WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 21st October 2020 – Gutenberg – the block editor

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup on 21st Octobrr 2020 to learn about Gutenberg – the block editor – from Belinda Mustoe.

The new editor for WordPress is developed as a plugin called Gutenberg. At major WordPress releases those parts of Gutenberg that are ready are merged into WordPress core. Belinda will be providing an introduction to some of the newer features of Gutenberg as well as giving an overview of the block editor in WordPress 5.5.

About Belinda Mustoe

 

Belinda is a Freelance WordPress developer who has spent the last few years focusing on JavaScript and developing custom Gutenberg Blocks. She has been a WordCamp Manchester organizer and is a regular at Manchester WordPress User Group. You can find some of her work at: verytwisty.com

@kindatwisty

🏕️ WHO CAN ATTEND?

All levels of experience of WordPress and website publishing welcome. We are a learning and development group. We welcome WordPress beginners.

As this is a virtual meetup attendees can come from far and wide.

Please sign-up if you intend to join the Meetup. If you are new to the group, please can you complete your Meetup profile to help us plan topics.

⏱ AGENDA

TimeItem
7.00pmConnect to Zoom. Bring your own drink and chat
7.10pmOrganisers’ introduction to the online meeting
7:15pmTalk starts.
8:30pmQ & A
8:45pmWrap-up

To find the times in your location, websites like WorldTimeBuddy.com can help. Put in the timezone you want to convert (7pm BST in this case), and enter your location timezone to view your local time.

🍕REFRESHMENTS

Bring you own.

🤔 OTHER INFORMATION

  • Find us on Twitter @wppompey or connect with us on your web related topic ideas using #wppompey
  • If you would like to help organise the WordPress Portsmouth MeetUp, offer a talk or sponsor an event, let us know in the #meetup-portsmouth Slack channel for the UK WordPress community.

🏢 SPONSORS

Thanks to Non Stop Business Support, Bobbing Wide, and Drew Westcott for their in-kind sponsorship of this WordPress MeetUp.

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WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 16th September 2020 – What’s new in WordPress 5.5 and how to use it

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 16th September 2020 to discover what’s new in WordPress 5.5 and how to use it.

By mid September 2020, WordPress 5.5 should have been live for about 5 weeks, the target date for release being 11th August.

What’s new in WordPress 5.5

There are quite a few changes that affect the end user, including:

  • Automatic plugin and theme updates
  • Block editor changes – updated to match Gutenberg v8.x
    • New UI design
    • Block inserter
      • Block directory and search
      • Block patterns and search
  • Lazy loading
  • XML sitemaps

How to use it

Our intention is to help explain some of the changes and how to use them.

What bugs you?

You may have already started using WordPress 5.5 and have found things that bug you. Are these real bugs or just niggles? If they are real bugs, how do we report them?

Example: An image cropped in the editor is not attached to the parent page, but the original image that was seleted is attached.

Example: Problem with Media &Text Block. See https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/21399

If we have time we may also discuss what’s planned for WordPress 5.6.

References

Official WordPress.org – latest first

Other resources

From Yoast SEO
see also their FREE Webinar https://kinsta.com/webinars/wordpress55/

WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 19th August 2020 – Plugin Kollektiv

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 19th August 2020 for a series of talks given by members of the Plugin Kollektiv on their work supporting some popular plugins available from WordPress.org

About the Plugin Kollectiv

The Pluginkollektiv is a group of WordPress folks from Europe, determined to take care of some beloved plugins in the WordPress.org plugin directory. Ever heard of Antispam Bee, Statify or Cachify? Well that’s us.

About the presenters

Three members of the team: Bernhard Kau, Torsten Landsiedel and Simon Kraft will tell us about the project, introduce us to the plugins… and lots more.

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#OnlineWPMeetup – the next 6 months

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.

DateTitleSpeakers / Notes
22 July 2020How to build a WordPress website – Part TwoPaul Tansom and Scott McKeown
19 August 2020Plugin KollektivBernhard Kau, Torsten Landsiedel and Simon Kraft
16 September 2020What’s new in WordPress 5.5 and how to use it. PLUS
What bugs you?
The organisers.
21 October 2020GutenbergBelinda Mustoe
18 November 2020WP Plugin presentationJoe Simpson jr
16 December 2020Quiz and socialWith tinsel and baubles
Overview of the next 6 meetings

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.

WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 22nd July 2020 – Build your own WordPress website – Part Two

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 22nd July 2020 for “Build your own WordPress website – Part Two”.

Following last month’s meetup with Vicki Jakes’ talk entitled “Build your own WordPress website in 21 steps” we’re going to go into a little more detail on some of the steps.

Step 19 – Back Site up – Paul Tansom’s lightning talk on using MySQL command line… and backups revisited.

Step 17 – Add an SSL Certificate – Scott McKeown ( redIT ) … and steps involved in getting the secure icon.

plus more detail on other steps, chosen from the floor, as time permits.

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WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 17th June 2020 – Build your WordPress website in 21 steps

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 17th June 2020 to learn how to build your very own WordPress website in 21 steps, with Vicki Jakes.

In 2019, Vicki guided 200 small business owners through a beta test version of her WordPress Bootcamp course: Create a website in 21 days.

Lots of small business owners were able to build their own website…. like, a ton.

Vicki Jakes

This is a great starting point if you’re new to WordPress and want to learn what it takes to get a website up and running. 

I should have done this earlier. I thought this was more complicated than it really was

Small busines owner – Beta tester

While this talk is aimed at those new to WordPress, things change so quickly that there’ll be something in this for everyone to learn from.

The event starts at 7pm BST (6pm UTC). We will be providing a Zoom link for you to connect to the online Meetup.

Please register to attend this virtual event so that we can send you the link.

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WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup -20th May 2020 – Lightning Talks

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 20th May 2020 for a series of Lightning Talks given by WordUp Pompey! members.

The event starts at 7pm BST (6pm UTC). We will be providing a Zoom link for you to connect to the online Meetup.

Please register to attend this virtual event so that we can send you the link.

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WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 15th April 2020 – How to build and sell WordPress plugins – Streamed

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 15th April 2020 for a streamed talk, by Robert Windisch of Inpsyde, on “How to build and sell WordPress plugins”.

Robert will be presenting live from his office in Germany.

The event starts at 7pm. Please register to attend the virtual event using Meetup.com. The Zoom link has been sent to attendees from Meetup.com. It’s also available on Slack and wpcalendar.io/online.

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