Hello! Welcome to March. 🙂 We’ve got a handful of updates for you this week looking to the month(s) ahead: Upcoming hands-on WordPress workshops; meetups to check out; and WordCamps in the works.
The WPToronto East and WPToronto TO-DOers groups came together last weekend for a couple of lightning talks and a hands-on workshop about SEO. Andy McIlwain presented a lightning talk on the current state of SEO; Robin Macrae presented on adding structured data to improve your site’s appearance in search results; and David Michaels presented on … Read more
Notes on meetup.com eCommerce for Businesses A vendor-neutral review of several membership and ecommerce plugins Cart66 Exchange MemberPress Restrict Content Pro WooCommerce + Memberships + Subscriptions <- reviewed this one Paid Memberships Pro <-next month Review Shopify Great meetup to kick off 2017. We had some regulars come out which was nice to see. We are … Read more
Notes on meetup.com Let’s talk about business development and the business of website design. Alex shared a bit of his presentation on digital transformation of business. Everyone brought their own challenges in sales and marketing. Tour of Sloan Group: There are available sublets/office spaces in Sloan group. Have a tour of the facility! (30 min) We … Read more
Notes on meetup.com We had a Page Builder vs No Page Builder discussion/argument/war. Alex discussed his experience with Visual Composer. Dan argued against using page builder. Here are 10 page builders to give you food for thought. And 5 more Finally, Chris Lema’s review which is the only one that included Beaver Builder.
This month’s WPToronto East meetup focused on small business. A recurring theme from our discussion was the importance of “content first”. That is, getting your page content ready before you start building a new website. We took a peek at the new WordPress Websites product from GoDaddy, which uses a unique wizard to ask users … Read more
Notes on meetup.com The professional nature of our group continues to grow and we have lots of developers, and people wanting to learn WordPress come out. Many have had previous careers in other related fields, which is great news. Dunstan Morey (https://www.meetup.com/WPToronto/members/3487920/) showed off his new WordPress powered website at torontoguitar.ca — his site features … Read more
This month’s WPToronto East meetup focused on security & privacy. Don Tai shared an in-depth presentation on combatting spam in WordPress, which spurred on some lively conversation about all sorts of related topics. Years ago, Don was contacted by his hosting provider. He was told that his site was using too many resources, despite it being … Read more