We're back for an exciting new meetup that is all about the upcoming WordPress 5.0 release.
After countless hours working on Gutenberg, the new block editor is finally coming to WordPress. The release is planned for November 19, so it's a great opportunity to have a closer look and tell you all about it.
Of course that's not all there is. We'll have a great lineup as usual.
— Recap of recent events like WordCamp Europe and WordCamp Lausanne
— The next Swiss WordCamp in 2019
— WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg, and what you need to know
— Practical SEO tips for everyone
If you have any questions or topics you want to suggest, feel free to leave a comment!
Of course we'll post any updates that might arise here on this page, so keep your eyes open.
Also, if you can't make it, we'll be tweeting under the #wpzurich hashtag throughout the event.
WordPress will be 15th years old this May 27th, 2018!
On Wednesday, May 30th, we are joining WordPress communities around the world by celebrating the WordPress 15th anniversary.
Just like we did 5 years ago for the 10th anniversary, we want to enjoy this event with some refreshments (and maybe even a WordPress birthday cake!) in a relaxed atmosphere and celebrate 15 years of WordPress. We'll be sharing our party photos and love for WordPress with the rest of the world via the hashtag #wp15.
Don't forget to spread the word, let's make this WordPress birthday memorable :)
Note: at the beginning we planned on doing something outdoors, but due to the weather forecast and Liip being such a great host, we will be at our usual spot at the Liip Arena.
As many of you probably know, there's a new data protection law coming to the EU very soon. The new law is designed to protect individuals within the EU and regulate things like the collection, export or storage of personal information outside the EU. This will affect a lot of swiss companies and websites and there's a lot of uncertainty around the whole topic.
To bring some light to this topic, we invited Martin Steiger from Steigerlegal.ch to join us for this Meetup. He can give us a good introduction into the topic as well as a Q&A at the end.
The times are just an estimate to give you an idea of what you can expect.
* 18.30 — Doors open
* 18.45 — Opening remarks and announcements (DE/EN) (Pascal)
* 19.00 — GDPR / EU-DSVGO (DE) (Martin Steiger)
* 19.30 — Upcoming GDPR relevant changes in WordPress Core (DE/EN) (Pascal)
* 19.45 — Discussion, Open Floor, Socializing
* 20.45 — Finish your drinks :-)
GDPR / EU DSVGO
The new data protection law will become enforceable from 25 May 2018, which makes this the perfect opportunity to get ourselves ready, learn about the challenges ahead and — if necessary — to make the changes needed.
We are looking forward to an interesting evening!
Last time we had some interesting talks about Progressive Web Apps as well as a discussion about WordPress 4.9 and a preview to version 5.0.
Join us in march for what will be the first WordPress meetup in Zurich this year!
- We will have a look at the latest changes in the upcoming editor for WordPress 5.0 - Gutenberg
- Bring your questions regarding WordPress, a plugin or theme and we will try to help you
Last time we hosted a super interesting Q&A session. This month, join us for what will probably the last WordPress meetup in Zurich this year!
The times are just an estimated to give you an idea of what you can expect.
* 18.30 — Doors open
* 18.45 — Opening remarks and announcements (EN) (Pascal)
* 19.00 — WordPress 4.9 Recap and 5.0 Preview (EN) (Pascal)
* 19.15 — Progressive Web Apps: the next big thing? (EN) (Nico)
* 19.30 — Discussion, Open Floor, Socializing
* 20.30 — Finish your drinks :-)
**WordPress 4.9 Recap and 5.0 Preview**
Since WordPress 4.9 was just recently released, I'll highlight some of its features. I'll also try to give a quick glimpse at what we can expect 2018 with WordPress 5.0. You might have heard that there's a new kid on the block called Gutenberg … I'll show you what Gutenberg is and what it means for the future of WordPress.
**Progressive Web Apps: the next big thing?**
EN: Progressive Web Apps (PWA) extend websites with functionality usually known from native mobile apps. They close a gap between the open web and all the app stores out there. With increased browser support now's the time to have a closer look at that technology and to discuss its possibilities within WordPress after Nicos' introduction.
DE: Progressive Web Apps (PWA) erweitern browserbasierte Webseiten mit Funktionen, die man sonst von nativen Mobile-Apps her kennt. Damit füllen sie die Lücke zwischen den App-Store gebundenen Apps und dem Open Web. Mit steigendem Browsersupport ist es nun an der Zeit, die Technologie etwas genauer anzuschauen und die Möglichkeiten in Verbindung mit WordPress zu diskutieren. Nach einem Input von Nico Martin hoffen wir auf eine interessante Diskussion über die Chancen, die Stolpersteine und die Zukunft von PWAs.
Gerne würden wir eure Fragen zu oder Probleme mit WordPress aufnehmen und versuchen diese im nächsten Meetup zu beantworten/lösen.
Deshalb bitten wir euch, eure Fragen oder Probleme zu posten. Wir werden diese prüfen und einige davon auswählen um diese am Meetup zu besprechen.
Global WordPress Translation Day is a 24-hour global event dedicated to the translation of the WordPress ecosystem (core, themes, plugins).
It’s a unique and innovative event, a cool mix of digital and physical: first, there is going to be a 24-hour livestream on https://wptranslationday.org that will provide inspiration and training to both coders and translators on localizing and internationalizing. In addition to that, we will come together in Zurich to learn about internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n), as well as to translate WordPress, plugins, and themes.
Last year's GWTD (https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Zurich/events/234987570/) was lots of fun and this year the celebration is double: September 30 has also been designated as International Translation Day by the United Nations!
• Bring your laptop!
• Join the WordPress Slack team (https://make.wordpress.org/chat/) and the WordPress Switzerland Slack team (https://wpch.slack.com).
• Exact time TBD
Interested in helping out by giving an introduction to the topic or perhaps doing a small workshop? Let us know in the comments!
Howdy Zurich WordPressers,
Tonight we are going to have an informal round of questions, ad-hoc presentations and ideas. We are going to talk about a few things you might could benefit from such as the amazing https://wordpress.tv platform which features videos from WordCamps and meetups around the globe. There will be a quick info on how to translate a WordPress plugin using the official https://translate.wordpress.org platform. Additionally we again want to encourage you to participate or at least attend the upcoming WordCamp Bern (https://2017.bern.wordcamp.org).
So to sum it all up, bring your questions regarding WordPress and issues you might be having with it. We are looking forward to have a nice round of chats tonight.
Cheers and see you soon
Claudio & Silvan
after the last Zurich WordPress MeetUp, we would like to organize another MeetUp giving everyone the chance to introduce their favorite 2-3 Plugins. So this will be the WordPress Plugins night, as we discussed with all members who attended the last MeetUp :-)
Please send me an email in case you would like to do a quick introduction of your top Plugins you use.