What we're about

We are users, designers, developers, and fans of WordPress. Our group ranges from first-timers trying to get a website launched and running to developers and creators of themes and plugins. Some information may be over your head and some may be too basic for you. But our philosophy is we can always learn something from others so we'll meet and share ideas.

We are open to topics. If you have something that you think would be a good topic that the group might find value in then please send the organizers a note through the Meetup discussions/messages.

A special request: If you RSVP for a meeting and find that you aren't able to attend please modify your status in the Meetup site. Our speakers are volunteers and it it looks like we may not have a large enough response we may postpone or rethink that topic to better meet the desires of the group. We also want to respect the speaker's time and not have them build a presentation if there is no interest or audience.

Disclaimer: We pull speakers from the group and the community. While we try to offer the best info possible we cannot promise to solve all dilemmas and can't be held responsible if you try something and it causes error or loss of your site or data. We advise strongly when suggestions are made that could put your site at risk but no two sites or hosts are exactly alike so we have to allow for odd things to happen. Opinions offered by the speakers as well as those offering advice from the group are their own and should not be construed to represent others in the group.

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The Best Way to Add Functionality to WordPress

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Whenever I find myself in a position where I'd like to add some functionality to WordPress a few things used to happen. I would do a few Google searches to see if there's a blog post talking about what I want to do. Then I would try to see if someone on Stack Overflow has a quick solution. Once I found a code snippet, I would try to replicate it in the Theme's functions.php file.

Instead, now I break these little functionality additions into Micro Plugins. Through micro plugins, your site is more stable, changes are easier to test, and debugging is easier when something goes wrong.

We'll walk through this typical scenario and compare and contrast the benefits of inserting code into a theme's functions.php file and creating a micro plugin.

Meeting Agenda:
- Introductions and Meetup Group Announcements ( 5 - 10 Min. )
- Presentation with Q&A (25 - 35 Min.)
- Happiness Bar (15 - 20 Min.)

What is a Happiness Bar?
This is a part of the meeting that we stole directly from WordCamps. It is an opportunity for our community members to ask specific questions that solve issues they are running into on a specific site or project. There are a lot of great minds in our meetup, and this is a great way to tap those resources to help your site or business. Sometimes we can help solve the problem right then. Longer problems that need more support can lead to swapping contact information and connecting with somebody willing to help.

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