Beginners Open Forum for beginners

February 22, 2013
John Saddington at Atlanta WordCamp

John Saddington at Atlanta WordCamp

Are you new to WordPress? We will spend the hour on basics then we will break for 15 minutes before our WordPress Technical Meetup starting at 7:30.

You are welcome to stay for the second meetup at no extra charge, but if you are not familiar with WordPress and are not at all technical then it may be over your head and you are welcomed to sneak on out.


Hosting vs. Hosts Smackdown

October 27, 2009

Looking for a new host or having a problem with your current hosting provider?

There are so many hosting companies out there it’s not worth the worry.

Tell us about your good and bad experiences.


Birmingham Wordcamp is right around the corner

September 15, 2009

With WordCamp Birmingham so close to our meeting date we will forgo the meeting this month.

There are already 11 speakers and of course Matt Mullenweg will be the keynote speaker.

This is a Saturday and Sunday event (September 26 & 27th). I’m looking for a hotel that will be close to both venues and think I can get a room discount with 10 or more rooms.

I urge everyone to attend this event. Saturday will be the big day with an 8am registration:
so get there early.

August Meeting MashingUp

August 19, 2009

Mashup Night!

We will connect with 2 blog networks that will propagate your posts to your profile and to friends in your network.

You will need ftp access to your site and/or access to – edit or widgets on your site.
So bring your laptop/netbook.

Connect to MSN/Bing
Will Bing over take Google? I don’t thinks so, not this year anyway. But it will be an important aspect to any seo work because of it’s new relationship with Yahoo.

We will make a direct connection with our WordPress site and Bing that will almost guarantee an indexing (not a positioning). We will add a plugin for this. You will also be able to duplicate this process with Google as well.

What you will need:
Wordpress 2.7+ or 2.8+ on your host
a hotmail or msn email account

We have a lot of work cut out for us so get their early if you need extra time.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

June Meeting: Plugins Thinking outside the box

June 19, 2009

This meeting will be about how to find the write plugin that’s safe & secure and installing. OK there may also be a top 10 list, but the idea is finding plugins that will compliment your site.

I would like everyone to talk and give a demo of their top 1 or 2 plugins or widgets.

There are over 4,000 plugins and widgets:

How do you choose the right one for you?

Which ones are the standard you want on every site?

How can you optimize them for your site?

Date: June 30th 7:00 pm
Location: Caribou Coffee
3487 Northside Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA, 30327
(404) 846-9777

LinkedIn with WordPress

April 27, 2009

Here’s a nice little app that syncs your WordPress site into your LinkedIn account.

April Meeting- Social and Website Modeling

April 27, 2009

Date: April 28th 7:00pm
Location: 1009 Marietta St NW Atlanta, GA 30318 (404) 815-9886 map



Where do you get your inspiration? Who are your favorite Web designers?

I’m be looking at the members comments and will make some decissions about future meetings. Please feel free to leave a comment if there is something specific you would like.

This is what I have so far:

  • May Get your WordPress Site-blog up and working.
  • June: Finding the right Plugins
  • July: Working with Themes

Looking forward to seeing you soon.