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.

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WordPress Accessibility Study Group

Panera Bread

-- NOTE: Special preview for new, upcoming WordPress Meetup here in the northern valleys; not affiliated with WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup -- This group is for everyone who wants to learn how to create or remediate their WordPress websites to be Accessible as measured by the Web Accessibility Content Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) What is Web Accessibility? Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can: -- perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web -- contribute to the Web Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including: -- auditory -- cognitive -- neurological -- physical -- speech -- visual Web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities. (source: https://www.w3.org/WAI/fundamentals/accessibility-intro/) WordPress core is Accessible. What you add to it (themes, plugins, content) makes a difference in its Accessibility. What’s this Group About? We're definitely talking about WordPress, and we'll be discussing Accessibility guidelines and actions that make your WordPress website Accessible. You should join us and be prepared to participate as we look at the most common errors, why they are a problem and how to remediate them. Bring your laptop and work hands-on your own sites so you can learn the steps you can apply to all the sites you build with WordPress. Who should attend? Our meetup is inclusive. This group is for people who love WordPress and Accessibility and want to share their knowledge, experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. Both experienced and beginner WordPress designers are encouraged to attend and participate. We do have a few 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. NO Sales pitches of your products or services to the group. NO pitches of any product that you receive a kickback or commission. No legal discussion or advice, unless you are a civil rights or disability rights attorney. What we want to discuss Questions related to any Web Accessibility problem you are facing. Discussions about Web Accessibility solutions that have been tested and PASSED Accessibility success criteria as set by Web Accessibility Content Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)

WordCamp Preview: Tips and Tricks to get clients to stay on your Wordpress Site

Join Lee Levy of nexgraphics for step-by-step instruction on perfecting your website from the homepage to the contact page, to marketing landing pages by using proper keyword/image ratios, proper navigation, proper Wordpress plugins, speeding up website, keeping content interesting, simple, clean, proper use of color and how the emotional side of color has an effect on how people think, CALL TO ACTIONS and why they are important, and many more tips and tricks. WHAT WE'LL DO The biggest mistake most people make is to immediately buy a theme or hosting plan BEFORE speaking to a knowledgeable WordPress professional at a local Meetup. Learn the seven things you should do beforehand by joining us in the Community Room of the Stevenson Ranch Public Library. WORDCAMP SANTA CLARITA We'll also share exciting plans to host our first WordCamp Santa Clarita in Spring 2019! OVERVIEW Learn WordPress the right way in this series of Meetups here in Santa Clarita. This monthly series will be an opportunity for you to learn WordPress from the ground up. Community-led topics will walk you through best practices for going from idea to online and the steps in-between. Geared towards all levels of WordPress enthusiasts, this class will address more advanced topics and techniques as we progress. WORKSHOP OUTLINE We’ll cover the following basics: - Should I use a Page Builder or theme? - Finding quality free themes - When to but a premium theme - Hosting options - Pitfalls of 'Cowboy Coding' - MAMP, Local by Flywheel, and other option - Questions & Answers - Site Reviews WHAT TO BRING Bring your laptop and be prepared to present your site and any questions you need help with. IMPORTANT TO KNOW NOTES 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.

WordCamp Santa Clarita 2020

Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center


SUPERCHARGE YOUR WORDPRESS EXPERIENCE! We’re happy to announce that WordCamp Santa Clarita (#wcscv) is officially on the calendar. WordCamp Santa Clarita debuts April 3-4, 2020 at the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, on the campus of College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, California. Save the Date! WHY SANTA CLARITA, CA? Celebrating WordPress in Santa Clarita and the Saugus Speedway, the west coast home of racing post-World War I. Beginning as a rodeo in 1927, it began as open-wheel dirt racing, roadsters, graduating to NASCAR stock car races in the 1990s. Pop Stars Annette Funicello, Bobby Daren, and Fabian starred in Fireball 500 filmed here in the 1960s. WordCamp Santa Clarita also spotlights the growing WordPress Communities north of Los Angeles including Antelope Valley, Bakersfield, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, and West Valley. TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 5TH IMPORTANT NOTE: RSVPing for the event here does NOT provide admittance to WordCamp Santa Clarita. You MUST buy your tickets online at https://2020.santaclarita.wordcamp.org/tickets/ to attend. FIND WORDCAMP SANTA CLARITA OF SOCIAL MEDIA: Subscribe in the footer below to stay up to date on the most recent notifications about WordCamp Santa Clarita. We’ll be keeping you posted on important details over the coming months, including speaker submissions, ticket sales and more! And don’t worry, we won’t spam you. Grab your binoculars in the grandstand and be on the lookout for our calls in the coming days: -- Call for Speakers -- Call for Sponsors -- Call for Volunteers SUBSCRIBE FOR ALERTS -- Get the latest news on our WordPress Community by signing up for alerts; -- Follow WordCamp Santa Clarita on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; and -- Finally, leading up to and during WordCamp Santa Clarita, please use the hashtag #wcscv or @wordcampsantaclarita to leave a social media trail or join in the conversation.

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