• Coffee and WordPress at Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    • What we'll do At our coffee meetups we discuss projects that we're working on, ask questions of one another about any difficulties that we may be having, or simply catch up. This is a low pressure environment, and we're all here to share with one another. • What to bring If you are coming specifically for WordPress help: - Bring your charged laptop with you - Bring whatever logins needed to get into your site - Be ready to take notes - Be respectful of the time of everyone else attending - Be willing to accept that some problems can't be solved in 15 minutes and may require more help than we can offer here - Buy a drink or snack from Bikes Beans & Bordeaux. They let us use the space for free! • Important to know We use the same Code of Conduct for our Meetup that we use for WordCamp Orlando, and it can be found here: https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/ Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

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  • Coffee and WordPress at Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    • What we'll do At our coffee meetups we discuss projects that we're working on, ask questions of one another about any difficulties that we may be having, or simply catch up. This is a low pressure environment, and we're all here to share with one another. • What to bring If you are coming specifically for WordPress help: - Bring your charged laptop with you - Bring whatever logins needed to get into your site - Be ready to take notes - Be respectful of the time of everyone else attending - Be willing to accept that some problems can't be solved in 15 minutes and may require more help than we can offer here - Buy a drink or snack from Bikes Beans & Bordeaux. They let us use the space for free! • Important to know We use the same Code of Conduct for our Meetup that we use for WordCamp Orlando, and it can be found here: https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/ Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

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  • Tool Time! Showcasing the Tools That Make Us Work

    We are still actively working on our list of tools to discuss at the Meetup. If you have suggestions for this or future Meetups, let us know here: https://wporlando.org/speak-at-the-meetup/ This month we'll be featuring a series of shorter talks of about five-ten minutes each. We'll showcase a variety of tools that can help improve your sites and businesses, with the hope that everyone will walk away with something new to try! Here's the current lineup, with more to be added before the event! Kara Franco - Hemingway Editor - https://hemingwayapp.com/ A web and desktop writing app intended to help improve your writing Irina Blumenfeld - GTMetrix - https://gtmetrix.com/ GTmetrix gives you insight on how well your site loads and provides actionable recommendations on how to optimize it. Sandy Edwards - ManageWP - https://managewp.com/ Manage multiple WordPress websites from one dashboard. Schedule backups, migrate WordPress website, automate updates, monitor website traffic and SEO. Lindsey Soucie - Canva - https://www.canva.com/ Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and layouts to design, share and print business cards, logos, presentations and more. Jean Perpillant - Free High Quality Photographs and Graphics When working on a project, you sometimes need to use graphics and images as placeholders to get a good idea on how your designs and layouts will work. For those who need high quality photographs and graphics the following links will also be great for you as well. David Wolfpaw - Trello - https://trello.com/ Trello is an easy to use and powerful project management tool. The addition of Butler for Trello earlier this year has made it even more powerful!

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  • Coffee and WordPress at Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    • What we'll do At our coffee meetups we discuss projects that we're working on, ask questions of one another about any difficulties that we may be having, or simply catch up. This is a low pressure environment, and we're all here to share with one another. • What to bring If you are coming specifically for WordPress help: - Bring your charged laptop with you - Bring whatever logins needed to get into your site - Be ready to take notes - Be respectful of the time of everyone else attending - Be willing to accept that some problems can't be solved in 15 minutes and may require more help than we can offer here - Buy a drink or snack from Bikes Beans & Bordeaux. They let us use the space for free! • Important to know We use the same Code of Conduct for our Meetup that we use for WordCamp Orlando, and it can be found here: https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/ Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

  • How to Make Your Website Get Results

    Bigeye

    Dr. Marcus Alexander - Building Websites for Better Marketing Your Website Ain’t Cuttin’ It! → How to Make Your Website Get Results You’re so proud, you’ve built your website yourself and saved thousands upfront, but are you losing tens of thousands or more as a result? Your website should be your hardest working employee- serving your current customers and recruiting more customers 24/7. But most DIY websites fall far short of these goals. In this session you’ll learn: - Industry best practices for websites that actually work - Hidden secrets the pros use to increase success - How to make your Website your hardest-working employee - How to turn your website into a money-making-marketing-machine “Multiple #1 International bestselling author Marcus “Dr. A.” Alexander consults, mentors and advises across the spectrum of UX (User eXperience), CX (Customer eXperience), entrepreneurial leadership, and digital marketing topics with a focus on getting good traffic and converting them to customers. Marcus has a strong passion for mentoring young men of diverse backgrounds. After simultaneously earning his Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction and his MBA in Marketing & MIS from Iowa State in 2008, Marcus founded his own digital marketing agency, Social MarQui which specializes in innovative, multimedia marketing solutions and systems for businesses and brands.

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  • Coffee and WordPress at Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    • What we'll do At our coffee meetups we discuss projects that we're working on, ask questions of one another about any difficulties that we may be having, or simply catch up. This is a low pressure environment, and we're all here to share with one another. • What to bring If you are coming specifically for WordPress help: - Bring your charged laptop with you - Bring whatever logins needed to get into your site - Be ready to take notes - Be respectful of the time of everyone else attending - Be willing to accept that some problems can't be solved in 15 minutes and may require more help than we can offer here - Buy a drink or snack from Bikes Beans & Bordeaux. They let us use the space for free! • Important to know We use the same Code of Conduct for our Meetup that we use for WordCamp Orlando, and it can be found here: https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/ Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

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  • Delivering Measurably Better UX in WordPress

    Tom McCracken - Delivering Measurably Better UX Rise above superficial beauty to deliver truly impactful user experiences. Great UX focuses on maximizing visitor engagement and achieving business goals. Great UX is a marriage between the art of design and behavioral science. It is a journey of improvement. Effective interaction measurement is the often missing compass to make sure we get to the best results. This talk presents a pragmatic, data-driven approach to optimizing website design. You will receive specific tools to measure the effectiveness of UX, track the impact of changes and uncover valuable ways to improve how people engage with your website. No degree in data science is needed. Everybody from burgeoning designers and project managers to seasoned usability and marketing experts will take away new tools to deliver measurably better UX that delights users and clients alike. Tom McCracken is a 20+ year web industry veteran. He has a blended background ranging across web development, UX, marketing, content strategy, data analysis, and agile project management. His passion is helping organizations leverage technology to drive business impact. Tom has consulted on over 100 interactive projects for organizations such as AT&T, U.S. Bank Corp, Simon & Schuster, IBM, Miami Dolphins, NEC, McDonald’s, SMU, Abbott Labs, Pratt & Whitney, ADP, E*TRADE, Nationwide Insurance, and Tektronics. An avid open source contributor, he has built more than two dozen Drupal modules and WordPress plugins. Today, his core focus is developing results-oriented, data-driven tools to enable teams to deliver decisively better web experiences and ROI.

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  • Coffee and WordPress at Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    • What we'll do At our coffee meetups we discuss projects that we're working on, ask questions of one another about any difficulties that we may be having, or simply catch up. This is a low pressure environment, and we're all here to share with one another. • What to bring If you are coming specifically for WordPress help: - Bring your charged laptop with you - Bring whatever logins needed to get into your site - Be ready to take notes - Be respectful of the time of everyone else attending - Be willing to accept that some problems can't be solved in 15 minutes and may require more help than we can offer here - Buy a drink or snack from Bikes Beans & Bordeaux. They let us use the space for free! • Important to know We use the same Code of Conduct for our Meetup that we use for WordCamp Orlando, and it can be found here: https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/ Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

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  • WordPress and eCommerce

    Bigeye

    Topher DeRosia - Introduction to BigCommerce for WordPress BigCommerce has traditionally been an ecommerce SaaS, but with their new headless initiative they hired Modern Tribe and XWP to build a WordPress plugin as their first major tool using headless ecommerce. The BigCommerce meetup talk will be a plugin review and overview of the capabilities and services of BigCommerce. We'll look at how the API works, how data is stored, and how the plugin can be extended. We'll also look at the advantages of using a SaaS instead of 100% local work. Topher has been a web developer since 1995, and a WordPress developer since 2010. He lives in Grand Rapids MI with his wife and two daughters. Topher currently works for BigCommerce as a WordPress Developer Evangelist. Random fact: Topher played bass guitar in a band for several years. Chris Edwards - Ecommerce Analytics

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  • Coffee and WordPress at Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    Bikes Beans & Bordeaux

    • What we'll do At our coffee meetups we discuss projects that we're working on, ask questions of one another about any difficulties that we may be having, or simply catch up. This is a low pressure environment, and we're all here to share with one another. • What to bring If you are coming specifically for WordPress help: - Bring your charged laptop with you - Bring whatever logins needed to get into your site - Be ready to take notes - Be respectful of the time of everyone else attending - Be willing to accept that some problems can't be solved in 15 minutes and may require more help than we can offer here - Buy a drink or snack from Bikes Beans & Bordeaux. They let us use the space for free! • Important to know We use the same Code of Conduct for our Meetup that we use for WordCamp Orlando, and it can be found here: https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/ Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

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