May 2018: WordPress Workshop and Q&A

You’re invited to join us for a WordPress workshop and Q&A at our May 2018 West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup.

Whether you’re new to WordPress or have been working with it for several years, join us for a casual meetup to:

  • Talk about WordPress
  • Get help with plugin or theme configuration
  • Ask how to solve a styling issue on your WordPress site, or
  • Ask any other question you have about WordPress

Whatever your WordPress issue, here’s your opportunity to get your question answered from fellow meetup members. Continue reading May 2018: WordPress Workshop and Q&A

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9 Tips to Help You Safely Change Your WordPress Theme

Imagine you’ve had the same theme on your website for a few years. It’s starting to look dated and you’ve decided it’s time to change to a new theme.

That’s exciting! The new theme has features you’ve wanted to add to your site and you can’t wait to get started.

WordPress makes it easy to switch to a new theme. But before you activate it, there are a few things you can do to make sure you safely transition to the new theme.

For our April 17 meetup, we’ll share nine tips to help you get your new WordPress theme up and running quickly.

What You’ll Learn

Our WordPress experts will share their experience switching themes, offering tips for:

  • Reviewing your existing theme
  • Selecting a new theme
  • What to do before activating the new theme
  • What to do after activating the theme

Meetup Details and Location

We’ll be meeting at the Grand Traverse Pie Co. in Plymouth at 41640 Ann Arbor Road, on Tuesday evening, April 17, 2018 from 6:30pm until they close at 8:00pm.

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.”

Cost is $4.00 (we’ll be providing pie!). Register for the meetup on Eventbrite.

Share Your Favorite WordPress Tip or Plugin at our March 2018 Meetup

For our March 2018 West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup, we’re planning a “Share Your Favorite WordPress Tip or Plugin” event.

Our members will have five to ten minutes to share a WordPress tip or plugin that’s made it easier for them to manage or add content to their site.

Have a new plugin you installed last week that solved a problem for you?

Or did you find an easier way to update a post? Share your discoveries with your fellow members!

Whatever the topic, here’s your chance to share what you’ve learned and find out ways you can improve your site.

I love these types of meetup events since they:

  1. Give members a chance to talk about their sites
  2. Are short, informal talks
  3. Only last five to ten minutes
  4. Give all of us an opportunity to get to know each other

Meetup Details and Location

We’ll be meeting at the Grand Traverse Pie Co. in Plymouth at 41640 Ann Arbor Road, on Tuesday evening, March 20 from 6:30pm until they close at 8:00pm.

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.”

Cost is $4.00 (we’ll be providing pie!). Register for the meetup on Eventbrite.

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.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/west-metro-detroit-wordpress-share-a-tip-or-plugin-tickets-42202087580

 

Launching West Metro Detroit WordPress!

We’re excited to launch West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup this month!

Whether you’re a blogger, photographer, writer, designer, developer, programmer, or anyone who uses WordPress, you’re invited to attend our meetups.

Our West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup is organized by Deborah Edwards-Onoro and Jim Luke. We’ve both been using WordPress for while, we’re active members at Metro Detroit WordPress, and we’ve both spoken at WordCamps.

Our first meetup is Tuesday, January 9, 2018 in Plymouth, Michigan. RSVP on Eventbrite so we know you’re coming!