Applying your WordPress skills to Shopify and writing for the web


We are very pleased to have Lucy Sloss from Studio Mothership to speak about Shopify versus WordPress and Robert Fenner of Lyon Communications will be talking on writing for the web.

1. Applying your WordPress skills to Shopify
Working on a recent project, Lucy was asked to use Shopify rather than WordPress. Although daunting at first, this was a great experience, where she could translate many WordPress skills over to the Shopify platform.

This talk will discuss what was different, what she wishes she had known starting out and what she has learnt since.

We'll be looking at:

- Shopify vs WordPress
- Shopify's business model
- Theming with Shopify
- Pros & cons of Shopify
- Shopify Apps

Level: This talk will assume some knowledge of WordPress but is aimed at those completely new to Shopify.

Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate

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2. Writing copy for the web
Robert will give a few suggestions to bear in mind when writing web copy, and even fewer rules. On the list will be audience, language, structure, story, motivation and making copy fit for purpose.

Skill level: Beginner, Intermediate


*If you find you can no longer make this meeting please do change your RSVP. As we provide food for these events it is helpful for us to know what number to cater for. Thanks.
Please arrive from 6.30pm. You will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers who will help you get your name badge and get settled in. We aim to start the talks at around 7pm so there's plenty of time to meet our other members, get a drink and have a graze from the buffet we provide thanks to our generous sponsors.

We usually start the night off with some updates about what's happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own updates. Speak to one of the organisers wearing a red name badge before we start if you'd like to say or ask something.

After the first talk we take a break and then have our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat. The talks usually finish around 9.15pm (ish).

We will be upstairs in the function room, here is a handy video showing you how to get there: