- Beyond the social icons and more.
This month we'll be meeting in our Allentown location. We'll have a few quick talks and end with Laura Byrne Cristiano fresh off her speaking at WCPhilly. Laura will cover incorporating Social Media on your WordPress site beyond the icons at the top of your menu bar and a walk through Canva. We'll also have a quick walk through the WordPress 5.3 beta. 6:30 - Meet and Mingle 7 pm - Talks
- Going beyond basic SEO with WordPress
Join Josh Gellock for a talk on deeper SEO tactics that can help your website stand out. In this talk, we'll cover how to build great content, controlling crawling and indexing, deploying structured data, and improving website performance. We'll also have a Q&A session, so bring your SEO questions! This is an intermediate talk, perfect for those who already feel comfortable with SEO basics and are looking to level up their efforts. There is onsite parking at this venue. When you arrive, head on up to the 6th floor. We'll be in room 621. Josh is the SEO Strategist at Expander Digital (https://expanderdigital.com), an SEO studio he founded in 2014. He helps other businesses drive website traffic from organic search.
- WordCamp Lehigh Valley
All day event! Buy tickets online: https://2019.lehighvalley.wordcamp.org/tickets/ WordCamp Lehigh Valley is back for its fourth year! This full-day event is for anyone with an interest in WordPress. Whether you’re a blogger, business owner, designer, or developer, this event is for you. WordCamps are informal events organized by the local WordPress user community. Everyone from casual users to core developers participate, share ideas, and get to know each other. We will have WordPress-focused talks, sponsors, networking events, swag, and an after party! It’s going to be a great day, and we hope you will join us for it! Buy tickets online: https://2019.lehighvalley.wordcamp.org/tickets/
- No Topic - Let's Talk
Very sorry our planned speaker will not be able to make it Thursday night. We still plan to meet but have no topic. We'll talk about what is happening with WordPress, Plugins, and our upcoming WordCamp in Aug. The floor is open! If you can not make it please change your RSVP so we have an idea of who will be coming. Room 621 We'll gather at 6:30 (NO pizza) and start our talk at 7 pm. Afterward, we'll open the floor for questions and networking.
- June - #FACTS: A FORM BUILDER CAN DO THAT
We'll be meeting in Allentown this month. 6:30 - meet and mingle 7:00 - presentation 7:45 - network hangout. #FACTS: A FORM BUILDER CAN DO THAT Do you have a form builder? Gravity, Ninja, WP, Caldera, etc. Did you know that it can do a whooooole lot more than just contact forms? That’s right. And many of the jobs you think you need a “specialized” plugin for, or have to hire a custom developer to achieve, your little form builder can do just as well. With no custom code needed. Yes, your form builder can do that. And doesn’t it make sense to get the most out of the investment you’ve already made? Sometimes what you’re looking for is sitting right under your nose, ready to go to work for you or your clients. Come see me, and I’ll show you around. #Facts. Speaker - Naomi C Bush Naomi’s been working with WordPress as a professional developer since 2005, and you can currently find her over at https://gravityplus.pro where she specializes in using WordPress form builders to quickly deliver custom business functionality at a fraction of the cost. She contributes back to the WordPress project through the core code, documentation, free plugins, organizing the WordPress Gwinnett developer meetup, organizing WordCamp Atlanta, and speaking at WordCamps.
- Walk Through WordPress 5.2 update and Help Desk
Join us at 6:30 for pizza (bring your own soft-drink). We'll have a short presentation at 7 pm and then split up for helping one another with individual site problems.
- Lehigh Valley goes to WordCamp Lancaster
If you have never been to a WordCamp, WordCamp Lancaster is a great event to attended. Check out their website and join 300 other WordPress users and developers at this year's event in Lancaster! PURCHASE YOUR TICKET AT THEIR WEBSITE! https://2019.lancasterpa.wordcamp.org/ Reminder: WordCamp Montclair NJ is coming June 1 https://2019.montclair.wordcamp.org/, and our own WordCamp Lehigh Valley will be Aug. 17! https://2019.lehighvalley.wordcamp.org/
- Block Party! (That's New Editor Blocks!)
This month we would like to focus on the new WordPress editor in use. We'll look at some of the new blocks developers have been working on and what comes built into the new text editor (Gutenberg). We will be focusing on the user's experience. If you have a block you really love and want to share with the group contact Kim White or Ken Kramer here on meetup.com.
- Migrate your WordPress Database & Help Desk
Tonight we'll open the floor to our members to share their favorite migration plugins or how-to methods. We'll start with Ken Kramer walking us through WP DB Migrate Pro. If you have a favorite you'd like to talk about for 5 -10 minutes message Kim White though Meetup. 6:30 PIZZA! 7:00 Talks and Discussion begin. See you there! 6th floor Rm. 621.
- VPS Hosting Made Easy … Well, Maybe Not Easy, But Understandable
LV Meetup member James Taylor will be sharing with us this evening. We'll gather at 6:30 pm with James talk starting around 7 pm. Afterward, we'll have some time for talking and networking. VPS hosting options are becoming steadily more available and affordable. How much can a cheap VPS handle? Is it worth it? WordPress is a versatile platform and hosting it DIY should not be feared. Deploying a WordPress site (or sites!) can be automated - for free. This talk is geared towards the professional that is interested in developing a WordPress management toolchain that does not cost an arm and a leg. James had worked for over a decade in the structural drafting field and that’s where he realized his passion for software. He finished his bachelor’s in Computer Science at 35, worked on enterprise level software at a couple of SaaS companies and is grateful for those experiences. James and his family are new to the LV and began using WordPress professionally at that time and hasn’t looked back. We are shifting the date this month so as not to be on Valentine's Day! We'll have a speaker from our group. More details to follow. See you the 21st!