Past Meetup

Security, Hosting, & Icons!

This Meetup is past

19 people went

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Last month we heard a great talk from Steve all about the Yoast Plugin, and how to get the most out of it, as well as a general Q&A that helped answer a lot of people's questions.

This month we will be back at Tramshed Tech and will be having a main talk along with a couple of lightning talks. Josh will be speaking about securing your WordPress websites without needing programming knowledge to do so. This will be followed up with lightning talks from Davey and Justin. After this, we will have a brief discussion about plans for Christmas and the new year.

As usual, doors will be open from 6:00 and we will aim to get started with our first talk at 6:30.

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Fundamental WordPress Security (without the programming)

By Josh Bedford @joshmbedford

Josh will take us through some WordPress security basics. He will walk us through the configuration and setting up the site so it is best protected. A key way to make sure you are securing your site properly is making sure you are using the right plugins so you can make sure everything is safe and sound. Josh will also go over how not to break your site and what to do when it happens.

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Lightning talk: Using fonts for super sharp icons!

By Davey Brown @DaveyWebShed

In Davey’s lightning talk he will share about the benefits of using icon fonts over images and how that can improve more than just the look of the site. He will share about how to get started using fonts for icons with a handy plugin and how to build custom packages. The talk also includes code snippets of how theme and plugin developers can integrate font icons into their build flow using a couple of packages from npm.

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Lightning Talk: Not all hosting is created equal

By Justin Peebles @Justin_Peebles

Justin will be going over some hosting basics and how to choose who to host your website. Aiming to answer questions like; Why should people pay more for hosting? What are the real differences between hosting packages? What should I look at when choosing the right one for me or advising a client.

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Group chat about Christmas Gathering

We will have a general chat and look to get a group consensus about what we will do for a Christmas get together. And plans going into the new year!