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October 2017 Meetup: Managing WordPress & WP Transients

Managing WordPress

Steven Watts of Newt Labs talked about WordPress management, which also included a quick introduction to Slack – an instant messaging/support system.

See the slides below:

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This is a cut down version of the presentation, for more see https://www.slideshare.net/StevenWatts8/managing-wordpress

Takeaways: where to get help, how to setup a staging site, a backup strategy, quick security wins, eyes on your site, and a better understanding of quality hosting.

Slack – We at WordPress Cambridge have two channels. There are a bunch of UK channels, and also a bunch of international channels. You can stay in contact with the Cambridge group, and get help/support from the UK and internationally.

Newt Labs is a sponsor of our Meetup group. They provide site care for WordPress websites by providing unlimited small fixes, implementing best practices and taking care of ongoing technical tasks. Keeping WordPress sites secure and effective, from £49 a month.

WordPress Transients API

Adam Maltpress of http://maltpress.co.uk/ talked about the WordPress Transients API.

Transients help speed up your site by reducing the number of database queries needed to create a page. We discussed the code needed to start using transients in your theme or plugin as well as looking at a couple of ways of measuring your code’s performance while developing and testing. We also discussed some of the issues around caching content and the compromises involved.

See the slides below:

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Graphic Design: Tips for non-designers

Graphic design Ann-Marie Miller (of www.carbonorange.com) gave us her graphic design tips.

You can see here slides here:

Graphic Design Presentation Cover by Ann-Marie Miller
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Ann-Marie wrote a blog post giving some insight into the experience of giving a talk to the meet up here: http://www.carbonorange.com/taking-a-leap

 

 

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En-Lightening talks

Our pre-Christmas Lightning Talks evening saw a range of different topics being covered.

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WordPress Cambridge Meetup

The WordPress Cambridge Meetup is a monthly get together for developers and users of WordPress, held at The Boathouse usually on the second, or third Monday of the month.

You can usually expect to see 2-3 talks and an open Q&A session, followed by drinks in the pub.

Find out more about WordPress, whether you’re trying to decide if you should use it, or if you’re an expert that wants to keep on top of the latest features, or anywhere in between – everyone is welcome.

So come along to see how WordPress can benefit your organisation, and get specific advise on any WordPress questions you may have.

If you’re interested in coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

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See you at the WPCBG Meetup!

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Understanding the Motivators, Tactics and Impacts of Hackers

Steven Watts spoke about some of the nefarious things hackers do and the motivators behind why they do it to help website owners weigh up the risks and see if website security is something that needs to be taken into consideration within their business.

You can find a full write up covering all aspects of the talk here: