Belated report from WordUp Pompey! March 2018

The WordPress Portsmouth Meetup in March 2018 took the form of a clinic where people briefly described their immediate problems then we teamed up to help solve them.

In case there were no problems I prepared 4 problems associated with our Meetup group’s websites.

Suffice it to say

  1. We didn’t need them.
  2. I have been working on them.

Here’s a sanitised list of some of the topics that were raised.

  • Migration from WordPress eCommerce to WooCommerce:
    • How to map taxonomies?
    • Should customer lists and orders be migrated?
  • Any recommendations for an RSS aggregator?
  • Do we have to read all 50 pages every time there’s some GDPR news?
  • Avada theme issues:
    • Why do image file sizes increase?
    • Is it true that related posts ignores the post’s category?
    • How do I integrate a booking form?
  • Live editing with Fusion builder:
    • How do I clone a page?
    • What happens if I save a live page as draft?
    • How should I name my image files?
    • Is there an SEO friendly way to format addresses and phone numbers
    • What’s the difference between a widget in a side bar and a widget in content?
    • What’s the best way of saying “We’re on holiday”?
  • What parts of the database needs to be encrypted for GDPR? Can it be done?
  • Who can help me with my Two Factor Authentication project.
  • Where do I learn about WP-CLI?
  • Do I still need a domain mapping plugin for WordPress MultiSite. Is Mercator much better than my current plugin?
  • How do I get in the building when I arrive late?

I’d love to hear from everyone whether or not they found solutions to their problems.

BuddyPress registration turned off

Since this site was created there have been over 500 registrations. Of those less than 1% have been from people who have bothered to contact us to find out what happened with their registration confirmation.
So I’ve turned off the “anyone can register” capability to attempt to reduce the amount of spam registrations.
If you really do want to become involved in WordUp Pompey! then write to us directly

dinlo’s first words

Hi and welcome to WordPressgang, the (new) home of the (newly formed) Portsmouth based community of WordPress lovers: users, designers, developers, site owners – businesses.

Over the next few weeks and months we hope to find out all about WordPress, WordPress Multisite and BuddyPress usage in this area.

We’ll be organising monthly WordUp meetings, then sometime in the Spring a WordPressgang event along the lines of the WP-Brighton event held in September 2011.

This blog post was written by @wppompey #wppompey, the WordPress admin for this site ( wp-pompey.org.uk), masquerading under the alias of dinlo.

For more about dinlo see http://www.portsmouthsociety.org.uk/news2003/pompeyspeakcomments.htm

 

dinlo’s first words

Hi and welcome to wp-pompey, the (new) home of the (newly formed) Portsmouth based community of WordPress lovers: users, designers, developers, site owners – businesses.

Over the next few weeks and months we hope to find out all about WordPress, WordPress Multisite and BuddyPress usage in this area.

We’ll be organising monthly WordUp meetings, then sometime in the Spring a WordPressgang event along the lines of the WP-Brighton event held in September 2011.

This blog post was written by @wppompey #wppompey, the WordPress admin for this site ( wp-pompey.org.uk), masquerading under the alias of dinlo.

For more about dinlo see http://www.portsmouthsociety.org.uk/news2003/pompeyspeakcomments.htm

Sorry about Twitter DM – Bad blog going around about you, have you read it yet?

 

Apologies, but early this morning I received a direct message (DM) from Twitter with the following text.

Bad blog going around about you, have you read it yet? then a short url link

It turns out that I was being phished for my Twitter account details. I got my password right for a change and next thing I knew I’d sent the message on to all my followers. Sorry about that!
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