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.

Upcoming events (5)

February 2021 Ottawa Meetup - Gutenberg/Blocks one page website

Build a one page website with Gutenberg/Blocks --- WordPress's new built in block editor, aka Gutenberg, now gives WordPress users unprecedented editing and design capabilities that are native to WordPress. With a few choice plugins, to add a few bells and whistles, pages can be created in WordPress that rival those created with the add-on page-builders like Divi, Beaver, and Elementor. Join in this online session where we will create a complete one page site from scratch, using WordPress's block editor. Presented by Rick Radko --- This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. If you get a "Page Not Found" error when you click the meeting link, try copying the link. Sometimes it only gets half the link when you click on it. --- Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.

February 2021 ***Not Beginner*** Ottawa Meetup - Advanced / Developer Q&A

Advanced / Developer Q&A --- We will be hosting a Q&A session aimed at developers and advanced users. Bring all your technical questions about WordPress and anything related to it, the harder and trickier the better. - Have an idea for a plugin but don't know where to start? - Confused about the template hierarchy? - Wondering what a namespace is? - Curious about what unit testing does? Mike Dickson, Senior WordPress Developer and editor of the WordPress plugin handbook, will be on hand to answer all your pressing development questions. --- This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. If you get a "Page Not Found" error when you click the meeting link, try copying the link. Sometimes it only gets half the link when you click on it. --- 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.

March 2021 Ottawa Meetup - Speaker Needed

Online event

Topic TBA --- We're looking for speakers to present at the meetups! 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, including this one, please let us know. --- This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. If you get a "Page Not Found" error when you click the meeting link, try copying the link. Sometimes it only gets half the link when you click on it. --- Please note our online events may be recorded. Attending the event will be taken as consent to be recorded.

March 2021 ***Not Beginner*** Ottawa Meetup - Gutenberg Block Development

TENTATIVE: Gutenberg Block Development --- Full details TBA but the meetup will be presenting how to create blocks for the new block editor. Presented by Rick Radko --- This is an online event, meeting link and details will be posted the week of the meetup. If you get a "Page Not Found" error when you click the meeting link, try copying the link. Sometimes it only gets half the link when you click on it. --- 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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