• How to Set Up A Local Development Environment

    In this meetup, we'll explore how to set up a local WordPress development environment so that you can build and test your WordPress ideas without spending any money on things like servers, email and domain name costs. A local development environment is also very useful for testing new features on your (already established) WordPress website. If you're interested in expanding your flexibility when creating new websites or testing old ones then this meetup is for you!

  • Introducing The WordPress Gutenberg Page Builder

    Gutenberg is a take on a new editor for WordPress. The current visual editor requires a lot of us to utilize shortcodes and HTML to make things work. Gutenberg's goal is to make this easier, especially for those just starting with WordPress. They are embracing “little blocks” and hope to add more advanced layout options. In this meetup, we'll go through the functionality of Gutenburg to give you an early first look. This meetup is aimed at persons just getting into WordPress and eager to create stunning layouts without much hassle.

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  • WordPress 15th Anniversary Celebration

    Webgold

    WordPress will be 15 years old this May 27th, 2018! 🎉 On Thursday, May 24th, we're planning an event celebrating the WordPress 15th Anniversary with WordPress community here in Trinidad and Tobago. 🙌You are invited! We'll meet, discuss open source, our WordPress year in review and will enjoy some refreshments (and maybe even a WordPress birthday cake 🎂) to celebrate 15 years of WordPress. Let's make this WordPress birthday memorable :)

  • Online Entrepreneurship Mixer

    Webgold

    In this Meetup, we discuss the online Entrepreneurship space in Trinidad and Tobago and how you can use WordPress to accomplish your goals. Let us know the project or business idea that you have in the question area below and the group can discuss ways to get the functionality implemented. You can also suggest new features that you’d like to implement on your existing website and we can have a discussion and provide advice on how to implement those features and the best services to use. Use this Meetup to flesh out your entrepreneurship ideas and get a clearer idea of exactly needs to be done to get them implemented!

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  • Advanced Facebook Marketing with WordPress

    For our final Meetup of 2017, join us on a deep dive into the world of Facebook marketing. Ads on Facebook are nothing new – everyone has seen them and anyone with a credit card can get extra likes, comments, and shares for money. But Facebook’s platform goes way beyond the ‘Boost Post’ button. In this meetup, Crystal will take you through a series of techniques you can use for both your Facebook marketing and advertising needs. Maximize your money, and learn how you can get great mileage without spending a cent in this free session. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for your online presence that won’t break the bank or bore your followers to death, then this meetup is for you! Speaker: Crystal Ortiz. Marketing Manager of Webgold Designs Ltd. With over 17 years’ experience in software programming and information systems, Crystal is no stranger to the tech service world. Marketing for the web adds one to the several skills she possesses in maneuvering the ever-changing digital services landscape.

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  • Tips For Boosting Your Business/Online Presence This Christmas Season

    The Christmas season is a great time to think about various ways to reach your target market. With the proper techniques, there is a great opportunity for one big push before the year is out. This meetup will share some tips and tactics you can use this season to increase your sales as well as improving your web presence. We combine various online marketing techniques with your website as well as things you can do physically to get this all done. If you’d like some fresh ideas for marketing as well tips on how to execute your strategy then this meetup is for you! Speaker: Stephan De Roche. CEO Webgold Designs Ltd. Stephan has worked in the tech and online space for over 5 years before building his own technology company (Webgold Designs Ltd) which has been in existence for the last 15 years. He loves marrying business with the technology space and always wants to help others innovate and succeed.

  • Enhanced SEO Using YOAST

    Webgold

    Building a WordPress website is a major accomplishment however the work doesn’t end there. Marketing is the next major task and a major component of marketing is SEO (Search Engine Optimization). SEO is the process of optimizing a website so that it is ranked higher in the search engines (Google, Bing and Yahoo). It allows your website to be found easily for the content, product or service that you provide. Yoast SEO is the the number one plugin for optimizing your website to rank higher in the search engines. In this meetup we’ll be looking at SEO in general and also how to configure this plugin so that your site ranks higher and be found easier online.

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  • Building Your First WordPress Plugin

    Webgold

    For this Meetup, we'll get down and dirty with some code. We’ll build a plugin to add some inspirational quotes to your WordPress backend. This plugin is sure to keep you motivated whenever you log into your site. The topics covered include - - Simple html - Simple CSS - PHP - Wordpress ajax - We'll be using the quotes API (http://quotes.rest) If you've ever wanted to learn more about building WordPress plugin then this is a great place to get started! Be sure to brush on your skills and come ready to write some code. See you there!

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  • Changing the Styles Of Your WordPress Theme using CSS

    WordPress makes the creation of a website really easy. All you need to do is install WordPress, install a theme and begin editing your content. However, since most themes are general-purpose, you may not get the specific look and feel that you need from the theme alone. This is where CSS comes in - it allows you to make the necessary adjustments to your theme so that your site can look EXACTLY the way you envision. If you've ever wanted to change how something looks on your site like the color, size, position etc, then this session will be a great place to get started. We'll cover some of the most common scenarios where CSS is used, where to put this CSS code and we'll even do a quick overview of media queries (to ensure your changes look good on mobile as well as desktop). This meetup is developer focused but we'll be starting from the basics so even if you aren't a developer you can still enjoy the content. See you there!!!

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