• 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://2019.orlando.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/ Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

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  • The Keys to Building a Great Website

    Full Sail Labs

    Join us as we cover the basics of building a website that looks great, functions properly, and can be found by your ideal audience. Our two speakers each have a wealth of experience and information to share. This meetup is for people of all skill levels. Feel free to bring your laptop and your appetite! Refreshments will be provided by our sponsor, Atlantic.net. We hope to see you there! ======================================================= Creating a Successful Starter Website for Your Business ======================================================= From design elements to the way your site functions, your website is an important part of your business and how it is displayed to the world. You want to make sure it is reponsive and legible on all devices. This talk will cover the dos and don'ts of website design as well as SEO basics to ensure that your website can be found online. About the Speaker -------------------------- Reginald Parks is the Creative Director at Reality Marketing Group. He has served as the lead designer and creative at this Orlando-based marketing firm for 5 years and loves to share his knowledge with others. From WordPress to overall marketing strategy, Reginald has helped tons of businesses find their voice online and off. =============================================================== Using Video and YouTube to Super-Charge Your WordPress Site! =============================================================== Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world? These days, video is everywhere! In this presentation, a veteran web designer and video producer will explain step-by-step how you can produce videos, start a YouTube channel, get views & subscribers, build your brand, and increase traffic to your website. Navin Kulshreshtha will give several real-world examples of WordPress websites that have used videos and YouTube successfully. When done right, online videos can create leads, boost your search engine performance, create multiple income streams, and super-charge your website. About the Speaker -------------------------- Navin Kulshreshtha is a communication professional with a diverse background in web design, filmmaking, and multimedia production. He resides in Orlando, FL and has over 12 years of professional experience in web development, graphic design, and film/video production and is the founder of Devi Studios. He is passionate about helping his clients find an audience and grow their businesses online! He has a Masters in Public Communication and Master of Fine Arts (in Film & Digital Media) from American University, where he deepened his understanding of art, design, and communication. He also maintains a YouTube channel under the name Web Guru where he regularly posts tutorial videos. ======================================================= About Our Event Sponsor: Atlantic.net ======================================================= Our event sponsor Atlantic.Net, is a hosting provider dedicated to promoting grassroots technology initiatives and open-source organizations. In addition to providing refreshments for our event, Atlantic.net is also offering the following for WordPress Orlando members: - G2.1GB Cloud VPS Server free to use for one year - 50 GB of Block Storage free to use for one year - $25 in CREDITS, valid for 60 days Use this link to sign up: https://www.atlantic.net/orlandowp/ and code ORLANDOWP to get $25 of free credits in the control panel.

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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://2019.orlando.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/ Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

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  • Learning to Love the WordPress Block Editor

    Full Sail Labs

    Join us as we delve into the world of blocks! This month's evening meetup will feature two speakers who will discuss the WordPress block editor and how you can use and build upon blocks for your own website projects. This talk is open to WordPress users of all skill levels. We hope to see you there! ======================================================= WordPress and the Block Editor - What You Need to Know ======================================================= Did you know that Gutenberg and the WordPress Block Editor are different things? That's the first thing that we're going to cover in getting the most out of the editor that has been the default since launching in December 2018 with WordPress v5.0. During this talk we'll cover the following topics: - Misconceptions around Gutenberg and the Block Editor - What separates the Block Editor from Page Builders - Converting Classic Editor sites to the Block Editor - Useful Block Plugins - Creating Gutenberg Blocks - Building a Block Editor landing page in minutes About the Speaker -------------------------- David is a professional web developer focused on WordPress theme and plugin development. He emphasizes helping small businesses, providing ongoing support, and educating users through his service FixUpFox. ================================================ Building with Blocks: Do Plugins Make it Possible? ================================================ In this session, Karen Greene will give you an overview of five popular WP block plugins. She'll use a site she built as a case study, demonstrating the advantages and highlighting some pitfalls of using the block plugins to build pages. She will also cover the power of reusable blocks and how to manage all these blocks so you can quickly find what you need. About the Speaker -------------------------- Karen began using WordPress in 2013 for her personal blog, which focuses on fiber arts -- she knits, crochets, spins, weaves, dyes, sews, and even does a little bit of woodworking. She serves on the boards of three fiber arts nonprofits and manages the websites for two of those. It was one of these nonprofit websites which spurred her to grow her web design skills beyond "throw a theme on it and call it a day." The last time she wrote any computer code was in high school classes on BASIC and Pascal, so she dove into blocks and is excited about the possibilities they present for page building.

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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://2019.orlando.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/ Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

  • WordPress Orlando Holiday Potluck

    Full Sail Labs

    It's a time for thanks, and we're thankful for the wonderful WordPress Orlando community. Let's get together and socialize to finish off the year! Bring your favorite holiday treat to share, and we'll provide the refreshments. No speakers or agenda, just come and hang out with the group and get geared up for lots of great events in 2020. We'll be doing a poll/survey during the party to make sure our meetups continue to bring you the most helpful and inspiring content. We hope to see you there!

  • 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://2019.orlando.wordcamp.org/code-of-conduct/ Please be kind and courteous to all attendees and employees!

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  • You Are Your Brand: Use Branding to Create a Standout Website

    In this fun and interactive talk from Robyn Sayles of Launching Your Success, you'll learn why it's important to have a strong personal brand. You'll also learn how to articulate your brand and where to incorporate branding into your website. You'll leave the event with a whole new way to talk about who you are and how you add value! About the Speaker -------------------------- Robyn Sayles is the CEO and Founder of Launching Your Success. For more than 16 years, she worked in corporate training and sales for big ol' corporations. Now, she helps ambitious folks launch the success of their companies, teams, and content using the power of a personal brand. Robyn also shares her knowledge of personal brands with audiences at conferences, seminars, and private corporate events across the US. As an improv veteran and former corporate trainer, Robyn knows how to win over an audience and deliver groundbreaking ideas—without breaking a sweat.

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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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  • Hacktoberfest! Learn the Basics of Git and GitHub

    Full Sail Labs

    Happy Hacktoberfest! Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open-source code and collaboration centered around Git and GitHub. We'll be celebrating Hacktoberfest with free food and fellowship at our new Meetup venue: Full Sail Labs (address below). Our speaker for this month is Chandler Weiner. He'll be covering the basics of version control using Git, how to collaborate with others on GitHub, and how all of this can help you better manage your WordPress site. You'll also learn the basics of using GitHub to host a static version of your WordPress site. After the presentations, stick around for a Hacktoberfest hackathon where you can use your newly acquired skills to contribute to open-source repositories and earn free swag! Meetup Agenda ---------------------- 6:30 - Check-in & Networking 6:45 - Welcome & Intro to Hacktoberfest 6:50 - Intro to Git and GitHub by Chandler Weiner 7:35 - Break for Snacks 7:45 - Hacking! Who Should Attend --------------------------- Anyone interested in learning about and/or contributing to open source. Beginners are welcome! What to Bring ------------------- In order to participate in the hackathon, you'll need to bring your laptop with a full battery or charging cable. About Hacktoberfest ----------------------------- Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software run by DigitalOcean and DEV (https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com/). It encourages individuals of all skill levels to engage with open source software by completing four pull requests to a public repository during the month of October. The event is open to everyone in our global community and no contribution is too small — bug fixes and documentation updates are valid ways of participating. Can't make it to this event? Hacktoberfest is virtual and open to participants from around the globe. Sign up to participate today at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com. Rules & Prizes ------------------- First, sign up on the Hacktoberfest site at https://hacktoberfest.digitalocean.com. To qualify for the official limited edition Hacktoberfest shirt, you must register and make four pull requests between October 1-31. Pull requests can be to any public repo on GitHub, not just the ones with issues labeled Hacktoberfest. If a maintainer reports your pull request as invalid or behavior not in line with the project’s code of conduct, you will be ineligible to participate. Connect with other Hacktoberfest participants by using #hacktoberfest on your social media platform of choice. Code of Conduct ------------------------ As always, we ask that you kindly abide by our Code of Conduct: https://wporlando.org/code-of-conduct/ Hope to see you there!

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