• WordPress and Ecommerce - WooCommerce

    Head of Steam Quayside

    We’re back for July! This month we’re all about e-commerce - selling online. We’ve got a demo of WooCommerce running thanks to Ciaran to give you a chance to try out WordPress’ most popular e-commerce system yourselves, plus the chance to discuss e-commerce issues within your own businesses with the community. — Afraid there are no food or drinks this month - if you'd like to sponsor these, please let the organisers know! 18:00 Doors open. Chat to other WordPressers while we get started. 18:15 WooCommerce demo A demo of WooCommerce's ecommerce features for WordPress 18:35 - Community WooCommerce Q&A. Time to ask any questions you have about WordPress to the community while we have demos available. 19:00 - Social Join us for more WordPress discussion! We'll go to a nearby bar (probably Head of Steam on Newcastle quayside) - come along!

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  • Debugging WordPress - what to do with errors - WordPress North East

    We’re back for June! We’ll be meeting at Proto (formerly the Open University building), just up the hill from Gateshead Quayside. Afraid there are no food or drinks this month - if you'd like to sponsor these, please let the organisers know! Hosted by Jon Waite as Richard is away at the moment. 18:00 Doors open. Chat to other WordPressers while we get started. 18:15 "Debugging WordPress - what to do with errors" by Ciaran Owens of Culminet Ever had an error message in WordPress and wonder what you could do to fix it? Debugging helps you to do just that! 18:45 - WordPress Q&A. Time to ask any questions you have about WordPress to the community. 19:00 - Social Join us for more WordPress discussion! We'll go to a nearby bar (probably Head of Steam on Newcastle quayside) - come along!

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  • WordPress Help Desk - WordPress North East

    Needs a location

    We’re back for April with our WordPress help desk! Come along and have WordPress community members help answer your questions and solve your WordPress problems. Venue TBC. Afraid there are no food or drinks this month - if you'd like to sponsor these, please let the organisers know! 18:00 Doors open. Chat to other WordPressers while we get started. 19:15 Help Desk 19:15 Social Join us for more WordPress discussion! We'll go to a nearby bar (probably Head of Steam on Newcastle quayside) - come along!

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  • WordPress Lightning Talks - WordPress North East

    We’re back for a series of 15 minute long lightning talks on WordPress. We’ll be meeting at Proto (formerly the Open University building), just up the hill from Gateshead Quayside. Afraid there are no food or drinks this month - if you'd like to sponsor these, please let the organisers know! 18:00 Doors open. Chat to other WordPressers while we get started. 18:15 "Introduction to Typography for WordPress" by Martin Ellis A introduction to effective text layout in WordPress websites and blogs. 18:30 “SEO basics for WordPress websites” by Richard Carter of Peacock Carter A walk through a basic list of checks for your WordPress websites to ensure it’s search engine friendly. 18:45 “Landing pages that convert, with WordPress” by Belinda White of Arttia Creative How to design promotional pages that covert visitors into customers — a 15 minute fly by. 19:00 General WordPress Q&A. Time to ask any questions you have about WordPress to the community. 19:15 Social Join us for more WordPress discussion! We'll go to a nearby bar (probably Head of Steam on Newcastle quayside) - come along!

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  • Letting Gutenberg Into Your Life - WordPress North East

    Generator Studios

    2019's first WordPress North East is coming. We'll be meeting at Generator Studios thanks to Hedgehog Lab. Afraid there are no food or drinks this month - if you'd like to sponsor these, please let the organisers know! 18:00 Doors open. Chat to other WordPressers while we get started. 18:15 "Letting Gutenberg Into Your Life" by Jon Waite of Advertise1 18:45 General WordPress Q&A. Time to ask any questions you have about WordPress to the community. 19:00 Social. We'll go to a nearby bar (probably Nancy Bordello's) to further discuss WordPress!

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  • Forensically Analysing Cornerstone Content - WordPress North East

    Campus North, Sunco House

    This is our last meetup at Campus North! It would be great to see everyone at this one, especially as we have an announcement to make :-) We've also got an excellent speaker from Manchester. Rhys will be speaking about writing content for SEO (see his description below for further details). 18:00 Doors open. Chat to other WordPressers with free beers and soft drinks, sponsored by Campus North. 18:15 Presentation - Forensically Analysing Cornerstone Content (Rhys Wynne) When people talk about SEO sometimes people say “To get great rankings in Google you have to write great content”. But what does that actually mean? In this talk, Rhys will show examples of a blog post written that actually generates traffic, what was done to get it ranking, as well as what occurred when you actually get traffic, and how you can replicate it yourself. 19:00 General WordPress Q&A. Time to ask any questions you have about WordPress to the community. 19:30 Social. We'll go to a local bar to further discuss WordPress!

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  • Getting Started with Self-hosted WordPress - WordPress North East

    Campus North, Sunco House

    If you have an existing wordpress.com site did you know you could have more freedom by managing the installation yourself? If you'd like to move away from wordpress.com to grow your site then tonight will be focused on this transition. The meetup will also be useful for anyone who manages their own installation of WordPress and would like to discuss performance, security or just level-up their WordPress website. 18:00 Doors open. Chat to other WordPressers with free beers and soft drinks, sponsored by Campus North. 18:15 Presentation - Getting Started with Self-hosted WordPress (Ciaran Owens) * Understanding the basics of WordPress * Transferring from Wordpress.com to your own WordPress installation * Best practices for keeping a self-hosted WordPress installation 19:00 General WordPress Q&A. Time to ask any questions you have about WordPress to the community. 19:30 Social. We'll go to a local bar to further discuss WordPress!

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  • Gutenberg - WordPress North East

    Campus North, Sunco House

    Gutenberg is coming to WordPress 5.0. It will replace the post editor that we've been familiar with for so long. If you own a blog or website, design for WordPress or develop with WordPress then you're going to want to know the impact that Gutenberg is going to have on your workflow and how you can get the most out of it. 18:00 Doors open. Chat to other WordPressers with free beers and soft drinks, sponsored by Campus North. 18:15 Presentation - Gutenberg (Ross Wintle) * "What? How? Where? When? and Why?" of Gutenberg * only not in that order * and with more specific questions * like "WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS TO ME?" * seriously - Ross has been looking at Gutenberg for a while. He loves it. And he hates it. And he'll do his best to guide you through. 19:00 General WordPress Q&A. Time to ask any questions you have about WordPress to the community. 19:30 Social. We'll go to a local bar to further discuss WordPress!

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  • WordPress security - WP North East

    Campus North, Sunco House

    Hi all, Apologies for the short notice on this one - Tim has very kindly offered to do a talk for us this month as a stand in for another speaker who can't make it. -- • What we'll do Join WordPress users, bloggers, designers, developers and more at WordPress North East. • 18:00 - Informal mingling Chat to other WordPressers with free beers and soft drinks, sponsored by Campus North. • 18:10 - Introduction - sponsor introductions and WPNE update - Richard Carter, Peacock Carter (https://www.peacockcarter.com/) • 18:15 - Presentation - Keeping Your WordPress Website Secure - Tim Nash, 34SP WordPress security is Tim's day job at hosting company 34SP - learn how to keep your WordPress website secure through plugins, user security and more. • 18:45 - Q&A Our community question and answer session. Have a WordPress question? Ask the WordPress North East community! • 19:00 - Social! After the talk and a question and answer session, join the WordPress North East community in the pub! We'll be meeting in the Warerooms, just around the corner from the venue. • Important to know Please change your RSVP to "no" if you can't make the event nearer the time - we have limited spaces and meetups are popular!

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  • GDPR for WordPress developers

    Campus North, Sunco House

    • What we'll do Join WordPress users, bloggers, designers, developers and more at WordPress North East. This event is powered by Generator (https://www.generator.org.uk) 18:00 - Informal mingling Chat to other WordPressers with free beers and soft drinks, sponsored by Campus North. 18:10 - Introduction - sponsor introductions and WPNE update - Richard Carter, Peacock Carter (https://www.peacockcarter.com/) 18:15 - Presentation - GDPR for WordPress developers With GDPR’s deadline day just two months away, it’s time to begin incorporating better data protection and privacy practices into your workflows. Using GDPR’s requirements as well as the Privacy by Design framework as our starting points, I will walk you through some of the steps that healthy compliance should involve in both the front end and the back end of your WordPress development process. Bio: Heather Burns is a digital law specialist in Glasgow, Scotland. She researches, writes, publishes, consults, and speaks extensively on internet laws and policies which affect the crafts of web design and development. She has been designing and developing web sites since 1997 and was a professional web site designer from[masked]. She is a co-organiser of WordPress Glasgow, a member of the WordCamp Edinburgh organising team, and a survivor of numerous WordCamp afterparties. 18:45 - Q&A Our community question and answer session. Have a WordPress question? Ask the WordPress North East community! 19:00 - 20:00+ - Social! After the talk and a question and answer session, join the WordPress North East community in the pub! We'll be meeting in the Warerooms, just around the corner from the venue. • What to bring • Important to know Please change your RSVP to "no" if you can't make the event nearer the time - we have limited spaces and meetups are popular!

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