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Tech Request Roundtable and more

Building on the momentum of our great January session (thanks to all the new faces who joined us!), we're going to try something new for February. We're calling it Tech Request Roundtable -- it's a little bit like a mini hack-a-thon and a little bit like the Happiness Bar from WordCamp Philly. Bring your laptop, bring those little WordPress snags, hiccups and issues that you just can't solve yourself and join us as we try to work through as many as we can as a group.

We still aim to have a couple of short presentations (5 minutes) to start the meetup, so please get in touch with Liam if you have an idea or a presentation you'd like to deliver.

[6:30] Drinks + Networking

[7:00] Welcome + Introduction

[7:10] CDNs and the WordPress Environment -- by Mike Shirk

[7:15] s2Member plugin -- by How Carson

[7:20] Tech Request Roundtable

[8:00] Return to Drinks + Networking

Please do invite people to join Phily 'burbs WordPress Meetup and to take part in Twitter conversations using #burbswp.


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  • How C.

    Thanks Vince for the links! It was a good meeting; I like the Tech Request Roundtable format.

    Following up on my comments about S2Member, there are good explanatory videos available, including an 11 minute introduction on ( and more on S2Member is a good solution for monetizing content and can be used to enable recurring subscriptions or single instance sales (such as to access a white paper or training video). The free version integrates easily with PayPal; the pro version extends the range of merchant processor options.

    If you use it, please let me know ... I'm always interested in seeing sites that are good examples of what can be done with WordPress.


    February 14, 2013

  • Vincent D.

    There was some conversation about image maps in WordPress during our meeting. I just found the resource I mentioned so I wanted to share a link and a video on how it was done.

    It has changed slightly since I used it last but it seems to still have great functionality.

    Neither the video or software are mine. Just sharing the resource.


    February 13, 2013

  • Marc A. G.

    I'm sorry I missed it too. Be there next time......I hope!

    February 12, 2013

  • Samantha S.

    So sorry to miss this one. Were there any take-aways or other presentations to share?

    February 12, 2013

    • Liam D.

      Hi Samatha - you were missed. I look forward to seeing you next month. Details to follow in due course.

      February 12, 2013

    • Liam D.

      In the meantime, here's a link to the slides that Mike Shirk put together about CDN:


      February 12, 2013

  • Marguerite E.

    Great. Loved the problem solving format. And thanks to the speakers for informative presentations.

    February 11, 2013

  • Vincent D.

    Very informative. Met some great people.

    February 11, 2013

  • Jeanne G.

    Great meetup! Sorry I wasn't further along with what I was trying to do, but I think the information I got and the few things that How showed me will be enough to get me started. Thank you!

    February 11, 2013

  • John D.

    There was a lot of great interaction among people who know WordPress very well. Great information.

    February 11, 2013

  • Michael F.

    Sorry guys, missed the meeting tied up in No. NJ will catch you all at the next one.

    February 11, 2013

  • Samantha S.

    No laptop... will come out to the next one. Have fun!

    February 7, 2013

  • Bob G.

    need help with getting my Thesis 2.0 going again - updated it - applied a skin and its toast - any ideas would be appreciated it - thanks

    February 7, 2013

  • Marc A. G.

    I'm there!

    February 5, 2013

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