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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.
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.
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.