What we're about

The Ottawa WordPress Group is all about learning WordPress, for beginners and experts alike!

Do you want to learn about WordPress? Do you have a WordPress blog or site, or use WordPress at work? Would you like to talk to others about WordPress? Do you need to know more about how to run your site?

There are 2 meeting tracks:

1) The "General" track, usually meets the first Wednesday of the month. This track includes beginner WordPress topics and general topics like SEO. No experience with WordPress is required for these talks.

2) The "Not Beginner" track, occasionally meets on select Wednesdays of some months. This series is all the talks that cover anything that is "not beginner". Talks in this series will range from not very advanced at all - just barely above beginner - to deep dive dev talks. Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but some prior knowledge of WordPress is expected at "not beginner" talks.

Most meetings are presentations that do not require you to bring a laptop. Meetings that are "Workshops" will generally require that you have laptop, and we will have WiFi available. If laptops are needed it will be noted in the description.

We're always looking for speakers/presenters, no speaking experience required, and you don't need to be a WordPress expert. All that is needed is a willingness to share about WordPress, or a WordPress related topic. If you would like to present at an upcoming meetup, please let us know.

See our website (http://wpottawa.org) and Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/OttawaWordPressCommunity) for more resources.

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+)

November 2022 Ottawa Meetup - FSE (Full Site Editing) Updates

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Tentative: FSE (Full Site Editing)

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Update on FSE features with the WordPress 6.1 release. ** 6.1 is expected to land November 1st. If it's late this may need to be postponed.

Presented by: Rick Radko. Rick is the founder and lead developer/designer at R-Cubed Design Forge (R3DF) where he develops custom websites, plugins, themes and mobile applications.

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This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. RSVP required to see link details.

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Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.

Nov 2022 ***Not Beginner*** Ottawa Meetup - Gutenberg Blocks for Devs - Part 2

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Gutenberg Blocks for Developers - Part 2

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We'll be looking at various options for creating custom blocks for the block editor and other cool tricks for site creators like locked templates, block patterns and possibly others as time permits.

Presented by: Rick Radko. Rick is the founder and lead developer/designer at R-Cubed Design Forge (R3DF) where he develops custom websites, plugins, themes and mobile applications.

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This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. RSVP required to see event links.

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Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.

"Not Beginner" series:

This is a meetup in our "Not Beginner" series. This series includes anything that is, well, not a beginner/introductory level topic. Thus, talks in this series will range from not very advanced at all - just barely above beginner - to deep dive dev talks.

Anyone at any experience level is welcome to attend, but for "not beginner" talks there will be an assumption in the presentations and discussion that attendees have some knowledge of WordPress, and/or the presented topic.

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December 2022 Ottawa Meetup - Speaker Needed

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Speaker Needed

You don't need to be a WordPress expert to present. All that is needed is a willingness to share about WordPress, or a WordPress related topic from plugins, or themes, to cool sites, SEO or analytics, it's all good! If you would like to present at an upcoming meetup or have any questions about speaking, please let us know and we'll get you into the lineup.

If you are an expert, or want to present an expert topic, we welcome those too!

Currently this is being scheduled as an online event. If it is possible to move to in person events in the fall then it may be changed.

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This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. RSVP required to see link details.

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Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.

January 2023 Ottawa Meetup - Speaker Needed

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Speaker Needed

You don't need to be a WordPress expert to present. All that is needed is a willingness to share about WordPress, or a WordPress related topic from plugins, or themes, to cool sites, SEO or analytics, it's all good! If you would like to present at an upcoming meetup or have any questions about speaking, please let us know and we'll get you into the lineup.

If you are an expert, or want to present an expert topic, we welcome those too!

Currently this is being scheduled as an online event. If it is possible to move to in person events in the fall then it may be changed.

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This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. RSVP required to see link details.

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Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.

Past events (156)

October 2022 Ottawa Meetup - WordPress Q&A

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