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Northwest Valley - Arizona WordPress Group

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LOCATION CHANGE FOR AUGUST
Unfortunately Elevate was booked for this month, so we are meeting at Golelet A.C. Beuf Community Center on Pinnacle Peak. Just one exit before Happy Valley off the I-17, it is pretty close to Elevate.

**Our location is generously sponsored by Headway Themes. **

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Meeting Agenda

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6:30pm
Introductions: Who are you? What are you working on? What brings you to the meetup?  

Due to the holidays in November and December, we've changed our meeting day to the 4th Tuesday those months.

6:50pm
Open Forum — This is the time to ask your questions, share a new favorite tool/plugin/website, blog or twitter feed you follow or tell us about an upcoming event

7:10pm
YouTube Tips & Tricks 
presented by Ita Udo-Ema of View from Above. Ita is a seasoned YouTube veteran and he is going to share his top tips with us.

7:50pm
Creating a Social Presence
presented by Brandy Lawson of TekGrl. A Facebook page does not a social presence make! Brandy will be covering the 3 things you must do before you make social profiles, how to establish your social presence and how to make WordPress the engine for your content.

8:10pm
General networking, chit-chatting, cleanup, and head out.

The building closes at 8:30pm, so we need to be headed for the door at 8:15pm.

After-Party (well, at least food & drinks)
Since we'll be ending early, Mark & I are planning to head to Humble Pie after the meetup. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Humble Pie is just up 39th Ave on Happy Valley
3890 W Happy Valley Rd
Glendale, AZ

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With all the other great WordPress Meetups, there is lots of fantastic content (which you should check out on the website), so here is what you can expect from our meetups...

Our focus will be to help beginners to power-users with:

• Fast/Convenient/Easy ways to work with WordPress
• What to do once you have a site (ie. how to get people to your site)

Of course, we are here to help you get all your WordPress questions answered too.

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  • Brandy L.

    I mentioned the WordPress Facebook group at the meeting, there is also an Arizona WordPress Meetup page. So head on over and "like" it to see info & announcements

    https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaWordPress

    Facebook Group: WordPress PHX (request to join)

    2 · September 4, 2014

  • Brandy L.

    FYI - Slide Decks for previous meet ups can be found at: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BztvwKaflG5vcnc4dEtsQWdJbUk&usp=sharing

    September 2, 2014

  • Mike F.

    I enjoyed meeting everyone. I was only able to stay for part of the meeting, but I did like what I saw while I was there. Thank you guys, I look forward to the next meeting. mike

    2 · August 29, 2014

  • Carla

    Just wanted to say that I have spent the day looking at online scheduling apps. OMG there are a lot of options. So far I am liking Tunengo - any thoughts?

    1 · August 29, 2014

  • Brandy L.

    There was a brief discussion regarding local development environments last night. FYI - an article on some options there:
    http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/testing-environment-wordpress/

    August 29, 2014

  • Tina

    Thank you Brandy and Mark for getting this meetup together and finding the space. And Thank you Ita for presenting. I found out a few new tips. I'm excited to have Tuesdays for the rest of the year, that means I'll definitely be able to make them:) You guys keep me motivated!

    1 · August 29, 2014

  • Brandy L.

    Many thanks to Ita for being our guest speaker and sharing his YouTube knowledge!

    August 29, 2014

  • John T.

    It was a OK Meetup but my friend and I were disappointed that Social Media was not covered as advertised especially since we came all the way from Tempe...

    August 29, 2014

    • Mark R.

      Dominic, about a year and a half ago I also felt "old" for not understanding what everyone was talking about at my first Wordpress Meetup. Now Wordpress is a great tool that I use every day. The Wordpress community has been a great resource.

      August 29, 2014

    • Brandy L.

      Sorry to disappoint John. Unfortunately we weren't able to just run long due to the constraints of our location. We loved having you!

      1 · August 29, 2014

  • Ava W.

    Another valuable session with lots of good Q & A and an informative presentation on getting started with YouTube.

    1 · August 29, 2014

  • Bart B.

    This is an interesting group, and great to have it in the northwest Valley. Thanks.

    2 · August 29, 2014

  • Carla

    great! Inspiriing. I have an idea how to get vids up on youtube now.

    2 · August 29, 2014

  • Mark R.

    Thanks to everyone who came out and for your participation.
    Special thanks to Ita Udo-Ema for the very helpful info
    about Youtube marketing.

    (I'll be glad to be back at Elevate Coffee next month)

    1 · August 28, 2014

  • Aaron S.

    Fantastic!

    1 · August 28, 2014

  • Brandy L.

    FYI - if you missed the iThemes Security Training last week, the videos are available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChPXycSAGDUzBF-xMzMq6uA

    August 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hate to miss this one, but it's our 16th wedding anniversary and my wife would be very unhappy if I didn't take her out. Next time!

    2 · August 26, 2014

  • Seth C.

    Sorry, I have to skip this one, I have some deadlines this week for work I have to focus on.

    August 24, 2014

    • Brandy L.

      We'll miss having you. Hope you get all your work done.

      August 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have yet to attend a meeting, but have not done so as yet. Out of town for this meeting date.

    August 22, 2014

    • Brandy L.

      Hi Don - we do attempt to do Google On Air Hangouts for the meeting, which means you can join virtually from the Arizona WordPress Meetup Google+ page and find the recording there after the meeting: https://plus.google.co...­

      August 24, 2014

  • Mark R.

    Seth talks about taxonomies frequently.
    This is the best explanation of what they are that I have come across.

    http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/wordpress-taxonomies-a-guide-for-the-average-user

    August 19, 2014

  • Brandy L.

    FYI - iThemes is doing a 2 day free, virtual workshop on WordPress security basics Wednesday and Thursday this week. It starts tomorrow at 11am Arizona time. It is 2 hours each day. You can get the details and register here: http://ithemes.com/2014/08/12/learn-basics-wordpress-security-august-20-21/

    August 19, 2014

    • Andrea S.

      Thanks Brandy - I just registered :)

      1 · August 19, 2014

  • Ruth Ann M.

    To clarify, this is an excellent group focusing on less technical issues of interest to writers who use WP and want to gain more skills using it. Great meeting space too.

    1 · July 31, 2014

    • Mark R.

      Thanks Ruth Ann.

      July 31, 2014

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Our Sponsors

  • Gangplank

    Thank you to Gangplank for allowing us to use their meeting space.

  • Skyhook Internet Marketing

    Special thanks to Skyhook for sponsoring the AZ WordPress Birthday Party

  • SiteLock

    SiteLock® is the global leader in website security solutions.

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