WordPress as a Marketing Portal

Thanks to Chris O’Dell and Simon Ellington for giving great talks at our January 2019 meetup. Chris spoke on using WordPress to create a Minimum Viable Product to test the market. His quick approach to get a service/product to market  was inspiring. Chris’s full presentation is available for you to look through. Simon spoke about […]

What to shove up your .htaccess

Simon Bragg of website and design agency Sibra gave a talk on Monday about the .htaccess file. This file is found in the root directory of websites running on Apache web servers (so check what server software you are using if the htaccess is missing). It controls access to pages on the site, handles redirects and can […]

Varying Vagrant Vagrants – What the heck? By Adam Maltpress

Adam Maltpress gave a presentation last night about Varying Vagrant Vagrants. This is an open source local development tool for developing with WordPress. You can see the presentation here: A summary of the slides above follows: Varying Vagrant Vagrants VVV – what the heck? “An open source Vagrant configuration for developing with WordPress” Where Vagrant is […]

Local Development and Child Themes

Ben Attenborough and Zuzana Kunckova gave a presentation last night on Local Development and Child Themes. Here are the slides (click to open): Local Development Here are some resources to help you with local development: Good blog post from wpmudev: https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/how-to-use-local-by-flywheel-for-quick-wordpress-development/ Local development software: Local by Flywheel (the one we demoed) Desktop Server Vagrant XAMPP WAMP […]

How to Drive Traffic to your Website with Penni Stanton

Penni Stanton (@kabocreative) from Kabo Creative gave a presentation on “How to drive traffic to your website”. With an estimated 140,000 new websites launched every day, you need a long term plan to drive consistent website traffic. Penni gave her top tips for driving consistent traffic, including: Contact forms & conversion measurement On-site SEO Being helpful […]

Practical WordPress Security with Tim Nash

Tim Nash (@tnash) from 34SP joined us on Monday 14 May to share his knowledge of WordPress security. You can see slides from Tim’s recent talks on security here Tim’s said: Thanks folks who came to my Practical Security talk at WP Cambridge last night. Today it’s time to take action we covered a lot of […]

The Gutenberg Block What I Wrote

Lightening talk given by me (Ben Attenborough) at the WordPress Cambridge meeting on 14 May 2018. Slides below: Links: Code on github: https://github.com/BenAttenborough/rba-codeblock Zac Gordon’s Gutenberg course: https://gutenberg.courses/development/ Code Mirror http://codemirror.net/2/ See also: https://codemirror.net/ Gutenberg Code Editor component https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/tree/master/components/code-editor

Creating awesome images for your business presentation

Here are the slides from the “Creating awesome images for your business” presentation by Jemima Willcox. Jemima talked about creating images for use on your website and for social media. She also discussed how to find royalty-free images, using pictures of people correctly, sizing images and more. Check out the slides below:

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: 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, […]