• WordPress Happiness Bar

    Third Street Stuff

    It is time to start a new extension of the Central KY WordPress meetup been wanting to get this going for a long time We will be meeting on the Second Thursday of each month at Third Street Stuff which is a coffee house that has some food and sandwiches and deserts and very good open WiFi. There are areas where tables can be brought together in different configurations. It is sort of a strange funky place - the people hanging out there could very easily fit in with a WordPress WordCamp A WordPress Happiness Bar is casual, people can arrive and leave when they want. The object is to share WordPress experiences, and frustrations and show works in progress and work through frustrations and problems. It is an open time to bring your laptop - have some coffee and "play around" with WordPress. First ones arriving will attempt to grab a table or two in an area where the tables can be brought together. It will of course vary depending on how many other people are at the venue when we get there. While these monthly events are primarily for WordPress.org users this is where the WordPress.com users are certainly welcome and have the opportunity to get help or give help to others. The normal monthly meetups are primarily focused on self hosted WordPress sites and the people using the free WordPress.com site for their blogging site will be pretty lost - the two are very different even though both are called WordPress At the happiness bar people can help each other with websites and with blogging or developing eCommerce or online marketing sites or anything concerned with WordPress and web sites. Hope you will drop by the Second Thursday of each month. We will give Third Street Stuff a try for several months and see how it works out. Sixth St Brewery is close by for those that want to so hang out after showing up at the coffee shop

  • Central KY WordPress Meetup

    Beaumont Library

    First I will NOT be able to attend the Happiness Bar at 3rd St Stuff this Thur 8 August - I will be in Columbus for their WordCamp Next Brandi Mahon is organizing a Mini Free Blogging course - here is the link for more information (she is the co admin for this group) https://www.stampmesomelove.com/free-blogging-course/ The August Central KY WordPress meet up will be at the Beaumont Branch on Monday 26 August beginning at 7PM We have started a new way to communicate with each other - we now have our own Slack group. The link below will take you to Slack - if you already use Slack just login and add the group. If you do not have Slack it is free - sign up for a free account and add the WordPress Group - the link makes this easy. Slack also has apps for Windows10 - iPad and Andriod https://join.slack.com/t/kywpgeeks/shared_invite/enQtNDIzODk4MjM1NzYzLTJlMjBkNDcxMGEzMDI3MTk5MDA3MjcyMmQ4YjEyNDA5NmY2YThkYjcwZWI0ZDZkMmRmNmQyYjMwOTkyNjVkMDM At the August meetup I will be doing an overview of the Columbus Ohio Word Camp - this WordCamp is a completely different format than I have seen for a WordCamp - so what they cover and how will be interesting - They are calling it WordCamp for Publishers https://2019-columbus.publishers.wordcamp.org/ Remember Lynda has WordPress and other useful classes and is free for anyone with a Lexington Library card. Word Camp US is Nov 1-3 at America's Center - St Louis MO https://2019.us.wordcamp.org/ The July meetup at the Northside branch got cancelled at 7:15 PM - they closed the library due to a power failure - I did wait around until 7:30 to see if any others showed up - If you attempted to go sorry about the inconvenience

  • WordPress Happiness Bar

    Third Street Stuff

    It is time to start a new extension of the Central KY WordPress meetup been wanting to get this going for a long time We will be meeting on the Second Thursday of each month at Third Street Stuff which is a coffee house that has some food and sandwiches and deserts and very good open WiFi. There are areas where tables can be brought together in different configurations. It is sort of a strange funky place - the people hanging out there could very easily fit in with a WordPress WordCamp A WordPress Happiness Bar is casual, people can arrive and leave when they want. The object is to share WordPress experiences, and frustrations and show works in progress and work through frustrations and problems. It is an open time to bring your laptop - have some coffee and "play around" with WordPress. First ones arriving will attempt to grab a table or two in an area where the tables can be brought together. It will of course vary depending on how many other people are at the venue when we get there. While these monthly events are primarily for WordPress.org users this is where the WordPress.com users are certainly welcome and have the opportunity to get help or give help to others. The normal monthly meetups are primarily focused on self hosted WordPress sites and the people using the free WordPress.com site for their blogging site will be pretty lost - the two are very different even though both are called WordPress At the happiness bar people can help each other with websites and with blogging or developing eCommerce or online marketing sites or anything concerned with WordPress and web sites. Hope you will drop by the Second Thursday of each month. We will give Third Street Stuff a try for several months and see how it works out. Sixth St Brewery is close by for those that want to so hang out after showing up at the coffee shop

  • Central KY WordPress Meetup

    Northside Branch Library

    The July Central KY WordPress meet up will be at the Northside Branch on TUESDAY 30 July beginning at 7PM PLEASE NOTE this meet up will be Tuesday rather than the normal Monday evening We have started a new way to communicate with each other - we now have our own Slack group. The link below will take you to Slack - if you already use Slack just login and add the group. If you do not have Slack it is free - sign up for a free account and add the WordPress Group - the link makes this easy. Slack also has apps for Windows10 - iPad and Andriod https://join.slack.com/t/kywpgeeks/shared_invite/enQtNDIzODk4MjM1NzYzLTJlMjBkNDcxMGEzMDI3MTk5MDA3MjcyMmQ4YjEyNDA5NmY2YThkYjcwZWI0ZDZkMmRmNmQyYjMwOTkyNjVkMDM Recognizing and evaluation potential scams, rip offs and deceptive WordPress Based web sites - We will look at some ways to guess if something appears wrong with a site or an offer Remember Lynda has WordPress and other useful classes and is free for anyone with a Lexington Library card. There is a WordCamp coming up in Columbus Ohio - They are calling it WordCamp for Publishers - it is a three day event - Aug 7-9 Which is a Wed - Thur - Friday (Friday is Open source contributor day which is for people interested in working with the WordPress community) Columbus always puts together a great WordCamp - cost has gone up from $40 to $50 for all WordCamps - the $50 is for all three days - lunch is included Wed and Thur https://2019-columbus.publishers.wordcamp.org/ Word Camp US is Nov 1-3 at America's Center - St Louis MO https://2019.us.wordcamp.org/ The August meetup will be Monday evening 26 August at the Beaumont Branch and the September meetup will be Monday evening September 30 at the Northside Branch

  • WordPress Happiness Bar

    Third Street Stuff

    It is time to start a new extension of the Central KY WordPress meetup been wanting to get this going for a long time We will be meeting on the Second Thursday of each month at Third Street Stuff which is a coffee house that has some food and sandwiches and deserts and very good open WiFi. There are areas where tables can be brought together in different configurations. It is sort of a strange funky place - the people hanging out there could very easily fit in with a WordPress WordCamp A WordPress Happiness Bar is casual, people can arrive and leave when they want. The object is to share WordPress experiences, and frustrations and show works in progress and work through frustrations and problems. It is an open time to bring your laptop - have some coffee and "play around" with WordPress. First ones arriving will attempt to grab a table or two in an area where the tables can be brought together. It will of course vary depending on how many other people are at the venue when we get there. While these monthly events are primarily for WordPress.org users this is where the WordPress.com users are certainly welcome and have the opportunity to get help or give help to others. The normal monthly meetups are primarily focused on self hosted WordPress sites and the people using the free WordPress.com site for their blogging site will be pretty lost - the two are very different even though both are called WordPress At the happiness bar people can help each other with websites and with blogging or developing eCommerce or online marketing sites or anything concerned with WordPress and web sites. Hope you will drop by the Second Thursday of each month. We will give Third Street Stuff a try for several months and see how it works out. Sixth St Brewery is close by for those that want to so hang out after showing up at the coffee shop

  • Central KY WordPress Meetup

    Beaumont Library

    The June Central KY WordPress meet up will be at the Beaumont Branch on Monday 24 June beginning at 7PM We have started a new way to communicate with each other - we now have our own Slack group. The link below will take you to Slack - if you already use Slack just login and add the group. If you do not have Slack it is free - sign up for a free account and add the WordPress Group - the link makes this easy. Slack also has apps for Windows10 - iPad and Andriod https://join.slack.com/t/kywpgeeks/shared_invite/enQtNDIzODk4MjM1NzYzLTJlMjBkNDcxMGEzMDI3MTk5MDA3MjcyMmQ4YjEyNDA5NmY2YThkYjcwZWI0ZDZkMmRmNmQyYjMwOTkyNjVkMDM Overview of Asheville WordCamp and an in depth look at SEO using online services to analyze your website and the traffic it is getting. How to improve your traffic and ranking Remember Lynda has WordPress and other useful classes and is free for anyone with a Lexington Library card. There is a WordCamp coming up in Columbus Ohio - They are calling it WordCamp for Publishers - it is a three day event - Aug 7-9 Which is a Wed - Thur - Friday (Friday is Open source contributor day which is for people interested in working with the WordPress community) Columbus always puts together a great WordCamp - cost has gone up from $40 to $50 for all WordCamps - the $50 is for all three days - lunch is included Wed and Thur https://2019-columbus.publishers.wordcamp.org/ Word Camp US is Nov 1-3 at America's Center - St Louis MO https://2019.us.wordcamp.org/ The July meetup will be TUESDAY evening July 30 at the Northside Branch and the August meetup will be back to Monday evening at at Beaumont

  • WordPress Happiness Bar

    Third Street Stuff

    It is time to start a new extension of the Central KY WordPress meetup been wanting to get this going for a long time We will be meeting on the Second Thursday of each month at Third Street Stuff which is a coffee house that has some food and sandwiches and deserts and very good open WiFi. There are areas where tables can be brought together in different configurations. It is sort of a strange funky place - the people hanging out there could very easily fit in with a WordPress WordCamp A WordPress Happiness Bar is casual, people can arrive and leave when they want. The object is to share WordPress experiences, and frustrations and show works in progress and work through frustrations and problems. It is an open time to bring your laptop - have some coffee and "play around" with WordPress. First ones arriving will attempt to grab a table or two in an area where the tables can be brought together. It will of course vary depending on how many other people are at the venue when we get there. While these monthly events are primarily for WordPress.org users this is where the WordPress.com users are certainly welcome and have the opportunity to get help or give help to others. The normal monthly meetups are primarily focused on self hosted WordPress sites and the people using the free WordPress.com site for their blogging site will be pretty lost - the two are very different even though both are called WordPress At the happiness bar people can help each other with websites and with blogging or developing eCommerce or online marketing sites or anything concerned with WordPress and web sites. Hope you will drop by the Second Thursday of each month. We will give Third Street Stuff a try for several months and see how it works out. Sixth St Brewery is close by for those that want to so hang out after showing up at the coffee shop

  • Central KY WordPress Meetup

    Northside Branch Library

    Note the day and location changes - TUESDAY 28 MAY - NORTH-SIDE BRANCH 7PM - 9PM - Because of the Memorial Day holiday the WordPress meetup was moved to Tuesday night Next month (June Meetup) will be Monday June 24 and will be at the Beaumont Library - We have started a new way to communicate with each other - we now have our own Slack group. The link below will take you to Slack - if you already use Slack just login and add the group. If you do not have Slack it is free - sign up for a free account and add the WordPress Group - the link makes this easy. Slack also has apps for Windows10 - iPad and Andriod https://join.slack.com/t/kywpgeeks/shared_invite/enQtNDIzODk4MjM1NzYzLTJlMjBkNDcxMGEzMDI3MTk5MDA3MjcyMmQ4YjEyNDA5NmY2YThkYjcwZWI0ZDZkMmRmNmQyYjMwOTkyNjVkMDM Do you teach any type of class or instructional material? This month we will look at a plug in that can be used to create classes, create quiz or test material, score the quiz material and a lot more - this is a very complex and flexible teaching tool and the best part is it is FREE. Remember Lynda has WordPress and other useful classes and is free for anyone with a Lexington Library card. The next nearby WordCamps are Asheville NC on June 7-9 and Kent Ohio Jun 15-16

  • WordPress Happiness Bar

    Third Street Stuff

    It is time to start a new extension of the Central KY WordPress meetup been wanting to get this going for a long time We will be meeting on the Second Thursday of each month at Third Street Stuff which is a coffee house that has some food and sandwiches and deserts and very good open WiFi. There are areas where tables can be brought together in different configurations. It is sort of a strange funky place - the people hanging out there could very easily fit in with a WordPress WordCamp A WordPress Happiness Bar is casual, people can arrive and leave when they want. The object is to share WordPress experiences, and frustrations and show works in progress and work through frustrations and problems. It is an open time to bring your laptop - have some coffee and "play around" with WordPress. First ones arriving will attempt to grab a table or two in an area where the tables can be brought together. It will of course vary depending on how many other people are at the venue when we get there. While these monthly events are primarily for WordPress.org users this is where the WordPress.com users are certainly welcome and have the opportunity to get help or give help to others. The normal monthly meetups are primarily focused on self hosted WordPress sites and the people using the free WordPress.com site for their blogging site will be pretty lost - the two are very different even though both are called WordPress At the happiness bar people can help each other with websites and with blogging or developing eCommerce or online marketing sites or anything concerned with WordPress and web sites. Hope you will drop by the Second Thursday of each month. We will give Third Street Stuff a try for several months and see how it works out. Sixth St Brewery is close by for those that want to so hang out after showing up at the coffee shop

  • Central KY WordPress Meetup

    Eastside Branch Library

    The April Central KY WordPress meet up will be at the Eastside Branch on Monday 29 April beginning at 7PM We have started a new way to communicate with each other - we now have our own Slack group. The link below will take you to Slack - if you already use Slack just login and add the group. If you do not have Slack it is free - sign up for a free account and add the WordPress Group - the link makes this easy. Slack also has apps for Windows10 - iPad and Andriod https://join.slack.com/t/kywpgeeks/shared_invite/enQtNDIzODk4MjM1NzYzLTJlMjBkNDcxMGEzMDI3MTk5MDA3MjcyMmQ4YjEyNDA5NmY2YThkYjcwZWI0ZDZkMmRmNmQyYjMwOTkyNjVkMDM We have been looking at Gutenberg as a new way to create pages and posts that now comes with WordPress - this month we will look at specific shortcomings found in Gutenberg and ways to move beyond the shortcomings using plugin page builders - I will be using the paid version of Beaver Builder - and the Beaver Builder theme. If you are using Elementor the basics are the same. Remember Lynda has WordPress and other useful classes and is free for anyone with a Lexington Library card. The next nearby WordCamps are Asheville NC on June 7-9 and Kent Ohio Jun 15-16