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Whether you’re a first-time blogger or seasoned developer, there’s always more to learn. From community members all over the world, the vast resources available on Learn WordPress will help you learn more about WordPress and teach it to others.

One of the best ways to learn is through collaborative discussions with others. The meetups here bring together people around the content hosted on learn.wordpress.org for live discussions and learning. We share knowledge, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. When you sign up for a meetup, please take the time to watch the suggested workshop(s) in advance where necessary.

You must agree to the code of conduct in order to participate in these online workshops. Some online workshops are recorded – you will be notified of this as you join the session and, if you do not wish to appear in the recording, you can choose to opt-out entirely or simply hide your video so you are not visible. Recordings will be published on WordPress.tv after the event has taken place.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Using Chrome’s Developer Tools

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Chrome is not just a great browser for viewing websites, but also an invaluable tool for building websites. Out of the box, Chrome ships with “developers tools”. Many web developers are aware of this and make use of some of the tools it provides. However, most developers only scratch the surface of what the browser can do. Join in as we take a deep dive into the Chrome developer tools and learn, among other things, how to:

  • Quickly test styling fixes
  • Emulate handheld devices to test responsive designs
  • Easily navigate and debug JavaScript
  • Use the JavaScript console
  • View form submissions
  • Monitor AJAX requests
  • Check for performance issues
  • Troubleshoot caching issues
  • Create and use your own snippets
  • Share replays of website interactions
  • Auto-generate front-end tests
  • Share the current state of Chrome dev tools with another developer

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I Just Got This WordPress and Don’t Know How to Use It

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This session is for people who were put in charge of a WordPress site they didn’t set up, and have zero to low technical or WordPress knowledge. They might be:

  • Volunteers for nonprofits or informal community/civic/religious groups
  • Employees at small to medium sized businesses or nonprofits

Attendees will learn:

  • Basic concepts of WordPress and web hosting
  • Important habits for keeping a WordPress site healthy
  • How to identify and learn the specific editor in use on their WordPress site

Audience:
Users

Level:
Beginner

Date & Time:
This event takes place on Wednesday, 30 November 2022, at 16:00 PDT (1 December 2022, at 00:00 UTC). View this date/time in your local timezone:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20221130T16&p1=224&ah=1
We will aim to keep this Online Workshop limited to an hour.

Where:
Zoom (Link will be visible after RSVP).
This session will be recorded then uploaded to WordPress.TV.

Language:
English with live automated Zoom transcription.

Let's code: Developing Blocks without React! - Part 3

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JSX is the React extension to JavaScript that allows you to create components using a syntax similar to HTML. While most block editor tools and tutorials on the web provide JSX examples for creating blocks, not many folks know that it is not required. You can use plain JavaScript.

So far, we've built a WordPress block using plain JavaScript which supports custom styles via a stylesheet, and which uses block attributes and the RichText component to allow the user to edit the block content. Next, we will add additional attributes to allow the user to edit the block styles, instead of relying on the hardcoded stylesheets.

If you want to code along with me, you will need the following:

1. Access to a local WordPress install.

Popular options for local installs are:

2. A text editor to edit WordPress files:

Audience: Developers
Level: Intermediate
Where: Zoom (link will be visible after RSVP)

This session is being held at an EU/Africa/US Eastern-friendly time. If you cannot get to the live session, keep an eye out for the recording we’ll be publishing on WordPress.tv and learn.wordpress.org after the session is completed :-)

See you soon!

Builder Basics: Building with Columns, Groups, Rows and Stacks

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In this Online Workshop, we’ll explore how to design sophisticated layouts using Columns, Group, Row and Stack blocks. These blocks represent the fundamental building blocks of every WordPress website. You’ll learn the nuances of each block type and how to configure them correctly, with a special focus on new features in WordPress 6.1. Join us for an interactive presentation followed by a group Q&A.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the differences between the Columns, Group, Row, and Stack blocks
  • Understand when to use each block to achieve a specific layout
  • Understand the different settings available on each block
  • Feel comfortable designing layouts in both the Editor and Site Editor with these blocks

Meetup Information
Where: Zoom (Link will be visible after RSVP)
Audience: Builders/Users
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Language: English with live Zoom transcription

What is Builder Basics?

The WordPress Editor is a blank canvas that allows us to express our creativity and design beautiful layouts using blocks. However, building with blocks is a paradigm shift compared to traditional website design. Sometimes it can be challenging to know where to start or keep up with all of the continual enhancements, especially in the context of Full Site Editing.

In the “Builder Basics” series, we will attempt to demystify components of the building experience. From a deep dive into the Query block to an exploration of block alignment and spacing, you’ll learn to master the basics of modern WordPress design.

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