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 wp-pompey.org.uk 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.

WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 17 Jul 2019 – Migrating our WordPress business to the cloud

Come to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 17th July 2019 to hear Leo Mindel’s presentation

“Migrating a WordPress business from self-managed hardware to the Cloud”

with Leo Mindel @WFCKeego

followed by a Q & A then

“An introduction to live streaming”

also with Leo Mindel

The event starts at 7pm. There will be a social to carry on discussions and network after the meeting for any attendees who wish to go to it.

Leo Mindel is the founder of Sotic, a multi award-winning Digital Sports Agency that uses WordPress CMS as the platform to deliver large-scale websites for major sporting rights-holders.

Established in 2002, Sotic adopted WordPress as its preferred CMS in 2015 and has discovered a home in the WordPress community.

Leo has been a member of WordPress London since 2016 and has regularly livestreamed this Meetup.

He is an active contributor to the WP Community, supporting Meetups and WordCamps with talks and support and part of the Communications Team for WordCamp London 2019, which took place in April 2019. He is also involved with others on Documentation on livestreaming and Video on Make WordPress.

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WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 15 May 2019 – Lightning Talks Part Two

Come to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 15th May 2019 to listen to a series of Lightning Talks. Hear from local WordPress experts, developers and users on a variety of topics, which may include:

  • Two Factor Authentication, by Drew Westcott
  • British Pteridological Society, by Andrew Leonard
  • Issues with the Duplicator plugin v1.3.x, by Steve Wood
  • Issue with shared hosting limitations, by Steve Wood
  • My Favourite Block, by Herb Miller
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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.

WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 17 Apr 2019 – Useful Accessibility Tools

Useful Accessibility Tools with Graham Armfield, Coolfields Consulting.

Join web developer Graham Armfield to discover a selection of browser tools you can use for testing particular aspects of your website’s accessibility. He will include examples of how you can help make your sites easier for users who only have keyboard navigation access.

He will also demonstrate to attendees WordPress plugins which can be used to fix some common accessibility problems found in a number of themes.

Slides

From Graham’s main presentation
Additional material from Graham’s presentation at WordCamp London 2019

Useful Accessibility Tools with Graham Armfield

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019, 7:00 PM

Technopole Portsmouth
Kingston Crescent, PO2 8FA Portsmouth, GB

17 Members Attending

🗣️ Join web developer Graham Armfield to discover a selection of browser tools you can use for testing particular aspects of your website’s accessibility. He will include examples of how you can help make your sites easier for users who only have keyboard navigation access. He will also demonstrate to attendees a WordPress plugin which can be used …

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