Bring Your Favorite Tip or Plugin – February Meeting of West Metro Detroit WP

We’re getting back together for our second meeting on Feb. 20, 2018. We meet the third Tuesday evening of the month in the western suburbs of Detroit.

We’ll be meeting at the Grand Traverse Pie Co. in Plymouth at 41640 Ann Arbor Rd. , Plymouth, MI 48170, on Tuesday evening, Feb. 20 from 6:30pm till they close at 8:00pm.

This month, we’ll each be sharing a favorite plugin or tip for using WordPress.  Come and learn great ideas for how to improve your WordPress site or solve a problem.

When you arrive, look for a bunch of tables that have been pushed together, with a sign on the table that says “West Metro Detroit WordPress.”

To register, please see our Eventbrite site.



Welcome to the Group

Hi!  I’m Jim Luke. I’m known around the Web mostly as @econproph and my main blog is at  Now supposedly I’m a co-founder of this West Metro Detroit WordPress group, but that title seems to over-state my role.  Yes, I’m helping to start this group and I really hope to see you at our get-togethers.  But I must admit, the real heavy-lifting and the true leadership has come from Deborah Edwards-Onoro at Lireo Designs.  Thank you, Deborah!

I’m a professor of economics at Lansing Community College but I live in Dearborn.  I started playing with WordPress back in 2008 simply as a way to save paper for handouts to my students.  I got hooked. It has totally changed my career. Yes, I still teach econ, but I’m now the founder of LCC’s Open Learning Lab where we help students and faculty learn to blog, build their own websites, become web- and digital-literate, and just generally become producers instead of passive consumers of the Web.  In the process, WordPress and what it has enabled me to do has given me a literally-world wide presence.

I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to meet with more WordPress users, developers, designers, bloggers, and the just-plain curious each month.  Please join us if you’re at all in the area.  You can contact Deborah and me by email at westmetrodetroitwp (at) or me at econproph (at)

Oh, and by the way, there’s pie.  You can’t resist pie.