June 2017 Meeting: Wednesday 21st, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

June’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.

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

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:30 — Prompt start –  Overview of WordPress 4.8 – Mike Little – WordPress news
  • 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 — In Depth Talk – Responsive Images – Belinda Mustoe
  • 21:00 — End
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 (https://mikelittle.org), 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.

See you at MWUG!

May 2017 Meeting: Wednesday 17th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

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

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

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:30 — Prompt start –  Talk (TBD) – WordPress news
  • 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 — In Depth Talk – TBD
  • 21:00 — End
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 (https://mikelittle.org), 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.

See you at MWUG!

April 2017 Meeting: Wednesday 19th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

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

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

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:30 — Prompt start –  WP news + What’s your WordPress Story? Tips for speaking at MWUG
  • 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 — In Depth Talk – Internet 101 — Dan Foster
  • 21:00 — End
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 (https://mikelittle.org), 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.

See you at MWUG!

March 2017 Meeting: Wednesday 15th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

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

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

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:30 — Prompt start –  Talk (TBD) – WordPress news
  • 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 — In Depth Talk – Using Vary Vagrant Vagrants 2 (Tom J Nowell)
  • 21:00 — End
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 (https://mikelittle.org), 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.

See you at MWUG!

Public Speaking as a WordPress User

There are a lot of exciting plans for WordPress in 2017 and we do look forward to telling you about them and hearing what you are excited about with WordPress. Thank you very Much to Jonny A and John Cooper for kicking off 2017 with their amazing January talks and opening our eyes to new ways of using WordPress, also we had a great turnout, you both did an amazing job

Photo of public speaking at MWUG at Madlab in 2017

Public Speaking

The great parts about having new speakers at MWUG is how we all perceive WordPress and use it in our day to day lives. John Cooper spoke to us in January about he uses WordPress with podcasts and how you can make a business out of this. Needless to say his talk went down a treat and we’re very glad to see you back at MWUG in February!

An often misconception is that in order to speak publicly about WordPress you need to specialise in a certain area of it. That couldn’t be further from the truth. We all attend WordPress user groups for different reasons. We’re developers, designers and most importantly users of WordPress. We know what we like and we enthuse about the good parts and the parts that need improvement. The one thing we can unite on is the WordPress user and the experience of using WordPress.

It’s so important for us all as attendees to learn a thing or two about what people want from WordPress, to know we’re all on the right track together and to make sure we’re their because we want to utilise WordPress to it’s full potential. For many historic years WordPress was perceived as a blogging platform, it’s still an amazing tool for that purpose but we’re so far beyond that logic now, WordPress is much much more than that. It’s amazing opensource collaboration, a tool for building dreams.

At MWUG we like to have a mix of User experience talks and tech talks too. January saw Johnny A talk about smarter WordPress menus, this was also an incredibly fascinating talk and very good for UX. We’re open to all kinds of talks and if you want to give it go we’re happy to give you some ideas too.

So to round it up thank you to both our January speakers, you were both thoroughly enjoyable to watch and we had many attendees openly express what they learned from you both. 2017 is about actively encouraging you as WordPress users to share your experiences, how you use WordPress, what’s important to you, what you are excited about, what you like and what you’d like to see improvements in. We’d love to hear from you!

Thank you to everyone who filled in our venue sponsors survey Madlab. As ever we’ll see you on Wednesday!

February 2017 Meeting: Wednesday 15th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

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

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

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:30 — Prompt start – WordPress news – Kayleigh Thorpe  – Galleries and Image Optimisation
  • 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 — In Depth Talk – John Cooper  – Real World Clients
  • 21:00 — End
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 (https://mikelittle.org), 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.

See you at MWUG!

January 2017 Meeting: Wednesday 18th, 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 18th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

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

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:30 — Prompt start –  Talk: John Cooper  – Podcasting with WordPress
  • 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 — In Depth Talk: Jonny A – Making WordPress Menus Smarter
  • 21:00 — End
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 (https://mikelittle.org), 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.

See you at MWUG!

December 2016 Xmas party: Wednesday 21st, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

December’s Manchester WordPress User Group Christmas Meetup, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little and this year is being hosted be Siobhan Hancock and Tom J Nowell. Come and join us! It will be taking place at MadLab (http://madlab.org.uk) on Wednesday, the 21st from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Agenda:

As it’s our Christmas Doo, the agenda will be a little different this year. We will be having a quick talon’t have any talks but will be using this chance to socialise and meet your fellow attendees, over pizza, beer and mince pies, kindly provided by local hosting company 34SP.com

We will still be holding our WordPress clinic. Feel free to bring your laptops and share your problems and we will be happy to help. All WordPress enthusiasts are welcome. Come and join us whether it’s your first time or you are a regular, we look forward to celebrating a great year in WordPress together!

Graphic of Snowflakes and the WordPress logo

2017 Call for speakers

Ever thought about speaking at an event? Perhaps you’d like to gain experience talking at MWUG in 2017? MWUG Manchester WordPress User Group is a small friendly crowd of around 40/50 people and we are always looking for new contributors and fresh ideas. We are based at Madlab in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and meet every third Wednesday of the month

You don’t have to be a WordPress developer or a designer! Everyone is welcome. If you are a WordPress user and have a favourite plugin that you’d like to tell the world about or a theme that you like, we would love to hear about it!

If you know you would like to speak but are stuck for ideas we have some ideas Non WordPress based talks are welcomed too. Apply to speak at MWUG 2017

Photograph of MWUG Attendees

November 2016 Meeting: Wednesday 16th, 6.30-9pm, Madlab

November’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.

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

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:30 — Prompt start –  WordPress news – Review of Upcoming WordPress 4.7
  • 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 — In Depth Talk – Tim Nash – Something technical
  • 21:00 — End
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 (https://mikelittle.org), 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.

See you at MWUG!