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Beginner's WordPress

  • Needs a date

  • Needs a location

  • What about those of us that have no wordpress experience but would like to? Are there any day or weekend meetups where you can have us walked through it?

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  • Chris K.

    A quick update on planning. We had about 40 responses to the survey ( Most folks would like:

    -Host it on a Saturday
    -Somewhere mid-St. Louis County
    -Happy to bring their own computer
    -Would pay about $30
    -Would like the materials to be online

    A rough class size would be between 40 and 60 folks.

    So that helps us figure out some rough numbers. I'm going to send an email to the folks who said they'd be interested in helping plan and setup a Google Hangout to discuss the next steps. If you'd like to get involved, please let me know and I'll include you in the conversation.

    August 12

  • Chris K.

    In case you didn't see my email, we're going to try and put together a one-day introduction to WordPress event. I'm asking folks to help us with planning by taking this short survey. If you have not already, please fill it out.

    July 27

  • yonghe


    July 24

  • Ebone

    I raise my hand ✋ as a fresman in Wordpress.
    Need help.

    July 23

  • Chris K.

    One of the ideas we've been kicking around is to host a day-long WordPress intensive workshop that would cover everything from getting started, setting things up, themes & plugins, and maybe even some basic customization. To do it right we'd have to bring some folks in, rent space, etc - meaning it wouldn't be a free event, but affordable. Is this something you'd like to see?

    6 · August 5, 2014

    • yonghe

      Yes. I am interested.

      December 25

    • Jenna M.


      July 11

  • Julie

    I would attend this event too. Count me in!

    July 6

  • Kim B.

    I am at the same place as Jennifer and Keenan!!!

    July 6

  • Jennifer

    Basically, I'm in the same situation as Keenan H. Need help!

    July 6

  • Keenan H

    Hello! I'm relatively new to WordPress, and I have a website running on Wordpress. Sad part is my webmaster, has left me all of a sudden, now I need help in understanding WordPress. Plus, I'm also looking for a potential someone proficient in WordPress to assist me.

    June 27

  • John A.

    I would like to attend this event. We have a new mobile app making plugin to share.

    June 24

  • Barbara M.

    I'm excited to have new friends who also love wordpress.

    May 12

  • Kim B.

    I would be very interested in attending an event like this!

    January 20

  • Apple V.

    I would be very interested in participating this workshop since I am in the process of rebuilding my company website and would like to learn how to use WordPress Platform to build a website. Please keep me posted. Thank you!

    1 · December 23

  • Barry K.

    (BTW, the name of the group is misspelled "Begginer's." Should be "Beginner's," and it's better to put the apostrophe after the "s" to convey plural possessive. Also, the "w" and "p" should be capitalized. Contact Meetup about how to make these changes, if you want. Maybe you could use my writing/editing/proofreading services in exchange for some website building consultation?????) <grin>

    October 23

    • Eric J.

      Barry, the title has been corrected. This was not an official meetup, but merely one suggested by someone in the group. We have 2 meetups that meet every month. The first is the General Meetup geared towards beginners, meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. The other is the developers meetup that meets on the 4th Monday of every Month. Also, if there is someone really wanting to put on a "beginners" meetup, feel free to do so. Someone just needs to suggest a time/place and I'm sure some folks will be knocking on the door. :)

      1 · October 23

    • Barry K.

      Awesome saucesome.

      October 24

  • Barry K.

    Janice G.'s suggestion is good. The cost of a room at the County Libraries is $10/meeting, and typically you have to participate in their "lottery" system. But there are also exceptions to that.

    I'm interested in this group as well, as I've heard great things about WordPress but haven't begun dabbling yet.

    October 23

  • yonghe

    Westport area, Maryland Heights area, Creve Coeur area....

    October 18

  • Steve E.


    October 1

    • Steve E.

      Sure thing, hope this is better, always helps to look up once and a while to see what you are typing. Don't see you 'mailing ;list' - can you direct it to me?

      October 1

    • Eric J.

      Steve, you can send an email to this address: [masked]

      October 6

  • Ted P.

    I wouldn't try to under cut St. Louis WordPress meetup user group for anything. It has been and I hope always will be a valuable resource for me. For those WP newbies who need extra help getting started (I consider myself among them), this may be a good extra resource for you. St. Louis County Library has available Lynda online training courses available for free to those who have a SLCL card. I believe the current basic subscription rate for Lynda is $25/month. I have heard nothing but favorable reviews about Lynda. It has been a while since I last looked but I am confident Lynda has more than one WordPress course at several levels of competence. A link to help you get started:

    October 1

  • Steve E.

    Hi, I am a brand new novice to WordPress that doesn't know his left from right, and really needs to get with other newbies to get all the correct information, and soon I hope. Having bad experiences right now that need to be corrected as soon as possible. [masked].

    October 1

  • Steph Z.

    What's the status of this event?

    August 12, 2015

  • Anjellea G.

    I'm a newbie to WordPress. Interesting, I was in the question, how can build a Website from scratch? As I was looking at meetup, my eyes were drawn to this sight. Amazing how things show up when you least expect it. I've been hesitant to use WordPress because it appears very complex and complicated to me. I'm not computer savoy nor really drawn to creating a website, however, I heard that WordPress is best to use for your business. I'm so glad and grateful to have found this sight. Looking forward to meeting people who are like minded and those that are educated in this field of creating websites. Thank you. Namaste

    July 26, 2015

  • Bill W

    I REALLY need to build a website in word press that i can update very frequently with pictures and post regular blogs.....HELP!

    June 14, 2015

  • Melantha N.

    I am in great need of tutoring on using a Wordpress plugin on my site which I recently purchased. Anyone knowledgeable on using plugins? I am very new to Wordpress so any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    April 29, 2015

  • Michael R

    Very interested in Metro-East (IL) beginner group starting. Fairview Heights possibly?

    April 28, 2015

  • Amy H.

    Any news on this event?

    March 31, 2015

  • Nikki H.

    I teach at SWIC in Belleville, IL. If you wanted to have it on this side of the river I am sure I could get us classroom space.

    December 13, 2014

    • Nile F.

      We've got the Southern Illinois WordPress Meetup on our side of the river... might want to hook up with us as we are looking for more locations.

      2 · December 16, 2014

    • Nikki H.

      Sounds Great!

      January 6, 2015

  • Mary Beth Christ S.

    Just what I've been looking for. Will keep an eye out for when the date is posted.

    November 21, 2014

  • Carl H.

    I have experienced in HTML and CSS but the world is moving toward WordPress. I don't wish to be left behind! LOL

    August 5, 2014

  • Chris(topher) B.

    I'd be interested in a beginners meet up. I'd eve by the first beer for the WP Veteran that take on my newbie questions

    August 4, 2014

  • Chris K.

    Great suggestion!

    We have two monthly meetings right now. The first is a general meetup where we cover more broad topics. Past topics have included how plugins work, what's new in the latest version, security best practices, etc.

    The second is geared toward developers and professionals who use WP as part of their daily work - everything from developing new themes and plugins to extending WordPress in new and exciting ways.

    The challenge in organizing a beginners meetup is multifaceted. Developers generally aren't interested and it's hard to gauge how many newcomers will attend. Our audience is a mixed bag of knowledgeable, learning, and people new to WordPress. We have discussed WP basics in past general meetings, and are open to doing so again, especially if there is enough interest. I personally love to present on the topic. I'd be happy to bring it up to the larger group in January for discussion. I hope you can come and add your voice to the group.

    December 29, 2013

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