Understanding The Web Hosting Options for Your WordPress Site

April's Deep Dive Dive Discussion is one of our first, Member's Choice Topics — "How to I know what kind of web hosting features I need?" This discussion is for business site owners / managers considering adding eCommerce features, or site membership options; those new to WordPress and even those of us who have been hosting our sites for a while, and wonder if we made the right choice for our … [Continue reading]

Building a Steady Stream of Customers to your WordPress Site Using FaceBook

PRESENTER: Chris Mercer, you can catch his weekly PODCAST at:  http://seriouslysimplemarketing.com FaceBook is putting a firewall between personal and business accounts. Go to http://business.facebook.com to get a free account. If you have an existing account with which you paid for FB adv,  you can migrate it in. Use your regular FB email and migrate the pages you already manage in. Use your … [Continue reading]

2015 Austin Meetup Organizers and Volunteers


Thank you to all the folks that answered our call for volunteers. Below find our 2015 Austin WordPress Team Meetup Organizers Pat Ramsey  / @pat_ramsey Nick Batik /@Nick_Batik Sandi Batik / @Sandi_Batik Jackie Dana / @jadana17 Corey Ellis … [Continue reading]

What You Need To Know About Installing Jetpack Site Stats on your WordPress site

Brandon Kraft

Presenter Brandon Kraft follow@Kraft Scribe:Donna Blumberg Jetpack (here called JP)  is built into WordPress.com (here called wp.com) sites. He briefly explained the difference between wp.com and wordpress.org (self hosted sites) Some themes … [Continue reading]

Deep Dive Group – Moving Forward

As we do every year, the Austin WordPress Meetup Organizer surveyed our members. Mendel presented the survey results to your intrepid program planners and some community volunteers and we can up with some major changes to how we will structure the … [Continue reading]

What WP Developers Need to Know about Responsive Images

Christopher Schmitt

This month's meet-up presented Christopher Schmitt, web design specialist, trainer, CSS3, HTML5, UX, IA consultant, and  author of Designing Web & Mobile Graphics, CSS Cookbook, the HTML5 Cookbook and several other books. He has given talks … [Continue reading]

Deep Dive Discussion — Effective Web Content Creation and Management

This month’s Deep-Dive Discussion, lead by H. Sandra Chevalier-Batik, focused on the tools and processes available to help you develop and implement an effective web content creation and management strategy for your WordPress site. Our discussion … [Continue reading]

eCommerce for Your WordPress Site

This month's Austin WordPress sessions for beginners — An  Introduction to eCommerce — understanding the basics of adding eCommerce to your WordPress site. WordPress Developer and Trainer, Nick Batik will reviewed the eCommerce process — SSLs, … [Continue reading]

Setting up a Development Environment for a New, First-Time Developer

Chris Wiegman lead this month's WordPress Intermediate session. "Setting up a development environment for a new, first-time developer." This presentation is the next installment in our "Putting Your Code Pants On" series — design to help those ready … [Continue reading]