WordPress Meetup in OR - Oregon (United States)

2020-07-14 (Tuesday)
[Online] WordPress Help Desk Meetup - July 14th, 2020

Community: WordPress Portland

2020-07-14 18:00

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WordPress Happiness Bar

This is the place to come for learning and getting help over a hurdle. Bring be ready to share your question or help others with their questions. No question is too small.

This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. Whether you're a brand-new WordPress novice, a creative designer, an experienced blogger, a SEO and analytics expert, or even an advanced developer...all are welcome. We're all here to learn and share in this volunteer-run WordPress community.

Are you working on a project - your own or a client - and having challenges? Do you have an idea for your WordPress site, and you don't even know where to begin to implement it? Are you curious what themes or plugins to choose? Are you wrestling with your page builder? Do you need a better website host? This is the Meetup is for you!

If you don't need help, please join us anyway! There's always something to learn and perhaps you'll want to add your experience to the conversation.

The Meetup is 2 hours long and starts on time. Please join the meetup at the scheduled time (6:00 PM Pacific) by going to the Zoom link provided when you RSVP. For added security, we're not going to display the link publicly so you'll need to RSVP to see it.

2020-07-16 (Thursday)
WordPress Online with Zoom - Social Meetup for Hands-on Help - July 16th, 2020

Community: WordPress Portland

2020-07-16 12:00

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We are now online with Zoom for this Meetup:

This meetup is a social event designed for WordPress users to help each other use WordPress better and improve their knowledge.

The meeting is free and open to users of all levels. We are here to learn from each other, so bring your questions and answers to share.

The meeting will be a Zoom Meeting and you can join by clicking the link below:

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Time: Jul 16th,[masked]:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Before you join the meeting, to make sure your audio and video and screen sharing is working, go to www.zoom.com and sign up for free, then start a meeting to check your audio / video and see how to screen share. Then when you join the meeting online you will be all set to participate...

2020-08-03 (Monday)
[Online] The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Security

Community: WordPress Portland

2020-08-03 18:00

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In this Zoom presentation, David Schargel will be discussing all-things-security including various best practices, tools, techniques, and plugins you can use to better secure your websites.

David will explain some of the key concepts and terms, what hackers like to attack to compromise your website or spam it, a "101" on getting started with security, how to up your security game, what security plugins can and cannot do, and a bunch of intermediate and advanced topics that you can graduate into. David will also briefly connect about what to do if your website is hacked.

This Meetup is intended for a wide range of users. Regardless if you consider yourself a WordPress novice, looking to refine your security practices, or a long-time system administrator on their own servers, David will make sure you have some takeaways. The best security comes from some simple steps that you can easily take.

If you do not need help with security, please join us anyway! There is always something to learn and perhaps you'll find a tidbit or two that will engage you.


Note: This will not be at our usual location, it will be an online event using Zoom. If you don't already have an account, you can sign up for free at https://zoom.us. You can download the desktop software, use a browser extension, or download the mobile app. If you haven't used Zoom before, please get set up and familiar with it in advance. We recommend you upgrade to the latest version. If you're using the desktop software, you may need to check for upgrades manually.

For added security, the Zoom link will not be public. You must RSVP to see it.

Along the bottom of the Zoom window, there are buttons to mute/unmute yourself, enable/disable your video, access the Participants panel, and access the Chat panel, among other things.

For security and to prevent interruptions, everyone else will be prevented from screen sharing during the meetup. Your audio and video *should* be off by default when you join the call, but you may want to double check when you join. You can unmute yourself and turn on your video, but please note that you may be included in the recording. If you unmute yourself, please only do so temporarily, while you're asking your question. This helps reduce background noise in the recording.

If you have a question, please go to the Participants panel and click the button to "raise your hand". Our presenter will take breaks to answer questions, and our moderator will call on whoever has their hand raised. You can unmute yourself while you ask your question, and then mute yourself and lower your hand after you're done.

There's also a Chat panel. You can use the chat to introduce yourself and converse with others, but if you have a question for the presenter, remember to "raise your hand". We won't be monitoring the chat as frequently.

We'll record the presentation and link to the video in the comments once it's been processed.

If time permits, we'll open up the conversation after the presentation. We encourage people to converse in our Portland Slack group for general WordPress discussion at any time. You can join here: https://join.slack.com/t/wpportland/shared_invite/enQtNDIwMDY4MTQzODYyLTI4ZTcyMzVjOWRhNjI0YTNmNDg2NGI1N2I3Yzc2ZGI1NDg3NjQ1N2ExMzlkZDIzNDQxM2FmY2E0NWQwZGQ3YzM