The first Meetup session of a new WP Toronto group, WordPress Pros, is 7 page speed techniques for better UX and higher SEO on 2017-04-16 and we’ll discuss topics for the second and third sessions details of which are set out in this post.
Over the last year, the WPToronto North meetup has experimented with various types of meetings. We’ve done site reviews, plugin presentations and even walked through Lynda.com sessions. We assembled a nice core of 5-8 people who’d come out every third Wednesday of each month from 3-5pm to share in some WordPress camaraderie. But over the … Read more
Our WPToronto East meetup for September 2017 was a roundtable show n’ tell about some of our favourite plugins. Thanks to everyone who submitted plugins to share! This makes an excellent starting point for our Plugins resource page. Working with content Wonder Portfolio Grid (Freemium) Peg was looking for a portfolio gallery plugin that allowed … Read more
July’s WPToronto East meetup followed up on June’s conversation about social media advertising. We discussed the purpose of landing pages, the features of landing pages, and plugins + tools that help us create landing pages in WordPress. These are the takeaways from our conversation: What’s the purpose of a landing page? People make the mistake … Read more
This month the WPToronto East crew got together to discuss social media advertising. Facebook was (unsurprisingly) a big focus of the conversation, though we did touch on Pinterest and LinkedIn as well. Here’s a look at what we discussed. Next month we’ll be talking about using WordPress to build landing pages, the destination of the … Read more
Agenda and Notes on meetup.com Intros We had a new person join our group – welcome Monica! We talked about content marketing — the benefits and viewpoints. Our roundtable was a useful introduction but also tested some assumptions we all have about good and great content. Business Discussion: Lynda.com WordPress Course Walkthrough We walked through … Read more
Notes on meetup.com – Livestream archived on Facebook (you must login and be a member of WPToronto on Facebook to view). Topic: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) background and fundamentals By: Erez Elias SEO has figured prominently into many businesses decisions as they go online. Companies spend a large amount of budget to have their website ranked … Read more
In years gone by we’d send out an email via Meetup.com with a roundup of recent WordPress news headlines worth checking out. We’re rebooting that series on the blog. Headlines below! This week in the news: We’ve got a WordPress security release; improvements for WordPress.com and Jetpack users; Clef shuts down; Ninja Forms adds Recurly; … Read more