April 2023 Meetup Resources

At our April 2023 virtual meetup, co-organizer Randy Walker discussed what’s new in WordPress 6.2, using a demo site to highlight changes and new features, including:

  • Site Editor interface, Templates and Template Parts
  • Navigation Menu block
  • Distraction Free mode
  • Openverse integration
  • Style Book
  • Sticky positioned blocks

During the meeting and demo, several resources and recent articles about WordPress 6.2 were shared:

If anyone is using Elementor Pro and WooCommerce, you’ll want to update to the latest version: Hackers exploit WordPress plugin flaw that gives full control of millions of sites.


October 2022 Meetup Resources

At our October 2022 virtual meetup, members shared their websites, favorite WordPress resources, recent posts, and plugins.

Here’s a list of what was shared:

Randy Walker’s websites:

Deborah Edwards-Onoro website: Lireo Designs

Angie Peterson website: ampdigitalphotographer.com

Dave Rotter’s website: Rottervision

Sites Dave built and maintains:

Sites Dave contributes to: Evaluation by Design

Lynn Tamor website: Out and About in Oakland County

Contact form plugins:

September 2022 Let’s Catch Up Resources

At our September 2022 virtual meetup, members shared some of their websites, favorite WordPress resources, recent posts, and plugins.

Here’s a list of what was shared:

November 2021 Favorite Plugins & Themes

We asked members attending November’s virtual meetup to share their favorite plugins and/or themes. These are the plugins that were shared:

If you’re a podcaster, these themes and plugins might help you out:

We also had a question about Plugins and GPL. Kinsta has an article called WordPress and GPL – Everything You Need to Know that you should read.

Deborah also shared her article What’s the Difference Between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

New URL & Site Title: Now Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup Group

I launched this as a support site for a local WordPress user meetup group in Ferndale, MI in 2009. Over 3.5 years and 34 meetups (and 3 successful WordCamps!) later, the group is going strong thanks to current organizers.

Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup

The group has outgrown its name, and the name has been changed to Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup group. To match that, the URL of this site is now changed to metrodetroitwp.wordpress.com with the site title change.

I want to thank Deborah, TJ, Anthony, and Debra for running the community and growing it so much after my leaving of the area in 2011. You guys are awesome!

Now, you can expect some news updates and more change on this site. Meanwhile,

And of course, make sure to join the meetup group’s next event!

Although I’ve moved quite far (Tokyo, Japan), I am looking forward to joining the local meetup or WordCamp someday in the future.

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