- 10 things you can do to help your website rank higher on Google
Join us this week and learn about 10 different things you can do that will improve your website's rank on Google and other search engines. This talk will be appropriate for anyone who has or is managing a WordPress website. Much of it will apply to any website. Sue Baily Weaver of Great Big Lake Design will be presenting. After the presentation we will have an open question and answer session. If you have any questions about WordPress, building websites, or marketing your site, feel free to bring them and we will do our best to answer them for you, or at least point you in the right direction. We will be meeting in the Fiske Room at the 1912 Center in Moscow. Bring laptops or tablets if you like. [Photo by Hannah Wei on Unsplash]
- Lightning Talks
Howdy, We have a set of lightning talks lined up for May! We'll be at the 1912 Center again in Moscow, with an excellent room and excellent projector. * Jeremy will give an overview of the new WordPress 5.2 release, including what has changed as part of the new block editor, Gutenberg. * Steve will talk about something interesting TBD. * And our special guest, Rich, a WordPress developer at University of British Columbia, will discuss some lesser-known Gutenberg info and tips. The meetup starts at 6pm, though we use the first 30 minutes as a general social time. Presentation will start at 6:30 and we'll have time for Q/A and general discussion after. If you aren't already in the Pullman WordPress Meetup Slack group and would like to join, send a note to Jeremy Felt or Sue Weaver via Meetup.com and we'll get you an invite.
- Introduction to build tools and workflows: NPM, Webpack, Composer, and PHPCS
Good news, the 1912 center worked out great as a location! Excellent space and an excellent projector. For April, Jeremy Felt will be covering an introduction of build tools that are useful when building WordPress themes and plugins. If you've heard of (or used) things like NPM, Composer, PHPCS, Webpack, Babel, and PostCSS, but don't know where to get started or want to know what's happening behind the scenes, this introduction should help! The meetup starts at 6pm, though we use the first 30 minutes as a general social time. Presentation will start at 6:30 and we'll have time for Q/A and general discussion after. More details will be added before the meetup on a pending pizza order and beer/wine license. If you'd like to see a particular type of pizza, please drop a note in Slack. If you aren't already in the Pullman WordPress Meetup Slack group and would like to join, send a note to Jeremy Felt or Sue Weaver via Meetup.com and we'll get you an invite.
- Working with blocks: architecture and templates
Howdy! We have a new place—and a projector!—for this month's meetup: the 1912 Center in Moscow. Stephen Locker will be giving us a quick look at developing page content architecture leading into creating block templates. Note: You can bring food, and we'll try to line up some snack stuff, but no alcohol this time. See you Wednesday!
- Gutenberg Revisited
This month we will be checking in on Gutenberg, the soon-to-be visual content editor for WordPress. Jeremy Felt will be leading the discussion. This topic was postponed from our October meeting. If you don't know about Gutenberg, it is being rolled into the core of WordPress 5.0. It is currently scheduled to go live on November 27, 2018, though that could change. If you haven't yet, you may want to install the "Classic Editor" plugin on all of your websites. Installing and activating the "Classic Editor" plugin overrides Gutenberg. You can then decide on your own when/if you want to switch over to Gutenberg for creating pages and posts
- Shopping Carts/Ecommerce Discussion
Bring your laptops/devices - I'll have my hotspot so we can go look at things online if needed. This will be a somewhat informal discussion about shopping carts/ecommerce websites. Sue will be sharing a bit about her recent experience building a website using WooCommerce (WC) and the WC Subscriptions and WC Membership plugins. Anyone else with ecommerce experience is invited to share their thoughts. Bring your questions and maybe we'll have some answers!
- The Arrival of Gutenberg: What do I need to do?
Jeremy Felt will be leading the discussion about Gutenberg, the new editor that is supposed to ship in the November update of WordPress (5.0). We will talk about what you need to do to keep your WordPress website from possibly breaking (namely installing the Classic Editor plugin if you can't make it). We won't have a screen, so bring your devices and I'll bring my hotspot so that we have internet. Mikey's has open wifi as well... Bring your WordPress and web design/development questions too. Hope to see you there!
- Social Meetup for people making websites with WordPress
This will be an informal, social meetup. If you have ideas for topics that you'd like to learn more about, please bring them so that we can plan talks for our fall meetings. Are any of these topics of interest? - - shopping carts, accessibility, color for websites, social media marketing, SEO? Please let us know what you'd like to learn and we'll see what we can do.