• Brooklyn WordPress Help Desk

    Commons Cafe

    This is the official Brooklyn chapter of the WordPress NYC Help Desk. Bring your laptop and pressing WordPress questions and we'll do our best to get you unstuck.

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  • WORDCAMPNYC 2019 September 14-15

    Convene

    Hey Campers!! Next weekend is WordCampNYC 2019!! There is still time to volunteer, but you must be able to attend volunteer conference call orientation on Sept 8. Please sign up : Volunteers https://2019.nyc.wordcamp.org/organize/ The event will be held at Convene on September 14-15. Enjoy two fabulous days of workshops and sessions. Mingle with WordPress professionals and vendors. Enjoy lunch each day bottomless coffee and snacks!! Tickets are going fast! RSVP Today! Tickets https://2019.nyc.wordcamp.org/tickets/ Spread the word and bring a friend!! PLEASE USE THE RSVP LINK TO REGISTER FOR WORDCAMPNYC2019. DO NOT RSVP THRU MEETUP.

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  • Manhattan WPNYC Help Desk

    153 W 27th St

    *!* RSVPs close at noon on the day of the Meetup. *!* If you change to "Not Going" after that time, you're counted as a No-Show. Looking for help with a stubborn WordPress issue that you just can’t figure out? Maybe you're an experienced developer and looking to just give back to the community. Maybe you just want to come down and hang out with other WordPress people. Whatever your reason, join us for an informal Help Desk night where we learn by sharing WordPress techniques and best practices. There are no presentations—just members helping each other. All experience levels welcome. This is a give and get Meetup: Give some help and get back from others—even if you don't have much experience with WordPress. Visit our spreadsheet to list the issue you're seeking help with, or to volunteer to take a stab at one: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dl4f4bM9GiZZ7FyI1rqA8OJJtC96PuNzrzD-HTu0bnw/edit?usp=sharing WHAT TO BRING: 1. A laptop so that you can get online and participate. 2. A desire to have fun and learn — all experience levels welcome! CANCEL IF YOU CAN'T COME: The number of reservations is limited to the size of the room. If you reserve a spot and don't show, somebody who could have attended the Meetup is left out in favor of an empty chair, and that's a shame. THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT. • If you RSVP "yes" and you (or your guest) don't show up, you're a "No Show." • If you change your (or your guest's) RSVP to Not Going after RSVPs have closed, you're a "No Show." • Should you rack up 3 no shows, you won't be allowed to save yourself a spot. Thanks to Kinsta for sponsoring our meetup this month!

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  • Local WP Showdown: Comparing The Top 10 Local Environment Tools

    Whether you're a seasoned professional or just getting started, you need a great local environment to take your WordPress projects to the next level. But which to choose? GUI with Local by Flywheel or Docker via CLI with DevKit? What does that even mean? Don't worry! We will compare the top 10 local environment tools and help you choose the one that is right for you. PRESENTED BY: Victor Ramirez S C H E D U L E 7:00 PM: Client Experience Management - Are you doing it right? After winning a WordPress project, we, as a freelancer or a company, give our best to deliver the right solution and make our client proud of our delivered services. However, there are a few basics that we should take into account to make the customer experience better, and ensure 100% success rate. We'll go over these basics tonight. PRESENTED BY: Vivek Jain 7:45 PM: Local WP Showdown: Comparing The Top 10 Local Environment Tools ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Victor Ramirez began his foray into the interwebs building websites and email newsletters for various high school art projects. He is currently a lead software engineer at Dow Jones building WordPress projects for the Wall Street Journal. On the side, he runs An Abstract Agency – a WordPress-focused marketing agency. In his free time, he teaches high school students to code & coaches professionals in New York City. Vivek is Chief Business Officer at rtCamp, a 10-year-old WordPress agency based out of India & US. He looks after all the Business development and Client Experience Management activities. IMPORTANT sure to bring government-issued photo ID for security or you will not be allowed to enter the building.

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  • Brooklyn WordPress Help Desk

    Commons Cafe

    This is the official Brooklyn chapter of the WordPress NYC Help Desk. Bring your laptop and pressing WordPress questions and we'll do our best to get you unstuck.

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  • Manhattan WPNYC Help Desk

    One Penn Plaza

    *!* RSVPs close at noon on the day of the Meetup. *!* If you change to "Not Going" after that time, you're counted as a No-Show. Looking for help with a stubborn WordPress issue that you just can’t figure out? Maybe you're an experienced developer and looking to just give back to the community. Maybe you just want to come down and hang out with other WordPress people. Whatever your reason, join us for an informal Help Desk night where we learn by sharing WordPress techniques and best practices. There are no presentations—just members helping each other. All experience levels welcome. This is a give and get Meetup: Give some help and get back from others—even if you don't have much experience with WordPress. Visit our spreadsheet to list the issue you're seeking help with, or to volunteer to take a stab at one: WHAT TO BRING: 1. A laptop so that you can get online and participate. 2. A desire to have fun and learn — all experience levels welcome! CANCEL IF YOU CAN'T COME: The number of reservations is limited to the size of the room. If you reserve a spot and don't show, somebody who could have attended the Meetup is left out in favor of an empty chair, and that's a shame. THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT. • If you RSVP "yes" and you (or your guest) don't show up, you're a "No Show." • If you change your (or your guest's) RSVP to Not Going after RSVPs have closed, you're a "No Show." • Should you rack up 3 no shows, you won't be allowed to save yourself a spot. Thanks to Kinsta for sponsoring our meetup this month!

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  • Brooklyn WordPress Help Desk

    Commons Cafe

    This is the official Brooklyn chapter of the WordPress NYC Help Desk. Bring your laptop and pressing WordPress questions and we'll do our best to get you unstuck.

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  • How does WooCommerce compare to Shopify?

    Microsoft

    Dropshipping has risen in popularity among entrepreneurs and business owners as a whole. In a dropshipping supply chain model, the seller does not actually ever keep goods in stock. Instead, they use ecommerce to transfer orders and shipment details to either a manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer. In a dropshipping business model, someone can sell physical products without ever managing inventory, packing and shipping logistics, and other concerns related to selling tangible things. Why does this matter to WordPress professionals? This new method of ecommerce has been associated with the rise of suppliers like Alibaba, Amazon, etc. - really big companies. Dropshipping is unavoidable, and at the center of it, sits the ability to make a small, well-branded store. This should be the domain of WordPress and its infamous ecommerce plugin, WooCommerce. After all, WordPress powers over a third of the top traffic websites online, and is especially popular among small to medium businesses (but also larger businesses!). However, the most common way to set up a dropshipping store has become Shopify. Shopify is inflexible, difficult to customize and integrate, and not open-source – definitely not the WordPress way! In addition to this, Shopify is easy to setup, but the larger merchants get, the more expensive it gets - punishing merchants for success. These factors make a move away from Shopify a smart sell for the clients of WordPress professionals, but this means that we are tasked with keeping the experience as consistently good as Shopify’s. I started to work at Liquid Web as Product Manager for Managed WooCommerce, and this specific problem was of particular interest to me in learning the product I’m newly in charge of. So, I set out to find out whether I could run a dropshipping store with the same ease and success using WooCommerce as using Shopify. In this hour, I will share with you how I got started, what I’ve learned so far, and most importantly, where WordPress shines and where it could do better – and how to talk about those differences with potential WordPress + WooCommerce clients. PRESENTED BY: Christie Chirinos S C H E D U L E 7:00 PM: WooCommerce Security, Shipping & Payment Integrations Learn about various shipping methods and payment methods for WooCommerce and how to prevent/minimize charge backs and other fraudulent activities by customers. PRESENTED BY: Gabriel Alao 7:45 PM: How does WooCommerce compare to Shopify? ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Christie Chirinos is the Product Manager for Managed WooCommerce Hosting at Liquid Web. Christie is a passionate advocate of online business owners, and is a frequent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship, strategy, marketing, technology and activism. With her previous experience as the co-founder of Caldera Labs, creators of top global WordPress plugin Caldera Forms, she knows both what makes an online shopper tick, and the unique challenges that today's modern website creator faces. Christie has a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University. When she is not working, you can find her with her boyfriend and her cat Snickers in her home in Washington, DC. You can also catch her on the WPMRR WordPress Podcast every Tuesday. Gabriel Alao is a full stack web engineer with 12 years of experience in different business domains. He started working on simple e-commerce installations early in 2007, since then, he has progressed to building and working with large, highly-customized and integrated platforms, becoming an expert in PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML5/CSS3, web based infrastructure development, coding standards, version control, single-page applications, and much more. IMPORTANT sure to bring government-issued photo ID for security or you will not be allowed to enter the building.

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  • Manhattan WPNYC Help Desk

    WeWork

    *!* RSVPs close at noon on the day of the Meetup. *!* If you change to "Not Going" after that time, you're counted as a No-Show. Looking for help with a stubborn WordPress issue that you just can’t figure out? Maybe you're an experienced developer and looking to just give back to the community. Maybe you just want to come down and hang out with other WordPress people. Whatever your reason, join us for an informal Help Desk night where we learn by sharing WordPress techniques and best practices. There are no presentations—just members helping each other. All experience levels welcome. This is a give and get Meetup: Give some help and get back from others—even if you don't have much experience with WordPress. Visit our spreadsheet to list the issue you're seeking help with, or to volunteer to take a stab at one: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dl4f4bM9GiZZ7FyI1rqA8OJJtC96PuNzrzD-HTu0bnw/edit#gid=[masked] WHAT TO BRING: 1. A laptop so that you can get online and participate. 2. A desire to have fun and learn — all experience levels welcome! CANCEL IF YOU CAN'T COME: The number of reservations is limited to the size of the room. If you reserve a spot and don't show, somebody who could have attended the Meetup is left out in favor of an empty chair, and that's a shame. THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT. • If you RSVP "yes" and you (or your guest) don't show up, you're a "No Show." • If you change your (or your guest's) RSVP to Not Going after RSVPs have closed, you're a "No Show." • Should you rack up 3 no shows, you won't be allowed to save yourself a spot.

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  • Advanced Developer Tooling for WordPress

    2 W 46th St

    YOU MUST BRING PHOTO ID Special thanks to our sponsor - Kinsta managed WordPress hosting on the Google Cloud! --- DESCRIPTION With Gutenberg adopting React, web development is about to get a lot more complicated for WordPress developers. We will review how to use the following tools to improve your workflows: - Local development including Local by Flywheel, WPengine DevKit, & Docker - Building & deploying your plugins automatically via Composer & GitHub - Using Gulp, Webpack, & Grunt to manage dependencies and optimize themes & plugins. - WP-CLI for all of the above AGENDA 6:30 Networking 7:00 Presentation 7:45 Try it yourself

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