- WP-CLI: The command-line tool for WordPress
WP-CLI is the official command-line tool for interacting with and managing your WordPress sites. You can use it to speed up maintenance and aid in theme and plugin development. With WP-CLI, you can accomplish most tasks available in the WordPress administration panels but quicker. In addition, WP-CLI offers built-in commands for things you can't do within the administration panels without adding a plugin, like regenerating thumbnails and deleting transients. You can install packages to help you identify problems with your site or create your own commands. This presentation goes over all this with an eye on helping you do more in less time. Join us at the September San Jose WordPress Meetup and learn to manage your sites like a boss. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Diana Thompson is a web designer, developer, and site manager, living and working in San Francisco. She loves working with WordPress to help nonprofits and businesses reach their organizational goals. Find out more at https://www.likethegoddess.com/.
- Troubleshooting CSS on WordPress 5.0+ Websites
Presentation: WordPress 5.0's release in December 2018 made the new block-based editor (previously, "Gutenberg") the default experience for everyone. While Blocks have made it easier to add and display content, they have the potential to introduce new sources of CSS for us to consider. Crystabelle will provide an overview of what pre-WordPress 5 CSS troubleshooting strategies are still applicable, and what new things we need to consider when troubleshooting CSS today. About the Speaker: Crystabelle Lopez is a front-end web developer and consultant. She enjoys troubleshooting CSS issues and creating a pleasant user experience on websites. Her website is at http://clopez27.com/
- Improving WordPress Search: Help your readers find the content they need
The built-in search function for WordPress, while much improved from earlier versions, may still be falling short of what you need for your site. There are several options for improving upon this. We'll look at whether it's worth pursuing a more robust search functions for your site and present a few of the tools available to get you there. Options to be covered: SearchWP, Relevanssi, FacetWP, Toolset, Google Custom Search Engine. We'll be streaming this meeting live on Zoom, and will upload the recording afterwards. Join us at https://zoom.us/j/535802864 – it'll be view-only, though you'll be able to ask questions via chat if you like.
- Wordpress Hosting Environments – What You Need To Know
Agenda Networking: first 15 minutes with introductions Presentation: 1 hour Presentation details: WP hosting can make or break your site. Learn what's new and what you need to know to get the most out of today's hosting environments. Speaker: Dave Kuhar We'll follow up with the usual Q&A.
- Inclusive Content Strategy
Inclusivity is at the heart of an effective content strategy. Accessible code may be imperative for inclusion, but all the code in the world doesn’t do any good if the content is not meaningful to our readers. In this session, we’ll go over what we can do as content authors to ensure our readers feel that we are speaking with them, not at them. We’ll look beyond the semantic markup and structured content to see the strategic value of inclusive, well-written content. Discussion points will include: • What makes content inclusive? Including definitions, clarifications, and real-life examples • Why is inclusive language important? • How we can embrace accessibility for those with every sort of ability • Why awareness and acceptance isn’t enough — how to shift to being more process oriented Along with awareness, there is acceptance and action... Speaker Bio: AmyJune has been an active participant in the Open Source community for over 3 years. A self described "non-coder", she has been a top 20 contributor to the Drupal project two years in a row. She is an active organizer of the A11yTalks meet-up and is passionate about accessible and inclusive information for all. Outside of doing work, she enjoys mycology, geocaching, and has a love for air-cooled Volkswagens.
- NOW MEETING ON TUESDAYS! Gravity Forms and GravityView
Networking: first 30 minutes with introductions Presentation: ~1 hour WordPress challenges and solutions discussion by all: 30 minutes Presentation details: Lou Anne McKeefery from the Bay Area Foothills meetup will join us to showcase the features of Gravity Forms, one of the most widely used WordPress form building plugins, along with GravityView, and add-on for Gravity Forms that allows you to display form submissions on your site. It's a great way to build advanced features into your site! Here's a quick 6-minute intro to what you can do with GravityView: https://youtu.be/WrXsZhqKRY8
- Gutenberg Block Editor Explained
Networking: first 30 minutes with introductions Presentation: ~1 hour WordPress challenges and solutions discussion by all: 30 minutes Presentation details: With WordPress 5 release, there's been a monumental change to the way we create content in WordPress. Gone is the familiar editor, replaced by a new block-based editor dubbed "Gutenberg." There's been plenty of wailing and gnashing of teeth, but that's how it is with change. We'll take a look at how Gutenberg works, what it means for your workflow, and how to make good use of the new tools. If you haven't updated WordPress because you're afraid the new editor will break your site, we'll try to put your mind at ease. About the presenter: Meetup organizer, Dave Kuhar will cover this topic. With 11 years of WordPress under his belt he's seen plenty of change come to the platform; even so, Gutenberg freaked him out when it was first announced, but he's finding it more comfortable all the time. NOTE: THIS IS OUR LAST MONDAY-NIGHT MEETING. We're moving to first Tuesday of the month as of February 5th.
- ONE WEEK EARLY: Troubleshooting CSS on WordPress-Based Websites
Agenda: Networking: first 30 minutes with introductions Presentation: ~1 hour WordPress challenges and solutions discussion by all: 30 minutes Presentation details: Considering the multiple ways someone can change a website’s appearance (directly in code, by installing a plugin, or within the WordPress admin area), it’s no wonder that developers might find fixing a CSS issue intimidating. Crystabelle will share tools and practical tips you can use to quickly troubleshoot CSS issues, no matter your previous experience with CSS. About the Speaker: Crystabelle Lopez is a front-end web developer and consultant. She enjoys troubleshooting issues and creating a pleasant user experience on websites. Her website: http://clopez27.com/