• How to use WP_Query (The Loop) to Build Custom WordPress Queries with Rob Ruiz

    Keller Williams Key Partners, LLC.

    NEED YOUR INPUT! Share any questions you have about the WordPress loop here in the comments. Yes, even if you're a newbie! -------------- About this session We will get into how to use the WP_Query (The Loop) class and how to build your own queries. Custom queries can be used to build custom dynamic pages with any post type, custom REST API endpoints to feed data to web apps, or a great many other purposes. The Loop is quite literally one of the biggest driving pieces of WordPress, and can be tricked out to do all kinds of cool stuff. Mass creating, editing, or deleting of any post type? How about building your own infinite scroll of a custom post type? Your imagination is the limit. ROB RUIZ Approaching the web with a strong and extensive background in many kinds of design, Rob Ruiz has been doing web design/development for over 15 years now and a WordPress user for since 2011. He’s been developing custom plugins/themes since 2014. Rob’s focus on market strategy, user experience, and user interface design gives him a unique edge in modern web development. Although he specializes in WordPress, his knowledge on modern HTML, CSS, Javascript, JS frameworks also makes him a senior level Front-end Developer CONNECT WITH ROB Website: http://www.bizzledesigns.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bizzledesigns LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robcruiz/ ------- ABOUT THE VENUE: Thank you to WordPress KC member Kyle Johnson & Evoke Insurers for being our location sponsor for this Meetup! Website - https://www.evokeinsures.com/ Keller Williams Key Partners, LLC 4200 Somerset Dr SUITE 101 · Prairie Village, KS • Park on the east side of the building • When you enter the front doors of the building, go to the right • Enter the Keller Williams office, then go to the left of the front desk --------- MEETUP SCHEDULE: • Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm • Member introductions: 7:15pm • Presentation: ~7:30pm • Q&A: Immediately following presentation • Chat and talk shop: Following Q&A, up until 9pm --------- CONNECT WITH WORDPRESS KC: • Website - http://wordpresskc.com • Newsletter - http://wordpresskc.com/newsletter • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordPressKC/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/wordpresskc • Instagram - http://instagram.com/wordpresskc

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  • Getting Started with Podcasting on WordPress with Andrew Heim

    Johnson County Community College - Regnier Center, Room 270

    GETTING STARTED WITH PODCASTING ON WORDPRESS With only around 700,000 active podcasts compared to over 500 million YouTube channels, podcasting is still in its beginning stages, which makes for great opportunities to utilize it for your business or hobby and share your knowledge and passions with the world. Even more exciting, over 70% of the US population is familiar with podcasts and 32% are active monthly listeners. Better yet, podcast episodes average between 80-90% listening rates! With podcasts being so easy to listen to while driving in the car, exercising, working or just about anytime and anywhere, you can see why it’s such a powerful platform to build and connect with an audience. During this session, I will break down my experience with starting my podcast and how I’ve integrated it with my WordPress website to attract new visitors and gain business. We’ll cover strategies for marketing your podcast on your WordPress website, plugins to use and the “must have checklist” to make your website and podcast work seamlessly together to attain your podcasting and growth goals. We’ll also have some time for Q&A where I’ll answer your questions about podcasting in general or any specifics relating to podcasting and WordPress. ANDREW HEIM As a business advisor for small businesses, solo entrepreneurs and sales professionals, my sole mission is to help make business simpler, easier to mange and more profitable. Prior to business advising, I founded a successful IT consulting firm that was focused on managed IT services as well as WordPress web design. Starting out by knocking on businesses doors to offer help with their IT needs, I quickly grew to hundreds of customers. In early 2018, I launched “The Business Life” podcast where I explore the lifestyles, routines and strategies of successful business professionals. Podcasting has not only given me another outlet to share my passion for business, but has also allowed me to gain access into the lives of some of the best professionals across a wide variety of industries. You can find “The Business Life” podcast on all your devices, including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Spotify. Outside of business, I like to be active; in other words, I have a hard time sitting still. I enjoy being outdoors, golfing, tennis, hunting, camping or just enjoying nature. I can easily get lost in yard work or tinkering with projects around the house as well. If I am stuck inside, I love to cook and watch sports, especially my alma mater, Kansas State. I’m also a member of the Overland Park South Rotary Club and a Paul Harris fellow award winner. CONNECT WITH ANDREW • Website: http://andrewheim.biz • Twitter: http://twitter.com/andrewheimbiz • Facebook: http://facebook.com/andrewheimbiz • Instagram: http://instagram.com/andrewheimbiz JCCC REGNIER CENTER ROOM 270 • 12345 College Blvd · Overland Park, KS • Follow the map above - it takes you directly to the Regnier Center. Enter the Regnier Center garage for parking. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Room 270 is to the left as you exit the elevator. MARKETING WITH WORDPRESS Through the end of 2019, we will host a WordPress KC Meetup the last Monday each month with focus on marketing your business and website using WordPress. Topics will range from SEO, blogging, email newsletters, marketing automation, social media, analytics and more. If you are interested in presenting, please send a message to Travis Pflanz with your topic idea (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=80534812&name=Travis+Pflanz). --------- CONNECT WITH WORDPRESS KC: • Website - http://wordpresskc.com • Newsletter - http://wordpresskc.com/newsletter • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordPressKC/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/wordpresskc • Instagram - http://instagram.com/wordpresskc

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  • How to Speed up your WordPress Website & Why it's Important with Travis Pflanz

    Keller Williams Key Partners, LLC.

    NEED YOUR INPUT! Share any questions you have about WordPress speed optimization here in the comments. Yes, even if you're a newbie! -------------- About this session How many customers are you losing due to a slow WordPress website? Get tips and tools to speed up your WordPress website. TRAVIS PFLANZ Travis Pflanz is the founder of Search Centered Digital Marketing. Search Centered puts SEO at the center of every type of marketing campaign they create manage and implement for clients of all sizes – from WordPress SEO services to SEO managed WordPress hosting Travis has been an organizer of the WordPress KC Meetup since 2013 and an organizer of WordCamp KC since 2014. When not SEOifying businesses online or creating WordPress websites, Travis can be found hiking through the woods while leading the pack at Kansas City Dog Club, training new Dog Socializer volunteers at Wayside Waifs, or helping run the pet food pantry at Spay & Neuter KC and serving as a member of their Advisory Council. CONNECT WITH TRAVIS Website: https://www.searchcentered.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/searchcentered Facebook: https://facebook.com/searchcentered LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/travispflanz Instagram: https://instagram.com/travispflanz ------- ABOUT THE VENUE: Thank you to WordPress KC member Kyle Johnson & Evoke Insurers for being our location sponsor for this Meetup! Website - https://www.evokeinsures.com/ Keller Williams Key Partners, LLC 4200 Somerset Dr SUITE 101 · Prairie Village, KS • Park on the east side of the building • When you enter the front doors of the building, go to the right • Enter the Keller Williams office, then go to the left of the front desk --------- MEETUP SCHEDULE: • Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm • Member introductions: 7:15pm • Presentation: ~7:30pm • Q&A: Immediately following presentation • Chat and talk shop: Following Q&A, up until 9pm --------- CONNECT WITH WORDPRESS KC: • Website - http://wordpresskc.com • Newsletter - http://wordpresskc.com/newsletter • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordPressKC/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/wordpresskc • Instagram - http://instagram.com/wordpresskc

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  • Funnel 101: Create High Converting Landing Pages with WordPress (and Divi)

    Johnson County Community College - Regnier Center, Room 270

    MARKETING WITH WORDPRESS FUNNEL 101: CREATE HIGH-CONVERTING LANDING PAGES WITH WORDPRESS (AND DIVI) Grow your list like a boss. In this session, veteran freelance web designer, Mat Casner, will teach you the basics of funnels and learn the secrets of building a high converting landing page for your business (or your clients). Using WordPress (and the DIVI page builder), Mat will break down the power of marketing funnels and show you, step by step, how to build high-converting landing pages in WordPress and grow your marketing list. He will also show you how to connect your landing page directly to your email marketing provider, allowing you start attracting more clients and giving you a powerful new, valuable skill to help yourself and your customers. MAT CASNER Mat Casner loves being a small business owner and freelance entrepreneur. He is a multi-disciplined creative and communication professional with over 20 years experience in web development (including WordPress), graphic design, video production and marketing. He also coaches and mentors other creatives and freelancers. Mat is the president of Redlogic Communications, Inc., his freelance digital design agency. He serves clients, ranging from large corporations to small businesses and non-profits organizations. He has worked with brands such as Sprint, Helzberg Diamonds, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Dimensional Innovations and Junior Achievement. He helps these businesses and organizations achieve their business goals by helping them design, develop and execute effective branding, web and social strategies, print collateral, advertising and marketing communications. Mat is based in Mound City, KS (pop. 700), just south of the Kansas City metro, where he is currently the mayor and an active community volunteer. He lives there with his wife, Regina and four teenage children. CONNECT WITH MAT • Website: https://freelanceonfire.com/ • Twitter: http://twitter.com/matcasner • Facebook: http://facebook.com/freelanceonfire • LinkedIn: http://linkeding.com/in/matcasner • Instagram: http://instagram.com/freelanceonfire JCCC REGNIER CENTER ROOM 270 • 12345 College Blvd · Overland Park, KS • Follow the map above - it takes you directly to the Regnier Center. Enter the Regnier Center garage for parking. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Room 270 is to the left as you exit the elevator. MARKETING WITH WORDPRESS Through the end of 2019, we will host a WordPress KC Meetup the last Monday each month with focus on marketing your business and website using WordPress. Topics will range from SEO, blogging, email newsletters, marketing automation, social media, analytics and more. If you are interested in presenting, please send a message to Travis Pflanz with your topic idea (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=80534812&name=Travis+Pflanz). --------- CONNECT WITH WORDPRESS KC: • Website - http://wordpresskc.com • Newsletter - http://wordpresskc.com/newsletter • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordPressKC/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/wordpresskc • Instagram - http://instagram.com/wordpresskc

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  • WordPressKC - Blogging Bi-Weekly Every other Week

    Central Resource Library

    Having trouble finding time to write your blog post. Me too. I want to have a dedicated time to work on my blog post each week, I figured it would be great to schedule a time to blog and be with other WordPress people. Let's get together and write and talk some, but be a support network to get our blog posts written. This is not a help session, it is to post blogs. This is not an information session, it is to post on your own website. I plan on two in the morning per Month on Tuesdays or Wednesdays... Depending on my teaching schedule. Hope you to see you there. NOTE - The library has free wifi. If you want a secure internet connection, bring your own hotspot - one will not be provided. The library does have secure computers right outside the conference 2 meeting room. The meeting room will change based on availability

  • WordPress Plugin Roundtable - Share & Get Recommendations

    Keller Williams Key Partners, LLC.

    Join WordPress KC to discuss all your favorite plugins and get recommendations from WordPress Pros and enthusiasts. -------- WordPress KC regularly scheduled BUILDING WITH WORDPRESS Meetups are at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in 2019. This series focuses on techniques, strategies, training and tips for building WordPress websites. Topics cover everything from plugin suggestions to add functionality to development and coding. We also host a MARKETING WITH WORDPRESS series on the last Monday of every month with topics covering everything from blogging, SEO, social media, email marketing and more. ------- ABOUT THE VENUE: Thank you to WordPress KC member Kyle Johnson & Evoke Insurers for being our location sponsor for this Meetup! Website - https://www.evokeinsures.com/ Keller Williams Key Partners, LLC 4200 Somerset Dr SUITE 101 · Prairie Village, KS • Park on the east side of the building • When you enter the front doors of the building, go to the right • Enter the Keller Williams office, then go to the left of the front desk --------- MEETUP SCHEDULE: • Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm • Member introductions: 7:15pm • Presentation: ~7:30pm • Q&A: Immediately following presentation • Chat and talk shop: Following Q&A, up until 9pm --------- CONNECT WITH WORDPRESS KC: • Website - http://wordpresskc.com • Newsletter - http://wordpresskc.com/newsletter • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordPressKC/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/wordpresskc • Instagram - http://instagram.com/wordpresskc

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  • WordPressKC - Blogging Bi-Weekly Every other Week

    Central Resource Library

    Having trouble finding time to write your blog post. Me too. I want to have a dedicated time to work on my blog post each week, I figured it would be great to schedule a time to blog and be with other WordPress people. Let's get together and write and talk some, but be a support network to get our blog posts written. This is not a help session, it is to post blogs. This is not an information session, it is to post on your own website. I plan on two in the morning per Month on Tuesdays or Wednesdays... Depending on my teaching schedule. Hope you to see you there. NOTE - The library has free wifi. If you want a secure internet connection, bring your own hotspot - one will not be provided. The library does have secure computers right outside the conference 2 meeting room. The meeting room will change based on availability

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  • Plugins & Strategies to Build Engagement on Your WordPress Website

    Johnson County Community College - Regnier Center, Room 270

    MARKETING WITH WORDPRESS Plugins & Strategies to Build Engagement on Your WordPress Website with Kim Beasley Have you been trying to figure out how to build engagement into your website? Do you want to add live chat so that you can interact with your website visitors? Then you definitely want to attend this session to learn how to build engagement into your website using key plugins. KIM BEASLEY Kim Beasley is a FANatic about WordPress along with being the Founder of Agape3 Business Service (A3BS). The focus of A3BS is to develop WordPress websites and integrate social media into websites. Kim and her team specialize in developing engaging websites that help your business grow your visibility online. She has been developing and customizing WordPress business websites since 2004. With an MBA in eBusiness, Kim has created a company that assists corporations to build and customize their WordPress website with clients like Steelcase, RedHat, and many more. She and her team also administer WordPress support desk for corporations and entrepreneurs. New to A3BS is the launch of GrowVisibility which is an all-in-one social media management tool. Connect with Kim • Website: http://agape3.com • Facebook: http://facebook.com/kimbeasleyconsulting • Twitter: http://twitter.com/kimbeasley • LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/kbeasley • Instagram: http://instagram.com/kimbeasley JCCC REGNIER CENTER ROOM 270 • 12345 College Blvd · Overland Park, KS • Follow the map above - it takes you directly to the Regnier Center. Enter the Regnier Center garage for parking. Take the elevator to the 2nd floor. Room 270 is to the left as you exit the elevator. --------- CONNECT WITH WORDPRESS KC: • Website - http://wordpresskc.com • Newsletter - http://wordpresskc.com/newsletter • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordPressKC/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/wordpresskc • Instagram - http://instagram.com/wordpresskc

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  • WordPressKC - Blogging Bi-Weekly Every other Week

    Central Resource Library

    Having trouble finding time to write your blog post. Me too. I want to have a dedicated time to work on my blog post each week, I figured it would be great to schedule a time to blog and be with other WordPress people. Let's get together and write and talk some, but be a support network to get our blog posts written. This is not a help session, it is to post blogs. This is not an information session, it is to post on your own website. I plan on two in the morning per Month on Tuesdays or Wednesdays... Depending on my teaching schedule. Hope you to see you there. NOTE - The library has free wifi. If you want a secure internet connection, bring your own hotspot - one will not be provided. The library does have secure computers right outside the conference 2 meeting room. The meeting room will change based on availability

  • Why your WordPress Website should use Cloudflare CDN - with Mark Short

    Keller Williams Key Partners, LLC.

    BUILDING WITH WORDPRESS Series Why your WordPress Website should use Cloudflare CDN Mark will discuss how to use Cloudflare on any web site, but will have information directly relevant to WordPress sites. Plugin needed for WordPress DNS Service SSL (Crypto) CDN/Caching/Reverse Proxy Firewall Analytics Apps API Page Rules ABOUT MARK SHORT Owner, Transparent Solutions, LLC. We provide custom Web application development (PHP, MySQL, .Net,), WordPress, custom web site hosting. The business was started in 1997. Prior to that 15 years in corporate IT. I like challenges. I enjoy learning about new businesses and ideas and helping people understand how technology works and can help them. CONNECT WITH MARK Website: http://transparentsolutions.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/mrkshrt LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/markjshort ABOUT THE VENUE: Thank you to WordPress KC member Kyle Johnson & Evoke Insurers for being our location sponsor for this Meetup! Website - https://www.evokeinsures.com/ Keller Williams Key Partners, LLC 4200 Somerset Dr SUITE 101 · Prairie Village, KS • Park on the east side of the building • When you enter the front doors of the building, go to the right • Enter the Keller Williams office, then go to the left of the front desk --------- MEETUP SCHEDULE: • Networking - Chat with other group members: 7pm • Member introductions: 7:15pm • Presentation: ~7:30pm • Q&A: Immediately following presentation • Chat and talk shop: Following Q&A, up until 9pm --------- CONNECT WITH WORDPRESS KC: • Website - http://wordpresskc.com • Newsletter - http://wordpresskc.com/newsletter • Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WordPressKC/ • Twitter - https://twitter.com/wordpresskc • Instagram - http://instagram.com/wordpresskc

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