• Reconnect over Coffee; How You'll Benefit from WordCamp Long Beach

    26480 Bouquet Canyon Trail

    Grab a book for your Kindle or magazine, a mid-morning coffee, breakfast or a snack and chat WordPress here in the Santa Clarita Valley. We'll discuss in detail the upcoming WordCamp in Long Beach October), discuss project wins or challenges you're working on and the latest Gutenberg and WordPress news and events. Geared towards beginning-to-intermediate-to-advanced level WordPress enthusiasts, this meetup will address more detailed topics and techniques as we progress. WHAT TO BRING We'll grab a corner of the cafe and talk WordPress. Starbucks has open public wifi connections. You're welcome to bring your laptop as well. IMPORTANT TO KNOW If you have a topic you'd like to discuss, present at a future Meetup or need help on a question, post it here on the board. THE FIVE GOOD FAITH RULES FOR WORDPRESS MEETUPS Full rules @ http://bit.ly/2FIKt1N WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals; Meetups are volunteer-run w/volunteer speakers; Meetups are welcoming places for all.

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  • Why Doesn't My Site Look Like the Picture? More WordPress SiteBuilding

    WE'RE BACK ON! Due to an incredible outpouring of affection from the community and a desire to continue our momentum, our monthly Saturday hands-on May meetup will proceed. Note the new location, courtesy of Valencia Short Stays. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS! WHAT WE'LL DO I often hear the frustration of new site builders who can't figure out why their home page doesn't resemble the theme's demo. We'll address this dilemma, continue talking core concepts for building your website the right way using WordPress, which powers 1 of every 3 websites in the world. We'll talk about child themes, local or staging environments, content and accessibility best practices and repurposing your WordPress content on your social media channels. We're giving away some free swag, grab a snack and share WordPress knowledge. We'll also briefly look back at WordCamp Orange County, held April 27-28th. OVERVIEW Learn WordPress the right way in this series of lessons in Santa Clarita. This monthly series will be an opportunity for you to learn WordPress from the ground up. Instructor-led topics will walk you through best practices for going from idea to online and the steps in-between. Geared towards beginning-to-intermediate level WordPress enthusiasts, this class will address more advanced topics and techniques as we progress. WORKSHOP OUTLINE We’ll cover the following basics: - What is a child theme? Why should you use one? - Writing tools and developing content for the web? - Google Drive (Docs), Dropbox Paper - Writing for Posts vs Pages - Ways to add photos to your WordPress project - Building the BD website - Questions & Answers - Site Reviews WHAT TO BRING We'll meet in the computer lab and computers w/wifi connections are provided. You're welcome to bring your laptop as well. IMPORTANT TO KNOW/NOTES We meet at a new location, courtesy of Valencia Short Stays. If you have a topic you'd like to discuss, present at a future Meetup or need help on a question, post it here on the board. THE FIVE GOOD FAITH RULES FOR WORDPRESS MEETUPS Full rules @ http://bit.ly/2FIKt1N WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals; Meetups are volunteer-run w/volunteer speakers; Meetups are welcoming places for all.

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  • More WordPress SiteBuilding; 5 Takeaways from WordCamp Santa Clarita

    Old Town Newhall Library

    We gather to look back at our very first WordCamp - INCREDIBLE!!! We'll talk what's coming up in the WordPress community, news, and get to know each other. Then we'll continue our dive into a site build and answer your questions in a mini-version of a Happiness Bar. NOTE: We meet in the Community Room (NOT the computer room) at the Santa Clarita Library Newhall location

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  • WordCamp Santa Clarita 2019

    Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center

    USD40.00

    Tickets Now On Sale IMPORTANT NOTE: RSVPing for the event here does NOT provide admittance to WordCamp Santa Clarita. You MUST buy your tickets online at https://2019.santaclarita.wordcamp.org/tickets/ to attend. Circle the Wagons! We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Santa Clarita (#wcscv) is officially on the calendar. WordCamp Santa Clarita debuts April 5-6, 2019 at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, on the campus of College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California. Why Santa Clarita, CA? Celebrating WordPress in Santa Clarita, home of Hollywood’s first Westerns starring such icons as William S. Hart, Dale Evans, and John Wayne, we debut the first annual WordCamp Santa Clarita. We also spotlight WordPress Meetup Communities in all the areas of Los Angeles including to the north in Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, and Santa Clarita, and West Valley. Ready to lend a hand? Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the WordPress community by ensuring the event runs smoothly and that attendees enjoy their experience. Sign up to help at https://2019.santaclarita.wordcamp.org/call-for-volunteers/ We’ll send up smoke signals! We'll keep you posted on important details over the coming months, including calls for speakers, schedule, ticket sales and more!

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  • Site Help w/WordPress; Growing Your WordPress Business with Verious B Smith III

    ZOOM DISCUSSION SERIES: We'll talk WordPress with one of its brightest stars, Community Leader, WordCamp Organizer & Speaker, Verious B Smith III, about his journey in WordPress and growing his business. DON'T DO IT, WE'RE HERE TO HELP! Many attendees to our Meetup come in AFTER they've bought hosting or domain name services or inherited a site from someone THEN try to figure out what's next. Our next two meetups are for you. We'll rebuild an existing website from start to finish with the beginner in mind. You'll have plenty of opportunities to jump in with questions and we'll help with your questions during our critique session. NOTE: We meet in the Community Room (NOT the computer room) at the Santa Clarita Library Newhall location Agenda I. Brief news, attendee introductions, and Meetup outline (1:00-1:20p) II. Growing Your WordPress Business with Verious B Smith III (1:20-1:40p) III. Break (1:40-1:50p) IV. Happiness Bar (2-3pm) We'll walk you through the life cycle of a website: 1) Idea and planning best practices based on what your site will do; 2) Picking a website name and purchasing tips; 3) WordPress.org vs WordPress.com; 4) Choosing themes, plugins to add visual appeal and functionality (Page Builder vs Traditional); and 5) Writing content and securing images V. Questions/Comments VI. WordCamp Santa Clarita - what is a WordCamp, call for volunteers, speakers, sponsors, venue, after-party, and ticket info (3-3:15p) V. Timeline to WordCamp, Next Meetup, Conclusion (3:15-3:30p)

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  • WordPress Themes in the Age of Gutenberg

    Old Town Newhall Library

    WE'RE BACK ON! Our venue is NOW official. We're proud to welcome Benjamin Ritner of Kadence Themes to the WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup to talk about his WordPress themes and the future with Gutenberg. NOTE: We'll be meeting in the Community Room (NOT the computer room) at the Santa Clarita Library Newhall location. As always, bring your laptops and questions as we'll have time to help with questions you have with your work, give you an impromptu critique, or talk shop. Here's the tentative schedule: I. Brief news, attendee intros, and Meetup outline (1p) II. Benjamin Ritner, Kadence Themes (1:10p) -- Bio/introduction (please provide or I'll grab from your site) -- How long have you been in the WordPress space? -- Training/education/coding backstory -- Have you always been building themes? If yes or no, explain your journey -- Why Kadence Themes? What is your audience? What niche or audience does your theme appeal to? How to buy (plugs for any products) -- How has Gutenberg changed your business and process of theme-building? -- What do you see as the future of theming? -- Questions/Comments III. WordCamp Santa Clarita - what is a WordCamp, call for volunteers, speakers, sponsors, venue, after-party, and ticket info (1:30p) IV. Happiness Bar website review and Q&A (2-2:15p) V. Timeline to WordCamp, Next Meetup, Conclusion (2:15-2:30p) Learn more about Kadence Themes at https://www.kadencethemes.com/ or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KadenceThemes.

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  • HolidayPress: WordCamp US Recap, Holiday Coffee, and WordPress Sites Q&A

    Grab a mid-morning holiday coffee and treat and chat WordPress here in the Santa Clarita Valley. We'll discuss the WordCamp US, the latest on our first WordCamp Santa Clarita, an update new locations for our Meetup, project wins or challenges you're working on and the latest WordPress news and events. Geared towards beginning-to-intermediate level WordPress enthusiasts, this class will address more advanced topics and techniques as we progress. WHAT TO BRING We'll grab a corner of the coffee house and talk WordPress. Starbucks has open public wifi connections. You're welcome to bring your laptop as well. IMPORTANT TO KNOW If you have a topic you'd like to discuss, present at a future Meetup or need help on a question, post it here on the board. THE FIVE GOOD FAITH RULES FOR WORDPRESS MEETUPS Full rules @ http://bit.ly/2FIKt1N WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals; Meetups are volunteer-run w/volunteer speakers; Meetups are welcoming places for all.

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  • 'Staging' Coach: Don't buy a theme/hosting 'til you attend this WordPress Meetup

    WHAT WE'LL DO The biggest mistake most people make is to immediately buy a theme or hosting plan BEFORE speaking to a knowledgeable WordPress professional. Learn the five things you should do beforehand by joining us in the 2nd-floor community room of the Santa Clarita Public Library. Simply look for the meeting organizer (laptop and projector). WORDCAMP UPDATE We'll celebrate and stories with two Meetup Members, Rebeca Godin and Sean Conklin, who present and will present at WordCamp Vancouver and WordCamp Riverside respectively. We also share exciting plans to host our first WordCamp Santa Clarita in Spring 2019! Finally, we'll take a look at WordCamp Riverside on November 4. OVERVIEW Learn WordPress the right way in this series of Meetups at the Old Town Newhall Library in Santa Clarita. This monthly series will be an opportunity for you to learn WordPress from the ground up. Community-led topics will walk you through best practices for going from idea to online and the steps in-between. Geared towards all levels of WordPress enthusiasts, this class will address more advanced topics and techniques as we progress. WORKSHOP OUTLINE We’ll cover the following basics: - Building a Page with Beaver Builder Page Builder (cont. from last meetup)? - Finding quality free themes - When to but a premium theme - Hosting options - Pitfalls of 'Cowboy Coding' - MAMP, Local by Flywheel, and other option - Questions & Answers - Site Reviews WHAT TO BRING Bring your laptop and be prepared to present your site and any questions you need help with. IMPORTANT TO KNOW NOTES If you have a topic you'd like to discuss, present at a future Meetup or need help on a question, post it here on the board. THE FIVE GOOD FAITH RULES FOR WORDPRESS MEETUPS Full rules @ http://bit.ly/2FIKt1N WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals; Meetups are volunteer-run w/volunteer speakers; Meetups are welcoming places for all.

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  • Coffee, Kindling, and Campfire: Using Page Builders & Gutenberg

    Barnes & Noble in Valencia, CA

    Grab a mid-morning coffee, breakfast or a snack, book for your Kindle or magazine, and chat WordPress here in the Santa Clarita Valley. We'll look at Page Builders, the Gutenberg editor and briefly look back at WordCamp Los Angeles. Let's discuss your project wins or challenges and talk upcoming events in the WordPress Community (WordCamp Riverside and more). Geared towards beginning-to-intermediate-to-advanced level WordPress enthusiasts, this meetup will address more detailed topics and techniques as we progress. WHAT TO BRING We'll grab a corner of the cafe and talk WordPress. Starbucks has open public wifi connections. You're welcome to bring your laptop as well. IMPORTANT TO KNOW If you have a topic you'd like to discuss, present at a future Meetup or need help on a question, post it here on the board. THE FIVE GOOD FAITH RULES FOR WORDPRESS MEETUPS Full rules @ http://bit.ly/2FIKt1N WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals; Meetups are volunteer-run w/volunteer speakers; Meetups are welcoming places for all.

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