org/plugins/bu...­ http://wordpress.org/plugins/ul...­ http://vaultpress.com/­ Backups http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp...­ http://wordpress.org/plugins/wo...­ http://ithemes.com/free-wordpre...­ http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp...­ http://wordpress.org/plugins/ba...­ If I missed something please let me know, out of characters will post another for SEO & text editor hope these help!

    1 · November 19, 2013

  • Douglas E. W.

    Here. Where in the restaurant are we meeting?

    November 19, 2013

  • Vanessa

    Thank you for the group add! Unfortunately it's a shame I can't make this first meeting as there is another Wordpress meeting this same evening that I rsvp'd for. Any idea how often meetings will be taking place?

    November 17, 2013

    • Stacey

      Hi Vanessa, I can try to answer your questions, and also find out if any one else has the answer if I don't know it! Hope to see you there!

      1 · November 19, 2013

    • Vanessa

      Hi Stacey, thx fr reaching out, really appreciate it!! I'll see u in a few hrs. :)

      November 19, 2013

  • Rebecca O.

    I'd love to come but I'll be out of town for a few weeks.

    November 12, 2013

    • Thomas Gregory S.

      Have a great trip and hopefully see you at the next one!

      November 13, 2013

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