Towards the end of 2019, we published this blog post “Calling all local WordPress agencies”. In this post we outlined our objective to double the number of WordPress Portsmouth Meetup members from 130 to 260.
We didn’t quite achieve the target – membership on Jan 18th is 242.
Our growth was not in response to any effort to contact local WordPress agencies.
So let’s try again in 2021.
Calling all local WordPress agencies
In 2021 we want to grow the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup group’s membership. We want to attract more members from WordPress agencies.
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.
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.
Earlier today Andrew Leonard and I were playing with the columns CSS property. When we were applying it to a list block we noticed that the block was to the left hand side of the editor. We were using the Twenty Sixteen theme. We tracked it down to some CSS that set the left and right margins to small values. Normally they’re auto.
At the October 2020 WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – Gutenberg – the block editor there were a number of questions that were answered during the Q & A; and there were others that were posed but not fully covered. This post is a follow up for some of the questions.
Join the WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup on 16th December 2020 for a Seasonal Quiz and Social.
Everyone one likes a quiz, especially this time of year; where the nights are longer, in the Northern hemisphere. The meetup is open to all past, present and, new for the evening, WordPress Portsmouth Meetup members.
There will be 11 rounds on a variety of topics. Hardly any WordPress. And not too many seasonal questions either. To reduce the chance of a tie, bonus points will be available for some questions. But we’ve catered for that as well, with a spot the differences tie break.
The questions are all brand new. You won’t find them in any previous WordPress Meetup quizzes.
Join the WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup on 18th November 2020 for a WordPress plugin presentation by Joe A Simpson Jr.
Lucky 7: Don’t Install ANYTHING ’til You Hear This WordPress Plugin Presentation
Joe A Simpson Jr
Most of us hit the ground running with WordPress – we have a site to build for a client or ourselves and install ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to help us achieve our goals. As a WordCamp Lead and WordPress Meetup Organizer, I often have to talk the aforementioned builders off of the ledge with the tips contained in this presentation.
I will share my Lucky Seven, a few must-have WordPress Plugins everyone should use, and why you should be using each. We will also chat about how plugins help you achieve your goals, level up, add value to your work with WordPress.
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.
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.