January 2019 Meetup: Get Your WordPress Questions Answered

Happy New Year! Hope you all enjoyed the holidays with your family and friends.

For our first meetup of 2019, we’re hosting a casual meetup for members to get your WordPress questions answered. Continue reading January 2019 Meetup: Get Your WordPress Questions Answered

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WP Site Importer Review

I recently decided to update my HTML website Nuance Bull Terriers and convert it to WordPress. 

Our West Metro Detroit WordPress group organizer Deborah Edwards-Onoro suggested I try the WP Site Importer plugin and share my experience with our group. 

My website had 24 pages, so I opted to use the personal version of the plugin which costs $2.75 and allowed me to import up to 100 pages. Continue reading WP Site Importer Review

December 2018 Holiday Networking with Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup

For our December 2018 meetup, we’re joining with the Metro Detroit WordPress group to host a holiday networking event.

Join us on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Canton Township Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza for an evening of networking with fellow metro Detroit area WordPress meetup members. Continue reading December 2018 Holiday Networking with Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup

Recap: October 2018 Show and Tell

Thanks to everyone who joined us at our October 2018 Show and Tell meetup this week. Here’s a quick recap of our meetup.

Three Things to Know About WordPress

Website Tips and Advice

During our meetup, members shared their tips and advice on website creation and content management, including:

  • Keep your domain name registration and hosting at different companies.
  • Hosting should be in the name of the site owner, not the developer/designer. It’s the site owner’s website, they need to own it (for when designer/developer leaves or relationship goes south).
  • Craft content that’s easy to read. Use good color contrast and headings. Write short paragraphs and short sentences. Explain what acronyms mean on first use.
  • If you have a client with a low budget, consider hosted WordPress.com, which offers ability to use your own domain name, customize your branding, and is constantly updated with the latest WordPress version.

Show and Tell

Since our speaker Basia Dabrowski wasn’t able to attend, member Sue Schneider stepped up and shared two of the recent sites she launched.

Jogue is a business-to-business site which launched this summer. It’s the first website Sue has ever created.

Using Divi, she worked with the client to highlight their services, including a product-specific dropdown in the contact form. The client was especially happy with that feature for their product-specific customers.

The second site she shared was Sue’s own website which also launched in the past few months.

Upcoming Meetup

Save the date!

Since Thanksgiving falls the week we would typically meet, we changed our next meetup date to Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

Hope to see you there!

The topic for the next meetup is WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg. We’ll take a look at the new editor as well as new features expected in WordPress 5.0.

One of our new members is checking into whether we can meet at a local library. I’ll post meetup details and registration when we’re confirmed for our meetup space.