Announcing Another Clinic

If you enjoyed the clinic at the last meet up, great! If you participated and benefitted from it, even better. We’ll be doing it again next month.

However, we recognise the limitations of the MWUG clinics in terms of time and expertise on the night. We also know that many of you are experiencing the frustrations of just trying to get your WP and, for many, marketing stuff done.

WP Velocity Live WordPress Clinics

To that end, Saz and I have collaborated to launch our WP Clinics. They are aimed at WordPress users who don’t want to get too ‘under the hood’ but need to resolve barriers to site changes or updates and progress their project. We will help you gain confidence as the owner and captain of your ship for cost management and marketing purposes, and keep your project moving forward.

So we have two invitations for you……

Join us at our first WordPress Clinic Live in Manchester on Saturday April 4th:
Grab all the details and register here. Places are very strictly limited to 12 so don’t delay.

As a thank you for your support on our first ever event we have a very special quick movers offer; a free ticket ticket worth £297 to attend Power to Achieve – Join Saz and a small exclusive group on a weekend of transformational training for entrepreneurs (dates for November are yet to be released). We have 3 tickets to give away to the first 3 people who register for WP Velocity Live. Grab them quickly. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Volunteer to help us at WordPress Clinic Live: Come and join in the fun!
We are looking for people to help us as our WP Velocity experts at live events. There are loads of benefits in doing this – here are some…..

  • Be regularly mentored by Mike and Saz
  • Gain diverse experience of WP problems and solutions
  • Regularly learn from other experienced WP experts
  • Build your people, consulting, and problem solving skills
  • Strengthen your presence in the wider WP community outside MWUG
  • Become an active and known WP expert
  • Build relationships with ideal future clients as their businesses grow
  • Enjoy that lovely feel-good glow of knowing you made someones day, month or year!

If you are interested in becoming a WP Velocity Live volunteer we want to hear from you straight away – don’t delay; contact us a.s.a.p. You can phone Saz on 07791 100968 or Mike on 0161 408 4233.

Mike and Saz

WordCamp Manchester – Call for Speakers Submission Date Change

With only a few weeks before WordCamp Manchester, the team has decided to move the Call for Speakers submission date forward to the 31st May.

This is to ensure that we have enough time to contact all the speakers and publicise the talks ahead of the camp.

Apologies to anyone who was planning to submit in June but hopefully we’ve given you enough notice to get your talks submitted!

Remember we are interesting in all topics and if you are not sure of what talk to give, there are some ideas on our Call for Speakers page!

WordCamp Manchester 2014 Announced

WordCamp Manchester

Saturday 28th June 2014
Manchester Metropolitan University
Registration from 8:30am ends 5:30pm

We are pleased to announce WordCamp Manchester.
The date are venue are confirmed.
More details will follow in due course, including the speakers, schedule for the day, how and when to buy tickets, the after-party etc.



January 2014 meeting notes and slides

Simon Owen has again written some great notes from the January MWUG meeting, including links to the things  mentioned during the evening. Thanks Simon.

There are a number of comments from various people, some with notes and links on our Meetup page.

Rhys Wynne has published the slides from his Introduction to WordPress SEO talk, thanks Rhys.

If anyone else has a writeup of this (or any other meetings), please let me know (via the contact form or the comments) and I’ll happily link to them from here.

Cheers, see you all next month!


WordPress 10th Anniversary Party (with cake) – 27th May

Who likes cake? Who likes WordPress? Who wants to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of WordPress with cake?

My company, Code For The People, and Human Made (from over the hills in Derbyshire), and possibly some others from west of Manchester are putting on a WordPress 10th Anniversary party, with the one, the only, Mike Little, WordPress co-founder, at The Function Room, upstairs in Odder Bar on Oxford Rd, Manchester on Monday 27th May.

We’d love to see as many of the Manchester WordPress User Group members as can come, and other WordPress users of course, so please RSVP on the Meetup page here.

So far our plans involve food, drinks, cake… and we’re working on other activities (suggestions welcome).

Hopefully see you there!