WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 15th September 2021

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 15th September 2021 for an online problem solving clinic and to find out about #WPTranslationDay… which is happening throughout September 2021.

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

To get the link, please register to attend this #OnlineWPMeetup.

Online Problem Solving Clinic

  • How are you getting on with WordPress 5.8(.1)?
  • Do you have any problems you wish to share?
  • What tips and tricks do you have for others?


A month long online event on localizing WordPress: Translate core, themes, plugins and more.
Find out more about WordPress translation and how to get involved in the remaining two weeks.


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This is the current theme.json file for the wp-pompey theme.

  "version": 1,
  "settings": {
    "color": {
      "custom": true,
      "palette": [
            "name": "Black",
            "slug": "black",
            "color": "#000000"
            "name": "White",
            "slug": "white",
            "color": "#ffffff"
          "name": "Vivid red",
          "slug": "vivid-red",
          "color": "#cf2e2e"
          "name": "Pale cyan blue",
          "slug": "pale-cyan-blue",
          "color": "#8ed1fc"
          "name": "Vivid cyan blue",
          "slug": "vivid-cyan-blue",
          "color": "#0693e3"
          "name": "Foreground",
          "slug": "foreground",
          "color": "#333333"
          "name": "Lighter grey",
          "slug": "lighter-grey",
          "color": "#767676"
          "name": "Light grey background",
          "slug": "light-grey-background",
          "color": "#eeeeee"
    "layout": {
      "contentSize": "700px",
      "wideSize": "1000px"
    "blocks": {
      "core/paragraph": {
        "color": {
          "custom": true

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WordPress 5.8 – Duotone filter

Duotone filter


Even a child knows how valuable the forest is. The fresh, breathtaking smell of trees. Echoing birds flying above that dense magnitude. A stable climate, a sustainable diverse life and a source of culture. Yet, forests and other ecosystems hang in the balance, threatened to become croplands, pasture, and plantations.

WordPress 5.8 – New blocks and patterns

Question: Can we reproduce the Past events widget, which used the bw_related shortcode with the Query Loop block?

We need to show:

  • 3 posts per page
  • of the custom post type meetup
  • ordered by descending _date
  • where the date is in the past.

Answer: TL;DR NO.

  • Yes, we can list posts from Meetup.
  • Yes, we can show 3 posts per page
  • But we can’t show the Query Pagination block
  • Sorting does not appear to work on this CPT
  • We can’t run the query against post meta data

WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 21st July 2021 – What’s new in WordPress 5.8 and how to use it

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 21st July 2021 to discover what’s new in WordPress 5.8 “Tatum” and how to use it.

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

To get the link, please register to attend this #OnlineWPMeetup.

What’s new in WordPress 5.8?

The next stop on the road to full site editing

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

  • Block Widgets
  • New blocks and patterns
  • Template editor
  • Block editor improvements:
    • List View,
    • Suggested Patterns,
    • Duotone filters

For Developers:

  • theme.json
  • Dropping support for Internet Explorer 11
  • WebP
  • additional “block supports” capability

YouTube videos now being embedded.

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WordFest 2021 – 23 July 2021

We are pleased to be a community partner for #WordFestLive – the festival of WordPress.

Lots of great activities for the 2nd edition at the event starting on 23 July 2021.

Join us there by registering at WordFest. Tickets are free! There is an optional $10 donation that can be made when registering.

WordFest Live 2021 is an inclusive, one-day virtual event with speakers from around the world.

For a continuous 24 hours, speakers will present on one of four stages and most from their home region. The event is staffed completely by volunteers with all donations going to support Big Orange Heart, enabling the further development of the 4 Health Hubs.

What’s New for the July 23 WordFest Live

copied from the Media Kit…

Photo Booth

This time around attendees can jump in our virtual photo booth and take a snap of themselves at WordFest Live.To add to the fun, attendees can share their WordFest Live experience on social media by showing off their photo booth snaps.

Games Tent

Here’s a chance to grab a freebie from our Global sponsors. Attendees can visit the Games Tent to try their hand at any of the games there. You never know what you might just come away with – a year of free web hosting, access to premium communities or maybe some cool swag – so make plans to swing by throughout the event!  

Community Interviews

Meet the community in a whole new way! Along with the fun and games, we’ve added interviews with different members of the WordPress community. Some have been selected by our sponsors, others by our organizers, and WordPress podcasters and other dynamic community members will be doing the recorded interviews. We can’t wait to hear all these great conversations.

Live Human Captioning

We continue to look for ways to make WordFest Live as accessible — and as enjoyable — as we possibly can. To do this, we’ve added in Live Human Captioning. But this does come at a cost and we need help from the community to fund the Live Human Captioning across the whole event. Live Captions benefits all attendees, not just those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

If you’re wondering how this benefits your business on a practical level, read through 3 Business Benefits of Sponsoring Live Human Captioning.


The 24,000 Steps To Mental Health Challenge

This WordFest Live, we’re inviting attendees to join us for a special challenge #24kStepstoMentalHealth where you can help raise funds for mental health by pledging to take a fixed number of steps.

We are asking WordFest attendees, WordPress enthusiasts, and supporters of mental health anywhere in the world to join us in taking not one, not two, but 24,000 steps towards mental health.

It’s a big number but we can do it together!

Pledge to run/walk/hula hoop a fixed number of steps every day until the big day and share your journey with friends and colleagues.

You can also choose to take part in our 24-hour relay where 6 participants around the globe will complete 24,000 steps between them (4,000 steps per individual).

There are multiple ways you can participate:

  • 24,000 steps in the run-up to WordFest Live
  • 24,000 steps in 24 hours on the day of the event – a cross-continent relay race where participants in groups of six will complete a total of 24,000 steps
  • Come up with your own fundraiser like some of our supporters have: 24 days of artwork, 24,000 yards of swimming, and 24 days of mindful movement. Get creative!

Head over to the WordFest Live website to get started today!!!

WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 16th June 2021 – Midsummer Clinic

3 bears attending the WordUp Pompey! Midsummer clinic

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup on the 16th June 2021 for a midsummer clinic.


  • Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to fix that irritating little problem with your website? Have you fixed it yet?
  • Do you want to improve your site’s performance, security, SEO, look and feel or content?
  • Do you want to learn how to use WordPress, a plugin or a theme to achieve a specific task?
  • Have you recently made some improvements that you’d like to share?

As we did in January, in this month’s meetup, we’ll open the floor to solvable problems and see what we can do to answer the questions which arise.

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