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WordPress is a CMS, Dammit!

If you think that WordPress is just a blogging engine or you're trying to convince your boss or a stakeholder otherwise you need to hear this talk!

WordPress isn't just a blogging engine anymore, it's an extremely capable application framework. If you love posts, categories, and tags, picture a custom post type for your products or services. WordPress is capable of running a website with different types of content, objects, taxonomies, meta-data and relationships between objects.

Aaron Holbrook (@aaronjholbrook) will demonstrate why WordPress is a great solution to handle any type of content management you can dream up... damnit.

FOOD: We will have food and drinks available, hence the $10 charge per person.

SEATING: If you can bring your own folding chair, that would be outstanding. This will be our 2nd day in our new office and while most things will be in order, we may not have enough chairs for everyone. Thank you for your understanding!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Just leaving now... sorry I'll be late :)

    March 19, 2013

  • Tim Z.

    I just realized that, even though I signed up, I can make it either because I got pulled into a job last minute! Next one, I will

    March 19, 2013

  • Peter G.

    My knee is giving me a lot of trouble today.

    March 19, 2013

  • Jeremy H.

    I can't make it tonight. I just got back into town and I have a pile of work to sort through. I will try for next time.

    March 19, 2013

  • Tim Z.

    I'm an interactive media designer and developer for 20+ years, looking to meet some like-minded people in the industry. See www.noinkinc.com for my work. See you there!

    March 19, 2013

  • Michael M.

    Sorry I will be unable to attend

    March 18, 2013

  • Rick M.

    Sorry to have to miss it this time

    March 18, 2013

  • Marianne G.

    Sorry - I am out of town mon-wed that week - hopefully next time!

    March 3, 2013

  • Heather A.

    Hi all - I had to reschedule this a ways out. Next week is the WordPress North Side Meetup and the week after I'm out of town. Hopefully this new date works for everyone - 3/19. Thanks!

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So is this still happening tonight as far as everyone knows (in regards to the weather)? I am totally down (or up) for driving, just making sure I'm not driving for nothing. :)

    February 26, 2013

    • Heather A.

      Nope...sent a note earlier. Drive safe!

      1 · February 26, 2013

    • Heather A.

      Sorry unclear. Event is cancelled :-)

      February 26, 2013

  • Heather A.

    Event is cancelled! Drive safe!

    February 26, 2013

  • Alan M.

    I was hoping to be there, but the Grayslake ones are when I have to be in Winfield (Central DuPage Hospital) just like the Evanston ones are when I have to be in Crystal Lake.

    February 25, 2013

  • Vince

    Hello all! I'm looking for a stable membership plugin for our site. Anyone with experience on DAP, Wishlist, Magicmembers, etc?

    February 8, 2013

    • Heather A.

      I've used S2 Member quite a bit and love it. The free version allows you to give it a shot and only buy the Pro if you need its features. DAP is a BEAST to work with and should probably only be used if you know for sure you need something specific that only IT offers. I have one client on Wishlist and they've liked it, but I didn't do anything with the setup so I can't vouch for much more than that on that plugin.

      February 22, 2013

    • Vince

      Heather, thank you for the heads up on this. I think I will follow your lead and try the s2 member for now. I have enough BEASTS to deal with already. BTW, please accept my apology as I won't be able to make it on Tuesday. I have an Installation that has come up. Please let me know when the next one will be. Thx!

      February 22, 2013

  • Peter G.

    After Aarons inspiring example of how to scrape a static site, I went home and promptly decided to re-examine my site and how it should work. I found that WP 3.5 had templates that already had what I was going to incorporate. So giving it a try to remake it based on the template. Has a catalog and shopping cart too! See ya at the meetup.

    February 20, 2013

    • Heather A.

      Peter - we had to change the topic due to time contraints. So sorry about this. But, Aaron and the normal group will be around to answer questions, so feel free to hit us up with anything you may need on Tuesday. Thank you!

      February 22, 2013

  • Aaron H.

    Hi all, if you have any specific questions - please feel free to post them here, so I can make sure to address them during my talk!

    January 18, 2013

  • Peter G.

    I'll be there.

    January 17, 2013

  • Aaron H.

    Heather - I can't make Wednesdays, can you move this to a Tuesday again or a Thursday?

    Thanks - looking forward to it!

    January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can make this now that it is Tuesday! Yay!

    January 15, 2013

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