• How to make more money with a WooCommerce store!

    For our Tuesday, April 16th Meetup, we'll be at 1776 once again, at 1608 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, from 6:30 to 9pm. And we are delighted to welcome the Woo Team! They have a terrific evening planned, featuring: Workshop: How to make more money with a WooCommerce store Hands-on walkthrough on how to add WooCommerce to your WordPress site or what you can do to add functionality and features to an existing WooCommerce store. Bring your laptop or a notepad and your ideas and questions! Presenter: Kat is documentation lead for the WooCommerce team, writing and editing for core and 150+ products. Using WordPress since 2007 and building eCommerce stores since 2013, she is also a WordCamp Europe 2019 co-organizer and a digital nomad for who travels 24/7/365 and surfs badly. ------------------------------------------------------------- Parking: Here are 3 options (there are more, of course.) Cheapest: Realen Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring Street. $7 if you arrive after 5pm. 8 blocks away. (Spring Street is between Race and Vine.) Next:[masked] Arch street. $10 if you arrive after 5pm. About 5 blocks away. Closest: 1616 Sansom. $13 if you arrive after 5pm. About 1.5 blocks away. We also want to thank A2Hosting, our sponsors, who provide financial support that helps pay for our venue. If you are looking for a web hosting company, check them out at https://a2hosting.com

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  • GutenStuff! Cool new developments for the WordPress Block Editor

    For our Tuesday, March 19th meetup, we'll be at 1776 once again, at 1608 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, from 6:30 to 9pm. Join us for a Gutenberg learn up! Chris Diehl, our speaker, will discuss the new Gutenberg block editor, showcase some innovative new 'block suite' plugins, and open a discussion about the potential future of the WordPress platform. It'll be a fun evening of learning what is new and how you can use it! ------------------------------------------------------------- Parking: Here are 3 options (there are more, of course.) Cheapest: Realen Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring Street. $7 if you arrive after 5pm. 8 blocks away. (Spring Street is between Race and Vine.) Next:[masked] Arch street. $10 if you arrive after 5pm. About 5 blocks away. Closest: 1616 Sansom. $13 if you arrive after 5pm. About 1.5 blocks away. We also want to thank A2Hosting, our sponsors, who provide financial support that helps pay for our venue. If you are looking for a web hosting company, check them out at https://a2hosting.com

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  • 6 SEO Myths Debunked

    1776

    For our Tuesday, February 26 meetup, we'll be at 1776 once again, at 1608 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19107, from 6:30 to 9pm. We're very happy to welcome Chris Berkley of Chris Berkley Digital Marketing as our guest speaker. Chris specializes in SEO and Website Analytics, and this evening we'll discuss common SEO myths in 2019, what they mean and how/why they should be avoided. This will be excellent information for us. Whether it's for your own site or for a client's business, you'll want to learn what Chris has to say! See you on February 26th! ------------------------------------------------------------- Parking: Here are 3 options (there are more, of course.) Cheapest: Realen Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring Street. $7 if you arrive after 5pm. 8 blocks away. (Spring Street is between Race and Vine.) Next:[masked] Arch street. $10 if you arrive after 5pm. About 5 blocks away. Closest: 1616 Sansom. $13 if you arrive after 5pm. About 1.5 blocks away. We also want to thank A2Hosting, our sponsors, who provide financial support that helps pay for our venue. If you are looking for a web hosting company, check them out at https://a2hosting.com

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  • Help Desk Evening!

    1776

    It's a Help Desk evening! Bring your laptops and your questions and we'll do our best to help you answer those questions, solve problems, and share a lot of useful information. We'll be at 1776, located at 1608 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, from 6:30 to 9pm on Tuesday, January 22nd. Yep, we are changing the meeting day! We know that there's no perfect day for everyone, but we are hoping that Tuesday will be better for some folks who couldn't make it before now. Let's start 2019 together. Got a project you have mostly done but can't quite figure out the last part of? Looking for a recommendation for security or backup? Questions about page builders? You get the idea. If you're working on a production site, we highly recommend that you back everything up before the meetup. Also, be sure you have any login credentials you may need - website, hosting service, etc. See you on Tuesday, January 22nd!

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  • Happy Hour at Bonner's!

    Bonner's Irish Pub

    For our December 20th Meetup, we'll be at Bonner's Irish Pub for a Happy Hour, from 6:30 to 8:30pm! Bonner's is located at 120 South 23rd Street (the corner of 23rd and Sansom Streets. ) There's no presentation, just a relaxed evening of good conversation and snacks with your friends from the WordPress community. We'll have a selection of finger foods to enjoy, and there's a cash bar. Whether you're new to the Meetup or you've attended for years, come on out and have a good time with us! --------------------------------- We want to thank A2Hosting, our sponsors, who provide financial support for our Meetup. If you are looking for a web hosting company, check them out at https://a2hosting.com

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  • Stop Those Hackers! Security for your WordPress Website

    Learn how you can greatly increase the security of your website - even if you are not an expert developer! Todd Broadbent, Senior Web Developer for the School of Media and Communication at Temple University, will give a talk packed with solid, usable information that you can put to work on your website. Preventing hacking attempts is a part of life if you manage a website today. At the end of September, Facebook announced a breach that compromised information for some 50 million users. Wordpress is not immune, but you can employ a full security and disaster recovery plan that will see you through any successful hacking attempt or block them entirely. Todd will present the security methods he has employed both at Temple University and his own freelance business, including security plugins, encryption, role management, backups and efficient passwords. With the right tools, you can build rock solid security methods to prevent or limit productivity loss due to intrusion, virtually for free.

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  • Using the Foundation Framework to Build WordPress Websites

    For our October 18th meetup, we are very happy to have member Andy Stitt present on the Foundation Framework. Foundation is a front-end framework that helps you quickly build websites with design elements already built in. This talk will show you the advantages of using a front-end framework and how you can implement it into your WordPress website-building process. It's always great to learn about new tools and techniques for website development! Come hear Andy Stitt's presentation and you are sure to learn something interesting and useful.

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  • Getting the Most from Google Analytics

    Benjamin's Desk

    Kelly Heard, founder of Ambition Digital, presents an informative and useful talk about Google Analytics. Join us as Kelly walks through how to get the most from Google Analytics on your WordPress site. She’ll go over how to determine the key metrics that are important to any type of web site (and which ones are not!), share tips for selecting the right GA plugin, show you the proper way to set up your account to ensure data integrity, and go over how to set up user permissions, goals, filters, cross-domain tracking, custom dashboards, and more. -------------------------------------------------------------------- We are always looking for members who would like to present - either a "full" talk (30-45 minutes) or a Flash talk. A Flash talk takes just 5 minutes or so and can be on nearly anything WordPress related - a great plugin you have used, how you solved a problem, tips for doing something more efficiently, advice on design or accessibility - pretty much whatever you want to share with the WordPress community. Don't be shy! We're a friendly bunch! We also want to thank A2Hosting, our sponsors, who provide financial support that helps pay for our venue. If you are looking for a web hosting company, check them out at https://a2hosting.com

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  • Genesis Theme Basics

    Benjamin's Desk

    We are delighted to have member Yardell Perkins present Genesis Theme Basics, a talk on the pros and cons of this theme family. He'll explain how the child themes work with the Genesis Framework, and demonstrate how to install one of the themes. Perhaps you have heard of the Genesis themes but have not had the chance to try them. Yardell's talk will provide a great opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and dig into the basics. Genesis themes, produced by Studiopress (https://studiopress.com), are some of the most popular and versatile WordPress themes. Studiopress offers more than 3 dozen premium child themes of their own, as well a few dozen others written by 3rd parties. All use the Genesis Framework to provide a wide variety of website presentations for individuals and businesses in many categories, at a reasonable cost.

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  • Leveraging WordPress for Inbound Marketing

    Benjamin's Desk

    We are again delighted to have member Diane Varner present at our Meetup! Diane will present on how to prepare your WordPress site for inbound marketing. The talk will focus on how users find, use, and convert on your site. Understanding the necessary functionality, information architecture and business goals is key in building a strong program. Whether you are marketing for yourself or for clients, this program will be a great source of solid, usable information - don't miss this one! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ We are always looking for members who would like to present - either a "full" talk (30-45 minutes) or a Flash talk. A Flash talk takes just 5 minutes or so and can be on nearly anything WordPress related - a great plugin you have used, how you solved a problem, tips for doing something more efficiently, advice on design or accessibility - pretty much whatever you want to share with the WordPress community. Don't be shy! We're a friendly bunch! Parking: Here are 3 options (there are more, of course.) Cheapest: Realen Gateway Garage, 1540 Spring Street. $7 if you arrive after 5pm. 8 blocks away. (Spring Street is between Race and Vine.) Next:[masked] Arch street. $10 if you arrive after 5pm. About 5 blocks away. Closest: 1616 Sansom. $13 if you arrive after 5pm. About 1.5 blocks away. We also want to thank A2Hosting, our sponsors, who provide financial support that helps pay for our venue. If you are looking for a web hosting company, check them out at https://a2hosting.com

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