WordUp Pompey! – 6 years old today

WordUp Pompey!’s first meeting was held 6 years ago today in Old Portsmouth.

The WordPress meetups themselves lasted just under a year, but the website has remained.

  • I’d like to restart a WordPress meetup for Portsmouth, South Hampshire, West Sussex or wherever.
  • Somewhere nearer than Brighton, Bournemouth and London
  • But I don’t really want to do it on my own.
  • Is there anyone out there who is willing to help, or even take the lead?
  • And are there people who are interested anyway?
  • If so, contact me via this website or the UK WP Community Slack #meetup-organisers channel

Herb Miller

Summary of WordUp Pompey! Meetings

Here’s a summary of the meetings we had in 2011/2012. Some of the slideshows and sample websites should still be available.

Practical Security Workshop slidesSlides from the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup's "Practical Security Workshop"; getting around to it!
WordPress Portsmouth Meetup agenda slides April to September 2018Please find below the introductory / agenda slides to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetups from April to September 2018.
Belated report from WordUp Pompey! March 2018The WordPress Portsmouth Meetup in March 2018 took the form of a clinic where people briefly described their immediate problems then we teamed up to help solve them. In case there were no problems I prepared 4 problems associated with our Meetup group's websites. https://www.slideshare.net/bobbingwide/wordup-pompey-march-2018 Suffice it to say
  1. We didn't need them.
  2. I have been working on them.
Here's a sanitised list of some of the topics that were raised.
  • Migration from WordPress eCommerce to WooCommerce:
    • How to map taxonomies?
    • Should customer lists and orders be migrated?
  • Any recommendations for an RSS aggregator?
  • Do we have to read all 50 pages every time there's some GDPR news?
  • Avada theme issues:
    • Why do image file sizes increase?
    • Is it true that related posts ignores the post's category?
    • How do I integrate a booking form?
  • Live editing with Fusion builder:
    • How do I clone a page?
    • What happens if I save a live page as draft?
    • How should I name my image files?
    • Is there an SEO friendly way to format addresses and phone numbers
    • What's the difference between a widget in a side bar and a widget in content?
    • What's the best way of saying "We're on holiday"?
  • What parts of the database needs to be encrypted for GDPR? Can it be done?
  • Who can help me with my Two Factor Authentication project.
  • Where do I learn about WP-CLI?
  • Do I still need a domain mapping plugin for WordPress MultiSite. Is Mercator much better than my current plugin?
  • How do I get in the building when I arrive late?
I'd love to hear from everyone whether or not they found solutions to their problems.
Report from WordUp Pompey! 22nd Feb 2018Here's a brief report following the Portsmouth WordPress Meetup on 22nd February 2018.
Report from WordUp Pompey! 18th Jan 2018Here's a brief report following our reboot meetup on the 18th January.
WordUp Pompey! August 2012 - a brief summaryAfter a 2 month break ( June and July ) WordUp Pompey! reconvened at the end of August for a look at the Top-10-Wordpress-plugins. It was a fairly interactive session, led by Herb Miller of Bobbing Wide and oik-plugins.
WordUp Pompey - March 2012
This month's WordUp features Steve Lowsley of YesCanDo
How Google works" - Ever wondered what goes on once your website has been visited by Google?
with a supporting cast of Herb Miller of Bobbing Wide
Galleries and slideshows - a look at some of the favoured plugins
Report from WordUp Pompey - Feb 2012 - Part 2Herb Miller gave a brief presentation on his experiments with creating a responsive web design based upon an Artisteer generated theme.
Report on WordUp Pompey - Feb 2012WordUp Pompey for February was kindly hosted by Penny and John Plimmer, Japcis Photographic, at their studios in Horndean. Herb Miller of Bobbing Wide presented on two topics: Shortcodes and Responsive web design. There was lovely discussion on other topcs: including company logos, which way should slideshows slide, mobile apps and more
WordUp Pompey! Dec 2011 - slideshows on slideshareWordUp Pompey! slideshows, 21st December 2011, not including Roger Marsh's slideshow on browsers, HTML and CSS, which was a lead in to an interactive demonstration of "hacking the BBC website using Firebug"
January 2012 WordUp Pompey cancelled!Due to unforseen circumstances, the WordUp Pompey! meeting that I was planning for 26th January 2012 (Australia Day) has had to be cancelled. So kick off for WordUp Pompey will now be in late February.
WordUp Pompey! Nov 2011 - slideshows on slideshareI've uploaded PDF versions of the slideshows from WordUp Pompey! onto slideshare.net
belated report on WordUp Pompey 20th October 2011Well, we had our first meeting = nearly two weeks ago. Been a bit busy so only just getting around to writing about it.