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WordPress SEO and Custom Post Types

  • Nov 17, 2011 · 6:45 PM
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WordPress News

October's been a busy month in the world of WordPress. Chris Adams gives a quick round up of the stories you really need to know about if you're interested in using the platform.

WordPress Site Structure for SEO

SEO guru and WordPress user David Bain talks about SEO best practices for your WordPress site.

Check out David in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8IX08PjszI.

Using Custom Post Types

Keith Devon introduces you to the world of custom post types, a feature that revolutionised WordPress. He looks at why and how to use them in your WordPress themes.

Doors open at 6:45pm. Talks begin at 7:30pm. We can't staff the entrance, so doors will close at 7.40pm sharp.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    November 29, 2011

  • Izzy Theodore C.

    loops is part of coding, its a coding terminology, if u knw php this would be really straight forward, check this video out, it talks about loops in wordpress http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5wcOGHbNZo

    November 29, 2011

  • Akbar D.

    Hi i can do this for u if i require... just message me

    November 29, 2011

  • Izzy Theodore C.

    Hi ollie, do you have any experience in working with wordpress code or coding experience?

    November 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    November 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ollie, you don't necessarily need a plugin to solve this problem. If you are working with the codebase you could use a custm filter or even better just try using the_title('<h1>', '</h1>') from within the loop. On a side note, changing stuff from H2 to H1 will not necessarily increase your SEO rating these days. Applying good semantic principles to your markup will serve you much better. Search engines will most likely penalise you for overusing <H1> tags on your pages

    November 29, 2011

  • Andy C.

    Secondly I was adding some descriptions for my link categories and followed the view link, these went to the following

    http://mywebsite.com?taxonomy=link_category&term=mycategoryslug

    which also does not seem to do anything on mysite, is this a theme issue?

    November 22, 2011

  • Andy C.

    I've spotted a couple of interesting things whilst researching the topics mentioned at the talk.

    Firstly, David mentioned adding descriptions for your the category pages. These will only display if your theme supports that but it's not too difficult to update your theme so that it will, see http://codex.wordpress.org/Category_Templates.

    November 22, 2011

  • vickie f.

    Learnt a lot from the 3 presenters who did a really good job of getting super useful information across to a very diverse group of people.

    November 21, 2011

  • Rex from 2.

    Our blog post has been updated with a couple of podcasts: http://2020.sc/h

    November 21, 2011

  • Tony S.

    November 20, 2011

  • Richard H.

    Excellent evening - nice balance between business and technical; very practical

    November 18, 2011

  • Eva

    A great meet. Lots of information. Looking forward to the next one.

    November 18, 2011

  • Rex from 2.

    Becoming an essential monthly download of information for all things WordPress. http://www.2020media.com/blog/2011/11/usergroup-and-eu-news/

    November 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was one of the lucky 60 who rsvp'd in time, but just don't seem to appear in the "attended" list for some reason. No matter. Blogged at http://distributedresearch.net/blog/2011/11/18/wordpress-london-7

    November 18, 2011

  • Jonathan H.

    Great meetup - thanks to all the organisers, and especially David Bain for his great SEO talk

    November 18, 2011

  • Keith D.

    It's great to see the group growing every month. Thanks to Chris and David for two excellent talks, Emily for helping to organise and Headshift for hosting. See you all next time.

    November 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    As on organiser, I'm obviously biased, but I think the changes in format helped this time around.

    Looking forward to the social in December!

    November 18, 2011

  • Graham A.

    Two (three if you include Chris's intro) very useful presentations. There's such a good community feeling in the group now. Headshift are to be thanked and congratulated for allowing the group to use their space but a bigger venue is desperately needed.

    November 18, 2011

  • Zoe S.

    Great meetup - two really excellent talks - thank you.

    November 18, 2011

  • Michael A.

    Really enjoyed the meetup. Particularly Keith's techie presentation. Thanks to the organisers, presenters & Headshift.

    November 18, 2011

  • Ngaire

    Custom Post Types was a great overview

    November 18, 2011

  • Todd H.

    Another great meetup... thanks to all the speakers and Headshift!

    November 18, 2011

  • Lee R.

    Very energetic and enthusiastic.

    November 18, 2011

  • Andrew H.

    Enjoyed both talks, including the wordpress news at the start.

    November 18, 2011

  • Jean

    Very informative and interesting - always useful to see and hear what other people are doing with WordPress. Look forward to the next one.

    November 18, 2011

  • Andy C.

    Good couple of talks and liked the news bit intro

    November 18, 2011

  • Rex from 2.

    See if http://skillsmatter.com/ will provide space.

    November 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, it looks like we might need a bigger venues for future meetups.

    Sorry if all this sounds a bit strict about tomorrow, but we've been given the space on good faith by Headshift, and we need to play the rules there, just like we did with the Telegraph before.

    We're looking for larger venues for future meetups, but for now, please bear with us - the waiting list is the fairest option we have right now. See some of you tomorrow, and hopefully more of you at the next meetup, C

    November 16, 2011

  • Marsha

    I see, I thought as much but I wasn't sure. Newbie. Definitely next time.
    Thanks.

    November 16, 2011

  • Lee R.

    Yoosuf - there are, as far as I can see, 11 others ahead of you in the waiting list ---> over there on the right.

    What if someone below you decide to just push in front of you would you be happy?

    November 16, 2011

  • Yoosuf M.

    perhaps if i come first? fist in first surve?

    November 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys there is a waiting list and lots of people that also really want to come, @marsha if you are dropping out the next person on the list will get your space - it's only fair!

    @yoosuf Its great that you are keen, but if a place doesn't come up for you there will be other times

    November 16, 2011

  • Yoosuf M.

    @marsha Thank you verymuch

    1 · November 16, 2011

  • Marsha

    Yoosuf, I am unwell and unable to attend therefore you can have my place. I hope that is possible.

    1 · November 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will be recording the events as usual! Keep your eyes on the group here after the event

    November 16, 2011

  • Yoosuf M.

    Guys is anyone not poping in please un RsVP

    November 16, 2011

  • Yoosuf M.

    Then please make sure the slides and the source code will be available And I have a question in taxonomy of custom post type Unfortunately I am not allowed :(

    November 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Yoosuf, the space is pretty tight so we have to be strict on the list, but keep an eye out for future events, they are planned to be once a month.

    November 16, 2011

  • Yoosuf M.

    I am still in waiting list but I will be in (please)

    November 16, 2011

  • Yoosuf M.

    I want a place for it

    November 8, 2011

  • Keith D.

    May as well!

    November 3, 2011

  • Neil P.

    Are you taking requests then, Keith? ;)

    November 3, 2011

  • Keith D.

    @Graham, if you send me your questions in advance I will be able to cover them more thoroughly (and not look like an idiot :) ).

    November 1, 2011

  • Graham A.

    Excellent subjects. The custom post type intrigues as it can be really useful but seems to have some apparent limitations. My questions are ready.

    November 1, 2011

  • Neil P.

    Looking forward to this one

    November 1, 2011

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