• WordPress Help Desk Meetup

    Smart Buildings Center, Pacific Tower

    —— Tonight's Meetup: Help Desk! —— Want Help with your WordPress site, or want to help others? This is the place to come for learning and help getting over a hurdle. Bring your laptop and be ready to share your question, or help others with their questions. ——— The Help Desk Meetup ——— Meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month, and is intended for a wide audience: from new WordPress users to experienced bloggers, cutting edge designers, or advanced developers; all are welcome. The Seattle WordPress Meetup is a free, non-judgemental place for people of any skill level, interest, or background to come and learn, share, and participate in our amazing WordPress community. —— More About the Help Desk Meetup —— ** Not Just Technical Help! Our community is full of members with a broad range of expertise from building sites, to front and back-end development, hosting, strategy, UX and design, SEO and analytics, social networking, to project and business management. Bring your non-technical questions and expertise, too! ** Come Help Others! If you don't need help, please come anyway! We want to add your voice, skills, and experience to the conversation. Besides, we just like your company! :) Have fun sharing your thoughts, debating with your peers, and yes, marketing yourself and making friends as you help others over their hurdles. Remember: if you've been doing WordPress for 2 days, you can help the person who's been doing it for 1 day. ——— Things to do before you arrive ——— ** Back up your site Backing up your website is arguably the most important thing you can do to manage a wide variety of risks. For your safety and that of the people helping with your site, please take the time to create a backup of your site before you come. If you don't know how to do that, no problem! That can be one of the first things we do! ** Bring your laptop, fully charged, and your power adapter ** Have all your logins handy We want to make the best use of your time with us, so make sure you have all your credentials ready to go so you don't spend your time searching for a username or password. Here are a few things we might need. * WordPress Admin login * Web host login (cPanel, etc.) * FTP credentials * Domain registrar * 3rd party plugins & services: WooCommerce, Hubspot, etc. ——— Location ——— We are located in the Training Space for the Smart Buildings Center, a project of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. Go to the south entrance of the Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill, straight up a few stairs and past the elevators, and we'll be on your left in a big room with a projector, and lots of tables and chairs. http://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/event-trainings-meetings/training-event-space/ ————————————————————————————— Emcee: Patrick Jackson @pjackson on WPSeattle's Slack channel (see below) Send Patrick a message here on meetup.com (https://www.meetup.com/SeattleWordPressMeetup/members/92664202/) —— AGENDA —— 6:30: Doors open Networking and snacks 7:00: Open meeting & Announcements 7:15: Attendee Self-Introductions Be ready to introduce yourself and a question in 15 sec or less: - Name - Affiliation (name of your business, website, etc.) - Expertise (developer, designer, blogger, etc.) - 1 question (optional, but encouraged!) 7:30-8:30: Breakout discussion groups 8:30: Meeting Closes ——————————————————————————————— —— WP Seattle Community —— Want to know more about WordPress goings on in the area? Check out our community website! https://wpseattle.org/ —— Join the WP Seattle Slack Community! —— Want to reach community members outside of a meetup? Join our slack team! (https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/) Follow this link, and request an invite: https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/

  • A Special Contributor Day and a Happy Sweet 16 to WordPress!

    Seattle Public Library-Central Library

    To celebrate WordPress’s Sweet 16 Birthday (unofficial) we are hosting a Contributor's Day with Ian Dunn who will share how you can contribute to WordPress in a variety of ways no matter your skill level. Followed by a few hours of contributing to WordPress and cake! The event is on Sunday, May 19th at the Downtown Seattle Library from 12 pm to 4 pm.

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  • WordPress 101

    Works Progress

    Come get an introduction to WordPress and get some questions answered. Each class starts with a short presentation that covers what every WordPress user needs to know. This is followed by plenty of time to ask questions and troubleshoot individual website situations. You can enter through either the back or front door. Please note that we only have 4-6 parking spots available at the back of the building. There are several convenient bus stops, though.

  • WordPress Developer Meetup

    WeWork 500 Yale Ave N

    This month, we thought we'd continue with Lean Coffee (https://leancoffee.org) but keep discussion to Plugins as a general topic. Come with any questions you might have about Plugins in Wordpress. We meet on the fourth floor. Go through the main doors after the elevators and we are to the right. The front door does lock at 6pm sharp. We will have a sign on the door to text us to let you in if you show up after.

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  • WordPress Freelancers Meetup

    Wallingford Good Shepherd Center

    Patty & Sheila are both away this month so Vanessa will be your guide. Suzanne is going to lead us through a process of creating a one-page business plan using Lean Canvas approach: https://leanstack.com/leancanvas. This is in preparation for next month's Marketing focus. Come prepared to work by thinking about your business goals, phase, focus, etc. Do you make your living using WordPress to create websites for other people’s businesses? This new Meetup is for you! We are not about themes or plugins, rather we'll talk about aspects of having a freelance business based in WP. We’ll discuss the successes and challenges of running a small business, share stories, ask questions, share tools & resources, brainstorm ideas and generally create community for those of us who typically work in isolation. We meet on the first Thursday of each month from 10-noon at the Wallingford Good Shepherd Center, Room 221. It’s not far from the freeway and has free parking. PS – Please note that this Meetup is specifically for those with a freelance business that relies on WordPress and not intended for those who have their business website made in WordPress. There are many other Meetups for WordPress users. Use this link to join the Seattle WP Slack Group (https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/) and then you can interact with the group in the Business Channel. We post all our Freelancer minutes on our website at: https://wpseattle.org/category/freelancers-meetup/ Please join our new FaceBook Group as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpseattle

  • NEW! DIY User Group for Bloggers & more

    Fremont Branch - The Seattle Public Library

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  • Repurposing Your Content: A Content Strategy Workshop

    Fremont Branch - The Seattle Public Library

    We all work hard at creating our content on our WordPress sites. And we are often challenged with creating even more. That is where repurposing comes in. In this two-hour workshop, I will help you to find that sweet spot to help you become a content generator. We will look at the various mediums that fit your style and your audience. You will find ways to keep your content fresh for your readers and for the search engines. I will walk you through proven ways that I have done this myself over the last 7 years and share methods and tools that have helped me daily. BONUS: I will also share how this played into a recent project of taking out blog of 9 years, with over 1,500 posts and splitting it into two blogs. (Sites) Bring your questions, get ready for some discussion, and learn the different ways you can help yourself from worrying about that next new piece of content. About Bob Bob Dunn, aka BobWP, is a publisher, writer and podcaster who has worked as a designer, digital marketer, coach and writer during the last 20 years.

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  • WordPress 101

    Works Progress

    Come get an introduction to WordPress and get some questions answered. Each class starts with a short presentation that covers what every WordPress user needs to know. This is followed by plenty of time to ask questions and troubleshoot individual website situations. You can enter through either the back or front door. Please note that we only have 4-6 parking spots available at the back of the building. There are several convenient bus stops, though.

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  • Creating a Content Strategy for Your WooCommerce Online Store

    Smart Buildings Center, Pacific Tower

    WooCommerce Meetup Creating and managing content for your WooCommerce online store can be a challenge. And how you approach it really depends on your store's business model. BobWP, publisher, blogger and podcaster will give you an overview of how to approach this elephant in the room. We will look at: How to come up with content that fits your audience. How to blog without having a blog. Managing your content. Maintaining your content. We are located in the Training Space for the Smart Buildings Center, a project of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. Go to the south entrance of the Pacific Tower on Beacon Hill, straight up a few stairs and past the elevators, and we'll be on your left in a big room with a projector, and lots of tables and chairs. http://www.smartbuildingscenter.org/event-trainings-meetings/training-event-space/ ————————————————————————————— —— AGENDA —— 6:30: Doors open Networking and snacks 6:50:Open meeting - Bob Dunn (Emcee & Co-Host) - Merrill Mayer (Co-Host) 7:00-8:00: Creating a Content Strategy for Your WooCommerce Online Store with BobWP 8:00-8:30 Mingle, ask more questions and meet new people 8:30: Meeting Closes ——————————————————————————————— —— WP Seattle Community —— Want to know more about WordPress goings on in the area? Check out the new community website! https://wpseattle.org/ —— Join the WP Seattle Slack Community! —— Want to reach community members outside of a meetup? Join our slack team! (https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/) Follow this link, and request an invite: https://wpseattleslack.wordpress.com/ Slack is a free online community chat service. We have a helpful community, and several channels to organize your messages. These include...

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  • WordPress Developer Meetup

    WeWork 500 Yale Ave N

    This month, Ryan will be doing a talk on Gutenberg blocks with Advanced Custom Fields and also touching on blocks written in React.

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