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August Valley WordPress Meetup: Digital Signage System

All levels welcome!

We are resuming our WordPress meetings after taking a break in July.

While WordPress is usually used for websites, it can be used for other applications. This week Ed Gray will demonstrate how WordPress can be an easy to use and inexpensive tool for designing and managing multiple digital signs, those flat LCD panels that are popping up everywhere at McDonald's, shopping malls, and school campuses.

With a combination of WordPress, a custom theme and some plugins developed at Oxford University and a Google Chromecast along with a LCD screen you can have a very effective inexpensive digital sign system with content that can be easily edited and scheduled. If the end user knows how to use WordPress, they do not need to learn another application.

If you are willing to branch out a little, this could be another revenue source for you.

This meet-up is for developers, designers, or end-users.  Also, bring along your questions and as group we will see if we can answer them

Finding us: (a little tricky the first time)
Enter the parking lot of the school.  From the West Turn in and Keep left. Follow the NCTV signs. Park in the back of the bldg (you cannot drive any farther and you will see the track field behind you. There are three doors Enter the room directly from the one on the far right.

NCTV- The space. There is room for 20, a projector, and public WiFi access.  The space is free for us to use. Bring a snack if you like.

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  • Hawley W.

    I found Ed's presentation to be informative and well put together. Thanks.

    August 21, 2014

  • Hanifah W.

    Looking forward. Just moved to Northampton because my partner received a professorship at UMass, but I am a touring musician who is also the founder of a startup named yaHeard. Working on the beta in Wordpress and would love to talk shop with folks. if interested:

    August 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea. I would love to come and learn but I will be busy. Is the talk going to be video-ed?

    August 16, 2014

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