Meet other local users of WordPress, the Internet's classiest and fastest dynamic content management system. Gather and discuss the best ways to work with your WordPress. WordPress is a great blogging platform but with recent updates it is also one of the most effective content management systems on the planet. Learn from others in our community about how to put this system to work for you effectively. Other topics for discussion Search Engine Optimization, Site Monetization, Website Business planning, Theme Designs, Theme customizations, Plugins, html, php Blogging for personal reasons, blogging for business, blogging for your community organization, social networking, twitter, linkedin, facebook and more.
Join other members of the WordPress community for an evening of learning and networking.
*6pm - 7pm Help Desk: Bring your laptop, get help with your challenges, and share your WordPress knowledge.
*7pm - 8pm Presentation: Your First Step Into a Larger World (of Coding)
*8pm - 9pm Networking
Luke Sluder is our featured speaker this month. Formerly a designer/developer for a local marketing agency, he specializes in scratch-built WordPress websites, with credits including The Charlotte Humane Society and CMS's CTE Program.
Luke describes his presentation as follows:
I will provide an introduction into one of the most popular and useful plug-ins WordPress has to offer: Advanced Custom Fields. Using ACF, I'll show how to create a commonly needed alert/announcement bar at the top of the default WordPress theme. This will allow me to show the basic PHP needed to work with the ACF plugin in a theme, how to setup the ACF plugin, and very basic CSS to style the announcement bar. At the end of the presentation, attendees should have a working announcement bar that can be edited/turned on/off through the WP admin.
Free parking is available in the lot or on the street in front of the building, with overflow parking in the gravel lot behind the building. We're in the event room this month. Please enter through the event entrance facing Louise Avenue. Signs will be posted.
Space is limited. Register early to reserve a space, but please be courteous of others and update your registration if you're unable to attend.
Special thanks to www.deliverypath.com for sponsoring this Meetup.
Interested in speaking on a WordPress-related topic at a later Meetup? Complete the speaker sign-up here: https://goo.gl/forms/fL81R3A3njA6HfeA2
Look for us at www.facebook.com/groups/wpclt. This is a great place to ask questions in between Meetups!