April Meeting: Wednesday 15th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

April’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little and Saz Bailey, takes place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk) on Wednesday, the 15th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Note:this month we are continuing withe the changed format to try to help more of you in the ways you’ve asked us.

Broad format of the meeting:

  • educational talks on wider topics pertinent to WordPress
  • practical help to progress your live projects through any current blocks
  • opportunity to share your projects or your WP skills, experience, services etc.
  • opportunity to grow your personal WP knowledge and skills in a hands-on way

To create the space to do this we will be delivering the WP update differently and removing the dedicated ‘mingle’ time – but don’t worry you’ll still get that opportunity!

We believe that more people can benefit from Mike’s updates if we make them available online for review by the wider community and before the meeting for those who attend. So Mike will be recording and archiving them on the MWUG site, the link for which we will post on Meetup.com and in an email before the session.

We want to create a buzz of activity, connections and breakthroughs. The ‘mingle’ time will merge with our new WP Clinic time to give us 1 hour 15 mins. We urge all attendees to help us make this session work by participating in its value through:

  • requesting help in resolving a current issue
  • offering your skills and expertise where you believe you can help
  • or by simply observing and discussing others issues, options and resolutions

At the start of the clinic we invite you to list your project or match your ability to help a fellow MWUGer.

We are excited to be offering more and hope that you, our wonderful MWUGers, can benefit from the changes no matter what your experience. If you’ve been nervous or torn about attending before then perhaps now is the time to give us a shot.

So what do you think? We value your opinion. Drop us a note back (in the comments here, or on the mailing list) and let us know if this is a good or not. And please bear with us as we try things and tweak the format.

New Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:30 — Prompt start –  Andreas will talk about his Clinic experience
  • 18:45 — Q&A – for topic covered and Mike’s WP update
  • 19:00 — WP clinic – bring your laptop and get the hands on help you need
  • 20:15 — Tech session – Simon Wheatley will talk about WordPress Rewrite Rules
  • 21:00 — End

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 only 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.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

 

Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress, runs MWUG 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/Google group (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!

March Meeting: Wednesday 18th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

March’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little and Saz Bailey, takes place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk) on Wednesday, the 18th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Note:this month we’re shaking things up and changing the format to try to help more of you in the ways you’ve asked us.

We are introducing:

  • educational talks on wider pertinent topics to WordPress
  • practical help to progress your live projects through any current blocks
  • opportunity to visibly share your projects or your WP skills, experience, services etc.
  • opportunity to grow your personal WP knowledge and skills in a hands on way

To create the space to do this we will be delivering the WP update differently and removing the dedicated ‘mingle’ time – but don’t worry you’ll still get that opportunity!

We believe that more people can benefit from Mike’s updates if we make them available online for review by the wider community and before the meeting for those who attend. So Mike will be recording and archiving them on the MWUG site, the link for which we will post on Meetup.com and in this monthly email the week before the session. (This months will be after this weekend).

We want to create a buzz of activity, connections and breakthroughs. The ‘mingle’ time will merge with our new WP Clinic time to give us 1 hour 15 mins. We urge all attendees to help us make this session work by participating in its value through:

  • requesting help in resolving a current issue
  • offering your skills and expertise where you believe you can help
  • or by simply observing and discussing others issues, options and resolutions

At the start of the clinic we invite you to list your project or match your ability to help a fellow MWUGer.

We are excited to be offering more and hope that you, our wonderful MWUGers, can benefit from the changes no matter what your experience. If you’ve been nervous or torn about attending before then perhaps now is the time to give us a shot.

So what do you think? We value your opinion. Drop us a note back (in the comments here, or on the mailing list) and let us know if this is a good or not. And please bear with us as we try things and tweak the format.

New Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:30 — Prompt start – topic presentation or someone showing their site
  • 18:45 — Q&A – for topic covered and Mike’s WP update
  • 19:00 — WP clinic – bring your laptop and get the hands on help you need
  • 20:15 — Tech session – for programmers and developers
  • 21:00 — End

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 only 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.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

 

Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress, runs MWUG 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!

February Meeting: Wednesday 18th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab (New Federation House)

February’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk – New federation house) on Wednesday, the 18th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Note: This month’s meeting is at New Federation House (Danzig St entrance)

The Agenda includes:

General Session (6.30 — 7.30)

  • WordPress News
  • Talk: A planning session for MWUG – Let’s get come up with some ideas for future talks
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions

Break for coffee, a chat, networking, etc.

Technical session (8.00 — 9.00)

  • Technical news
  • Talk: A planning session for MWUG – Let’s get come up with some ideas for future tech talks
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions

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.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

 

Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress, runs MWUG 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!

January Meeting: Wednesday 21st, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

January’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk on Wednesday, the 21st from 6.30pm to 9pm.

The Agenda includes:

General Session (6.30 — 7.30)

  • WordPress News
  • Talk: Mike Little – A round-up of interesting new plugins and old classics
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions

Break for coffee, a chat, networking, etc.

Technical session (8.00 — 9.00)

  • Technical news
  • Talk: Mike Little – Running WordPress under NGINX
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions

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.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress, runs MWUG 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!

December Meeting Wednesday 17th – Xmas Party!

December’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk) on Wednesday, the 17th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Decembers agenda will be slightly different with a shorter presentation by Mike followed by a chance to mingle and chat with food and drinks:

  • WordPress news– Mike Little
  • Party!
This month’s event is vey kindly sponsored by 34sp.com.
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.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

MWUG is run by Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress, 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!

 

November Meeting: Wednesday 19th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab/Terrace

November’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at Terrace (next door to MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk)) on Wednesday, the 19th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Note: As MadLab is closed for refurbishment, we will meet next door in Terrace. Someone will be at the MadLab door with directions.

The Agenda includes:

General Session (6.30 — 7.30)

  • WordPress News
  • Talk: Siobhan McKeown – What’s coming in WordPress
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions
  • General Discussion

Break for networking, etc.

Technical session (8.00 — 9.00)

  • Technical news
  • Talk: Mike Little – TBD
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions

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.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress, runs MWUG 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!

October Meeting: Wednesday 15th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab/Terrace

October’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at Terrace (next door to MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk)) on Wednesday, the 15th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Note: As MadLab is closed for refurbishment, we will meet next door in Terrace. Someone will be at the MadLab door with directions.

The Agenda includes:

General Session (6.30 — 7.30)

  • WordPress News
  • Talk: Mike Little – TBD
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions
  • General Discussion

Break for networking, etc.

Technical session (8.00 — 9.00)

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.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress, runs MWUG 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!

September Meeting: Wednesday 17th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab/Terrace

Septembers’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at Terrace (next door to MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk)) on Wednesday, the 17th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Note: As MadLab is closed for refurbishment, we will meet next door in Terrace. Someone will be at the MadLab door with directions.

The Agenda includes:

General Session (6.30 — 7.30)

  • WordPress News
  • Talk: Mike Little – WordPress 4.0
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions
  • General Discussion

Break for networking, etc.

Technical session (8.00 — 9.00)

  • Technical news
  • Talk: John Peden – WP Multisite showcase[*]
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions

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

WP Multisite showcase – A talk by John Peden

WordPress as an enterprise-level CMS – WordPress shook off it’s image as a simple blogging tool some time ago. John was engaged on an 18-month long project with The British Council that pushed the use of WordPress as an enterprise-level CMS and included a super-advanced deployment and caching system you probably won’t have seen elsewhere.

 

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.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress, runs MWUG 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!

August Meeting: Wednesday 20th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

August’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk) or somewhere close on Wednesday, the 20th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Update: We will meet in the normal upstairs room at MadLab.

The Agenda includes:

General Session (6.30 — 7.30)

  • WordPress News
  • Talk: Mike Little – TBD
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions
  • General Discussion

Break for networking, etc.

Technical session (8.00 — 9.00)

  • Technical news
  • Talk: Tom J Nowell  – WP CLI
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions

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.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress, runs MWUG 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!

July Meeting: Wednesday 16th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

July’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk) on Wednesday, the 16th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

The Agenda includes:

General Session (6.30 — 7.30)

  • WordPress News
  • Talk: Mike Little – TBD
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions
  • General Discussion

Break for networking, etc.

Technical session (8.00 — 9.00)

  • Technical news
  • Talk: Tim Nash – WP-API
  • Questions & Answers session – bring your questions

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.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know at our Meetup page.

Mike Little (http://zed1.com), co-founder of WordPress, runs MWUG 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!