• WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

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    Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. Details of the event will be announced nearer to the event date. 👏🏻 Our venue sponsor A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free! 👏🏻 🍕 Our refreshment sponsor Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event. 📅 Agenda 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash 6:30pm: Cleaning up a hacked WordPress site - Kayleigh Thorpe 7:10pm: Break for refreshments 7:20pm: 8:00pm: Q&A open discussion 8:30pm: Event finishes & Social Cleaning up a hacked WordPress site - Kayleigh Thorpe Kayleigh will be talking about signs a site is hacked, possible causes, what we do to clean a site as safely as possible, and there will be some prevention tips too 📣 Why not speak at a future event? We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. ❓Request a talk If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

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  • WordPress Leeds - June 2019

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    Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. Following on from last month's event, we have part two of Belinda Mustoe's talk on building Gutenberg blocks. This month we look at making your blocks editable. 👏🏻🏢 Our venue sponsor A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free! 👏🏻🍕 Our refreshment sponsor Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event. 📅 Agenda 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash 6:30pm: Making your first Gutenberg block editable 7:10pm: Break for refreshments 7:20pm: Roundtables & Open discussion 8:30pm: Event finishes & Social -- Making your first Gutenberg block editable -- In last month’s talk we ended the session with our first Static Block built. Following on from that talk in this session we are going to take our static block and make all the fields editable. This will include the following: - Adding new components to the block including text, images and headings - Using the onChange event - Extending the functionality of blocks with the block alignment and text alignment toolbar - Looking at the side panel - Adding an editable background colour - Exploring where to find components for blocks There will be example code you can download and play around with after the talk. -- About Belinda -- Belinda is a Freelance WordPress developer who has spent the last couple of years learning JavaScript deeply and getting into developing custom Gutenberg Blocks. She is also a regular at MWUG and an ex-organiser of WordCamp Manchester. Some of her work can be seen here: verytwisty.com. 📣 Why not speak at a future event? We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. ❓Request a talk If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

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  • WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

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    Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. We have one speaker booked for this month with a talk about 'Creating your first Gutenberg block'. 👏🏻 Our venue sponsor A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free! 👏🏻 🍕 Our refreshment sponsor Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event. 📅 Agenda 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash 6:30pm: Build your first Gutenberg block 7:10pm: Break for refreshments 7:20pm: 8:00pm: Q&A open discussion 8:30pm: Event finishes & Social -- About the talk -- Build your first Gutenberg block This talk is aimed at beginners and will show you how to make very first Gutenberg block written in React! Using the example of a testimonial block I will walk you through the first steps in creating a simple block including: - Setting up your development environment - Creating a plugin to load in the necessary files - Going through the basic block architecture - Creating a Static Testimonial Block - Explaining some common React / ES6 terminology There will be example code you can download and play around with after the talk. -- About Belinda -- Belinda is a Freelance WordPress developer who has spent the last couple of years learning JavaScript deeply and getting into developing custom Gutenberg Blocks. She is also a regular at MWUG and an ex-organiser of WordCamp Manchester. Some of her work can be seen here: verytwisty.com. 📣 Why not speak at a future event? We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. ❓Request a talk If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

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  • WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

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    Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. 👏🏻 Our venue sponsor A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free! 👏🏻 🍕 Our refreshment sponsor Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event. 📅 Agenda 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash 6:30pm: Mark Wilkinson - Building blocks without writing Javascript 7:10pm: Break for refreshments 7:20pm: Round tables 8:00pm: Q&A open discussion 8:30pm: Event finishes & Social Mark Wilkinson - Building blocks without writing Javascript When the new block-based editor was released earlier this year, WordPress development was about to get a lot harder. Instead of the low barrier to entry PHP we are used too, along came React and javascript based development practices. How are “traditional” developers like me supposed to keep up? Well, fear not as I will show you in this talk the ways in which I build WordPress sites, using the block editor, developing custom blocks which meet the clients’ needs. I will outline how we standardised our block-based development into a plugin which we use on many of the sites we build today. Bio: Mark is a developer and co-founder of Highrise Digital, the tiny WordPress agency with big ideas, providing WordPress development excellence, without the layers of management associated with larger agencies. Mark has been using WordPress since late 2005, all the way back to version 2.0. Part two: Round tables In this session, we'll split into smaller groups. Each area of the room will have a different subject for discussion, so you can switch groups and change subjects. Please bring any questions you have, or join in the discussions to help others. 📣 Why not speak at a future event? We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. ❓Request a talk If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

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  • WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

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    Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. Details of the event will be announced nearer to the event date. 👏🏻 Our venue sponsor A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free! 👏🏻 🍕 Our refreshment sponsor Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event. 📅 Agenda 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome 6:20pm: WordPress news 6:30pm: Merewyn Sayers - 4 Part Marketing Plan 7:10pm: Break for refreshments 7:20pm: WordCamp Leeds discussions 8:00pm: Q&A open discussion 8:30pm: Event finishes & Social Talk info: How many times have you been told how important it is to have a business plan? However, how clear has it been what should be included and why you are doing it? I have created a 4-part plan which attempts to simplify and clarify the process and make it more relevant. This doesn't mean it will be any less technical or aim to achieve less. It will however be more useful and beneficial to your activities. Sayers Solutions works with small businesses and non-profit organisations, helping them to be better at what they do. Providing marketing and strategy support, through coaching, training and consultation. Many small organisations busy themselves with the tactics and activities, without understand why they are doing it and if they contribute towards the overall aims and strategic direction of business. Sayers Solutions provides a sounding board, as well as expert advice, to enable you to undertake the relevant activities needed for your success. WordCamp Leeds We are applying to run WordCamp Leeds, a 1 day conference later this year. We want to find out what you'd like from an event like this. Ideas, suggestions from other conferences, talk topics etc etc. 📣 Why not speak at a future event? We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. ❓Request a talk If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

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  • WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

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    Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. This month like many other WordPress groups we are going to be focusing on Mental Health with two non WordPress specific Mental health talks by members of our community. 👏🏻 Our venue sponsor 👏🏻 A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free! Details of the venue are in the venue section of this page. 👏🏻 🍕 Our refreshment sponsor 🍕 👏🏻 Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event. 📅 Agenda 📅 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash 6:30pm: Tim Nash - Building a positive workflow 7:10pm: Break for refreshments 7:20pm: Chris Witham - Where's your shed? 8:00pm: Q&A open discussion 8:30pm: Event finishes & Social About the talks Tim Nash - Building a positive workflow Tim will talk about depression and how it effects him before going through his workflow and tools he uses to deal with well life but specifically getting through work, development and personal development. With the goal of building a positive life but one where things get done regardless of whats going on inside his head. Chris Witham - Where's your shed? TBC 📣 Why not speak at a future event? 📣 We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. ❓Request a talk❓ If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

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  • WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

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    Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. This month we will be having roundtable discussions. Do you have a question you always wanted to ask? Got a point to make? Want to vent something that bugs you about WordPress? Can you help answer other people's questions? Now is your chance! 🤔 How do roundtables work? The room is divided into different tables, each with a different topic. While the topics will be decided on the night, in the past we've discussed: - Security - Performance - General questions/site issues - Development and code - Design Pick a table and get involved with the discussion. Move tables, meet people; it’s a great time for finding answers and networking. There is something for everyone, be it your first time using WordPress to a seasoned developer. If you have a specific site problem you would like help with, don't forget to bring your laptop! 📅 Agenda 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash 6:30pm: Roundtables 8:00pm: Event finishes & social at The Brewery Tap 👏🏻 Our venue sponsor A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free! 👏🏻 🍕 Our refreshment sponsor Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event. 📣 Why not speak at a future event? We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. ❓Request a talk If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

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  • WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

    Platform

    Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free! Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event. --- Agenda --- 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash 6:30pm: Jono Alderson - 0.6 seconds is the new slow 7:10pm: Break for refreshments 7:20pm: Rhys Wynne - Forensically Analysing Cornerstone Content 8:00pm: Q&A open discussion 8:30pm: Event finishes & Social About the talks and speakers --- Jono Alderson - 0.6 seconds is the new slow --- Slow sites frustrate consumers. Frustration costs money. To delight consumers, beat competitors, and to please Google, your site will need to load in under a second. Web performance is no longer an art, but a science. You have 600 milliseconds; how will you spend them? Come and explore the theory, and take home practical tips, tricks and tools. About Jono Jono is a digital strategist, marketing technologist and full-stack developer with nearly two decades of experience in web development, SEO, analytics, brand and campaign strategy, lead gen and eCRM, CRO and more. He’s worked with startups, agencies and international brands to fix websites, implement growth strategies, prepare for the future, and win markets. Jono currently manages special projects at Yoast, and was previously principal consultant at respected SEO agency Distilled. Prior to that, he was global head of digital and head of insight at SEO platform Linkdex, and head of SEO at award-winning agency twentysix. --- Rhys Wynne - Forensically Analysing Cornerstone Content --- When people talk about SEO sometimes people say “To get great rankings in Google you have to write great content”. But that is blue sky marketing fluff. What does that actually mean? In this talk, I’ll show examples of a blog post written that actually generates traffic, what was done to get it ranking, as well as what occurred when you actually get traffic – the results aren’t what you think! About Rhys Rhys Wynne is a WordPress Plugin developer, author and speaker. In 2013 he penned bbPress Complete (ISBN-13:[masked]) and has written plugins that have been downloaded over 100,000 times. Rhys has a keen interest in commercial WordPress development, SEO, security and open source technologies, and enjoys the community that has surrounded open source technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @rhyswynne and plugins, themes and articles on WordPress written by Rhys can be found at Winwar Media. He also takes on Freelance work through his freelance portal – Dwinrhys.com --- Why not speak at a future event? --- We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

  • WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

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    Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free! Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event. Agenda 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash 6:30pm: Going to the Dark Side, they have cookies 7:10pm: Break for refreshments 7:20pm: An Intro to HTTP Security - Ways To No Get Hacked 8:00pm: Q&A open discussion 8:30pm: Event finishes & Social Going to the dark side, they have cookies, Tim Nash Everyone should be a little bit worried about the security of their site, and at conferences lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this talk Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective. We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analysing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done. An Intro to HTTP Security - Ways To No Get Hacked, Jamie Taylor It seems that websites are getting hacked every day. So how can you keep your site safe from the hooded hoodlums who are hell bent on causing your website harm? This talk is designed to cover some of the basic ways in which you can secure your sites (and only some of them require any technical know-how). From plugins all the way up to Content Security Policy. Including a physical demonstration of how the Internet works, along the way. Learn some of the ways that sites can be hacked, and how you can keep your visitors, contributors, and content safe. Each step we can analyse what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site. Why not speak at a future event? We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

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  • WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

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    Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free! Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.co.uk/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event. Agenda 6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash 6:30pm: Sue Fernandes - An exploration of WordPress child themes 7:10pm: Break for refreshments 7:20pm: Niall Deakin- How I stopped worrying and learned to love the gitflow 8:00pm: Q&A open discussion 8:30pm: Event finishes & Social Sue Fernandes - An exploration of WordPress child themes, What are they? When do you need them? When & How should you use them? Presented by Sue Fernandes. Sue has been working with WordPress development since 2005 and has a wealth of experience developing custom built WordPress websites for a variety of uses. She is an expert in custom built WordPress themes, utilising the power of the Genesis Framework and integrating the most powerful WordPress plugins to create anything from simple Brochure websites to sophisticated listings, Membership and e-commerce web platforms. Follow her @suefernandesweb (https://twitter.com/suefernandesweb). Niall Deakin - How I stopped worrying and learned to love the gitflow A brief talk on the benefits of using Git for version control. It will cover the basics of what a repo is, the terminology (branches, pushes, pulls, merging), and a few examples of how it can speed up development and the different tools available. About Niall I'm a web developer and games designer. When I'm not out on contract, I work on my own sites and projects, or work on building up my client-base in order to build my business. After the event, we will be heading to The Brewery Tap (http://www.brewerytapleeds.co.uk/) for further discussion and drinks. Why not speak at a future event? We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before. If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.

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