What we're about

The Toronto WordPress Group brings together WordPress enthusiasts of all types, whether you are a designer, programmer or end-user; beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

Starting with informal "pub social" Meetups in January 2010, we've grown through pubs, cafes, libraries, and office spaces. At our peak we were running meetups with ~80 attendees per session. We're now running a handful of different meetup series in spaces around Toronto, from Etobicoke to Scarborough.

The group is evolving, as is the meeting structure. With presentations on a wide range of WordPress related topics, and great discussion about all things WordPress, meetings are lively and interesting. Join us, and find out why WordPress is so popular!

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

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WordPress Database Essentials

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From the beginning of the Internet HTML Tables have been a major layout component as well as key portion of website content and processing. But that layout role for tables diminished about 10-12 years ago with the rise of Bootstrap and HTML+CSS based interface designs.

But in the Backend operation of websites, CMS-Content Management Systems systems like Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress preserved a key role for PHP+SQL databases in storing and displaying menus, widgets and content [media, posts. pages & custom post types]. And as WordPress became ever more popular, the ability to manage the WordPress database and tables became more important for security and performance as well as content presentation.

Now being able to secure WordPress against attacks while trimming unused tables or compressing plugin data and theme data have become valuable in tuning your WordPress websites.

For advanced WP Features like multi-user websites and multi-table display - for example: Member-Privileges-Work-completed or Events-Locations-Performers or Product-Pricing-inventory; having database design models is vital So tools that can map the database design and display the relationships among the tables used helps implement effective solutions.

Finally, just as understanding HTML and CSS makes frontend design and styling decisions much easier; so too understanding the basics of SQL, an English-language like command language, will make creating Datbase Designs and operational features on your WordPress site easier. Yes, this is an argument for "Some Coding Understanding is Required"

So come to the meetup featuring Database Backend Plugins. We should be done in 1 1/2 hours - so please keep the questions coming or add comments in the chat sidebar.

The meeting will be held online at this Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81931601035?pwd=U1Z1QlREVTlPZXB2UHlEWW5MUjF0QT09

The WordPress Toronto Meetup groups is sponsored by Weglot and the Canadian Management Consortium.

Participation during the meetup by submitting your questions with your URL in the Zoom Chat section will allow attendees and hosts to offer immediate advice during the meeting and get your question PRIORITIZED for response by the host and attendees. Please be clear, concise and include your website and all relevant links. Let us know what steps you've taken to try to fix your problem and where you're stuck. If there are any fixes or issues that the group can't get to in time, someone in the meetup may tackle them with you 1 on 1, online or in the next meeting.

***Important Note*** The hosts/attendees are not responsible for any breaks that may occur during the process of attempting to fix your site at the meeting (or afterwards). The hosts HIGHLY recommend you have a backup of your site, just in case something unexpected happens. You can also let us know that you'd like ideas on fixes rather than actually attempting a fix during the meeting.

Please make a donation of $5 to help cover ongoing costs to run the meetup:

https://www.paypal.me/wptoronto

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Overview of WP Toronto

WordPress Toronto - North Edition is just one group within the WPTO community. Check out the WPToronto Meetup group for details on all the local WP Meetups. (https://www.meetup.com/WPToronto)

Join our volunteer mailing list: https://tinyletter.com/WPToronto

Join our Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/wptoronto/

NOTE: All meetup participants, including organizers, are expected to follow our group guidelines and code of conduct. Learn more @ https://wptoronto.com/conduct/

WordPress Database Frontend Display Techniques

Online event

As Analytics now permeate not just Sports but Website operations, being able to effectively display dozens of rows and columns of table data has become quite challenging. Three solutions are seeing more frequent use:

1) Display of tables selected with specific rows and columns so the data does not overwhelm the user. Helping keep the mass of the data more manageable and understandable are a)sorting options on most columns, b)clickable conditions to wean out rows of data of less interest and c)overall table filters that limit data displayed to a subset of what is available in the complete table.

2)More use of charts and graphs to visual data. Sometimes these are offered as popup buttons within the table cells. Use of 3D charts, complex spider and polar graphs are available in premium plugins

3)Combining multi-table joins [Products, Pricing, Orders] is the task of multiple relationship SQL combined with Custom Post and Display techniques. Yes, "Some coding understanding required" but the results can be better conversions and more effective user response.

Again the underlying SQL will be shown but the JavaScript for animations and advanced chart display will be cited/linked to but not described in detail

So come to the meetup featuring Database Frontend Display Plugins. We should be done in 1 1/2 hours - so please keep the questions coming or add comments in the chat sidebar.

The meeting will be held online at this Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81102844397?pwd=aEpiU0Y0Y1BPeWVRNDRESGc0OHhUUT09

The WordPress Toronto Meetup groups is sponsored by Weglot and the Canadian Management Consortium.

Participation during the meetup by submitting your questions with your URL in the Zoom Chat section will allow attendees and hosts to offer immediate advice during the meeting and get your question PRIORITIZED for response by the host and attendees. Please be clear, concise and include your website and all relevant links. Let us know what steps you've taken to try to fix your problem and where you're stuck. If there are any fixes or issues that the group can't get to in time, someone in the meetup may tackle them with you 1 on 1, online or in the next meeting.

***Important Note*** The hosts/attendees are not responsible for any breaks that may occur during the process of attempting to fix your site at the meeting (or afterwards). The hosts HIGHLY recommend you have a backup of your site, just in case something unexpected happens. You can also let us know that you'd like ideas on fixes rather than actually attempting a fix during the meeting.

Please make a donation of $5 to help cover ongoing costs to run the meetup:

https://www.paypal.me/wptoronto

==========================================

Overview of WP Toronto

WordPress Toronto - North Edition is just one group within the WPTO community. Check out the WPToronto Meetup group for details on all the local WP Meetups. (https://www.meetup.com/WPToronto)

Join our volunteer mailing list: https://tinyletter.com/WPToronto

Join our Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/wptoronto/

NOTE: All meetup participants, including organizers, are expected to follow our group guidelines and code of conduct. Learn more @ https://wptoronto.com/conduct/

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WordPress Toronto - Let's Fix Your WordPress Site

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