Northwest Valley - Arizona WordPress Group

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Every 4th Tuesday of the month

Elevate Coffee Co

2530 West Happy Valley Road (Shops at Norterra) · Phoenix, AZ

How to find us

We're in the Norterra conference room. Feel free to grab a snack or beverage before the meeting.

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5:30pm - Pre-Meeting Help Me Hour
Come early and bring your specific question and problems for 1-on-1 assistance. Experienced WordPress volunteers will be on-hand to help you solve them.

When? We meet the 4th Tuesday each month, 6:30pm is the official start but the pre-meeting "Help Me" Hour begins at 5:30pm.

Where? Elevate Coffee Company ( in the Norterra Shopping Center at Happy Valley & I-17.

Need directions? Here's a Google Map with the exact location (

**Our location is generously sponsored by: Defiant Inc., Makers of the WordFence Security plugin (**

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 is to help beginners to power-users with:

• Fast/Convenient/Easy ways to work with WordPress (and still do it right)
• What to do once you have a site (i.e. how to get people to your site, a.k.a. marketing)

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

Meeting Agenda

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

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

WordPress Settings
Brian Murpy - OnSiteWP

Many behaviors of WordPress can be traced back to its settings.
Brian will walk us through the core WordPress Settings screens.
This talk is geared at helping beginners get the correct boxes checked to have a solid foundation for their website.

Veteran users may also learn something new if they haven't looked at these screens in a while.
We will talk about the basic settings for Reading, Writing, Screen Options, the new WordPress 5.2 Site Health Tools and more.
You won't want to miss it!

Adapting to the Block Editor: Strategies & Tips
Dave Ryan -

Change is constant, change is hard. When I first started using the new WordPress Block Editor (codenamed Gutenberg), it wasn't love at first use — I was faster and more comfortable with the Classic Editor.

Then last summer my boss threw down a challenge:
produce content each day for 30 days with the new editor.
During that journey, I honed techniques and used features that made it impossible to go back.

In this presentation I'll share tips, strategies and Plugins to master the Block Editor and new features to expect in the coming months and years.

General networking, chit-chatting, cleanup, and head out.

Elevate closes at 9PM, so we usually head over to a local restaurant for some snacks, beverages (adult and otherwise) and more great conversation.