• Parramatta WordPress Meetup: Ditch The Developer

    Information Cultural Exchange

    Welcome to the Parramatta chapter of the WP Sydney Meetup. Our venue can easily cater to 30 or more guests. Includes a large projector screen, free WIFI. Presentation Details =================== This month we will have a live demo where we will show you end-to-end how to create a site with Beaver Builder and Beaver Themer. Some topics we will cover: - Configure Beaver Builder and Beaver Themer for initial set up. - How to create advanced layouts without code. - Learn about Custom Posts Types and how to create dynamic layouts for archive and singular pages. - Things to remember before going live. - And more... Speaker: James Carmody Speaker Bio: During the day James manages his digital agency, Creative Compass, by night, he is attending meetup events to share his knowledge with the community. James is also the lead organiser for WordCamp Sydney 2019, a volunteer-run conference that is all about WordPress. • 6:00pm Set Up and Mingling • 6:30pm Welcome and Introductions (Tell us who you are and what you do) • 6:45pm Presentations. If you have any questions, please let us know. NOTE: If you rsvp to this meetup and cannot attend please be so kind to un-rsvp yourself at your earliest convenience so we have accurate numbers Our Sponsor(s) for this Meetup ============================ a2hosting.com has sponsored this meetup, a2hosting provide world class super speed hosting for all major CMS platforms including WordPress. a2hosting have various plan to choose from for every budget. Visit our meetup on the night and get access to special promotions offered by a2hosting especially for WP Sydney Meetup attendees. wpengine.com WP Engine is the worlds leading WordPress digital experience platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. What to be a speaker? ===================== Interested in being a guest speaker? We more than welcome guest speakers that can bring new and exciting ideas to the community. If you want to talk about something send me a Private Message and well discuss it. Sponsorship ============ This meetup will always remain free to attend. If you would like to support our community financially we are now on OpenCollective (https://opencollective.com/wordpress-sydney) accepting sponsorship and donations. Read up more on sponsoring our meetup community (https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/24430760/Sponsoring_Our_Meetup_Community/).

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  • WordPress Security - Protect You and Your Site

    Talk 1: Beef up your CMS login Ben talks login forms, single sign-on, multi-factor authentication, active directory, and more to help you get your CMS's identity management system in to the 21st century. Includes live demo and bad puns. Speaker: Ben Dechrai Speaker Bio: Ben Dechrai is a technologist with a staunch focus on security and privacy. This started at the age of 11, when he wrote software to stop his mum from breaking the family PC, and resulted in his working as a developer evangelist for Auth0. He enjoys helping developers find the joy of experimentation, from ethical skulduggery to subversive automation, and can be found on Twitter and Instagram at @bendechrai. Web: https://bendechrai.com ------- Talk 2: Hackers want your website! Wil takes you through a comprehensive list of security tips that will harden your website against those nefarious wrong-doers. Speaker: Wil Brown Speaker Bio: Dad, WordPress Consultant, Developer, Conference Organiser, Speaker & Business Coach Follow Wil on Twitter @DeveloperWil Web: https://zeropointdevelopment.com Target Audience =============== The talk this month is aimed at a general audience. They do not require any advanced or development (coding) knowledge of WordPress. RSVP's ======= Please give up your RSVP if you cannot attend so that somebody else can come along. Agenda ======= On the night... 6:00 pm - Arrive, network with others 6:30 pm - Welcome & presentations 7:45 pm - General questions - don't be afraid to ask anything - WordPress related of course :-P 8:00 pm - Finish & carry on conversations at a nearby pub - TBC Venue Sponsor ============== Academy Xi ( https://academyxi.com/) teaches short, practical and skill-specific courses for people who want to upskill or companies wanting to upgrade their capabilities in design, innovation and digital transformation. We’ve delivered a number of custom team training programs in HCD, Digital Transformation, Agile, Product Management, Virtual and Augmented Realities and, soon, Blockchain. What to bring ============= Yourself and lots of questions. Important to know ================= You will need to sign in to the building using an email address. Academy Xi will not pass your email address to any other external company. This is our event host's one condition in exchange for offering their event space to us for FREE. Media from the events will be published to our social media channels upon presenter consent. By attending you are giving us permission to include you in any photos or video recordings we make of the event and subsequent posting on social media sites. Please review our Privacy Policy https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21613559/Privacy_Policy/ and our Code of Conduct https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/20710042/Code_of_Conduct/ If you are completely new to WordPress then go here https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21774721/WordPress_Beginner_Video_Tutorials/

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  • Parramatta WordPress Meetup: TBA

    Information Cultural Exchange

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  • Fix My Website: WorkShop Night

    Academy Xi

    Bring along your laptop and your WordPress issues and we'll try our best to sit down with you and work them out. Make sure you login to your own WIFI network or use the Academy XI WIFI guest network (details at the venue or as at reception) when you arrive. Target Audience =============== Everyone is welcome to come along to the WorkShop night. Beginner, designers, business owners and developers. RSVP's ======= Please give up your RSVP if you cannot attend so that somebody else can come along. Agenda ======= On the night... 6:00 pm - Arrive, network with others (sorry no pizza) 6:30 pm - Welcome & presentations 7:45 pm - General questions - don't be afraid to ask anything - WordPress related of course :-P 8:00 pm - Finish & carry on conversations at a nearby pub - TBC Venue Sponsor ============== Academy Xi ( https://academyxi.com/) teaches short, practical and skill-specific courses for people who want to upskill or companies wanting to upgrade their capabilities in design, innovation and digital transformation. We’ve delivered a number of custom team training programs in HCD, Digital Transformation, Agile, Product Management, Virtual and Augmented Realities and, soon, Blockchain. What to bring ============= Yourself and lots of questions. Important to know ================= You will need to sign in to the building using an email address. Academy Xi will not pass your email address to any other external company. This is our event host's one condition in exchange for offering their event space to us for FREE. Media from the events will be published to our social media channels upon presenter consent. By attending you are giving us permission to include you in any photos or video recordings we make of the event and subsequent posting on social media sites. Please review our Privacy Policy https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21613559/Privacy_Policy/ and our Code of Conduct https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/20710042/Code_of_Conduct/ If you are completely new to WordPress then go here https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21774721/WordPress_Beginner_Video_Tutorials/

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  • Parramatta WordPress Meetup: SEO Tips and Tricks

    Information Cultural Exchange

    Welcome to the Parramatta chapter of the WP Sydney Meetup. Our venue can easily cater to 30 or more guests. Includes a large projector screen, free WIFI. Presentation Details =================== SEO Tips and Tricks Speaker: Kane Kennedy Prior to joining Creative Compass as an Associate Director, Kane worked in the design field for 3 years. Having run his own web design agency in the past, it’s safe to say that Kane knows how to impress an audience and achieve results with digital design. When he’s not working hard on website and marketing tasks, Kane loves travelling the world and spending sunny days at the beach. You can reach Kane at: LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/kane-kennedy/ Website: https://www.creativecompass.com.au/ Agenda =================== • 6:00pm Set Up and Mingling • 6:30pm Welcome and Introductions (Tell us who you are and what you do) • 6:45pm Presentations. If you have any questions, please let us know. NOTE: If you rsvp to this meetup and cannot attend please be so kind to un-rsvp yourself at your earliest convenience so we have accurate numbers Our Sponsor(s) for this Meetup ============================ a2hosting.com has sponsored this meetup, a2hosting provide world class super speed hosting for all major CMS platforms including WordPress. a2hosting have various plan to choose from for every budget. Visit our meetup on the night and get access to special promotions offered by a2hosting especially for WP Sydney Meetup attendees. wpengine.com WP Engine is the worlds leading WordPress digital experience platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. What to be a speaker? ===================== Interested in being a guest speaker? We more than welcome guest speakers that can bring new and exciting ideas to the community. If you want to talk about something send me a Private Message and well discuss it. Sponsorship ============ This meetup will always remain free to attend. If you would like to support our community financially we are now on OpenCollective (https://opencollective.com/wordpress-sydney) accepting sponsorship and donations. Read up more on sponsoring our meetup community (https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/24430760/Sponsoring_Our_Meetup_Community/).

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  • Domains & DNS

    Academy Xi

    The domain name landscape has changed a lot in recent time. Learn about new domain name options and how to secure a brilliant address for your WordPress site. We'll look at DNS: what it is, and how to configure for the hosting of your WordPress website. Aimed at beginners you'll learn about name servers, delegation and resource records. Speaker: Peter Shilling Speaker Bio: Partner at The DMA, a Sydney based WordPress development agency. Peter has a long history with WordPress, domain names and website hosting. Web: https://thedma.com.au Target Audience =============== The talk this month is aimed at a general/beginners audience. They do not require any advanced or development (coding) knowledge of WordPress. RSVP's ======= Please give up your RSVP if you cannot attend so that somebody else can come along. Agenda ======= On the night... 6:00 pm - Arrive, network with others 6:30 pm - Welcome 6:45 pm - Talk 1 7:15 pm - Pizza & Networking 7:40 pm - General questions - don't be afraid to ask anything - WordPress related of course :-P 8:00 pm - Finish & carry on conversations at a nearby pub - TBC Venue Sponsor ============== Academy Xi ( https://academyxi.com/) teaches short, practical and skill-specific courses for people who want to upskill or companies wanting to upgrade their capabilities in design, innovation and digital transformation. We’ve delivered a number of custom team training programs in HCD, Digital Transformation, Agile, Product Management, Virtual and Augmented Realities and, soon, Blockchain. Pizza Sponsor ============= WP Engine (https://wpengine.com.au/) are sponsoring pizza for the CBD meetups this year. WP Engine is the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by over 70,000 companies across 130 countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands create world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Francisco, California; San Antonio, Texas; London, England; Limerick, Ireland, and Brisbane, Australia. What to bring ============= Yourself and lots of questions. Important to know ================= You will need to sign in to the building using an email address. Academy Xi will not pass your email address to any other external company. This is our event host's one condition in exchange for offering their event space to us for FREE. Media from the events will be published to our social media channels upon presenter consent. By attending you are giving us permission to include you in any photos or video recordings we make of the event and subsequent posting on social media sites. Please review our Privacy Policy https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21613559/Privacy_Policy/ and our Code of Conduct https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/20710042/Code_of_Conduct/ If you are completely new to WordPress then go here https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21774721/WordPress_Beginner_Video_Tutorials/

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  • Parramatta WordPress Meetup: WP Tools of the Trade

    Information Cultural Exchange

    Welcome to the Parramatta chapter of the WP Sydney Meetup. Our venue can easily cater to 30 or more guests. Includes a large projector screen, free WIFI. Presentation Details =================== Speaker: Mitch Menghi @ Web Chemistry Mitch Menghi from Web Chemistry Talk: Tools of the Trade as a Web Designer I will talk about the various tools I and my team uses related to Web Design, some of the tools are specific to WordPress and some are generic tools any Web Designer can use, they range from running your own local WP installation, Chrome Plugins, WP Plugins and more • 6:00pm Set Up and Mingling • 6:30pm Welcome and Introductions (Tell us who you are and what you do) • 6:45pm Presentations. If you have any questions, please let us know. NOTE: If you rsvp to this meetup and cannot attend please be so kind to un-rsvp yourself at your earliest convenience so we have accurate numbers Our Sponsor(s) for this Meetup ============================ wpengine.com WP Engine is the worlds leading WordPress digital experience platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. What to be a speaker? ===================== Interested in being a guest speaker? We more than welcome guest speakers that can bring new and exciting ideas to the community. If you want to talk about something send me a Private Message and well discuss it. Sponsorship ============ This meetup will always remain free to attend. If you would like to support our community financially we are now on OpenCollective (https://opencollective.com/wordpress-sydney) accepting sponsorship and donations. Read up more on sponsoring our meetup community (https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/24430760/Sponsoring_Our_Meetup_Community/).

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  • SEO Tips and Tricks & 10 things Not To Do With Your WordPress Site

    SEO Tips and Tricks Speaker: Kane Kennedy Prior to joining Creative Compass as an Associate Director, Kane worked in the design field for 3 years. Having run his own web design agency in the past, it’s safe to say that Kane knows how to impress an audience and achieve results with digital design. When he’s not working hard on website and marketing tasks, Kane loves travelling the world and spending sunny days at the beach. You can reach Kane at: LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/kane-kennedy/ Website: https://www.creativecompass.com.au/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 things Not To Do With Your WordPress Site Speaker: Ricky Blacker Ricky is a self taught web professional who found and fell in love with WordPress, and the community behind it while looking for a CMS platform to build websites for clients. He originally started his own web design business after being made redundant from a factory job in 2013, but now works for WP Engine as a Pre Sales Engineer, providing a Digital Experience Platform for WordPress user around the world. He is a Co-Organizer for the Sunshine Coast & Brisbane WordPress Meetup Groups, as well as the Brisbane Web Design Meetup group, and was one of the amazing team who put together the Sunshine Coast WordCamp in 2016 and WordCamp Brisbane in 2017/2018, and has spoken at WordCamps in Australia and New Zealand. Ricky is very passionate about building the WordPress community and helping others to learn how to use WordPress and what it can do. Connect with Ricky: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickyblacker/ Target Audience =============== The talk this month is aimed at a general/business audience. They do not require any advanced or development (coding) knowledge of WordPress. RSVP's ======= Please give up your RSVP if you cannot attend so that somebody else can come along. Agenda ======= On the night... 6:00 pm - Arrive, network with others & eat pizza 6:30 pm - Welcome & presentations 7:45 pm - General questions - don't be afraid to ask anything - WordPress related of course :-P 8:00 pm - Finish & carry on conversations at a nearby pub - TBC Venue Sponsor ============== Academy Xi ( https://academyxi.com/) teaches short, practical and skill-specific courses for people who want to upskill or companies wanting to upgrade their capabilities in design, innovation and digital transformation. We’ve delivered a number of custom team training programs in HCD, Digital Transformation, Agile, Product Management, Virtual and Augmented Realities and, soon, Blockchain. Pizza Sponsor ============= WP Engine (https://wpengine.com.au/) are sponsoring pizza for the CBD meetups this year. WP Engine is the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by over 70,000 companies across 130 countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands create world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Francisco, California; San Antonio, Texas; London, England; Limerick, Ireland, and Brisbane, Australia. Important to know ================= Privacy Policy https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21613559/Privacy_Policy/ Code of Conduct https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/20710042/Code_of_Conduct/ If you are completely new to WordPress then go here https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21774721/WordPress_Beginner_Video_Tutorials/

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  • Parramatta WordPress Meetup: TBA

    Information Cultural Exchange

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  • Design Tips for Beaver Builder + Automating Social with IFTTT + Elementor Tips

    TALK 1: Essential Design Tips and How To Implement Them in Beaver Builder Using the right page builder for your website will save you time, money, and stress. Beaver Builder is hands down the easiest and most complete drag & drop page builder for WordPress. I will demonstrate how to use this powerful plugin to create beautiful, custom layouts with no coding required. Speaker: Kane Kennedy Speaker Bio: Prior to joining Creative Compass as an Associate Director, Kane worked in the design field for 3 years. Having run his own web design agency in the past, it’s safe to say that Kane knows how to impress an audience and achieve results with digital design. When he’s not working hard on website and marketing tasks, Kane loves travelling the world and spending sunny days at the beach. Web: https://www.creativecompass.com.au/ Target Audience: Designers TALK 2: Automating WordPress and Social Networks with IFTTT Writing a post is good. Getting it in front of an audience requires some effort. Fortunately, there is a free online service called If This Then That (IFTTT) which allows you to automate social sharing of your posts with their easy to use "recipes". I'll show you how to create an account on IFTTT, search for Wordpress "recipes" and connect your WordPress site to the social networks. Speaker: Wil Brown Speaker Bio: Dad, WordPress Consultant, Developer, Conference Organiser, Speaker & Business Coach You can follow Wil on Twitter @DeveloperWil Talk3: Elementor Target Audience: General RSVP's ======= Please give up your RSVP if you cannot attend so that somebody else can come along. Agenda ======= On the night... 6:00 pm - Arrive, network with others & eat pizza 6:30 pm - Welcome & presentations 7:45 pm - General questions - don't be afraid to ask anything - WordPress related of course :-P 8:00 pm - Finish & carry on conversations at a nearby pub Venue Sponsor ============== Academy Xi ( https://academyxi.com/) teaches short, practical and skill-specific courses for people who want to upskill or companies wanting to upgrade their capabilities in design, innovation and digital transformation. We’ve delivered a number of custom team training programs in HCD, Digital Transformation, Agile, Product Management, Virtual and Augmented Realities and, soon, Blockchain. Pizza Sponsor ============= WP Engine (https://wpengine.com.au/) are sponsoring pizza for the CBD meetups this year. WP Engine is the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by over 70,000 companies across 130 countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands create world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Francisco, California; San Antonio, Texas; London, England; Limerick, Ireland, and Brisbane, Australia. What to bring ============= Yourself and lots of questions. Important to know ================= You will need to sign in to the building using an email address. Academy Xi will not pass your email address to any other external company. This is our event host's one condition in exchange for offering their event space to us for FREE. Media from the events will be published to our social media channels upon presenter consent. By attending you are giving us permission to include you in any photos or video recordings we make of the event and subsequent posting on social media sites. Please review our Privacy Policy https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21613559/Privacy_Policy/ and our Code of Conduct https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/20710042/Code_of_Conduct/ If you are completely new to WordPress then go here https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21774721/WordPress_Beginner_Video_Tutorials/

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