• Event #59: So how secure is your site really?

    The Old Sheriff Court (SYT)

    Doors open at 6pm for our talk to start at 6:30pm. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Tim Nash from 34SP will be here to provide some practical security tips to help you protect your site and its contents. He'll then introduce us to penetration testing (pentesting) whereby you can use some tools of the hacking trade to test your own site for its vulnerabilities. It should be a fascinating insight and something we can all benefit from.

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  • Event #58: Sidebars & Widgets

    The Old Sheriff Court (SYT)

    This is a BEGINNER LEVEL session, aimed at walking you through the options you have when dealing with a sidebar (or two!). Most themes allow you to control your sidebar content with widgets. They're usually easy to use and get going so we will show some examples and discuss how to get the best out of them. So it's time to tidy up your sidebars and try some of those odd widgets that you've never got around to trying!

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  • Event #57: Block Editor/Gutenberg special

    The Old Sheriff Court (SYT)

    “SHOW AND TELL” where anybody can share what cool stuff they’ve built with the new Block Editor! So far this is what we have in the program: * Neil Scott will show us a Gutenberg block he has built * The meetup organising team will tell us what WordPress has in the pipeline for the Block Editor. Get in touch if you have done something cool with the new editor, have had a go at writing a block from scratch or have found a smart feature you’d like to share! In the meantime, here’s a couple of WordPress community posts you may find of interest: * WordPress Editor guide from the WordPress Support team: https://wordpress.org/support/article/wordpress-editor/ * A proposal for the future from the WordPress Meta team: https://make.wordpress.org/meta/2019/03/08/the-block-directory-and-a-new-type-of-plugin/ * What’s new in Gutenberg, from the WordPress Core team: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2019/03/06/whats-new-in-gutenberg-6th-march/

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  • Event #56: WordPress HelpDesk and Networking

    citizen m hotel

    * WordPress Helpdesk * If you have a WordPress site and you've got a bug or there is something you are not quite sure how to do, come and meet the WordPress professionals who may be able to help you or point you in the right direction. Given that WordPress 5.0 is likely to have been released before the end of 2018, there will be a special focus on working on Gutenberg-related queries. If you are a WordPress professional and can spare a couple of hours every 3 months, come along to give some guidance to people who are learning or are stuck and need advice. Please note that the organising team expects all advice to be given for free and in good faith but, if something is too big to fix there and then the WordPress professional will have the right to say so. * Networking * A meeting point for WordPress developers and web designers looking for their next project or collaboration and for people who have a project and would like to meet a WordPress professional.

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  • Event #55: "Writing effective website specification documents” by Mark Wilkinson

    Doors open at 18:00, talk starts at 18:30. There will be a snack available to keep us going! ** About the talk ** Do you want to set your website project up for success? Do you want to avoid any costly surprises along the way? Of course, you do. A thorough, focused web specification document will keep your web project running smoothly and, most importantly, will give you the best to chance of delivering a project that meets the goals of your visitors and your business. In this talk, Mark will outline the key parts of an effective website specification and why they’re important. This talk is inspired by Mark's most successful blog post: https://highrise.digital/blog/web-specification-guide/ ** About the Speaker ** Mark is a developer and co-founder of Highrise Digital, a specialist WordPress agency focusing on building WordPress solutions for post-small pre-enterprise businesses. Mark has been using WordPress since late 2005, all the way back to version 2.0. He is also an active member of the UK WordPress community, attending meet-ups and WordCamps in the UK, as well as getting involved in organising such events. Twitter - @highrisedigital

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  • Event #54: "Yoast" and "Digital Marketing", by Kayleigh Thorpe & Valerie Ferrat

    The February meetup will consist of two talks: * "Yoast", the SEO WordPress plugin, by Kayleigh Thorpe from 34SP How to use Yoast - what the plugin is for, how to use it. Kayleigh will cover some of her favourite things it can do and stuff people might not know about. Also about misconceptions and limitations, all from a personal use point of view. * "Adjustable tools for Digital Marketing Strategy", by Valerie Ferrat. Identifying the needs of your activity, to reach the strategic goals using digital marketing tools. ** About the speakers ** KAYLEIGH THORPE is a WordPress Specialist at 34SP (https://www.34sp.com/) You’ll often find Kayleigh socialising at tech meetups throughout the UK. When she’s not learning about WordPress, Kayleigh loves to travel and is passionate about the WordPress community. VALERIE FERRAT is a French fashion designer with 30 years experience and has had 2 fashion labels, starting to sell online in the year 2000. She went to India for the 1st time in the summer of 1989, to learn block printing techniques on textile and making vegetable dyes. This trip was followed by many others, which involved partnerships with local crafts studios and artisans. Later on Valerie started selling collections in UK, Italy, Spain, US and Australia. Four years ago she started teaching digital marketing in partnership with a small growing marketing agency in France and then in a business school in Paris and at the University Paris Dauphine, for MBA students. The classes covered SEO and SEA subjects, Customer centered strategy, new business models using the Canvas tool, Employer and personal branding, Digital marketing tools etc. Valerie has been living in Glasgow for the past 2 and 1/2 years with her husband, a Scottish artist. They are now starting together a line of printed patterns and sewing patterns, called Love and Jam (https://www.loveandjam.co.uk). She is also planning to organise training sessions for digital marketing, involving subgroups and collective work.

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  • Event #53 : WordPress HelpDesk and Networking

    citizen m hotel

    * WordPress Helpdesk * If you have a WordPress site and you've got a bug or there is something you are not quite sure how to do, come and meet the WordPress professionals who may be able to help you or point you in the right direction. Given that WordPress 5.0 is likely to have been released before the end of 2018, there will be a special focus on working on Gutenberg-related queries. If you are a WordPress professional and can spare a couple of hours every 3 months, come along to give some guidance to people who are learning or are stuck and need advice. Please note that the organising team expects all advice to be given for free and in good faith but, if something is too big to fix there and then the WordPress professional will have the right to say so. * Networking * A meeting point for WordPress developers and web designers looking for their next project or collaboration and for people who have a project and would like to meet a WordPress professional.

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  • WordPress Glasgow Xmas social

    The Sir John Moore Wetherspoon Pub

    Join us for a social get-together to mark the end of a great year for the WordPress Glasgow meetup. It'll be a nice evening with our fellow Glasgow WordPressers! We'll book a table by the end of this week, when we have a rough idea of numbers...

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  • Event #52: Lightning talks

    The Old Sheriff Court (SYT)

    ALL SKILL LEVELS. Arrive from 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm start. An evening of lightning talks on a variety of topics. The talks will be around 10 minutes long and a great introduction to new topics. There will also be time for Q&A and group discussion of any subject related to the talks. TALK #1: "Introduction to the WP_CLI" by Sean MacKay WP-CLI is the command-line interface for WordPress. It allows you to do all sort of nifty tasks without ever using the web browser. TALK #2: "Mistakes and How to Make Them" by Jeremy Davis A light-hearted look at some of the WP mess-ups I have made with some practical tips on how to avoid making them yourself. TALK #3: "Digital Certificate 101" by Nigel Pentland A rapid explanation of what a digital certificate is, and what it looks like.

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