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 3 meeting tracks: (See all upcoming meetups (https://www.meetup.com/The-Ottawa-WordPress-Group/events/))

1) The "General (http://wpottawa.org/category/meetups/general/)" track, usually meets the first Wednesday of the month. This track includes beginner WordPress topics and general topics like SEO.

2) The "Not Beginner (http://wpottawa.org/category/meetups/not-beginner/)" track, meets on the third Wednesday of select months. This track is all the talks that cover anything that is "not beginner". That does mean that some "not beginner" talks may not be very advanced at all, and levels do vary from talk to talk, check the talk description. Some prior knowledge of WordPress is expected at "not beginner" talks.

3) The "Contrib2Core (http://wpottawa.org/category/meetups/virtual-contrib2core/)" track, usually meets the second Monday of the month. This track is a series of virtual meetings to engage in contributions to the WordPress core (fixing bugs, updating documentation etc.). It is aimed at developers or those interested in becoming developers.

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.

See our website (http://wpottawa.org) for other resources and past presentations.

Upcoming events (5+)

November 2019 Meetup

Ottawa Public Library - Main

WordPress Tips and Tricks --- Join the group for a general WordPress Q&A session - any WordPress topic is open to discussion. Bring your questions about your site, or any WordPress related topic and we'll get some answers for them! There may even be impromptu presentations on topics if requested. Location Details: --- This months meeting is at Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch, in room B125. If you want to connect to WiFi, you will need your library card. (unless indicated otherwise above, laptops and connection to the internet are not required during the presentation) Free parking is available on the neighbouring streets after 5:30pm. Check the signs, a couple of the closest streets are limited to 1hr before 7pm. The room is downstairs (B125). Enter the main doors, head left, and down the stairs. (Do not enter into the actual library) Turn right at the bottom of the stairs and follow the halls to the room. Agenda --- 6:00 - General announcements 6:10 - Presentation 7:00 - Q&A 7:25 - Wrap-up

December 2019 Meetup

Ottawa Public Library - Main

The Block Editor (aka Gutenberg) - 1 Year later --- Gutenberg, the new WordPress Block Editor, was released 1 year ago. Come out and see what has changed in WordPress now that plugins and themes are moving to the new block based paradigm. Location Details: --- This months meeting is at Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch, in room B125. If you want to connect to WiFi, you will need your library card. (unless indicated otherwise above, laptops and connection to the internet are not required during the presentation) Free parking is available on the neighbouring streets after 5:30pm. Check the signs, a couple of the closest streets are limited to 1hr before 7pm. The room is downstairs (B125). Enter the main doors, head left, and down the stairs. (Do not enter into the actual library) Turn right at the bottom of the stairs and follow the halls to the room. Agenda --- 6:00 - General announcements 6:10 - Presentation 7:00 - Q&A 7:25 - Wrap-up

January 2020 Meetup

Ottawa Public Library - Main

WordPress Page Builders --- This month we'll look at a few of the major page builders available for WordPress. Come out and see Cornerstone, Elementor, Divi and Beaver Builder in action. Location Details: --- This months meeting is at Ottawa Public Library - Main Branch, in room B125. If you want to connect to WiFi, you will need your library card. (unless indicated otherwise above, laptops and connection to the internet are not required during the presentation) Free parking is available on the neighbouring streets after 5:30pm. Check the signs, a couple of the closest streets are limited to 1hr before 7pm. The room is downstairs (B125). Enter the main doors, head left, and down the stairs. (Do not enter into the actual library) Turn right at the bottom of the stairs and follow the halls to the room. Agenda --- 6:00 - General announcements 6:10 - Presentation 7:00 - Q&A 7:25 - Wrap-up

February 2020 Meetup

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Past events (119)

October 2019 Meetup - CANCELLED!!!

Patty Bolands

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