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!

Upcoming events (5+)

Review of top WP PageBuilders, PageStylers, and SiteBuilders

Etobicoke Civic Centre

Our opening image is of a WP PageBuilder in action. But shhh.. it is also a powerful PageStyler. And truth be told it puts in a great shift as a SiteBuilder too. This was one of the key messages raised at our last Meetup. Following June's successful WordPress Mobile Mandate presentation, July's presentation featured WordPress PWA-Progressive Web App plugins that give WordPress developers a big leg up on faster and more secure mobile apps. But the biggest payoff of using WordPress PWA-Progressive Web App plugins is that they allow website owners to put their App Icons on any client device. That means that clients are within one click on your PWA App Icon to access your website on a specially designed landing page. PWA gives your website a very strong Web marketing advantage. So this session will be a conversation about PWA with demos as required. For example, all websites offering PWA must be running HTTPS for security.. So if attendees need a sample we will show how to implement Free LetEncrypt HTTPS service on your website's hosting service. We will also demo and discuss the PageStyling capabilities of one or more of the top Pagebuilders. Right now, Beaver Builder, Divi and Elementor have the most advanced page styling. But if you have a personal favorite PageBuilder and would like to show its design/layout features please let me know in your RSVP and we shall have you lead the discussion for a turn. So this discussion will look at the ins and outs of creating mobile responsive landing pages with your favorite PageBuilder. So be sure to tell us in the RSVP what is your favorite PageBuilder. Also there are some tricks to get the most out of your PageBuilder's PageStyling features we will cover as required. Finally, a series of WordPress Training and Coding fee-based sessions will start on August 21 [see https://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Business-Computing-Solutions-Meetup-Group/ ]. This is a day after our our own PageBuilder/PageStyling/SiteBuilder Meetup. The Training and Coding session will be open to 4 on-site attendees for whom we will solve real development problems .. for a fee of $20 to $50/person depending on the amount of code and time needed to implement a solution. The initial set of solutions will involve building a PWA App and startup landing page using some of the tricks and methods learned in this session.

Not For Profit Websites - Monthly Meetup

2906 Danforth Ave

Not-for-profit websites! This meetup is for anyone who has managed one, or built one, and knows that NFP sites have their one particular needs. The first meetup in a series, we'll talk about: - A main topic (probably Donation Page Best Practices - to be confirmed) - Review & feedback on any NFP sites you are involved with. - The topics we want in future meetups :) Have a site you'd like the group to review during the meetup? Leave a comment below, or send a message to Brent. Tell us the site URL, some details about the project, and what you'd like us to focus on. Fun fact: This meetup will be at the what3words.com address: ///mammal.slurs.wires

WordPress social

Baka Gallery Cafe

Show and tell your Wordpress websites; or Engage in Mastermind talks about WordPress security, speed, and mobile-friendly themes. Free Wifi internet is available. Coffee, tea, soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts are available for sale downstairs.

WordPress Toronto - North - Let's Fix Your WordPress Site

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To gain priority for your fix request in the meeting, please explain your issue prior to the meeting on our Meet-up comments section below. Participating before the meetup by submitting your question with your URL in the Comment section will allow us to offer immediate advice and get your question PRIORITIZED at the meetup. 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. The rest of the group will have a chance to get their fixes addressed at the meeting in an order determined by our facilitators. If there's any fixes that we can't get to in time, we will tackle them with you 1 on 1, online or in the next meeting. We are pleased to have our meetup sponsored by 2 sponsors: Food/Drinks Sponsored by Weglot (https://www.weglot.com) Weglot automatically translates your website content in the cloud, and features an easy workflow to manage all translations in as many as 100+ languages. Meeting space is courtesy of Lokaal (https://lokaal.space). Lokaal is a shared coworking space for creative entrepreneurs who want to belong to and work in a collaborative environment filled with other talented minds. ================ Bookmark https://wptoronto.com/ where you'll find the recaps from all the Toronto WordPress Meet-ups. A few tips for meetup attendees. Say these to yourself before you attend: "I will always greet you so you know you’re in the right place." "I will not condescend to you when I’m explaining things." "I will make room for vulnerability; admitting you don’t know something is hard." "I will make sure you’re invited to the table." "I will shed light, not heat." from https://josepha.blog/2018/11/20/making-the-most-of-your-wordpress-meetup-experience/ Comments from our attendees: "Thanks, Alex and company for a great session. It was helpful to get some answers and see what other WPers are facing." Tim H. "Thanks for your help at the Meetup! This is the first one I’ve been to that is so genuinely focused on helping people solve the challenges they are having with their site. Everyone got a chance to share what they wanted fixed and Alex and other people helped solve the issues. It was good to see all the brainstorming and the solutions! I would highly recommend going to this Meetup." Heather M. "Great to see practically all members contributing to solve problems. Perhaps one day soon, this newbie will have something constructive to contribute as well." Heinrich D. 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. (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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