WordPress Portsmouth Meetup



WordPress Portsmouth session on website search engine optimisation (SEO). Find out from the SEO experts at Yoast how to get your cat's 7,000 word post about lasagna and other pastas to rank higher in Google for both mobile and desktop searches.

Organisers Herb Miller and Drew Westcott will go through a selection of materials from Yoast’s recent webinar on this topic. This will be followed by a workshop and a chance to share questions.

Yoast describes its mission as “SEO for Everyone. We want to give everyone the opportunity to rank in the search engines.”

The event starts at 7pm. There will be a social to carry on discussions and network after the meeting for any attendees who wish to go to it.


Our attendees come from Hampshire and West Sussex. The venue has free parking. All levels of experience of WordPress and website publishing welcome. We are a learning and development group. We welcome WordPress beginners.

Spaces are limited. Please sign-up if you really do intend to attend the MeetUp. If you are new to the group, please can you complete your MeetUp profile to help us plan topics.


• 7.00pm - 7.15pm - Welcome and Networking

• 7.15pm - Yoast webinar

• 8pm - Workshop on materials featured

• 8:50pm - Wrap up including more 2019 plans

• 9pm - Chat and informal networking at The Sovereign pub, next door to our meeting venue.

• Keep up to date on this event and others on the WordPress Pompey website


Catch up with the WordPress community in Hampshire and West Sussex and enjoy refreshments. Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary restrictions. This information will only be used to help arrange refreshments.


• The event venue is a University of Portsmouth building and is accessible for wheelchair users

• Find us on Twitter @wppompey or connect with us on your web related topic ideas using #wppompey

• If you would like to help organise the WordPress Portsmouth MeetUp, offer a talk or sponsor an event, let us know in the #wp-pompey Slack channel for the UK WordPress community.

• The WordPress Portsmouth Meetup, aka WordUp Pompey! is changing from the 4th Thursday of the month to the 3rd Wednesday for a trial period to try to improve access to this event.


Thank you to our sponsors 34sp.com and redIT.co.uk for supporting us. Attendees at the event will receive details of special hosting discounts.

Thanks to Non Stop Business Support, Bobbing Wide, and Drew Westcott for their in-kind sponsorship of this WordPress MeetUp.