WordPress Content for Beginners + How Video Brings Content To Life

Hi WordPressers! WP-SFO is coming back strong in March.

Thanks very much to UStream for generously offering their space for this Meetup!

Thanks also to ParkMe for sponsoring tonight's event. If you are driving, please use ParkMe’s parking maps to help you with parking. You can find parking near UStream by clicking here, or you can use their mobile apps for iPhone and Android.

Austin Gunter (WPEngine) and Hugo Baeta (WordPress.com / Automattic) will be giving a presentation focused on those who are relatively new to WordPress.

Event Summary:

Every one has told you WordPress is easy to use, right?

So you decide to use it for your next project. But now you open WordPress and feel completely lost.

"Should I use Posts or Pages for my content? How do they tie with the Menus? I heard you can create Custom Post Types, I should probably use that right?"

Calm down... breathe. This presentation will walk you through all the options you have to organize your content inside the structures WordPress provides for you, out of the box, and will teach you how to make the most of WordPress for SEO and Marketing.

  1. Posts vs Pages
  2. Post taxonomies: Categories vs Tags
  3. Custom Menus and how they work with the theme
  4. Widgets and alternative sources of content
  5. Custom post types and taxonomies overview

This will be a simple and practical talk about how you can make the most out of what WordPres offers by default.

In addition, UStream will giving us an informative presentation replete with case studies about how video brings words to life.

NOTE: This Meetup is at UStream (410 Townsend Street, #400). We'll be moving the Meetup to Automattic's new space as soon as they're ready for us -- which should be in April! It's gonna be rad, but in the meantime, please UStream is generously permitting us to use their beautiful office just a couple blocks from AT&T park.

See you in a few weeks!

-Team WPSFO

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  • Linda S.

    Great speakers and friendly people!!

    1 · April 8, 2013

  • Hugo B.

    Hey y'all, just shared my slides on Speaker Deck: https://speakerdeck.com/hugobaeta/content-structure-on-wordpress

    Also posted the video on my blog, if anyone wants to write comments with questions and such, feel welcome to! :) http://justhugo.com/2013/03/28/content-structure-in-wordpress/

    Thank you again for joining us last night, it was a true pleasure to speak to you!

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Chariss C.

    Thanks for the meetup! Looking forward to the next one :)

    March 28, 2013

  • Barry R.

    Great Job on the Meetup. Good Info and Networking. Thanks UStream for the support. Nice to see your SF Office. Nice location.

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone, good time. Getting out of the house and seeing other, real people, is refreshing. The curse of working from home.

    I'm looking for a WordPress Mentor if anyone has any interest in bringing on a Junior WordPress person.

    See y'all next time.

    March 28, 2013

  • Phyllis N.

    Nice meeting other people that use WordPress.

    March 28, 2013

  • tanya

    Great to have the live stream! Thanks

    March 28, 2013

  • kathy

    The Ustream recording is difficult to hear/see. Are there slides available? thanks

    March 28, 2013

  • Alexey S.

    Thanks for the meetup! Met interesting people, listen great presentations :)

    March 28, 2013

  • Emanuel P

    Thanks for a good meetup. Not a beginner, still enjoyed talking to and meeting Wordpress people. Thx!

    March 27, 2013

  • Hester G.

    good/interesting content but hard to see and hear. Plenty of food but not enough chairs or even space to get full view of the speaker and the presentation material. Is or can the presentation slides be made available before the meeting?

    March 27, 2013

  • Toni C.

    Lots of good info.

    March 27, 2013

  • Eric

    The pizza and beer were much appreciated. I hadn't eaten all day, going to one place that ran out of what I wanted and another that was closed. So it was a nice surprise in addition to the knowledge.

    March 27, 2013

  • Ed R.

    Great stuff. I'm going to take Ustream out for a whirl as a screencast tool. Didn't know you could do that.

    March 27, 2013

  • john k.

    Great beginner meet up - I enjoyed learning about menu structure - It was also nice to learn more about ustream --
    Thanks to Hugo and the sponsors

    March 27, 2013

  • Ed G. De G.

    Informative...
    Lots of pizza and beer!

    March 27, 2013

  • Suyash J.

    Unfortunately I couldn't attend but when I saw the recorded video, it's really hard to see the content in the slides plus audio quality is really bad. If the speakers can share the slides, it would be much appreciated.

    March 27, 2013

  • Colleen P.

    Sorry. Could not make it.

    March 27, 2013

  • Ari G.

    I just left work. How long is it going on for?

    March 27, 2013

  • Artise H.

    Sorry to cancel at last minute. I now have a 7pm mtg

    March 27, 2013

  • Elisa

    Have decided to watch the live stream since I have so much work to do. Thank you!

    March 27, 2013

  • Alden F.

    Alden from Ustream here. In case you can't make it, we will be streaming it live (and have a recorded video later) at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wordpress-meetup-sfbay looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

    3 · March 27, 2013

    • kathy

      how do we watch it stream?

      March 27, 2013

    • kathy

      thanks...the current link is to a video recorded in 2010.

      March 27, 2013

  • kathy

    Sorry last minute issue with software. How do we watch it stream?

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Sophie

    Sorry will have to pass at the last minute.... thank you so much for streaming this event. See u next time.

    March 27, 2013

  • A. Wahid T.

    It would be much better forme to watch it streaming than to drive over there this time.

    March 27, 2013

  • Patricia A.

    Sorry, unable to attend.

    March 27, 2013

  • Shannon

    can't attend in person. will stream instead.

    March 27, 2013

  • Ady

    Sorry to bail I have last minute plans and a crazy schedule for next week. Catch you all at the next one.

    March 27, 2013

  • Setareh F.

    Sorry, I can't attend please let me know next time. I got ill today :(

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Boo, got a scheduling conflict due to GDC. I (and a lot of others) are hoping this will meeting will be recorded and will be very appreciative. And welcome to the neighborhood!

    March 27, 2013

  • Barry R.

    Best Parking for meeting at Ustream? Street? any low cost parking lots?

    March 26, 2013

  • Richard

    Schedule conflict ... D___ ! Any hopes of a recording? It Is at the Ustream HQ. Please...

    March 26, 2013

  • Tom H.

    conflicting lecture in Monetery

    March 26, 2013

  • Vicki

    Yup, my son's and my blog OopaAndClaus.com could use some dressing up.

    March 22, 2013

  • Barry R.

    Looking forward to the Ustream Presentation

    March 22, 2013

  • Janet H.

    This sounds great - I'll definitely have plenty of questions : )

    www.uniqueindie.com

    March 21, 2013

  • Bonnie B.

    I've got a conflict. Boo hoo. Any chance this will be recorded?
    Grazie.

    March 21, 2013

  • vichai

    I am VERY new with WordPress and I will be there.

    March 11, 2013

  • judy l.

    I want to attend butMarch 27, is a bad date for me will there be a meeting next month? What is the cost?

    March 8, 2013

    • Zach B.

      Maybe.

      March 9, 2013

    • Mark

      It's at UStream, they should be able to provide a feed for you eh!

      March 11, 2013

  • Vinnie I.

    Awesome! See you all there.

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Joanne R.

    Yes, I'm looking forward to this!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Rich G.

    where can I find inexpensive ongoing training on Wordpress in the San Francisco Bay Area?

    March 9, 2013

  • Rich G.

    Looking forward to the meeting!

    1 · March 9, 2013

  • Janet H.

    Would love the help on improving my WP site! www.uniqueindie.com we also feature designer video interviews - so this sounds great!

    March 9, 2013

  • Bernadette

    Looking forward to learning!

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • judy l.

    Will there be a meeting next month? What is the cost?

    March 8, 2013

  • Setareh F.

    Looking forward to

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Fran O.

    Sounds great.

    1 · March 7, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Automattic

    Founded by Matt Mullenweg, Automattic is the creator of WordPress.com

  • WPEngine

    WPEngine generously supports the filming of our Meetup.

  • Exygy

    Exygy designs and builds WordPress sites + offers WP support packages.

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