What we're about

This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress --- join us! Learn more about WordPress Meetups at https://make.wordpress.org/community/meetups/

Who We Are

We're a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience and to meet other WordPress users in the area. Wordpress powers over 32% of the web and is propelled by contributions from people like you — so get involved and help shape tomorrow.

If you’ve never attended a WordPress Meetup before, here’s what you’ll get:

• The latest news and notes on everything WordPress. From core updates to local events or WordCamps all the way to breaking info on the release of Gutenberg, we’ll try to provide it to you;

• Topical presentations and discussions by the best and brightest in the WordPress community, aka you. We’ll offer topics from advanced level developer specific all the way down to a novice small business owner or individual interested in blogging about their puppies. We've got you covered;

• If you are presenting at a Wordcamp, WordPress meetup or want an audience to bounce a WordPress-related idea off of, we're great listeners; and

• Detailed learning, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities for area local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers.

What are the WordPress Meetup ground rules?

In line with the mission of WordPress, our meetup was established in keeping with the 5 Good Faith Rules on Make WordPress

5 Good Faith Rules of a WordPress Chapter Meetup

1. WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals. All actions taken as an event organizer are with the best interest of the community in mind.

2. Membership in the local meetup group is open to all who wish to join, regardless of ability, skill, financial status or any other criteria.

3. Meetups are volunteer-run with volunteer speakers. In cases where a modest attendance fee might be necessary, this fee should only cover the costs of the meetup and should not be used to pay speakers or organizers.

4. Meetup groups allow events to be organized by any reliable/trusted member of the community.

5. Meetups are welcoming places where everyone works to foster an accepting environment which is free of discrimination, incitement to violence, promotion of hate, and general jerk-like behavior.

( https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/meetup-organizer/meetup-program-basics/#the-five-good-faith-rules ).

We’re a friendly bunch, creating a friendly, nurturing and encouraging environment to talk WordPress.

Upcoming events (5)

Typography Design with Amber Hewitt

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Learn how to use typography on your website with Amber Hewitt.

How to come up with topic ideas your target audience (and search bots) will love

Don’t know what to write about for your small business blog? At this meetup, we’ll discuss how to grow your brand with blog topics that appeal to your target audience.

Integrating version control & staging for WP by Kharron Reid

Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness

- Why developers use Version Control - Benefits of Github for a single developer (and teams) - Basic commands and tools for Github to get started - Using Github to stage your site. - Using Github to reduce errors when moving to Production

Hosting WordPress on Amazon Web Services with Chris De Rosa

Carlsbad Village Yoga and Fitness

AWS is a rich cloud platform which provides services to many types of businesses, from small companies to large Fortune 500 enterprises and government agencies. This presentation will provide an introduction to Amazon Web Services for Wordpress deployments, explaining how AWS makes it easy to build, update, manage, and serve content to your website. The presentation will cover various AWS pricing options, including AWS Free Tier, Pay-As-You-Go, and packaged products, such as Amazon Lightsail. We will also discuss effective ways to manage Wordpress updates, multi-server deployments, and back-up and recovery.

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