Building an Information Structure for your WordPress Site

This is part two, of a seven-part presentation series, structured to support those new to WordPress. The goal is to provide a contiguous set of WordPress Meetups designed to help attendees gain the skills to build and use a WordPress website. This series was developed in cooperation with the Four Points Chamber of Commerce. This beginner's session discusses how to plan your WordPress site and … [Continue reading]

July WordPress YouthCamp

WordPress Austin held our first "stand-alone" WordPress YouthCamp on July 12th at the Twin Oaks Branch of the Austin Public Library. At this three-hour workshop, local WordPress developer Taylor Christensen taught beginning WordPress (using WordPress.com) to a group of 17 kids and their parents. Taylor has been using WordPress and developing sites for six years, since he was 16 years old. Now … [Continue reading]

User Experience in the Real World

Presentation by Clark Wimberly Links/slides from presentation here: http://clarklab.com/talks/user-experience Pros and cons of common UX blunders What is UX? What a user experiences study of rules guiding emotions worth their … [Continue reading]

An Introduction to the Genesis Framework

The slides and additional meeting notes for "An Introduction to the Genesis Framework" are posted at: http://handsonwp.com/knowledge-base/tips-tricks/introduction-genesis-framework/ … [Continue reading]

Put Your Code Pants On

Be responsible with your code get organized version it if possible, work locally I know you can "just go in and change that one line". What happens when that one change mushrooms into a rabbit hole? Slow is safe, safe is … [Continue reading]

A Beginner’s Guide to WordPress Plugins

If you are just getting started with WordPress there is a good chance you are trying to figure out just what plugins are, how they add functionality to your WordPress site and some suggestions about the must have plugins for your site. To access … [Continue reading]

Intro to browser tools: Understanding the technical aspects of Firebug

Presented by Nick Batik, Pleiades Services Firebug is a Firefox extension To get it, go to Firefox menu under Tools > Add-ons and search for Firebug and install it into your browser. Firebug allows you to go under the hood of your … [Continue reading]

WordPress.com for Business (and everything else)

Thanks to everyone who attended last night's Beginner's WordPress meetup and heard about the "other flavor" of WordPress: sites hosted on WordPress.com. My … [Continue reading]

The Technical Aspects of SEO for WordPress

Announcements WordCamp Austin 2014 will be in April, final location and dates TBA soon. It will be a two day event this year for $40, and we will have an online option for those who can't attend in person. We are still looking for people who are … [Continue reading]

Best Practices for Administering WordPress

For the notes to this meetup, visit Best Practices for Administering WordPress … [Continue reading]