For the remaining 6 months of 2020, the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup will remain online. I ( Herb ) will be creating the Events on Meetup.com and the website in due course. The proposed events are as follows.
Apart from July’s meeting, which was postponed for a week, all are being held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 7pm.
There may still be a clash with other meetups: e.g. Cheltenham, Manchester, Edinburgh. But we do start slightly later. You can, if you wish, try to attend more than one meetup in an evening. I don’t recommend attending meetings concurrently.
We’ll continue to use Zoom and will record some of the meetings. We’ll edit the videos before publishing them on YouTube. This may not be done instantaneously.
The WordPress Portsmouth Meetup group are looking for speakers for January 2020 onwards. If you have a WordPress related talk that you feel would be of interest to our members please contact one of the organisers by whichever means you choose: Slack, Twitter, Meetup, Email.
Our meetings in the past 12 months have been as follows
In 2020 we want to significantly grow the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup group’s membership. We want to double the number of members; from 130 to 260.
Starting in November (2019) we’ll be writing to local WordPress agencies to:
let you know we exist
invite you to our meetups
invite you to get involved in the local WordPress community
If you’re part of a WordPress agency, and we haven’t written to you, and some or all of your team are interested in finding out more about the local WordPress community, then please join the Meetup group and get in touch.
And we want to increase the average attendance at our meetups
This month Graham Armfield, from Coolfields Consulting, is going to take us through a very informative presentation on accessibility. That’s something that you should be doing when you develop a client’s website. Or as Graham puts it.
It makes sense to treat accessibility as a website requirement – even if your client doesn’t specifically ask for it.
@coolfields – April 2019
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Let us know what you want
We want to ensure that our meetups satisfy the needs of the local community.
If you think that the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup is for you and your team then join the community and get involved.
Hello there replace-this-dinlo , did you know:
- That there's a Portsmouth WordPress Meetup group https://www.meetup.com/Portsmouth-WordPress-Meetup/
- We meet monthly on the third Wednesday of the month at The Technopole.
- This month we have Graham Armfield, Coolfields Consulting, with a talk entitled "How to build an accessible WordPress theme"
- It's FREE and open to everyone interested in WordPress.
- In 2020 we want to double our membership and the average attendance of our meetings
We'd really appreciate your involvement in the WordPress community.
If you're interested then why not join the meetup group and register for the next meeting
For more information see:
Herb Miller - co-organiser
And sometimes I write a PS.
They look different in the front end! These emoticons were copied and pasted from the 20th March meetup entry.
When viewed in the front end the emoticons in the left block may look different from the screen captures. The left hand side is the text part of a Media and Text block. The right hand side is the screen capture of the left hand side.
At the December meetup there were a number of topics suggested for Lean Coffee discussions and a number of members volunteered to give Lightning talks. This table is a summary taken from the flip chart. We plan to address these during our 2019 meetups.
This post was created during the Portsmouth WordPress Meetup as part of a Lean Coffee discussion on the Block Editor in WordPress 5.0 / Gutenberg. During the discussion a number of points were raised and we tried to have a look at them. We overran the 10-minutes per item by a long margin. I’m going to try to update this post to reflect most of the discussion points. Where necessary we’ll investigate whether each issue raised is a known problem and if there’s an acceptable workaround.