—— 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.
Emcee: Patrick Jackson
@pjackson on WPSeattle's Slack channel (see below)
Send Patrick a message here on meetup.com
—— 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:
- 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!
—— 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: