- Tour of a Membership Site, Help Desk, & Intro to Elementor Pagebuilder
Full content here: http://wpcowichan.org/blog/events/tour-of-a-membership-site-help-desk-intro-to-elementor-pagebuilder/ Please note the different time: 1pm-3pm (instead of earlier). This is because school is back in session, and they demolished the building we were using before 🤔. This month Shery Gilding will be giving us a tour of her membership site (which uses the LearnDash plugin). Also, Jason Liversidge will give us an introduction to his pagebuilder of choice: Elementor (what enables him to do his impressive "website in a day"). We'll also make some time for a help desk. Agenda: 1pm-1:45pm Tour of a Membership Site by Sheryl Gilding 1:45pm-2:15pm Help Desk 2:15pm-3:00pm Intro to Elementor Pagebuilder by Jason Liversidge If you'd like to request a topic for subsequent meetings, please comment on this post, contact us, or start a discussion on meetup.com And FYI: our meetup in October will in Vancouver at WordCamp Vancouver. Hope to see you there instead!
- Making Your Website Accessible to Everyone, & Help Desk
Sorry we missed last month, having too much summer fun! This month we are happy to have Cynthia Ng (see http://wpcowichan.org/blog/people/cynthia-arty-ng/) present on making your website accessible (ie, usable by everyone, including the blind and disabled). It’s something she is passionate about, so we hope you can make it in person, or can watch the livestream. We will also be having another presentation on a “less technical” topic, like site security, backing up, or migrating your site (TBA). The schedule is: 10:00am-10:45am Cynthia Ng "https://speakerdeck.com/cynthiang/making-accessible-content-and-websites-in-wordpress" (slides: https://speakerdeck.com/cynthiang/making-accessible-content-and-websites-in-wordpress) 10:45am-11:15am Help Desk (bring your questions and topics you’d like to discuss) 11:15am-12:00am Surprise Zinger Presentation See our website for the livestream: http://wpcowichan.org/blog/events/august-meetup/
- Encouraging Discussion on your Blog, Help Desk, & Introduction to Gutenberg
The format of this meetup will be a bit different. 10am-10:45am, Donna Connolly (http://wpcowichan.org/blog/people/donna/), a popular retirement blogger, will present what she's learned about encouraging discussion on your blog (her blog regularly has 50+ comments per post). Everyone welcome. Read her blog post on this same topic: http://wpcowichan.org/blog/encouraging-online-reader-discussion/ 10:45am-11:15am Help Desk (bring any WordPress-related questions or topics to discuss with others) 11:15am-12:00pm Michael Nelson (http://wpcowichan.org/blog/people/michael-nelson/) will give an introduction to WordPress' upcoming Editor: Gutenberg. This might be a bit more advanced (so no worries if you'd rather skip this part). The meeting is again at Brentwood College, but a different room. For directions, see here: http://wpcowichan.org/blog/venues/brentwood-college-crooks-hall/
- WordPress 15th Anniversary Party (Victoria)
The "Victoria WordPress Meetup & Events" group is getting re-organized! Please RSVP to their event on https://www.meetup.com/yyjWordPress/events/250143798/. Please don't RSVP on this page, I have nothing to do with organizing the actual event... this page is just to let people know about THEIR event. As clarification, this event is different from the Cowichan Valley WordPress Meetup's event the day before in Mill Bay, organized primarily by myself and Sheryl Gilding. You're welcome to come to both, if you don't mind driving and want that much WordPress in one weekend!
- WordPress 15th Birthday Party! 🎉
WordPress celebrates 15 years this month! (See https://make.wordpress.org/community/2018/03/21/wordpress-15th-anniversary-parties/) So we're having a party. We'll be using the same classroom at Brentwood College, and there will be * food (thanks Barry Hughes and ModernTribe, https://tri.be/) * cake (thanks the Sheryil Gilding and The Gilded Daisy, http://www.thegildeddaisy.com/) * and special party swag (thanks WordPress Foundation, https://wordpressfoundation.org/) The presentations will focus on the history of WordPress, why some of us use it today, and what WordPress will be like in the future. The agenda is: 10:00am-10:30am Help Desk 10:30am-10:45am Cake 10:45am-11:00 Presentation "WordPress Turns 15: a Story of Survival, Ideals and Global Domination" 11:15am-12:00pm Mingle and Discover about Fellow WordPressers Activity And if we have time and interest in there, we might have a demo of WordPress' upcoming editor, codenamed "Gutenberg".
- Help Desk, SEO Clinic & Meetup #3
Please see http://wpcowichan.org/blog/events/meetup-3/ for more details, especially for where at Brentwood College to meet. The presentation at this meetup will again be on Search Engine Optimization (SEO), but it will be more hands-on and concrete than our previous SEO discussion. One lucky attendee will get to have an SEO Audit by SEO aficionado Chris Hoffman, who has a business doing SEO analysis. He'll provide personalized tips based on his experience and answer your questions to the best of his ability. If you don't know much about SEO, this meetup is for you! (And if you do already know a lot about it, you can share what you know and we'll all think you're really smart!) We'll also have some time for another help desk session, so please come with WordPress-related questions you'd like answered, or things you'd like feedback on. The meeting's agenda is: 10am-10:30am Help Desk 10:30am-11:00am SEO Clinic 11:00am-11:30am Q&A on SEO If you have input please leave a comment or contact the organizers via Meetup.com or our website's contact page.
- WordPress Help Desk and Meetup
Meeting number 2! This will be more of a classroom-style meetup at the Cowichan Regional Library (Duncan, British Columbia). We'll be following WordPress Manchester's example and starting off with a 30 minute "Help Desk". We'll help each other out with whatever WordPress-related thing we're working on. Come with a question in mind like "how do you do this..." and "can you tell me what you think of this thing I made?" Afterwards, our own Michael Nelson will be giving us a 30-minute presentation on "Things You're Assumed to Know About Plugins (But Probably Don't)". Michael has been making a living writing plugins for Event Espresso since 2012, and hopes to answer these questions concerning plugins: what are WordPress plugins? where do you find plugins? how do you use plugins? how are plugins different from themes and "WordPress core"? how can you keep plugins secure? how can you get help with plugins? how much do plugins cost? who makes plugins and why? Afterwards, we'll have 30 minutes to ask questions about the topic and catch up. Please register on our website (http://wpcowichan.org/blog/events/help-desk-meetup/) if you didn't register on the website for the previous event. The questionnaire helps us identify attendees needs and interests. Otherwise, just mark yourself as attending on meetu.com. Thanks! • Important to know WordPress users of all levels of experience welcome (including those who don't actually use WordPress... so everyone...)
- Cowichan Valley WordPress Meetup Kick-off Event!
Please register on our website (http://wpcowichan.org/wp-admin/admin.php?page=espresso_events&action=edit&post=100&edit_nonce=3c79ef9a17) in addition to marking yourself as attending on meetup.com. This will especially help us learn your interests and preferences, so you can get the most out of our meetup. We’ll be having appetizers, introductions and assessing what we all want to get out of future Meetups. Then, digital nomads and Avada Theme experts, Philippe and Nath, will speak on “on-page Search Engine Optimization” (SEO), followed by a question-and-answer period. Don’t miss this opportunity to help set the direction for our meetup group, get to know some local WordPressers, and brush up on the ever-important aspect of SEO. We look forward to meeting in person! Note: appetizers are being paid for by one of our sponsors, Event Espresso, so no need to purchase anything.