• Let's Talk Hosting

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    • What we'll do - WordPress Website Hosting: Managed or Not to manage! We will hear from Shelly-Ann on 'The views of a non-budget Entrepreneur' as she looks at the different hosting services available, advantages and disadvantages, some tips on how to choose based on the nature of your business/security features etc. • What to bring A smile and a handshake • Important to know Please RSVP only if you plan to attend as we have limited seats. **Photo: WordPress Mug by Naoko Takano**

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  • Open Chat - Let's Share!

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    • What we'll do Come prepared to tell us what you're working on now with WordPress, and tap into the wisdom of the crowd for any challenges you're struggling with. We also want to know what's happening in the world of WordPress that you're interested in learning more about. • What to bring A smile and a handshake • Important to know Please RSVP only if you plan to attend as we have limited seats. **Photo: WordPress Mug by Naoko Takano**

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  • Why Headless WordPress?

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    • What we'll do Why Headless WordPress? presented by Dominic Summers - What does headless mean for a CMS? Is WordPress headless or can it be? What does that mean and do you need it? What are the use cases for headless WordPress? • What to bring A smile and a handshake • Important to know Please RSVP only if you plan to attend as we have limited seats. **Photo: WordPress Mug by Naoko Takano**

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  • ClassicPress and Containerization with Docker

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    • What we'll do What is ClassicPress and Should you be using it instead of WordPress? Presenter: Adrian Gordon ClassicPress is a community driven copy of WordPress created in response to the recent WordPress 5.0 release (and specifically Gutenburg). In this presentation I will cover what it is, it’s future, and whether or not you should make the switch. Rapidly setup WordPress for local development and deployment Presenter: Oshane Bailey Setting up a local WordPress installation involves multiple steps and sometimes can be very cumbersome, especially when you're setting up your environment for all the languages/tools you’ll need. What if there was a better way to create a local WordPress installation and push to production with versioning and rollback support? It turns out there is. Instead of finding a server environment that meets all of your needs, you can easily install WordPress on your machine using a tool called Docker. • What to bring A smile and a handshake • Important to know Please RSVP only if you plan to attend as we have limited seats. **Photo: WordPress Mug by Naoko Takano**

  • Copywriting and Page Builders

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    "Why Copywriting Matters When Building Your Landing Pages" Presenter: Yvette Haughton Design or copy ... which should come first for better landing page conversion? This is a debate between web designers and copywriters that never gets old. We will be reviewing how copywriting influences design and why developers and designers should work closely with a copywriter when designing landing pages. "When Should Web Developers Use Page Builders" Presenter: Allistair Haughton Page builders get a bad rap from us developers because we can do everything from scratch. But being able to do it doesn't mean that we have to. Plus, page builders can be very handy tools. We're going to review some of the best times for developers to get over the urge to code the design and work with a page builder. • What to bring A smile and a handshake • Important to know Please RSVP only if you plan to attend as we have limited seats. **Photo: WordPress Mug by Naoko Takano**

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  • Multisite movements and more

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    • What we'll do 1. "So you've given up on Multisite..." by Bianca Welds 2. "Getting the Best out of Widget Visibility" by Shadae Trotman • What to bring A smile and a handshake • Important to know Please RSVP only if you plan to attend as we have limited seats. **Photo: WordPress Mug by Naoko Takano**

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  • WordPress Template Hierarchy and Latest Release

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    • What we'll do - We will hear from Kamal Hines on the WordPress Template Hierarchy and how WordPress determines which template file(s) to use on individual pages. - WordPress 5.2 was released yesterday so we will look at what features are included and what they mean for you. • What to bring A smile and a handshake • Important to know Please RSVP only if you plan to attend as we have limited seats. **Photo: WordPress Mug by Naoko Takano**

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  • Ads and Alternative Admin

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    • What we'll do - Learn about how to monetize your site using ads - from setup to your first dollar and what to expect in terms of revenue. - Learn about WP-CLI, the command line interface for WordPress that enables you to update plugins, configure multisite installs and much more, without using a web browser. • What to bring A smile and a handshake • Important to know Please RSVP only if you plan to attend as we have limited seats. **Photo: WordPress Mug by Naoko Takano**

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  • Creating Community and Custom WordPress

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    Tonight's Topics: - Extending WordPress with Custom Post Types and Taxonomies (D'Oyen Williams) - Kickstarting Kingston: Creating a Community (Bianca Welds) • What to bring A smile and a handshake • Important to know Please RSVP only if you plan to attend as we have limited seats. **Photo: WordPress Mug by Naoko Takano**

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  • Get Ready to Speak!

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    We're breaking from our usual schedule to accommodate this speakers' workshop. • What we'll do How to identify potential topics for presentations to WordPress audiences How to prepare a talk even if you've never spoken before How to create slides for your talk Tips for becoming more comfortable speaking in public • What to bring A laptop if you have one • Important to know Please RSVP only if you plan to attend as we have limited seats. **Photo: WordPress Mug by Naoko Takano**

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