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Welcome to the Baltimore WordPress Group! Join us for upcoming online events including "Ask us Anything", happy hours, and workshops. For the foreseeable future, all of our events will be online via Zoom!

Please join the group regardless of your level. No matter what your level, you'll learn more at these meetups. And please let us know if you've got some ideas for future meetups!

For more information, including common questions for group newcomers, please visit the Baltimore Meetup Webpage (https://www.anphira.com/baltimore-wordpress-meetup/).

WordPress Global Community Sponsors help fund WordPress Meetup groups and WordCamps around the world. Thank you to WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Nexcess, Bluehost, and Weglot, for their support!

Upcoming events (4)

All Levels - Learning the Gutenberg Editor

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Eric Leuthardt will share the Gutenberg editor and how to use it! A number of people struggle with the Gutenberg editor, and Eric is going to show us a number of techniques to use it better!

WordPress migrated to the block editor (sometimes known as Gutenberg) with the release of version 5.0. With the recent releases, we have seen it grow to a useful and powerful solution that we all should become familiar with. In the future, we will see advancements that give page builders a run for their money.

We will be looking at the block editor, from the basics of finding and using what we were familiar with under the classic editor (TinyMCE) to some of the newer and more powerful blocks available to us. We will also look at some new things on the horizon for the block editor.

This meetup is scheduled to be recorded. A big thank you to our volunteer, Paul OBrien who makes possible our posting of video recordings.

All Levels: Online Ask Me Anything WordPress!

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Ask Us Anything WordPress!

Register for it by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/Th6AZUbS2GoiCEJz5

This is a virtual meetup on Zoom for you to ask your WordPress questions and help you fix problems with your website.

The answerer for this meetup will be Gen Herres, owner of Anphira Web Design & Development, and a WordPress veteran of nearly a decade. She's built and remodeled 100s of WordPress sites.

Don't have a question? You can still come and see what others ask - you might learn something!

We're asking you to submit questions in advance (please use the form at https://forms.gle/Th6AZUbS2GoiCEJz5) so that we can gather common ones together to answer them. But if you'd like to share your screen when it's your turn during the meetup, just let us know on the registration form!

You'll be muted on entry, we'll be using the chat to queue people up/ask follow-on questions.

The meetup will run 7pm ET until 8pm ET or until we finish up the questions, whichever comes first. If you pre-submitted your question and are not present, then your question will be skipped.

Want this meetup recorded & shared? Visit https://www.anphira.com/baltimore-wordpress-meetup/ to contact Gen for sponsorship info.

All Levels - Mini Website Audits for Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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Global Accessibility Awareness Day is on May 18th, so we are holding this meetup on May 11th with things you can reasonably do in the next week to make your website more accessible to people with disabilities.

For this event, we'll take web page submissions. Submit your web page for a mini-audit at this link: https://forms.gle/CtussAjVNNVioguQ7

The auditors will be Victoria Chan and Gen Herres.

Victoria Chan is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT) in 2020 with a master’s degree in special education. Currently, Victoria is a digital accessibility consultant who tests websites for accessibility using screen readers. Victoria is blind herself and uses her lived experience with assistive technology to help others create more inclusive experiences for people of all abilities.

Gen Herres is a developer with over a decade of WordPress experience and accessibility advocate. Gen works to make accessibility easier for business owners, project managers, and content creators. Gen also builds and remediates existing WordPress sites for website accessibility.

WP Accessibility Meetup: Accessibility on a Deadline

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This meetup is hosted by the WP Accessibility Meetup group. Please see https://www.meetup.com/wordpress-accessibility-meetup-group/events/bxmrksyfcjbcb/ for event information.

Accessibility on a Deadline

This presentation is designed to provide practical guidance for website owners, copywriters, designers, and virtual assistants who are tasked with creating accessible content under tight time constraints. It will cover practical strategies for including accessibility in projects with a tight deadline and with people who have little to no prior accessibility experience.

By the end of the presentation, participants will have a better understanding of strategies and methods for meeting accessibility standards while respecting deadlines. It will cover how to equip accessibility novices so they can include accessibility in their projects from the outset, rather than as an afterthought.

Presenter: Gen Herres

Gen Herres is the owner at Anphira, LLC and organizes the Baltimore WordPress meetup group. Prior to getting into WordPress development more than a decade ago, Gen was a developer for Boeing on the B-1 Bomber and was a lecturer at the Ohio State University in the computer science department.

Gen has been featured in podcasts and won the 2022 member of the year award in the #1 WordPress community. She is very active in WordPress groups encouraging other developers & designers. She has been incorporating accessibility into websites for a couple of years now and is a strong advocate of processes that move accessibility to earlier points in a project and make accessibility easier to understand for novices.

Past events (79)

All Levels - WordPress Security

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