• WordPress Drop In

    University of Bedfordshire

    A chance to compare notes on WordPress and do some work on our pet project. Bring a charged laptop. We'll start with a chat about our assignments. Offer each other advice on any areas of difficulty we are experiencing. Do some work on our respective projects. And finish off by demonstrating to each other what we have done. All in a couple of hours! (Parking on Lea Road is free from 6:00 PM. And if you arrive after 7:00 PM, and you don't have a University of Bedfordshire library card, please give me a call on[masked] and I'll let you in.)

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  • Introduction to WordPress

    University of Bedfordshire

    A chance for you to learn about WordPress! Bring a charged laptop and you will download WordPress to it. You will then create and extend a simple website. Then you will upload your site to two hosting services. And you will be provided with tutorials and resources so you can do it again whenever you wish. And all this in a couple of hours! (Parking on Lea Road is free from 6:00 PM. And if you arrive after 7:00 PM, and you don't have a University of Bedfordshire library card, please give me a call on[masked] and I'll let you in.)

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  • Agile Startup with WordPress

    University of Bedfordshire

    Let's help you create an online business! Using a few tools and techniques, we'll help get your venture going. Applying a structured approach with a good track record will set you off on a sound footing. And these tools, techniques and approach (including WordPress) will all help to improve your chances of success. (Parking on Lea Road is free from 6:00 PM. And if you arrive after 7:00 PM, and you don't have a library card, please give me a call on[masked] and I'll let you in.)

  • WordPress Show & Tell

    The Bar, Warden Beefeater

    This is part of a series of Sunday afternoon sessions consisting of WordPress conversations, assistance with WordPress problems, and introductions to useful tools and techniques. In this session we will have a Show and Tell where we can show off the projects that we are working on or have completed. We can talk about interesting themes or plugins that we found or decisions that we made when creating the site. This could include the front end, the admin area, and/or any code created. But it doesn't matter how good or not-so-good, complete or incomplete our work is at present. It could be that we have simply made a start (perhaps little more than the concept) and we are looking for ideas for moving forward. These sessions are designed to help us compare notes and gain advice and encouragement from each other as well as make progress on our pet projects. They are also useful if you wish to learn and/or explore WordPress through the vehicle of a personal or collaborative project. When we arrive, we can buy a drink and/or a bite to eat and find the table with the Bedfordshire WordPress sign. Free wifi is available (though it’s unsecured and the signal isn't very strong) but you will need a laptop or tablet, and your project or idea. See you at WordPress Show & Tell!

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  • WordCamp Bristol 2017

    Watershed Media Centre.

    WordCamp Bristol 2017 is a WordPress conference which runs on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May. Tickets are £25 (and there are not many left). WordCamps are really useful, and a chance to learn a lot, with a variety of presentations each day. Please note: To attend you need to buy a ticket from: 2017.bristol.wordcamp.org (https://2017.bristol.wordcamp.org/) RSVPing here will not entitle you to attend. PS: There are a few WordCamp conferences in the UK each year. See en-gb.wordpress.org/events (https://en-gb.wordpress.org/events/) for details of others.

  • Sunday Afternoon WordPress with Chloe

    The Bar, Warden Beefeater

    This is part of a series of Sunday afternoon sessions consisting of WordPress conversations, assistance with WordPress problems, and introductions to useful tools and techniques. This session is co-organised by Chloe Briggs, a prominent, local web designer. (For more on Chloe and her work, see her website: webdesignbychloe.co.uk (http://webdesignbychloe.co.uk/)) These sessions are designed to help us compare notes and gain advice and encouragement from each other as well as make progress on our startups or pet projects. They are also useful if you wish to learn and/or explore WordPress through the vehicle of a personal or collaborative project. When we arrive, we can buy a drink and/or a bite to eat and find the table with the Bedfordshire WordPress sign. Free wifi is available (though it’s unsecured and the signal isn't very strong) but you will need a laptop (or tablet) and your startup/project idea. See you at Sunday Afternoon WordPress!

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  • WordCamp London 2017

    Rocket Complex, London Metropolitiain University

    WordCamp London 2017 is a WordPress conference which runs from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March. The schedule of presentations is at: https://2017.london.wordcamp.org/schedule/ Tickets are £30 (and there are not many left). Registration opens at 7:30 am on Saturday 18th March. (Friday is Contributor Day - for those who wish to contribute in some way to WordPress.) London Metropolitan University is near Holloway Tube station, two stops on the Piccadilly Line from Kings Cross. (See https://2017.london.wordcamp.org/location/ for venue and travel details.) WordCamps are really useful, and a chance to learn a lot, with a variety of presentations on Saturday and Sunday. Please note: To attend you need to buy a ticket from https://2017.london.wordcamp.org/tickets RSVPing here will not entitle you to attend. For Contributor Day you will be expected to make some contribution to WordPress - your contribution does not have to be code however. (See https://2017.london.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ for more information on Contributor Day.) PS: WordCamp London is one of many WordCamp conferences around the world. See https://central.wordcamp.org/ for details of others.

  • Sunday Afternoon WordPress

    The Bar, Warden Beefeater

    This is part of a series of Sunday afternoon sessions consisting of WordPress conversations, assistance with WordPress problems, introductions to useful tools and techniques, and micro hackathons (MH). These sessions are designed to help us compare notes and gain advice and encouragement from each other as well as make progress on our startups or pet projects. They are also useful if you wish to learn and/or explore WordPress through the vehicle of a personal or collaborative project. When we arrive, we can buy a drink and/or a bite to eat and find the table with the Bedfordshire WordPress sign. Free wifi is available (though it’s unsecured and the signal isn't very strong) but you will need a laptop (or tablet) and your startup/project idea. See you at Sunday Afternoon WordPress!

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  • Sunday Afternoon WordPress

    The Bar, Warden Beefeater

    This is part of a series of Sunday afternoon sessions consisting of WordPress conversations, assistance with WordPress problems, introductions to useful tools and techniques, and micro hackathons (MH). These sessions are designed to help us compare notes and gain advice and encouragement from each other as well as make progress on our startups or pet projects. They are also useful if you wish to learn and/or explore WordPress through the vehicle of a personal or collaborative project. When we arrive, we can buy a drink and/or a bite to eat and find the table with the Bedfordshire WordPress sign. Free wifi is available (though it’s unsecured and the signal isn't very strong) but you will need a laptop (or tablet) and your startup/project idea. See you at Sunday Afternoon WordPress!

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  • Sunday Afternoon Startups - testing WordPress

    The Bar, Warden Beefeater

    This session’s theme is: WordPress testing environments. This is part of a series of Sunday afternoon sessions consisting of WordPress conversations, assistance with WordPress problems, introductions to useful tools and techniques, and micro hackathons (MH). These sessions are designed to help us compare notes and gain advice and encouragement from each other as well as make progress on our startups or pet projects. They would also be useful if you wish to learn and/or explore WordPress through the vehicle of a personal project. When we arrive, we can buy a drink and/or a bite to eat and find the table with the Bedfordshire WordPress sign. Free wifi is available (though it’s unsecured and the signal isn't very strong) but you will need a laptop (or tablet) and your startup/project idea. Thus the schedule will be something along the lines of: • 13:00-14:00 Introductions and assistance with our WordPress problems • 14:00-15:00 Discussion of WordPress testing (https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/testing-environment-wordpress/) and staging (https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-create-a-wordpress-staging-site) environments • 15:00-15:50 First MH session - testing (https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/testing-environment-wordpress/) environments • 15:50-16:00 Break & review • 16:00-16:50 Second MH session - staging (https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-create-a-wordpress-staging-site) environments • 16:50-17:00 Break & review • 17:00-17:45 Third MH session - testing & staging (https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?type=term&q=staging+environment) plugins • 17:45-18:00 Retrospective The session is quite a long one so if you are unable to make it from the start, or stay for it all, that's perfectly fine. See you at Sunday Afternoon Startups!