WordPress Translation Day 2016

Sunday, April 24th marks the occasion where WordPress users around the world unite to contribute to the development of WordPress. This day is about making WordPress fun and accessible to everyone of all backgrounds and languages. The day where we join together all over the world to help WordPress grow and most importantly to have fun doing it!

WordPress itself has been translated into over 160 languages with over 5000 people worldwide contributing to the translation of different elements of WordPress. The Polyglot team created WordPress Translation Day with the intention of holding events in major cities around the globe; banding together for one day only to increase knowledge on how to translate WordPress. There will be a 24 hour live stream of selected speakers from different countries teaching you how to translate in your own language, which we will be screening here in Manchester, UK.

We are more than happy to announce on behalf of MWUG Manchester WordPress User Group, that we will be taking part in WordPress Translation Day 2016, by holding our own event at the luxurious Manchester building very kindly provided by Auto Trader Group.

Please come along and join us! Our event will be held 1pm to 4pm on Sunday 24th April. The event is for WordPress Users and Translators to meet in an informal environment, talk tech, eat pizza and generally have a good time. All you need is a laptop and keenness to come and get involved. You don’t need a technical background, just a love of WordPress or helping to teach others about languages.

How to find us


Auto Trader Group plc 6th Floor
1 Tony Wilson Place
M15 4FN
+44 (0) 161 669 9888

The entrance to the Auto Trader building is located next door to Pizza Express and directly opposite HOME. Wapuu will be there in person to welcome you and direct you to the 6th floor where the fun begins!

The Auto Trader is a 10 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly and 2 minute walk from Manchester GMEX. If you are coming via metrolink the closest stop is Deansgate Castlefield, via train please see below for directions from Deansgate Station or 5 minute walk from Oxford Road Station too. Parking is also available on M15 4FN Q-Park

Thank you to Auto Trader Group who are kindly providing the venue and to 34SP.com Ltd who will be providing free refreshments on the day. If you have any further questions or want to contact one of the organisers please contact us:

Facebook: WordPress Translation Day Facebook pageMWUG Facebook page

Twitter: @mwug

Email: mwug.translation@gmail.com

Tel No: +44 (0) 7791003310 (Siobhan McMinn part of organisation team)



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

December’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 16th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Note: this month we are having our Xmas party! Kindly sponsored by 34sp.com

Come along for snacks, drinks, and a good chat.

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:30 — Prompt start –  Talk – Mike Little – WordPress 4.4 demo
  • 18:45 — Q&A – for topic covered
  • 19:00 — Party!
  • 21:00 — End

Thanks again to our sponsors: 34sp.com


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.

See you at MWUG!

Volunteering Opportunity for Video Enthusiasts

Mike and I are working on ways of making the knowledge sharing of the group more accessible and usable for more of the community. MWUG have some awesome expertise that could reach and help a much wider audience if we create the channels to do so.

We appreciate that not everyone can get to all or regular Meetups and that even those who do attend would like to review and digest some of the content again and later at their own pace. To that end we would like to video parts of the night and publish them on the web.

We are looking for a volunteer (or a small co-ordinated group) who would like to support the community in creating these video recordings. We would need you to have the appropriate equipment for lighting, recording, editing to then post on the MWUG site.

If this is your area of expertise either professionally or as a hobby, and you think you might be able to support MWUG in this way then please get in touch with either Mike or myself through MWUG, Meetup, or our social media.

We hope you can help us create a really cool resource for all of us.

Many thanks, and hope to see you at our next Meetup – go RSPV so we know to expect you!

Saz Bailey

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 Still looking for sponsors

WordCamp Manchester are still looking for a few more sponsors. If you feel you can support the conference please fill in the form on the Call for sponsors page.

We are especially looking for support from local businesses who are benefitting from WordPress.


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 – Call for Speakers

We are looking for speakers and presentations from areas both local and further a field.

Please see the Call for Speakers page for full information and submission form.

Submissions will be open till the 7th June. Update: Last date is now 31st May

We look forward to reading your submissions!