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User: Content is King - Creating compelling content on your WordPress site

WordPress sites are all about communicating messages. But sometimes, among design and technical considerations, our messages get a little lost. This Meetup is all about putting the focus back on content. What are the tricks of the trade for making sure your web content is effective and compelling? We’ll discuss what you need to think about when creating copy, simple ways to make sure your content gets read and why writing for the web is different than the writing you did in high school.

Bring your questions, thoughts and ideas!

Bio: Meredith Floyd is a teacher, writer, mother, knitter, ukulele-player, web designer and digital communications specialist with her own business, Six Swans Studios  She’s passionate about clear language, clean design and good beer.

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  • Mary M.

    Thanks Meredith for all the great resources you shared and for all the good practical ideas we can use right away.

    1 · August 19, 2014

  • Mary Anne T. the link for the training. Includes basic WordPress, getting started with WordPress. Training is for Oregon residents only.

    1 · August 19, 2014

  • Cheri C.

    Thanks Meredith for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with us last evening. I admire your ability to connect with your audience while appearing so comfortable in front of a group. Great job!

    August 19, 2014

  • Pete A.

    Great presentation, great group, good information, and lots of fun. Ironically, it helped me realize that my target audience is _thinkers_, but it was so much fun I just couldn't leave. She also mentioned the lean content requirements of the web (people to read, they skim), which would be a great topic for another meeting. Jakob Nielsen studied this extensively:

    Thank you, Meredith!

    August 19, 2014

  • Terri W.

    Meredith did a great job tonight and it was so nice to meet everyone.

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • Daniel P.

    Meredith has that spark of excitement about connecting with people and teaching us about content to reach the thinkers, doers and feelers.

    2 · August 18, 2014

  • Maury H.

    A rescheduled board meeting is going to keep me away from this great session. Wish I could have made it to such an important topic. Thanks!

    August 18, 2014

  • Joshua P.

    Bummed out I cant make it now, I guess I have to get mom in law to the airport..

    August 17, 2014

  • Meredith F.

    Hey everyone! Looking forward to tomorrow's presentation. I've put the slideshow together on Prezi.

    1 · August 17, 2014

  • Stephanie L.

    is there a particular conference room this is at?

    1 · August 13, 2014

    • Michael R.

      You mean next to the elevator bank?

      August 15, 2014

    • Daniel P.

      Yes, next to the elevator bank.

      August 15, 2014

  • Mary Ann A.

    I am looking forward to this!

    August 13, 2014

  • LoriKCR

    Sure wish I could be there! Have fun without me!

    August 12, 2014

  • Jeremy M.

    Is there any opportunity to share our own stories in this meetup? I'd love to speak for 10 mins or so about what I've learned building a successful blog.

    1 · August 6, 2014

    • Daniel P.

      Jeremy, that should be OK during the Q&A time, just a courtesy word of caution about getting too commercial and trying to sell us something...

      1 · August 6, 2014

    • Jeremy M.

      Not a problem actually as I have nothing to sell. Also my blog is non profit, and I'd just like to talk a little about what I've learned. If people enjoy it enough maybe I can request to do a presentation.

      1 · August 6, 2014

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