Here's your opportunity to share your favorite plugin and learn what others in the group are using on their site or their client sites. Great way for our members to share a plugin they rely on, one that resolves a specific need or provides required functionality for your site.
You'll have five minutes to discuss your favorite plugin. Explain:
• What it is (you can show screenshots or visit the plugin in the plugin directory)
• What features it offers
• Why you like it, what problems it solves
This is a member-driven event, contact Deborah (reply on this event) to let her know you're interested in sharing so she can add you to the agenda.
6:30pm: Welcome and intro to group, thanks to sponsors
6:35pm: Grand Circus
6:40pm: What's New in WordPress
7:00pm: Plugin presentations
7:40pm: Q & A
8:00pm: Begin networking and WordPress help
8:30pm: Time to go
iThemes Security: Andy Melichar
ManageWP: Deborah Edwards-Onoro
Zip Recipes: Randy Walker
WooCommerce or possibly Showcase IDX: Jason Bigelow
A2 Hosting (https://www.a2hosting.com/) and Grand Circus (http://www.grandcircus.co/)
Set Up -
We need volunteers for photography, taking/publishing notes on our blog, greeting people when they arrive, setting up, and tweeting.
If you would like to volunteer, contact Deborah. To thank you for volunteering, you'll attend the event for free.
PARKING AND VENUE INFORMATION
Grand Circus is located in the Broderick Tower (http://www.brodericktower.com/) in downtown Detroit; you enter the building from the Woodward-facing doors.
Once inside, go to the end of the hall, and take the elevator to the third floor. Turn slightly right when get off the elevator, go down the end of the all, and look for the signs directing you to the room.
Street parking is available on Washington Boulevard, one street west of Woodward ($1/hour at the meter for four hours - as long as you get there after 6pm. Before 6pm, you only get two hours of parking).
Parking is also available at the Detroit Opera House parking garage, located on Broadway. Parking is $10 (unless there's a special event).
The Detroit Opera House parking garage is a short walk up Broadway and around the corner from the Grand Circus space. Here's parking information (PDF) (https://www.grandcircus.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/PARKING.pdf) of nearby garages and lots.
Please note that if less than 10 people registered, we'll cancel the event and notify everyone by Sunday before the meetup.
Everyone wanting to attend the meetup must register online. No walk-ins.