• WPBelfast March '19... Getting started with SEO

    This will be the first of a series of Meetups where we will be looking at SEO on WordPress. This Meetup will be an open-floor, to answer all your SEO questions, and learn from each other. Do you have specific questions on the topic of SEO within WordPress? Do you have techniques and tips that you would like to share? We will have a look at the Yoast plugin, and go through the latest release (version 9.7, released on 26th Feb). And we hope to get some insight into what may be in-store for version 10.0 ----------- As always, we will also have our regular ‘WordPress Surgery’ for anyone with any WordPress related questions. If you have a topic you would like us to discuss at a future Meetup, please let us know. Call for Speakers: If you have something you would like to demonstrate or a topic you would like to speak on, let us know. ----------- Our regular monthly Meetup for WordPress users in and around the Belfast area. Anyone with any interest in WordPress is welcome. Whether you’ve just heard about WordPress, and want to know more. Or if you’re a seasoned WordPress developer, designer or blogger, and want to meet like-minded individuals. Come along and find out what's going on in your local WordPress and wider community! Besides WordPress discussions, we will also talk about user experience (UX), Marketing, Analytics, CSS, Web Development and a variety of other topics. So, if you are running a website / online shop / blog or want to create one, join the group and come along to discover how WordPress can benefit you or your website, and get specific advice on any WordPress questions you have. WordPress Surgery: Are you having an issue with a theme or plugin? Or do you want to know the best way to tackle a specific problem with your WordPress site? Bring along your laptop, and questions and we can open them up to all attendees to hopefully help you.

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  • WPBelfast February '19... Let's get Blocked!

    Note: This Meetup will not involve alcohol! The New editor in WordPress 5.0 has been a major milestone in the most popular CMS on the internet. The main change has been the new 'Block' editor. Love it, or hate it... it's here to stay. But that's not to say that we are stuck with the default blocks & choices. For this Meetup, we will look at how we can create custom blocks, and restrict blocks on a site build. We will also look at setting up custom colour choices to match the site branding, and give more (or less) control over colour choices for our blocks. ----------- As always, we will also have our regular ‘WordPress Surgery’ for anyone with any WordPress related questions. If you have a topic you would like us to discuss at a future Meetup, please let us know. Call for Speakers: If you have something you would like to demonstrate or a topic you would like to speak on, let us know. ----------- Our regular monthly Meetup for WordPress users in and around the Belfast area. Anyone with any interest in WordPress is welcome. Whether you’ve just heard about WordPress, and want to know more. Or if you’re a seasoned WordPress developer, designer or blogger, and want to meet like-minded individuals. Come along and find out what's going on in your local WordPress and wider community! Besides WordPress discussions, we will also talk about user experience (UX), Marketing, Analytics, CSS, Web Development and a variety of other topics. So, if you are running a website / online shop / blog or want to create one, join the group and come along to discover how WordPress can benefit you or your website, and get specific advice on any WordPress questions you have. WordPress Surgery: Are you having an issue with a theme or plugin? Or do you want to know the best way to tackle a specific problem with your WordPress site? Bring along your laptop, and questions and we can open them up to all attendees to hopefully help you.

  • WPBelfast Monthly Meetup: December 2018

    Farset Labs

    Another packed Meetup this month: • Digging Deep into Gutenberg: Creating & Styling Blocks (Neil Hainsworth) • Using Security Headers to help secure your site • Testing your sites security. ----------- As always, we will also have our regular ‘WordPress Surgery’ for anyone with any WordPress related questions. If you have a topic you would like us to discuss at a future Meetup, please let us know. Call for Speakers: If you have something you would like to demonstrate or a topic you would like to speak on, let us know. ----------- Our regular 1st Wednesday of the month Meetup for WordPress users in and around the Belfast area. Anyone with any experience of WordPress is welcome, whether you’ve just heard about WordPress, and want to know more. Or if you’re a seasoned WordPress developer, designer or blogger, and want to meet like-minded individuals. Come along and find out what's going on in your local WordPress and wider community! Besides WordPress discussions, we will also talk about user experience (UX), Marketing, Analytics, CSS, Web Development and a variety of other topics. So, if you are running a website / online shop / blog or want to create one, join the group and come along to discover how WordPress can benefit you or your website, and get specific advice on any WordPress questions you have. WordPress Surgery: Are you having an issue with a theme or plugin? Or do you want to know the best way to tackle a specific problem with your WordPress site? Bring along your laptop, and questions and we can open them up to all attendees to hopefully help you.

  • WPBelfast Monthly Meetup: November 2018

    Farset Labs

    Several discussion topics this month: • Transitioning to a block based editor in a pre-Gutenberg world • Preparing for Gutenberg... should I stay, or should I Gutenberg? • Create a Video Tutorials page for your clients within the WordPress Dashboard • Adding SVG Icons & Social Menu to a site ----------- As always, we will also have our regular ‘WordPress Surgery’ for anyone with any WordPress related questions. If you have a topic you would like us to discuss at a future Meetup, please let us know. Call for Speakers: If you have something you would like to demonstrate or a topic you would like to speak on, let us know. ----------- Our regular 1st Wednesday of the month Meetup for WordPress users. Anyone with any experience of WordPress is welcome, whether you’ve just heard about WordPress, and want to know more. Or if you’re a seasoned WordPress developer, designer or blogger, and want to meet like-minded individuals. Come along and find out what's going on in your local WordPress and wider community! Beside WordPress talk, we will also talk about user experience (UX), Marketing, Analytics, CSS and a variety of other topics. So, if you are running a website / online shop / blog or want to create one, join the group and come along to discover how WordPress can benefit you or your website, and get specific advice on any WordPress questions you have. WordPress Surgery: Are you having an issue with a theme or plugin? Or do you want to know the best way to tackle a specific problem with your WordPress site? Bring along your laptop, and questions and we can open them up to all attendees to hopefully help you.

  • WPBelfast Monthly Meetup

    Farset Labs

    Three discussion topics this month: • Using automation to speed up development • Video marketing tips for WordPress site owners • Contributing to WordPress As always, we will also have our regular ‘WordPress Surgery’ for anyone with any WordPress related questions. Regular 1st Wednesday of the month Meetup for WordPress users. Anyone with any experience of WordPress is welcome, whether you’ve heard about it and want to know more, or if you’re a WordPress developer and want to meet like-minded individuals. Come along and find out what's going on in your local UK WordPress and wider global community! Beside WordPress talk, we will also talk about user experience (UX), Marketing, Analytics, CSS and a variety of other topics. So, if you are running a website / online shop / blog or want to create one, join the group and come along to discover how WordPress can benefit you or your website, and get specific advice on any WordPress questions you have. Discussion 1: Using automation to speed up development Dermot has kindly offered to give a talk on tools that will help speed up your WordPress development. “WordPress and Automation- a introduction to using tools like Jenkins to automate the deployment and management of WordPress” Discussion 2: Video marketing tips for WordPress site owners Sotiris has kindly offered to give us a talk on how he is using video on his WordPress site to improve user interaction. Topics will include: • Adding video to your WordPress site • The purpose of the videos you add • Video Marketing vs Employment • Protecting your video content online. Discussion 3: Contributing to WordPress There are many ways anyone, no matter the skill level can contribute to WordPress. This includes everything from answering support questions, translating core, plugins and themes, right through to submitting code to core. Here we will explore some options available to anyone willing to contribute. WordPress Surgery: Are you having an issue with a theme or plugin? Or do you want to know the best way to tackle a specific problem with your WordPress site? Bring along your laptop, and questions and we can open them up to all attendees to hopefully help you.

  • WPBelfast Monthly Meetup

    Farset Labs

    Three discussion topics this month: • What have you been working on? • The future of WordPress • Networking... What's your speciality? Regular 1st Wednesday of the month Meetup for WordPress users. Anyone with any experience of WordPress is welcome, whether you’ve heard about it and want to know more, or if you’re a WordPress developer and want to meet like-minded individuals. Come along and find out what's going on in your local UK WordPress and wider global community! Beside WordPress talk, we will also talk about user experience (UX), Marketing, Analytics, CSS and a variety of other topics. So, if you are running a website / online shop / blog or want to create one, join the group and come along to discover how WordPress can benefit you or your website, and get specific advice on any WordPress questions you have. Discussion Topic: What have you been working on? Have you just completed, or are you working on a WordPress project? Would you like some feedback or help from the group? Bring your laptop, along and let us all help. Discussion Topic: The future of WordPress. With the imminent arrival of the new editing experience 'Gutenberg', what will happen to your sites if you want to keep using the 'classic editor'. Discussion Topic: Networking... What is everyone’s speciality? At times we all may need outside assistance on a project. Whether that is help with SEO, content creation, or custom plugin development. We thought it would be good to know who in the group we can turn to, in the times when we need a little help. This applies to both paid help, and un-paid guidance.

  • WordPress Belfast Monthly Meetup

    Farset Labs

    Node-RED Brendan will be giving an introduction to Node-RED and how it can be used to extend Wordpress (with the least code imaginable). WordPress 5.0 and that Gutenberg thing. We will take a look at what is set to be one of the biggest shake-ups in the world of WordPress, Gutenberg. We will look at the possible issues you might face when you update to WP v5.0, and the work-arounds available. General WP Chat & WorkShop If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, Then pop along and lets chat about it. If you are willing to share your WP knowledge, then come along and meet with fellow WordPress users. The idea is that people of all levels of ability can join in, collaborate, and discuss and/or show aspects of WordPress that are of interest. This informal get-together is also ideal for anyone who is new to WordPress and looking to find out more. Hear other people share their knowledge and experience, such as: - How to know if my WP site is successful? - Does speed & security really affect my site SEO? - Tips on making my content (more) engaging - Recommendations on plugins , SEO, accessibility, and much more. Please note that whilst this meetup is free to attend, it cannot provide consultancy or tailored training. Despite saying that, we would hope to at least give you a 'steer' in the right direction or an independent opinion on approaches for your WP site. Remember to please bring a laptop or tablet for best results. Do you want us to help you get more out of your WordPress site? Then come along and make your WordPress site & experience (even) better!

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  • WordPress Belfast Monthly Meetup

    Farset Labs

    What just happened? A quick over-view of what happened at WordCamp Belfast. Making a site mobile friendly. How to test if your site is usable, and how good it is on mobile devices. General WP Chat & WorkShop If you would like to build a website using WordPress, or if you already have a WP site which is having issues, Then pop along and lets chat about it. Or if you are looking to share your WP knowledge, then this is the gathering to come along to. The idea is that people of all levels of ability can join in, collaborate, and discuss and/or show aspects of WordPress that are of interest. This informal get-together is also ideal for anyone who is new to WordPress and looking to find out more. Hear other people share their knowledge and experience, such as: - how to know if my WP site is successful? - does security really affect my site? - tips on making my content (more) engaging - recommendations on plugins , SEO, accessability - and much more ... Please note that whilst this meetup is free to attend, it cannot provide consultancy or tailored training. Despite saying that, we would hope to at least give you a 'steer' in the right direction or an independent opinion on approaches for your WP site. Remember to please bring a laptop or tablet for best results. So do you want us to help you get more out of your WordPress site? Then come along and make your WordPress site (even) better!

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  • Celebrate #WP15 at WordCamp Belfast

    Peter Froggatt Centre, Queens University Belfast

    WordPress will be 15th years old this May 27th, 2018! On Sunday, May 27th, we're planning a global event celebrating the WordPress 15th Anniversary with WordPress community groups around the world. You are invited! We'll meet at the address listed on this event to enjoy some refreshments (and maybe even a WordPress birthday cake) and celebrate 15 years of WordPress. We'll be sharing our party photos and love for WordPress with the rest of the world via the hashtag #wp15. Don't forget to spread the word, let's make this WordPress birthday memorable :) Join us at WordCamp Belfast, to celebrate the 15th birthday of WordPress Learn and share knowledge, and meet with existing and new friends within the WordPress Community. Grab your ticket from the WordCamp Site: https://2018.belfast.wordcamp.org/tickets/

  • WordPress Contributor Event at WordCamp Belfast

    Join us at our WordPress Contributor Event, part of WordCamp Belfast. People of all skill levels are welcome to join us and participate. There are a wide variety of ways to contribute, and there are lots of ways to participate without having technical experience. Head on over to https://make.wordpress.org to see the huge variety of teams that create WordPress, and the many ways you can help and contribute to WordPress. Spaces are limited, so please only take one if you can make it on the day. For more information, see https://2018.belfast.wordcamp.org/about/contributor-event/ Tickets must be claimed on the WordCamp site: https://2018.belfast.wordcamp.org/tickets/