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- ASSISTANT ORGANIZER: Allan Bruford
- NOTES: Prema Qadir
- PHOTOGRAPHERS: Dennis Janeczko & Prema Qadir
- SPONSOR: A2 Hosting
April’s Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup at United Way – Campus Martius included a pair of presentations on two popular WordPress-related topics; security and social media. Eric Malcolm delivered a crash course titled, “WordPress Security Basics” where he dove into the finer details of the iThemes Security Plugin. Following Eric, Angela Samuels explained how to take charge of social media with WordPress in her talk titled, “WordPress, Social Media and How it All Fits Together”. Here are my notes from those two talks, WordPress Social Media & Security Basics. Continue reading “Recap: WordPress Social Media & Security Basics”
In his talk for Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup at United Way – Campus Martius, Jim Luke walked us through several different methods for embedding and displaying slide presentations in WordPress. Here are my notes from his talk, WordPress Presents! How to Boost (or Even Replace) PowerPoint with WordPress. Continue reading “Recap: WordPress Presents! How to Boost (or Even Replace) PowerPoint With WordPress”
Monday, January 12, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
For our January meetup, we’re taking a look at the recent WordPress 4.1 release and the new Twenty Fifteen default theme. Join us as our Metro Detroit WordPress leaders give an overview of the features and updates you can expect to find in WordPress 4.1 at the first meetup of 2015. Continue reading “What’s New with WordPress 4.1 and the Twenty Fifteen Theme – January 2015 Meetup”
In her talk for Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup at Grand Circus, Jacklyn Stachurski, a happiness engineer at Automattic, walked through the history and details of the VaultPress plugin and how it compares to similar solutions on the market. Here are my notes from her talk on VaultPress: A plugin for your backup needs: Continue reading “Recap: VaultPress – A Plugin for Your Backup Needs”
In his talk for Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup at Grand Circus, Hasani Rogers demystified key terms and discussed how WordPress’ new REST API is key for WordPress to survive the advent of Web 3.0, the semantic Web. Here are my notes from his talk, The RESTful Future of WordPress. Continue reading “Recap: The RESTful Future of WordPress”
At February’s Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup event at Grand Circus, Deborah Edwards-Onoro walked us through website accessibility and TJ List broke down the new WordPress default theme titled Twenty Fourteen. Here are my notes for their talks, 2014: A New Year, A New Theme & How To Improve the Accessibility of Your Site. Continue reading “Recap: 2014: A New Year, A New Theme & How To Improve the Accessibility of Your Site”
Detroit author and Metro Detroit WordPress member Sylvia Hubbard was our guest for the November meetup. Here are notes from her presentation.
Step 1: Have a website that’s easily found
Step 2: Provide all your contact information, website, physical address, email, phone number, social networks, evaluation forms
Step 3: Include a book page
Step 4: Include your biography
Step 5: Add a blog
Step 6: Use feeds
Step 7: Use easy to remember URLs
Love that WordPress allows Sylvia to post feeds. Google Calendar feeds right into the sidebar. Press This to post reviews on your own author site.
Can’t find out marketing effort for three months, when the royalty check comes in.
Every fall Sylvia organizes Annual Essence of Motown Literary Jam & Conference, a literary conference for writers in the metro Detroit area. This year she was able to get support from 360 Digital, a Michigan based publisher/printer that produced the conference program book, Awesome Detroit and the National Writers Union, which helped to pay for the conference.
Link to the notes from Chris’ presentation on October 13, 2013 for Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup, at Grand Circus, presented via Google Hangouts.
And here’s the video of Chris Wiegman’s remote presentation.