• [Online] WordPress Help Desk Meetup - November 24th, 2020

    WordPress Happiness Bar This is the place to come for learning and getting help over a hurdle. Bring be ready to share your question or help others with their questions. No question is too small. This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. Whether you're a brand-new WordPress novice, a creative designer, an experienced blogger, a SEO and analytics expert, or even an advanced developer...all are welcome. We're all here to learn and share in this volunteer-run WordPress community. Are you working on a project - your own or a client - and having challenges? Do you have an idea for your WordPress site, and you don't even know where to begin to implement it? Are you curious what themes or plugins to choose? Are you wrestling with your page builder? Do you need a better website host? This is the Meetup is for you! If you don't need help, please join us anyway! There's always something to learn and perhaps you'll want to add your experience to the conversation. The Meetup is 2 hours long and starts on time. Please join the meetup at the scheduled time (6:00 PM Pacific) by going to the Zoom link provided when you RSVP. For added security, we're not going to display the link publicly so you'll need to RSVP to see it.

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  • [Online] WordPress Help Desk Meetup - November 10th, 2020

    WordPress Happiness Bar This is the place to come for learning and getting help over a hurdle. Bring be ready to share your question or help others with their questions. No question is too small. This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. Whether you're a brand-new WordPress novice, a creative designer, an experienced blogger, a SEO and analytics expert, or even an advanced developer...all are welcome. We're all here to learn and share in this volunteer-run WordPress community. Are you working on a project - your own or a client - and having challenges? Do you have an idea for your WordPress site, and you don't even know where to begin to implement it? Are you curious what themes or plugins to choose? Are you wrestling with your page builder? Do you need a better website host? This is the Meetup is for you! If you don't need help, please join us anyway! There's always something to learn and perhaps you'll want to add your experience to the conversation. The Meetup is 2 hours long and starts on time. Please join the meetup at the scheduled time (6:00 PM Pacific) by going to the Zoom link provided when you RSVP. For added security, we're not going to display the link publicly so you'll need to RSVP to see it.

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  • [Online] Part 2 of Ultimate Guide to WordPress Security

    This presentation is a PART 2 to a August 3, 2020 presentation: https://www.meetup.com/pdx-wp/events/271864865/. Be sure to catch up by watching that presentation at https://ambient.vision/ultimate-guide-to-wordpress-security-part-one/ In this November 2nd Zoom presentation, David Schargel will be discussing security topics that are considered to be beyond-the-basics. This presentation assumes that you have a beginner or intermediate knowledge of security. It will cover intermediate & advanced best practices, tools, and techniques to better secure your websites and increase personal and organizational security. Most of our Meetups are intended for a wide range of users but this one will focus on more demanding topics. Regardless if you are looking to refine your security practices or a long-time system administrator on their own servers, David will make sure you have some takeaways. If you believe that the best security comes from building upon the knowledge you already have, then this is the Meetup for you. If you do not need help with security, please join us anyway! There is always something to learn and perhaps you'll find a tidbit or two that will engage you. The "Security Basics" presentation that you may want to watch beforehand is https://ambient.vision/ultimate-guide-to-wordpress-security-part-one/. This Meetup builds on that earlier presentation. --- Note: This will not be at our usual location, it will be an online event using Zoom. If you don't already have an account, you can sign up for free at https://zoom.us. You can download the desktop software, use a browser extension, or download the mobile app. If you haven't used Zoom before, please get set up and familiar with it in advance. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version. If you're using the desktop software, you may need to check for upgrades manually. For added security, the Zoom link will not be public. You must RSVP to see it. Along the bottom of the Zoom window, there are buttons to mute/unmute yourself, enable/disable your video, access the Participants panel, and access the Chat panel, among other things. For security and to prevent interruptions, everyone else will be prevented from screen sharing during the meetup. Your audio and video *should* be off by default when you join the call, but you may want to double check when you join. You can unmute yourself and turn on your video, but please note that you may be included in the recording. If you unmute yourself, please only do so temporarily, while you're asking your question. This helps reduce background noise in the recording. If you have a question, please go to the Participants panel and click the button to "raise your hand". Our presenter will take breaks to answer questions, and our moderator will call on whoever has their hand raised. You can unmute yourself while you ask your question, and then mute yourself and lower your hand after you're done. There's also a Chat panel. You can use the chat to introduce yourself and converse with others, but if you have a question for the presenter, remember to "raise your hand". We won't be monitoring the chat as frequently. We'll record the presentation and link to the video in the comments once it's been processed. If time permits, we'll open up the conversation after the presentation. We encourage people to converse in our Portland Slack group for general WordPress discussion at any time. You can join here: https://join.slack.com/t/wpportland/shared_invite/enQtNDIwMDY4MTQzODYyLTI4ZTcyMzVjOWRhNjI0YTNmNDg2NGI1N2I3Yzc2ZGI1NDg3NjQ1N2ExMzlkZDIzNDQxM2FmY2E0NWQwZGQ3YzM

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  • [Online] WordPress Help Desk Meetup - October 27th, 2020

    WordPress Happiness Bar This is the place to come for learning and getting help over a hurdle. Bring be ready to share your question or help others with their questions. No question is too small. This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. Whether you're a brand-new WordPress novice, a creative designer, an experienced blogger, a SEO and analytics expert, or even an advanced developer...all are welcome. We're all here to learn and share in this volunteer-run WordPress community. Are you working on a project - your own or a client - and having challenges? Do you have an idea for your WordPress site, and you don't even know where to begin to implement it? Are you curious what themes or plugins to choose? Are you wrestling with your page builder? Do you need a better website host? This is the Meetup is for you! If you don't need help, please join us anyway! There's always something to learn and perhaps you'll want to add your experience to the conversation. The Meetup is 2 hours long and starts on time. Please join the meetup at the scheduled time (6:00 PM Pacific) by going to the Zoom link provided when you RSVP. For added security, we're not going to display the link publicly so you'll need to RSVP to see it.

  • [Online] WordPress Help Desk Meetup - October 13th, 2020

    WordPress Happiness Bar This is the place to come for learning and getting help over a hurdle. Bring be ready to share your question or help others with their questions. No question is too small. This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. Whether you're a brand-new WordPress novice, a creative designer, an experienced blogger, a SEO and analytics expert, or even an advanced developer...all are welcome. We're all here to learn and share in this volunteer-run WordPress community. Are you working on a project - your own or a client - and having challenges? Do you have an idea for your WordPress site, and you don't even know where to begin to implement it? Are you curious what themes or plugins to choose? Are you wrestling with your page builder? Do you need a better website host? This is the Meetup is for you! If you don't need help, please join us anyway! There's always something to learn and perhaps you'll want to add your experience to the conversation. The Meetup is 2 hours long and starts on time. Please join the meetup at the scheduled time (6:00 PM Pacific) by going to the Zoom link provided when you RSVP. For added security, we're not going to display the link publicly so you'll need to RSVP to see it.

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  • E-Commerce Websites: A Backend Look at Products, Plugins, Payments, & Sales

    In this Zoom presentation, Mary Ann Aschenbrenner will go over a successful E-Commerce website, show how to add products and pricing to WooCommerce, go over plugins that provide bulk and coupon options, and show how to get around PayPal with a plugin that gives alternative payment choices. The website we will be exploring is for a Colorado-based hemp products company, but the information shared will be helpful for any E-Commerce website. There will be ample time for questions and answers. This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. --- Note: This will not be at our usual location, it will be an online event using Zoom. If you don't already have an account, you can sign up for free at https://zoom.us. You can download the desktop software, use a browser extension, or download the mobile app. If you haven't used Zoom before, please get set up and familiar with it in advance. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version. If you're using the desktop software, you may need to check for upgrades manually. For added security, the Zoom link will not be public. You must RSVP to see it. Along the bottom of the Zoom window, there are buttons to mute/unmute yourself, enable/disable your video, access the Participants panel, and access the Chat panel, among other things. For security and to prevent interruptions, everyone else will be prevented from screen sharing during the meetup. Your audio and video *should* be off by default when you join the call, but you may want to double-check when you join. You can unmute yourself and turn on your video, but please note that you may be included in the recording. If you unmute yourself, please only do so temporarily, while you're asking your question. This helps reduce background noise in the recording. If you have a question, please go to the Participants panel and click the button to "raise your hand". Our presenter will take breaks to answer questions, and our moderator will call on whoever has their hand raised. You can unmute yourself while you ask your question, and then mute yourself and lower your hand after you're done. There's also a Chat panel. You can use the chat to introduce yourself and converse with others, but if you have a question for the presenter, remember to "raise your hand". We won't be monitoring the chat as frequently. We'll record the presentation and link to the video in the comments once it's been processed. If time permits, we'll open up the conversation after the presentation. We encourage people to converse in our Portland Slack group for general WordPress discussion at any time. You can join here: https://join.slack.com/t/wpportland/shared_invite/enQtNDIwMDY4MTQzODYyLTI4ZTcyMzVjOWRhNjI0YTNmNDg2NGI1N2I3Yzc2ZGI1NDg3NjQ1N2ExMzlkZDIzNDQxM2FmY2E0NWQwZGQ3YzM

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  • [Online] WordPress Help Desk Meetup - September 22nd, 2020

    WordPress Happiness Bar This is the place to come for learning and getting help over a hurdle. Bring be ready to share your question or help others with their questions. No question is too small. This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. Whether you're a brand-new WordPress novice, a creative designer, an experienced blogger, a SEO and analytics expert, or even an advanced developer...all are welcome. We're all here to learn and share in this volunteer-run WordPress community. Are you working on a project - your own or a client - and having challenges? Do you have an idea for your WordPress site, and you don't even know where to begin to implement it? Are you curious what themes or plugins to choose? Are you wrestling with your page builder? Do you need a better website host? This is the Meetup is for you! If you don't need help, please join us anyway! There's always something to learn and perhaps you'll want to add your experience to the conversation. The Meetup is 2 hours long and starts on time. Please join the meetup at the scheduled time (6:00 PM Pacific) by going to the Zoom link provided when you RSVP. For added security, we're not going to display the link publicly so you'll need to RSVP to see it.

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  • [Online] Wordpress 5.5: New Features, New Glitches, New Fixes

    In this Zoom presentation, Mary Ann Aschenbrenner will lead a discussion of the new features available in WordPress 5.5, including: faster speed, a new site map, auto-updates for some themes and plugins, inline image editing, and highlights from the block editor updates. Along with all these new features come some glitches. We will cover some of those and how to "fix" them. Come prepared to discuss glitches you may have come across. As a group, we will share ways we are using the new features in 5.5 and how to fix any issues that crop up from older plugin conflicts. This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. --- Note: This will not be at our usual location, it will be an online event using Zoom. If you don't already have an account, you can sign up for free at https://zoom.us. You can download the desktop software, use a browser extension, or download the mobile app. If you haven't used Zoom before, please get set up and familiar with it in advance. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version. If you're using the desktop software, you may need to check for upgrades manually. For added security, the Zoom link will not be public. You must RSVP to see it. Along the bottom of the Zoom window, there are buttons to mute/unmute yourself, enable/disable your video, access the Participants panel, and access the Chat panel, among other things. For security and to prevent interruptions, everyone else will be prevented from screen sharing during the meetup. Your audio and video *should* be off by default when you join the call, but you may want to double check when you join. You can unmute yourself and turn on your video, but please note that you may be included in the recording. If you unmute yourself, please only do so temporarily, while you're asking your question. This helps reduce background noise in the recording. If you have a question, please go to the Participants panel and click the button to "raise your hand". Our presenter will take breaks to answer questions, and our moderator will call on whoever has their hand raised. You can unmute yourself while you ask your question, and then mute yourself and lower your hand after you're done. There's also a Chat panel. You can use the chat to introduce yourself and converse with others, but if you have a question for the presenter, remember to "raise your hand". We won't be monitoring the chat as frequently. We'll record the presentation and link to the video in the comments once it's been processed. If time permits, we'll open up the conversation after the presentation. We encourage people to converse in our Portland Slack group for general WordPress discussion at any time. You can join here: https://join.slack.com/t/wpportland/shared_invite/enQtNDIwMDY4MTQzODYyLTI4ZTcyMzVjOWRhNjI0YTNmNDg2NGI1N2I3Yzc2ZGI1NDg3NjQ1N2ExMzlkZDIzNDQxM2FmY2E0NWQwZGQ3YzM

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  • [Online] WordPress Help Desk Meetup - September 8th, 2020

    WordPress Happiness Bar This is the place to come for learning and getting help over a hurdle. Bring be ready to share your question or help others with their questions. No question is too small. This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. Whether you're a brand-new WordPress novice, a creative designer, an experienced blogger, a SEO and analytics expert, or even an advanced developer...all are welcome. We're all here to learn and share in this volunteer-run WordPress community. Are you working on a project - your own or a client - and having challenges? Do you have an idea for your WordPress site, and you don't even know where to begin to implement it? Are you curious what themes or plugins to choose? Are you wrestling with your page builder? Do you need a better website host? This is the Meetup is for you! If you don't need help, please join us anyway! There's always something to learn and perhaps you'll want to add your experience to the conversation. The Meetup is 2 hours long and starts on time. Please join the meetup at the scheduled time (6:00 PM Pacific) by going to the Zoom link provided when you RSVP. For added security, we're not going to display the link publicly so you'll need to RSVP to see it.

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  • [Online] WordPress Help Desk Meetup - August 11th, 2020

    WordPress Happiness Bar This is the place to come for learning and getting help over a hurdle. Bring be ready to share your question or help others with their questions. No question is too small. This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. Whether you're a brand-new WordPress novice, a creative designer, an experienced blogger, a SEO and analytics expert, or even an advanced developer...all are welcome. We're all here to learn and share in this volunteer-run WordPress community. Are you working on a project - your own or a client - and having challenges? Do you have an idea for your WordPress site, and you don't even know where to begin to implement it? Are you curious what themes or plugins to choose? Are you wrestling with your page builder? Do you need a better website host? This is the Meetup is for you! If you don't need help, please join us anyway! There's always something to learn and perhaps you'll want to add your experience to the conversation. The Meetup is 2 hours long and starts on time. Please join the meetup at the scheduled time (6:00 PM Pacific) by going to the Zoom link provided when you RSVP. For added security, we're not going to display the link publicly so you'll need to RSVP to see it.

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