Belated report from WordUp Pompey! March 2018

The 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.

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.

Google Map for local meetups

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.

TitleExcerpt
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.

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Since this site was created there have been over 500 registrations. Of those less than 1% have been from people who have bothered to contact us to find out what happened with their registration confirmation.
So I’ve turned off the “anyone can register” capability to attempt to reduce the amount of spam registrations.
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