May Meeting: Wednesday 16th, 7-9pm, Madlab

May’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk) on Wednesday, May 16th from 7pm to 9pm.

The Agenda includes:

  • WordPress News
  • A talk on an example of WordPress development process by Rich
  • Questions & Answers
  • Troubleshooting session
  • A Chance to show off your WordPress site

If you have other suggestions for items to go on the agenda, please comment here or on the mailing list.

Anyone with any experience of WordPress is welcome, whether you’ve heard about it and want to know more, you’re an experienced WordPress user or developer, or anything in between; you are welcome to our meetings.

MWUG is run by Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress with Matt Mullenweg (http://ma.tt/about), so come along to discover how WordPress can benefit you or your organisation, and get specific advice on any WordPress questions you have.

Subscribe to our Mailing list (http://groups.google.com/group/manchester-wordpress-user-group), check out our website (http://mwug.info), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/mwug), join us on Linked In (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Manchester-Wordpress-User-Group-3125011), like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/manchester.wordpress.user.group or join our MeetUp group http://www.meetup.com/ManchesterWordPressUserGroup.

See you at MWUG!

April Meeting Report

Last night’s meeting went pretty well I thought. And my talk “Just how far can you push Twenty Eleven without code” was well received. I said I would publish links to the plugins and resources I mentioned , so here goes:

In another part of the evening we mentioned backup plugins, and how to turn on debug in wp-config.php.

Another plugin that a few people expressed an interest in was CMS Tree Page View

We also mentioned StudioPress themes —  http://www.studiopress.com/ which I wholeheartedly recommend (affiliate link).

Finally, someone asked about being able to remove the original full size image after WordPress has resized it to create the thumbnail and intermediate sizes.   I thought I’d seen a plugin that did this, but couldn’t find it. I did, however find this snippet of code in answer to a question on WordPress Stack Exchange. That code could be turned into a plugin, but I would add a little extra code around it, including a check that the original size is actually bigger than your designated largest size.

If I forgot to mention something else we talked about, please leave a comment.

If you came to the meeting last night, let me know what you thought.

WordPress Myths – Slides

Here is the slide show I used when I presented on common WordPress myths in February.

I’ll try to put a voice over to it at some point.

Update: For those who can’t see the slides here on the page (I’m looking at you IE9) you may be able to see them on Slideshare — http://www.slideshare.net/mikelittle/mwug-wpmyths

April Meeting: Wednesday 18th, 7-9pm, Madlab

April’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk) on Wednesday, April 18th from 7pm to 9pm.

The Agenda includes:

  • WordPress News
  • A talk on an example of WordPress development process
  • Just how far can you push Twenty Eleven without code
  • Questions & Answers
  • Troubleshooting session
  • A Chance to show off your WordPress site

If you have other suggestions for items to go on the agenda, please comment here or on the mailing list.

Anyone with any experience of WordPress is welcome, whether you’ve heard about it and want to know more, you’re an experienced WordPress user or developer, or anything in between; you are welcome to our meetings.

MWUG is run by Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress with Matt Mullenweg (http://ma.tt/about), so come along to discover how WordPress can benefit you or your organisation, and get specific advice on any WordPress questions you have.

Subscribe to our Mailing list (http://groups.google.com/group/manchester-wordpress-user-group), check out our website (http://mwug.info), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/mwug), join us on Linked In (http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Manchester-Wordpress-User-Group-3125011), like our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/manchester.wordpress.user.group or join our MeetUp group http://www.meetup.com/ManchesterWordPressUserGroup.

See you at MWUG!