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WordPress User Meetup

Writing, Scheduling and Sharing Your Content

Committing to a blog can be hard work. Writing post after post all the time is tough. Most of us can't write daily or once every few days or once a week on the same topic all the time. Thinking up that many words that frequently is a real challenge for non-writers (and sometimes even the writers)

If you want more people coming your way, you need to limit the distractions and simplify your approach. This meetup will cover topics to show you how using WordPress can make the content creation process easier,  effective and easily sharable.

MeetUp Details:

Time: 6.30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Inspire 9

Location: Level 1 / 41-43 Stewart Street, Richmond

6:30pm - 6:50pm - Pizza, Socializing and Networking

6:50 - 7:00 - Housekeeping, Agenda & WordPress News

7:00pm - 7:30pm - Presentation #1

Lightning Talks - WordPress 4.0 Changes, Post Editing Schedule and making the most of your posts and content - The User Group Hosting Crew (Chris Burgess and Amelia Briscoe)

WordPress 4.0 was released last week that brought some nice changes to the way we can write and edit content. Chris Burgess (@chrisburgess) will take a walk through the different changes that will help you get the hang of the new editor features.

Once you have the 'content conveyor belt' humming along, you'll want to get more people seeing your best content more often. Amelia Briscoe (@amelia_briscoe) will cover some useful tips for getting the most out of the content you have published and how to create effective 'landing pages' for your posts.

7:40pm - 8:10pm - Presentation #2

Setting-up an automated process for updating social accounts as you create content with WordPress. - James Bundey (@jamesbundey)

After spending your time creating that beautifully structured post, you'll want to share it with people who are going to appreciate the ideas and solutions you have to offer. The best way to get yourself heard is by sharing your content in social media. But managing multiple accounts and posting to different social networks can be a bit tricky to manage.

James is going to show us how to streamline the sharing process in WordPress with a process he has been working on using Zapier & Buffer.

About James: I've worked in various marketing roles for over 18 years. For the past 5+ years I've been one half of small marketing agency called Creative Approach. We work with businesses to help them develop digital marketing strategies, online branding, websites, comms strategy etc.

8.15pm - 8.30pm: Open Discussion / Q&A

8:30pm - Wrap up

We'll then head to the nearby Post Office Hotel for drinks.

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  • Siobhan

    Thanks James, will def be useful. It was a great presentation.

    September 15, 2014

  • James B.

    Hi everyone, finally got around to uploading my presentation from last Wednesday -

    3 · September 15, 2014

  • Anthony H.

    Hi Everyone. I've updated the Presentations page with a link to Chris' presentation and also the meetup video. You can find it here:

    1 · September 13, 2014

  • Max L.

    had to change my RSVP ... can't make it due to work commitments!!!!
    Was going to ask a membership plugin question ... is best full featured plugin for memberships .. or other recommendations?
    Hope to come next week & meet more of you :)

    September 10, 2014

    • Max L.

      wishlist looks cool also :)
      ... now to ask if self-hosted WP over rainmaker is the way to go ??

      PS: thanks a lot for your replies ... the WP.AU forum seems a bit dead :(

      September 10, 2014

    • Chris La N.

      Sorry my acronyms are not very good what's ACL? If you want to do rainmaker, I suggest you come to the meetup and have a good chat to Amelia who now works with coppy blogger and might be able to answer your questions further, Amelia also runs a membership site, using premise. If you don't want to get your hands dirty with integrations, and making the thing just right, then rainmaker is one of several done for you marketing funnels out there, that come with a monthly or yearly price, that you continually have to pay for. I personally prefer some other methods which don't leave a monkey on my back. The best thing to do, is plan out your whole funnel, what you want to offer, now and in the future, how you want people to pay, If at all, and what roles, etc. Design your self a brief.. then do the research and find something that does most if not all of it for you. Some of your questions might be answer here, especially how much it costs. http://newrainmaker.c...­

      September 11, 2014

  • Kiri

    Very good presentation..

    September 11, 2014

  • Sergio F.

    Thank you to Chris, Amelia & James for a very good presentation.

    September 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thankyou Chris , James and Amelia you guys make this a great learning experience, and in the area Im most dragging my feet, thanx :)

    September 11, 2014

  • Renato L.

    very informative

    September 11, 2014

  • Jason S.

    Enjoyed tonight. Will be back

    September 10, 2014

  • Edward

    Apologies, sick child daddy duties.

    September 10, 2014

  • Leonard C.

    Ahh..I don't think i can make it in time for tonight. See you guys at the next one .

    September 10, 2014

  • Caroline

    Not feeling up to it tonight, but I look forward to the next User meeting in October.

    September 10, 2014

  • Alexar

    Wow! So wordpress 4 is out there before I even have a chance to touch wordpress 3! I'm a Drupal developer coming to see what has changed in the wordpress world in the past 4 years. Should be exsiting :D

    September 10, 2014

  • Renata

    Damn! So gutted I can't make it either now!

    September 10, 2014

  • Jane D.

    Can't make it now :-( Work commitments.

    Sounds good. I assume it will be recorded. I do hope so.

    Thanks. Jane

    September 10, 2014

  • Grigori Vdmo K.

    few news to consider:

    woo commerce will get update tomorrow 2.2 - get onto that!

    2 · September 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Wordpressers,
    I can't make it to the meeting tomorrow but I'm interested in interning (volunteering) with a WP designer/studio to learn more about making WordPress websites. Please message me if you're interested!

    September 9, 2014

  • Sean W.

    Event starts Wednesday and finishes Thursday.
    Just checking what day it's actually on?

    1 · September 9, 2014

    • Dee T.

      Hey Sean, The user meetup is the 2nd Wednesday evening of every month. Hope to see you there.

      1 · September 9, 2014

    • Leonard C.

      Hey Sean, I wouldn't mind if its a 24 hr session. hahaha.

      1 · September 9, 2014

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