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Thursday
Jan 25
WordPress Toledo : Talk, Tour & Mix
BiG Fab Lab

• What we'll do Help us kickoff our 2018 schedule with talks, then a tour plus mix with old and new friends alike. The Big Fab Lab is a community contributor in the fascinating maker world. You will want to come to this impressive venue.

The talk format will include you! I ask that all members bring a tip to share with fellow Pressers about WordPress and it can be anything that changes how you work with WordPress. It needs to be short so we can fit people in, but it should be long enough to explain it well. Everyone is invited to share.

A computer and projector will be provided or you may use your own. Please post in the comments if you have questions about the talk requests. Even I will share an experience, that made a huge difference in WordPress work. As we like to do in all our events, experienced WordPressers will answer your questions. Want more? Sign up and look forward to an exciting year with WP Toledo Meetup!

Finally, we'll go on a tour of the Lab. I think you will love it.

• What to bring You can bring your laptop or tablet if you like but it is not required.

• Important to know We're starting the event right at 6:00 PM so please be there 15 minutes early. People will be around to direct you to our meeting space. We will conclude our meeting at 7:00 PM so we can mix and take tours.

Agenda: (1) Announcements, (2) Introductions and Format, (3) Invitations for Talks, (4) Help session & Tours

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Thursday
May 31
How to Use cPanel for WordPress Hosting
BiG Fab Lab

cPanel is a web based hosting control panel provided by many hosting providers to website owners allowing them to manage their websites from a web based interface. This program gives users a graphical interface from which they can control their portion of the Unix server, yet can be full of bloatware which may or may not be all that useful.

Come learn to navigate the cPanel interface. Discover the best tools, their advantages how to use them and how to avoid pitfalls. We will cover the tools used in managing domains, maintaining files, database, security and web performance. This is an introductory talk which may dip into more advanced topics.

Following our talk we'll do our best to answer your questions.

Guest Speaker: Vagish Vela Vagish has been tinkering with software for over 16 years, starting his journey with PHP and growing into software development consulting with eCommerce, CMS, and web apps using Ruby on Rails and the JAMstack for global clients across various sectors including education, manufacturing, and the service industry. He also works as a project manager at Owens Corning. He is a former Londoner who moved to the Bowling Green area for the love of his life and has 3 children with her.

Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 Networking 6:30 - Announcements & Introductions 6:40 Our Talk Afterward - Your Questions & Conversation

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Wednesday
Jul 25
Presser Dinner at Carlos Poco Loco
Carlos' Poco Loco

Join us for a fun get together with our WordPress organizers. We plan to discuss the latest goings on in the WP World. This is a great way to learn new stuff about changes to WordPress, GDPR, freelancing techniques, and plugins. If you use WordPress or want to learn more about it, you'll want to come out to meetup. There is no better way to learn than to interact with your local group.

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Saturday
Jun 24, 2017
WordCamp Kent
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Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center

Northeast Ohio is having a WordCamp! It's only a few hours drive. Head over to enjoy a weekend of learning about WordPress or RSVP to this meetup and express interest in receiving more info about carpooling / group travel efforts.

Please Note: You'll need a ticket from the site below to attend. Secure your ticket if you're interested, they'll sell out quickly.

INFORMATION via https://2017.kent.wordcamp.org/

WordCamp Kent, on June 24 & 25, 2017, is a casual, locally organized conference covering everything related to WordPress. WordCamps happen all around the world, and each camp has a unique flavor based on the local community.

Our local community is awesome and our camp is, too. Stay tuned to this website for announcement on what’s happening, where, and with whom, but here’s a general idea of what you can expect.

• When: June 24 & 25th. (Saturday & Sunday)

• What: Sessions, panels, lightning talks, networking, workshops, happiness bar (One on one WordPress help) and an after party. (Oh, and a sweet free t-shirt!) Schedule @ TBD

SPEAKER DEADLINE: April 15th 2017 Submit Proposal To Speak @ https://2017.kent.wordcamp.org/call-for-speakers/

• How Much: $40 per person & available @ https://2017.kent.wordcamp.org/tickets/

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Thursday
Feb 22
Meet Genesis ... & Not The English Rock Band!
King Road Branch Library

Join us for an introduction to Genesis WordPress framework by Studiopress with guest speaker, Amy Stout.

In this talk you will gain an understanding of how frameworks work, why you might want to use Genesis, it's features, benefits, and how it differs from other frameworks!

Learn why Genesis is one of the most popular WordPress frameworks, and how you can get started!

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Thursday
Sep 27
WP Toledo Problem Solving Meetup
King Road Branch Library

Good Afternoon,

I am grateful to all of you who signed up for this talk. Our guest speaker, Michael Temple had something come up and will be unable to speak Thursday evening (tonight). We are planning to reschedule later this year.

In his stead, we will hold a problem solving event for anyone seeking help with websites. Whether you need help with your website design, plugin recommendation, or font selection. Whatever it may be, we are here for you. If you're not having a problem, please come out and share what you are working on. Who knows, you may help someone too.

Next month, join WP Toledo for new talks. We're welcoming Jessica Setter for a talk on User Experience Design and Accessibility. It's brand new and we think it is going to be fantastic! In November we're welcoming Michael Temple again to give us the customer talk. In December,we're joining all of Toledo's Tech community for their annual year end party. It is not to be missed.

Sincerely,

Greg Miller

P.S. WP Toledo is looking for great talk ideas. If you have something you'd like to see, please reach out. Laptops and other mobile tech are welcome. Smiles, name tags and water will be provided.

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Thursday
Jun 5, 2014
Website Design 101 (WordPress)
New Beginnings Healing Center

Website Design 101 with Phil Myers from The Edit Lab.

This class provides an overview of what’s needed to start creating your own website through software called Wordpress.

In this class you will:

  • Learn about Domain name choices
  • Learn about different Hosting companies
  • Learn what a theme and plugin is and how to use them for your site
  • Learn how to create email accounts with your URL in the name

Cost $20

RSVP: 419.861.7786

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Thursday
Jan 12, 2017
WordPress Toledo (Presentation): How to Fix a Hacked Site | By: Seth Alling
Owens Community College

Your phone rings. A client informs you that a WordPress site YOU developed and maintain for them has been hacked.

  • Where do you begin?
  • What do you do?
  • How will you prevent it from happening again?

VISIT MEETUP FOR FULL DETAILS

Thursday
Apr 6, 2017
WordPress Show & Tell / Website Help
Owens Community College

Come prepared to show off a recent WordPress project or tip / trick / lesson learned OR with something to get help on.

Bring a laptop and an adapter if needed (the cord to tap into the project is HDMI).

We'll go have a sign up sheet and go in first come-first-served order.

Thursday
Jun 22, 2017
WordPress Toledo - What's Next?
Rustbelt Coffee

Hello Pressers!

It is time to think about events. If you have ideas on what we cover in the group, please come. There are all sorts of directions we can go but we want it to be appealing, informational, and fun for our members.

We will meet at a coffee shop and sort it all out. I hope to see you there!

Goals are to review the results of our group survey, pick a day during the month to hold meetings, prospect locations and brainstorm possible monthly events through early 2018.

We need your ideas. If you are a Facebook or Twitter person, please come. Do you have a skill you think we need? Are you a designer or mathematician? Come on in! Everyone is welcome.

Haven't done the survey yet? No problem, you still have time. it takes two minutes for seven questions. Everyone says it was fun.

https://goo.gl/forms/fhfbjdr6QSxMHHZy2

Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
Staying Organized with Micro Content Planning
Seed Coworking

Designing your next website? How do we start?

Plan micro content to keep a clear blueprint for different types of content used on your website. Micro content builds the bigger picture and facilitates content creation on a macro level. Distinguish between the two and learn how micro-content planning will serve well for your content creators, designers, developers, and clients.

Guest Speaker: Rami Hassan @RealRamchilla Rami is a web developer in Toledo, Ohio who contributes to a logical web through information architecture and content planning. He configures and develops on content management systems such as Umbraco and Wordpress.

Thursday
Mar 15
Freelance Frustration? Fix It With Our Pro Tips and Tricks Discussion!
Seed Coworking

Ever find yourself frustrated with running and managing your freelance operation? Gain tips and insight into how to tackle these problems and more. Join us for a roundtable discussion with invited guest freelancers who will answer your questions about running a successful freelance business.

Our discussion will be moderated by Ken Franzen, Owner of Neon Goldfish. Guest Panelists include Nathan Lyle of My Web Maestro, Michael Temple of Temple Development Corp, and Andrew Rinaldi. Find the link to submit questions below. This event is offered by WordPress Toledo. Thanks to Seed Coworking for use of their space!

Please offer and post questions on our survey form. You may be completely anonymous if you like. Your questions will be shared with our panelists prior to the event so they have some time to consider them.

Please submit questions here: https://goo.gl/forms/jZ4Z6O7bEK7PMUDI2. Cut off for questions is March 13.

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Wednesday
Aug 29
Discovering Gutenberg
Seed Coworking

It has been a while since we all met for a talk and general kibitz. This month we're going to check out the new WordPress text editor called Gutenberg. After that, we will hold a tech session to help you with your WordPress technical issues. Got something you want to promote? Show us something you wish to share.

Laptops and other mobile tech is welcome. Smiles, name tags and water will be provided.

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Thursday
Nov 15
How to Attract & Nurture Clients for Your Freelance Business
Seed Coworking

Finding new clients to keep your freelance business in the black is probably one of the biggest concerns and issues that causes the most stress for freelancers. Come to this WordPress Meetup to learn strategies to find and nurture leads, turn them into well-paying customers, and keep them for life.

Our guest, Michael Temple is the owner of Temple Development Corporation with over 20 years of experience in the digital marketing industry.

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Tuesday
Jul 25, 2017
Word Press Security 101: How to Keep What's Yours
Sylvania Branch Library

Wordpress Toledo welcomes Eric Naujock!

Today it is commonplace to hear how software, servers, and devices have allowed people to access private data. As people who use WordPress whether as a blogger or as someone who builds websites, knowing how to keep our data, and our client's data safe is of utmost importance.

Please join us for an informal talk followed by a WP Q&A session. Join us afterward to continue the conversation over food & drinks at a restaurant.

Agenda:

  • 5:30 - Welcome & Networking
  • 6:00 - Announcements & Introduction
  • 6:15 - Talk
  • Security and WP Q&A
  • 7:30 - Close