Meetup: Intro to WordPress plugins

Join us on Friday, November 22nd at the Whitby Public Library for a deep dive into WordPress plugins. We’ll cover:

  • How to find & choose WordPress plugins
  • Our members’ favourite plugins (show n’ tell)
  • Plugin recommendations

New to WordPress? You’ll learn how to review & safely choose plugins for your site. Longtime user? Come with a list of your favourite plugins. Need help finding a plugin? Come prepared to ask for recommendations.

As with our October meetup, we’ll stream this session to our Facebook group and publish the recap to WPDurham.ca. We’ll also use our group website as a guinea pig once again.

RSVP on Meetup.com or register via Eventbrite below.

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Meetup recap: Intro to WordPress

Watch the replay on our Facebook page

Our Intro to WordPress meetup was a grand tour of the WordPress administrator back-end. We used our group site (WPDurham.ca) as the example.

This was our second meetup of the rebooted series; it’s also the first meetup we’ve recorded and streamed through our new Facebook group.

Thanks to the Whitby Public Library for providing a great venue with fast wifi and an AirCast-enabled smart TV. We’ll try our best to make the library our go-to space for future meetups.

And special thanks to GoDaddy Pro for covering our venue costs again this month. They just published a new resource collection to help folks start and grow a web design business.

Here’s a quick recap of what we covered during the meetup.

For a deep dive into learning WordPress, see the WordPress Lessons from WordPress.org.

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Free resources for learning WordPress

Many of our WP Durham group members join because they want to learn more about WordPress. They might be absolute beginners, longtime users, aspiring developers, ambitious entrepreneurs, or a little bit of each.

We can’t cover everything in our meetups, but we can point you in the right direction for learning more on your own.

Here are a handful of free resources to get you started with learning WordPress:

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Fall Social & 2020 planning

We held our Fall Social yesterday to regroup and make plans for 2020. It was a good turnout representing a mix of WordPress experience levels and interests.

Our big question for the group was what do you want to cover?

There were great suggestions — all collected and organized below — touching on different aspects of building a website and using WordPress. We’re going to take these ideas and work them into our event planning for future meetups.

A big thanks to everyone who joined us yesterday. Additional thanks to Brock Street Espresso for hosting us, and to GoDaddy for covering the booking costs.

See you next month! Check the Meetup site for details and to RSVP.

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