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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.

Aug 29, 2018
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.

Jun 22
Feeding the Headless Monster
MadAve Marketing Management

Feeding the Headless Monster

A talk all about Headless WordPress

Learn how to beat Google's Core Web Vitals with a fast, versatile and scalable website your visitors will love.

This session will explore the tools and methods TouchStone Digital is utilizing to deliver high performance websites which are a dream to maintain and update. Find out how to avoid pitfalls and land on your feet. Hosts Don Miller and Joe Hochgreve will be present to answer your questions.

Please come to network, enjoy the food (Balance Pan Asian) and learn about the next big thing in WordPress CMS technology.

Doors open at 5:30 pm; Presentation starts at 6:00 pm

Dinner and refreshments provided

Mar 15, 2018
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: Cut off for questions is March 13.

Nov 15, 2018
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.

May 31, 2018
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

Jun 17, 2019
How to Use Pods for Effective Custom Post Types (WordPress Toledo)
Seed Coworking

The Pods Framework allows an ordinary user or developer to easily create and extend custom post types, content types, taxonomies, users, media, or comments --- helping you keep your content organized and speed up the development of your project.

Pods is sponsored by Automattic, free to use, and has free support. It is a great alternative to Advanced Custom Fields.

Guest Speaker: Rebekah has been creating WordPress sites since 2008. She specializes in getting the most out of the Divi theme.

Learn more about Rebekah at

  • Bring yourself and friends -- Please RSVP!
  • Free WiFi
  • Laptops are welcome but not required.

Agenda: 30m Network -- The Talk -- 30m Wrap up and thank you!

After the event, join us across the street :)

Feb 22, 2018
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!

Jul 25, 2018
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.

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

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.


  • 5:30 - Welcome & Networking
  • 6:00 - Announcements & Introduction
  • 6:15 - Talk
  • Security and WP Q&A
  • 7:30 - Close
Jun 24, 2017
WordCamp Kent
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.


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 @

• How Much: $40 per person & available @

Jan 24, 2019
WordPress Geek Dinner
Beirut (restaurant)

WordPress Geek Dinner where we will be discussing WordPress, coding, and design. One of our members will be there to talk about his experience at WordCamp National in Nashville.

This will be a fun relaxing event over a great meal with a discussion around WordPress. Come have a great meal, talk, and socialize.

This event will be held at The Beirut Restaurant on Monroe St. We have a private room reserved that can hold 10 people so please register quickly before the spots fill up.

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.

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?


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.

Jan 25, 2018
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

Sep 19, 2019
WordPress Toledo for Charity
Seed Coworking

In September, the WordPress Toledo meetup group is helping Horizon Youth Theatre's WordPress website. They have a nice website but it needs a performance pick up. Come help us help this Toledo non profit.

Performance is not limited to running on a fast server. We'll use evaluation tools like GTMetrix and PageSpeed Insights, then work from baselines demonstrating performance gains, step by step. Join us to learn how! Discuss how to get more speed, help SEO, and improve accessibility on WordPress websites.

We will put together a plan to deliver a boost for Horizon Youth Theatre. Come to help, network, gain knowledge you can use. It's Win Win Win!

Free. Food and drinks provided.

  • 6:00-6:30 PM networking and food
  • 6:30-8:00 PM our program
  • 8:00 PM Wrap up
Sep 27, 2018
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.


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.