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WordPress User Group London - November 2015

  • Nov 17, 2015 · 6:30 PM
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Hello WordPress Users,


Hope you all well :-)


If you have missed our previous events, don't despair. You can find the slides of what we covered so far here http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-User-Group-London/files/


This is the last meetup of 2015 so make sure you come along. It will also be the last event organised by Wholegrain Digital and WP Engine, our dear fellow WordPress user Peter might take things forward in the new year (pressure is on ;-)


This time around, in the first half of the evening, we will mimic a speed dating kind of exercise in order to facilitate networking, I call it "Speed DatePress". We will basically spend a few minutes talking about ourselves individually in a one to one scenario, sharing information such as who we are, what we do and what we want to get out of WordPress. We have never tried it, but it has been suggested by some of the users that it might be interesting to find out who we are all hanging out with. No actual dating will be required ;-)Do bring those business cards you made some time ago that are gathering dust on a remote shelf of your bookcase.


After a short break, I will be very eager to talk about one the most fundamental aspects of running a WordPress site: plugins! We'll cover what they are, how to choose one, how to use them and I'll share a short list of secret plugins you most probably never heard of, but you might need in the future.


Please don't forget to bring your own laptop along, WiFi will be available and, of course, there will also be plenty of time for you to ask questions.


Agenda:
6:30 pm – Sign-in, pizza & network
7:
00pm – News & Latest
7:
15 pm – Speed DatePress
8:
00 pm – Break
8:
15 pm – Plugins, tribute to a beautiful thing we all take for granted


The event will be held at the Hub Westminster, 1st floor New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket, Westminster, London, SW1Y 4TE, which is conveniently located between Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.


One of us will welcome you on the ground floor where you'll be asked to sign in and collect your pass. Please wear your pass at all times since we are part of a government building. Then make your way to the 1st floor via the lift (not the stairs, those lead to Narnia) and then follow the signs to the Strategy lab.


If you have any questions, here are two forums that can help you out. One About Meetups Discussion http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-User-Group-London/messages/boards/forum/9788972 and one for WordPress Support & Help http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-User-Group-London/messages/boards/forum/19803502


Last but not least, we are building some resources for you to consume, help yourself here under the "Table of Contents" http://www.meetup.com/WordPress-User-Group-London/about/


Look forward to seeing you soon.


Ciao, Eugene


PS: If you sign up and then you can't make it to the event, please make sure you change your RSVP to let others on the waiting list attend. We will keep a record of whose of you that will prevent others from taking part and we reserve the right to deny you access to future events, sorry.

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  • Priya m.

    Hi Eugene, Just wondered where I could see the slides from this event please? Thanks Priya

    November 25, 2015

  • Katie

    Oh man the link on the location is not where the event is at. I am in the wrong location

    November 17, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      sorry you got mislead Katie, it was good to meet you eventually

      1 · November 17, 2015

    • Katie

      Glad I made it at the end. Learn loads!

      2 · November 18, 2015

  • Chris T.

    When are you planning to have the next meetup?

    November 18, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      Hi Chris, we don't know yet but it will be sometime next January. We'll keep everyone posted.

      November 18, 2015

  • julie

    eh typo! (tired eyes)
    codpost!!

    November 18, 2015

  • Simon L.

    Very informed and friendly as usual, but would have like to have spent more time on plugins and less talking about myself!!

    November 18, 2015

  • julie

    very interesting met people and learned about their experiences. Who is the Compost?!

    November 18, 2015

  • Louise T.

    Really enjoyed the meetup, SpeedPress was fun to find out more about others in the room and the presentations on plugins was really great Eugene.

    2 · November 17, 2015

  • The C.

    Sorry that we are caught up with work, cant make it tonight. Have a good time everyone.

    November 17, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      Sorry you couldn't make it guys, hopefully next time.

      November 17, 2015

  • Mike W.

    Sorry but something has cropped up so I can't make it.

    November 17, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      Sorry you couldn't make it Mike, maybe next time.

      November 17, 2015

  • Peter J.

    Unfortunately, I can't make tonight's meetup as I'm booked into a lecture on trans-humanism (really). However, progress on sorting out sponsors for next year is positive so the future of the group looks assured.

    November 17, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      Sorry not to see you on the last appointment of the year but glad you working things out for the future :-)

      November 17, 2015

  • Adrian

    Sorry, I don't think I'm prepared to leave my boat alone whilst these gales are battering everything around. If I can make it later I will, would have liked to have been there for the plugin discussion especially
    Big thanks to Eugene, Wholegrain and WP engine for their support this year. Sure to see you guys around
    If you'd like to know what I would have said 'speed dating', read my profile ;)

    1 · November 17, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      LOL - never mind the plugins Adrian, we really missed you on the speed dating ;-)

      November 17, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      See you around

      November 17, 2015

  • Eugene M.

    Slides now available here
    http://files.meetup.com/8376732/WPUGL-M09-Oct15.pdf
    Please let us know how you liked the meetup :-)
    Ciao

    November 17, 2015

  • Eugene M.

    Thanks everyone for taking part to the last meetup of the year and for coming along in 2015.
    It's been an amazing experience, I learnt a lot and met some fantastic people.
    See you all around :-)

    2 · November 17, 2015

  • Simon L.

    Pleased to say I can now make it! :-)

    November 16, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      lol - Simon are you playing with my mind?

      November 16, 2015

  • Simon L.

    Disappointed to say I can't make it this month.

    November 16, 2015

  • Sharon T

    I wish that I was able to attend. I have work committments that evening. Have a great time!!

    November 10, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      Sorry to hear that Sharon, we all have evenings like that every now and then. Look out for the slides on the Files page under "More".

      November 15, 2015

  • julie

    well done Eugene for getting that together. i was just going to ask!

    November 7, 2015

    • Eugene M.

      Hi Julie, thank you for suggesting it. I wish I had more inputs from the community. I bet it's going to be fun ;-)

      November 7, 2015

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