What we're about


Just north of Los Angeles on Interstate 5 is the city of Santa Clarita, the fourth largest city in Los Angeles County. Consisting of Canyon Country, Castaic, Newhall, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch and Valencia the Santa Clarita Valley is one of its fastest-growing communities. With thirty-four parks/open spaces, three local commuter colleges (Cal Arts, The Masters University and College of the Canyons), a fledgling film studio and tech community, a nationally-known amusement park (Six Flags Magic Mountain) and a public transit system including local bus and regional Metrolink train service, the Santa Clarita Valley is the perfect spot to contribute to WordPress. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who love WordPress --- join us!

Who We Are

The WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup was established to build community locally as opposed to having to stay or drive to downtown Los Angeles or other surrounding areas to give back. Wordpress powers over 29% of the web and is propelled by contributions from people like you — so get involved and help shape tomorrow.

If you’ve never attended a WordPress Meetup before, here’s what you’ll get:

• The latest news and notes on everything WordPress. From core updates to local events or WordCamps all the way to breaking info on the release of Gutenberg, we’ll try to provide it to you;

• Topical presentations and discussions by the best and brightest in the WordPress community, aka you. We’ll offer topics from advanced level developer specific all the way down to a novice small business owner or individual interested in blogging about their puppies. We've got you covered;

• If you are presenting at a WordCamp, WordPress meetup or want an audience to bounce a WordPress-related idea off of, we're great listeners; and

• Detailed learning, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities for area local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers.

What are the WordPress Meetup ground rules?

In line with the mission of WordPress, our meetup was established in keeping with the 5 Good Faith Rules on Make WordPress (https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/meetup-organizer/meetup-program-basics/#the-five-good-faith-rules). We’re a friendly bunch, creating a friendly, nurturing and encouraging environment to talk WordPress.

Upcoming events (1)

WordPress Toolkit: Keys to Website Building (Accessibility, WooCommerce)

We've moved! The Los Angeles County Public Library Stephenson Ranch Branch has been gracious enough to host our meetup. Geared towards beginning-to-intermediate-to-advanced level WordPress enthusiasts, this meetup will address more detailed topics and techniques as we progress. TWO WORDCAMP-STYLE PRESENTATIONS What designers need to know about Web Accessibility Sumner M Davenport This hands-on workshop is designed for WordPress users of all skill levels. Sumner will provide steps evaluating and remediating a WordPress site. These same procedures can be included during the design process of a new WordPress site. She will cover helpful resources that are readily available, including plugins – the good, the bad and the ugly. Bring your laptop and a site you want to work on. Venturing into WooCommerce Sean Conklin Ventured into eCommerce yet? These days it seems inevitable that your website (or your client's websites) will need to bring business operations online and mobile-ready. As a WordPress user or developer, the obvious choice would be WooCommerce — the leading open-source eCommerce platform that installs right into WordPress. With this technology, you can add a product catalog, a shopping cart, and a customer self-service portal. Unlike popular alternatives, WooCommerce is free and doesn’t charge a portion of profits. Want to learn about it? See it in action? Brush-up on best practices? Bring your questions and come to this WooCommerce demonstration and discussion session! WHAT TO BRING We'll meet in the Community Meeting Room and talk about WordPress. The library has open public wifi connections. You're welcome to bring your laptop as well. IMPORTANT TO KNOW If you have a topic you'd like to discuss, present at a future Meetup or need help on a question, post it here on the board. THE FIVE GOOD FAITH RULES FOR WORDPRESS MEETUPS Full rules @ http://bit.ly/2FIKt1N WordPress Meetups are for the benefit of the WordPress community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals; Meetups are volunteer-run w/volunteer speakers; Meetups are welcoming places for all.

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WordCamp Santa Clarita Sneak Peek & Page Builder Previews, Pt 3

Stevenson Ranch Library

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