Third Wednesday – 7pm – Technopole Portsmouth

Starting from January 2019 the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup, aka WordUp Pompey! is changing from the 4th Thursday of the month to the 3rd Wednesday.

In 2019 we’ll finalise the meetups month by month.
This website will have the draft agendas and topics for forthcoming months.

We’ll try to confirm the agenda before it appears in your WordPress dashboard.

We have a couple of new speakers lined up for our meetups in the first quarter.
Watch this space.

Fun with emoticons

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.

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WordPress SEO Workshop follow up

Here’s a follow up to our WordPress SEO Workshop.

Did you know that the SEO for beginners training videos by Yoast Academy are freely available from You Tube?

Andrew Leonard

Lesson 16 covers “What is structured data”.

See WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 16 Jan 2019 – Yoast SEO webinar and workshop for the Yoast webinar video that we viewed during the workshop.

You can also see the PowerPoint slides for the Meetup. The slides contain some other useful resources.

Don’t forget that next month we’re having a series of Lightning talks.

WordUp Pompey! Live

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.

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WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 16 Jan 2019 – Yoast SEO webinar and workshop

Yoast SEO Workshop

Come to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on the third Wednesday in January for our Yoast SEO Workshop.

Find out from the SEO experts at Yoast how to get your cat’s 7,000 word post about lasagna and other pastas to be number one in Google for both mobile and desktop searches.

Something like that.

Yoast describes its mission as

“SEO for Everyone. We want to give everyone the opportunity to rank in the search engines.”

Organisers Herb Miller and Drew Westcott will introduce the session starting with an airing of Yoast’s recent webinar. This will be followed by a workshop and a chance to share questions.

The Webinar is best viewed with the Transcript and/ or Closed captions. It’s possible to follow it at 1.25 normal speed.
Slides 5 to 10 summarise the main points in the webinar, with timings. At the meetup we watched the whole webinar.


19:00 Meet and Greet
19:15 Yoast SEO Webinar
20:00 Workshop
20:50 Wrap up – incl. more 2019 plans
21:00 Social at Sovereigns

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See our code of conduct for how to behave during the workshop.