WordPress Meetup Jan 2018 - Image optimisation, themes and plugins.


In January we will again be having two talks, presented by our WP Cheltenham members. Please note the new venue - the nearest car park is on North Place.

The time of this meeting may need to be brought forward by half an hour, so please check the time on here before setting off in January.

Talk details:

1. Getting Started with WordPress – Graham Carter

Graham has had a diverse and varied career in radio and TV broadcasting, production, IT and early website design and has now been involved in the making websites for the last 20 years. He is sharing with us his experiences of getting started with WordPress. Graham will be discussing how to choose a suitable theme, what to look for, what is included, pro version availability and support, licensing and the use of child themes. He will also address the issue of plugins - choosing essential plugins to get going, plugin ratings, conflicts and best use policy.

2. Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Images for the Web - Tamara (TammyLynn) Kwan:

Tammy is a freelance photographer working mainly in PR and commercial fields. She also does private and group workshops on photography and digital image processing. Images in your WordPress blog or website are very important, as they are the world's first impression of who you are. Tammy is going to give you a few tips, and show you a few tricks, on how to optimize your images for faster loading times without sacrificing quality.