• What is under the hood? Reviewing WP system files and their purpose.

    It is always a good idea to know what makes your engine run. So, we are going to take a look at the systems files that are part of the WP install. We will also discuss their purpose. This will be a cursory overview. Specifics will be talked about as needed. We can also set up a future Meetup to learn more about any given folder and file. Ryan, with his great wisdom, will lead us. Thank you, Ryan. Photo by Chad Kirchoff on Unsplash

  • Building with Gutenberg

    Locos Grill & Pub: Eastside

    Let's create a web page using WordPress 5.0x Gutenberg blocks. We will be able to try things live on our test site to see how to make things work. It will be a learning moment for all of us! You may want to use your own test site while we work together building a web page.

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  • WordPress Workout (Cardio) & Blogging

    Locos Grill & Pub: Eastside

    WordPress Workout (Cardio) & Blogging The first half of the meeting We continue our series of WordPress basics. Following our stretching (November) and a brief warm-up (December), we turn our efforts to cardio. Let's get our hearts pumping with the skills that will turn our WordPress skills into something that will have an impact on our readers. Simple skills can make the difference you need on your WordPress pages. Come to learn and share with us. Aor volunteered for us to review her homepage. We will review and discuss challenges Aor has and the ideas for improvements. The second half of the meeting What makes WordPress work? We will take a behind the scenes look at the components that make WordPress a great CMS. Knowing the foundational elements will help all of us use WordPress more efficiently and will grow our knowledge base. TENTATIVE WordPress began its journey into fame by providing a platform for blogging. The design was clean, simple, and made for the end user. Our own Maria, an experienced and professional blogger, shares her blogging expertise. Maria's years of experience provide the practical hands-on knowledge that is ideal for WordPress users. She will present details that only a seasoned blogger can provide.

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  • WordPress Workout (Warm ups) & Functionality with Custom Fields

    Locos Grill & Pub: Eastside

    Come ready to warm-up our WordPress skills and learn about functions to improve content uses for your sites. The first half of the meeting We continue our series of WordPress basics. Following our stretching (November), we turn our efforts warming up the body and mind. Let's wrap our minds around using WordPress and get our skills in shape to create fantastic WordPress pages and sites. Simple skills can make the difference you need on your WordPress pages. Come to learn and share with us. Tim graciously volunteered to let the group critique his blog site. We will talk about functionality and design. The second half of the meeting Ryan Litts is going to teach us about using functions to create custom post types and how they provide flexibility in creating areas of your site to edit content and tie them into your front end designs. General Info WiFi is available. Bring your tablets, laptops, or smartphones should you want to connect to share something. Bring your enthusiasm. Bring a comrade. Come early to order some food, munchies, & drinks.

  • WordPress Workout (Stretching) & Gutenberg Goodies

    Locos Grill & Pub: Eastside

    Come ready to stretch and press WordPress. The first half of the meeting Several of us want to review WordPress basics. So, let's begin the workout with some stretches. We want to warm up our bodies and mind with basic WordPress concepts and then build on what we know. It's always good to revisit foundational elements to ensure we know what we know. From discussions with a few persons, there is a desire to learn WordPress...NEWBIES! YEA! So, we will begin the session with some WP basics. The second half of the meeting Gutenberg will be going to press soon. Are you ready? Roy and Dave will lead us on a discussion about Gutenberg. The last update expects Gutenberg to become a permanent part of the WP Core before Christmas. It will be a good idea for all of us to begin getting to know Gutenberg. WP released a plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/gutenberg/) to help us learn Gutenberg. You may want to check it out if you have not already done so. General Info WiFi is available. Bring your tablets, laptops, or smartphones in case you want to connect to share something. Bring your enthusiasm. Bring a comrade. Come early to order some food, munchies, & drinks

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  • Let's get our WordPress Meetup started. This is our first meeting!

    We have a spot to meet. YEA! It is time to get our group up and running just like a well designed WordPress site! WiFi is available. Bring your tablets, laptops, or smartphones in case you want to connect to share something. Bring your enthusiasm. Bring a comrade. Locos - Eastside is excited that we want to meet in their space. If you can come early to order some food, munchies, drinks. For our first meeting we will discuss: *What is a WordPress Meetup. *Brainstorm ideas for future meetings. *Start building our community by sharing with others.

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