WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 18 December 2019 – Lightning Talks Part Three

Come to the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup on 18th December 2019 for our final meetup of the year. We’ll be having lightning talks and a little seasonal fun.

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.

Lightning Talks – Backups and Maintenance

Image credit: Daily Telegraph 24th July 2019.

This month it’s mostly about managing your WordPress installation, which involves taking backups… and being able to restore your site from the backup.

  • ManageWP – WordPress Website Management Dashboard – Drew Westcott
  • UpdraftPlus – WordPress Backup Plugin – Steve Wood
  • MySQL – Database dumps from the command line – Paul Tansom
  • Introduction to DNS and Domain names – Scott McKeown
  • WordPress Care and Maintenance plans – What to look for in a support package Julia Giles
  • Top 10 WordPress plugins – Herb Miller

Lightning talks for the future

The following were topics suggested for future lightning talks at or after September’s clinic.

  • Wordfence
  • Two Factor Authentication 2FA – a follow up
  • Updating WordPress.org on mobile
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Yoast SEO Tools
  • Privacy Notices (was this actually covered in September 2019 meetup?)
  • Liability and Site Ownership
  • Yoast Site Speed Tools Suggestions – suggested by Andrew Leonard


Our attendees come from Hampshire and West Sussex. The venue has free parking. All levels of experience of WordPress and website publishing welcome. We are a learning and development group. We welcome WordPress beginners.

Spaces are limited. Please sign-up if you really do intend to attend the MeetUp. If you are new to the group, please can you complete your MeetUp profile to help us plan topics.


Time Item
19:00 Meet and greet – networking
19:30 Lightning talks
20:45 Wrap up
21:00 Social at Sovereigns


Catch up with the WordPress community in Hampshire and West Sussex and enjoy refreshments. Please let us know when you book if you have any special dietary restrictions. This information will only be used to help arrange refreshments.


  • The event venue is a University of Portsmouth building and is accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Find us on Twitter @wppompey or connect with us on your web related topic ideas using #wppompey
  • If you would like to help organise the WordPress Portsmouth MeetUp, offer a talk or sponsor an event, let us know in the #meetup-portsmouth Slack channel for the UK WordPress community.


Thank you to our group sponsors RedIT and 34SP for supporting us with a venue and refreshments.

Thanks to Non Stop Business Support, Bobbing Wide, and Drew Westcott for their in-kind sponsorship of this WordPress MeetUp.



Meetup slides

UpdraftPlus – WordPress backup solutions – Steve Wood

WordPress Care and Support plans – Julia Giles

Top 12 WordPress plugins – Herb Miller

These are links to the pages / posts from Top 10 WordPress plugins.