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August Pasadena WordPress Meetup

Wow. August! That went by somewhat quickly, huh? Crazy!

Well this is the last general meetup before WordCamp Los Angeles! Did you guys get your tickets yet? There's less than 100 left for sale. So get yours before it sells out. Definitely an event not to miss! http://2014.la.wordcamp.org/tickets/

As you may know this meetup is focused on the roundtable Q/A format with time for networking and one on one discussion after.

If you plan on attending this meetup have questions in mind. Be ready to share you knowledge or most vexing problems. WordPress users of all stages will be on hand to help you out

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  • Geoff W.

    Another great meetup. Nathan let the conversations go on a little longer than usual and it all worked out well.

    August 17, 2014

  • Peter P.

    And Part 2:

    Calendar plugins
    • sucking load time 
    • P-3 profiler (by go daddy) will tell you which plugins are responsible
    • every calendar plus 1

    Site optimizing

    • GTMetrix.com
    • WPMU - Smush-it Optimizes images in your media library.

    Favicons

    • icongen.com

    Best hosting

    • siteground
    • endurance international
    • hostgator
    • MediaTemple

    WP All Import — plugin
    • is it possible to import comments

    backup and restore (transfer)

    • backup buddy
    • wpMigratedb - nathan

    Plugin for adding text / meta data to an image (often lightbox)

    • Meet my team
    • easy fancy box (pulls metadata)

    At the dinner the Book "Zen and the Art of motorcycle maintenance” was brought up as a philosophical approach to dealing with life and business.

    4 · August 15, 2014

    • Martin M

      Thanks for posting your notes.

      August 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It mas lovely to meet new faces last night and see familiar ones :) Thank you to everyone for sharing your knowledge and tips.

    2 · August 15, 2014

  • Peter P.

    Okey dokey, here's my notes - Part 1:

    Wordpress Pasadena Date:[masked] 

    Google Translate for websites - converts from english to german and back.

    Resources for learning Wordpress

    Youtube - Wordpress 
    Tyler Moore 
    Morten Rand-Hendrickson - Tutorials 
    Digging Into Wordpress - Book 
    Chris Coyier - Css Tricks  
    Lynda.com Discussion on pricing and scope

    Article mentioned by Pete

    http://www.poststat.us/wordpress-website-cost/

    Natalie - needs speaker for Genesis
    • Geoff does Genesis
    • Dr. Carol Marcus texted me back to say she is will to give a talk on this but that we have to provide security in case Khan shows back up.

    Security Plug ins & Stuph
    • Backup buddy
    • bitnami - vs desktop server
    • Hardening Wordpress - on the codex
    • google 2 factor authentication
    • ithemes - forces secure passwords
    • Start ssl - free ssl keys
    • Sucuri - security scanning service & real time screening
    • Cloud Flare - CDN Proxy

    project management
    • Asana
    • Trello
    • Basecamp

    4 · August 15, 2014

  • Martin M

    Forgot it is my niece's b-day. Can't miss that.

    August 13, 2014

  • Connie N.

    Embarrassed to be canceling yet again (summer's tough for me). See you at next month' meeting AND at WordCamp!

    August 13, 2014

  • David S.

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it as I am out of town. See you guys at WordCamp!

    August 11, 2014

  • John G

    Sadly I must skip for August. It falls on a friend's birthday celebration.

    August 5, 2014

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