- How to back up and run your WordPress site on your own computer
We're going to go through how to back up your site using a variety of options, and then we're going to take that backup and install it on our own computers. Running WordPress on your own computer will help you develop locally and then be able to push changes you've made back to your live site.
- An Introduction to Gutenberg
Gutenberg will be replacing the text editor on your Wordpress website, prepare yourself! Learn all about Wordpress's upcoming editor. In this meetup we'll cover: - the reasons for Gutenberg's creation - it's ease of use and the problems it solves - the current and future state of themes in relation to Gutenberg - a sneak peak at what plugins will soon look like in Gutenberg - what this all means for your Wordpress site - what this all means for the future of Wordpress - how Gutenberg will become a full fledge Page Builder - developers: overview of logic, plus tips & tools for writing blocks Not required but feel free to bring along your laptop, there's hands on tools to test out Gutenberg (without having to install Gutenberg on your site [but we'll cover that too]) Followed by an open Q&A about anything and everything Wordpress. - Will be presented by David Sword https://davidsword.ca/
- WooCommerce Extended
• What we'll do Come and watch Linda Mork's presentation from WordCamp Oslo 2018 on the many ways you can extend WooCommerce. We'll cover some of the most popular extensions used to sell subscription-based products, assembled component products, create a membership site, a marketplace and more! • What to bring • Important to know
- WordPress Hosting De-Mystified
The hosting platform on which you build your WordPress site has a major impact on the success of your site. Get it wrong and your site will be a source of frustration to you and your visitors, losing you business, money, and customers. It doesn't have to be this way! By the end of this session you will be able to... - Understand what the hosting requirements for WordPress are and how the different options compare - Quickly distinguish between the truth and the marketing 'hype' on web hosting sales pages - Know the simple, but awkward and revealing questions (that web hosts really don't want you to ask about their services) that you should ask ANY web host before signing up. - Understand the different types of hosting environments and be able to choose the right type of hosting for YOUR type of website. Get this wrong and you will almost certainly have problems. And much more! • What to bring • Important to know
- Jetpack: the Best WordPress Multi-Tool
What is Jetpack? What does it do? How does it work? Is it JetPack or Jetpack? Or just JETPACK? In this 1-hour session, we will cover all the tools that Jetpack can bring to your site, and you will learn how Jetpack can help every single site out there, regardless of size. If you have any specific questions prior to this meeting, please leave a comment below!
- WooCommerce 101
NEW LOCATION & TIME!!!!! We're trying something new this Fall - we are going to meet at Ratio Coffee (at the old train station in Vernon). Once you get into Ratio, you can order drinks/food if you want and then head upstairs to the meeting room. We will be going from 5pm - 7pm. WooCommerce 101: Learn how to set up the free WooCommerce plugin on your WordPress website and start selling your stuff! We'll go over adding products, setting up a PayPal payment gateway and shipping methods.
- Brand Your Blog (& Business Too)
You’re creating killer content for your WordPress website but something is missing: your unique brand. Join us for a discussion about shaping the look, feel and messaging of your personal or business website. Learn the essential elements you MUST customize, how to choose your visual style, and why you need to infuse your writing with a little somethin’ special to attract your dream readers, customers and clients.
- Theme Whispering -- How to get your WordPress themes to behave
Trying to change your WordPress theme, but can't figure how to do it? This session will show you what to look for when you're searching for a theme. We'll also cover how to make the tweaks and adjustments so your theme is perfect for your site.Good session for beginners and advanced users of WordPress. Topics: • What are themes -- exactly? • How to find a good theme • Customizer: Your new BFF • CSS -- the answer to (just about) everything • When all else fails, roll your own!
- Let's Talk Plugins: Gravity Forms
You may have heard of Gravity Forms, but have you had a chance to play within it? Join us as we go over the basics of the plugin and look at some outside of the box uses for it. A sandbox WordPress build with Gravity Forms (along with all its add-ons) will be available to play with post-discussion for further exploration. More info about Gravity Forms: http://www.gravityforms.com/