January meeting: Wednesday 19th

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday January 19th at Manchester Digital Laboratory (a.k.a. MadLab) 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN at 7pm – 9pm-ish

This month and for this year I would like us to consider a new idea: I have had it suggested a few times that a project for the group that we build as part of the monthly meetings might be a good way for people to learn about WordPress.

Agenda:

  • WordPress 3.1
  • What Will 2011 Hold for WordPress?
  • Group Project Planning
  • Q&A

As usual anyone and everyone working with, using, or just interested in, WordPress is welcome.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting. Let’s make 2011 a great WordPress year!

Mike

December Meeting: Wednesday 15th

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday December 15th at Manchester Digital Laboratory (a.k.a. MadLab) 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN at 7pm – 9pm-ish

We haven’t set an agenda yet, so if you have any suggestions for the agenda please leave a comment or sign up for our mailing list in the sidebar and suggest something there.

As usual anyone and everyone working with, using, or just interested in, WordPress is welcome.

Mike

November meeting: Wednesday 17th

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday November 17th at Manchester Digital Laboratory (a.k.a. MadLab) 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN at 7pm – 9pm-ish

We haven’t set an agenda yet, so if you have any suggestions for the agenda please leave a comment or sign up for our mailing list in the sidebar and suggest something there.

As usual anyone and everyone working with, using, or just interested in, WordPress is welcome.

Mike

October Meeting 20 October

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday October  20th at Manchester Digital Laboratory (a.k.a. MadLab) 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN at 7pm – 9pm-ish

On the agenda will be a report from me about this month’s WordPress in Whitehall mini conference.

I’ve also been asked to give a quick tutorial on the working so the Page_Walker class.

If you have other suggestions for the agenda please leave a comment or sign up for our mailing list in the sidebar and suggest something there.

As usual anyone and everyone working with, using, or just interested in, WordPress is welcome.

See you there.

Mike

August Meeting – Wednesday 18th

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday August 18th at Manchester Digital Laboratory (a.k.a. MadLab) 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN at 7pm – 9pm-ish

On the agenda will be a report from me about this year’s WordCamp UK held in Manchester and attended by a number of our members.

If you have other suggestions for the agenda please leave a comment or sign up for our mailing list in the sidebar and suggest something there.

As usual anyone and everyone working with, using, or just interested in, WordPress is welcome.

See you there.

WordCamp UK in Manchester

NOTE: This was posted on the MWUG mailing list by Mike a few days ago. I am posting it here again for anyone not on the mailing list.

In case you hadn’t heard, WordCamp UK is coming to Manchester. The unconference  is being held on the weekend of July 17th and 18th at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School.

Tickets are on sale now http://2010.wordcampuk.org/tickets/, and all ticket sales end at 1100 (am) on Sunday 11 July 2010. That’s £30 for two full days of meeting fellow WordPress users, publishers, designers, and developers.

There are four simultaneous tracks this year: General & user, Specialist & developer, Miscellaneous & spontaneous and a ‘Genius Bar’ (a range of WordPress experts available to advice attendees on a one-to-one basis).

Mike be presenting on Sunday. He’ll probably hang around the Genius bar at times too.

I’ll be taking part on the WordHack sessions and also help Shaun with co-ordination. If you’re interested in taking part in this year’s WordHack add your project idea.

Don’t worry you don’t need technical expertise to suggest an idea. If you run a WordPress site/blog but don’t know how to solve a business problem you should suggest it.

It will be a great weekend, if you are a WordPress user, developer, or designer, or are just considering using WordPress you should come along.

This user group is helping to organise the unofficial social on the Friday night before the event for people who are arriving a day early.

You can find out latest on WordCamp UK via Twitter(@wordcampuk).

We look forward to seeing you there.

Next Meeting June 16th 2010

The next MWUG meeting will be held at Manchester Digital Laboratory , aka MadLab, on Wednesday 16th June 2010. Time: 7pm to 9pm-ish.

Everyone is welcome. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned WordPress user, or even if you are just thinking of using WordPress, please come along and meet a friendly bunch of people who are willing to help with problems you may have, or just to chat about WordPress.

On the agenda this month:

  • We are open to suggestions:

Please add any agenda suggestions to the comments, or respond on the mailing list.

Minutes of May 2010 meeting

Ben Gibbs kindly wrote up his notes from our last meeting.

Agenda:

  • WordCampUK catchup
    • Tickets
    • Bank Account
    • Friday Social
    • Chi-Chi’s email
    • Delegate pack
  • WordPress on mobile
  • WP 3.0
  • Custom Post types

WordCampUK: Ticket sales and sponsorship money are waiting for the Bank Account to be set-up

Tickets could be on sale in maybe 2 weeks

Lots of info at http://wiki.wordcampuk.tonyscott.org.uk/Main_Page

WordCampUK Program: http://wiki.wordcampuk.tonyscott.org.uk/2010_running_order

Gurbir is taking the lead for the Friday night fun

Chi-Chi has invited MWUG members to visit the WordCampUK venue, MMU Business School on Mon 21st June, 4-5:30pm.

Joining the WordCampUK mailing list is worth it.

Gurbir wants to produce a Delegate Guide for WordCampUK. It will contain a map with certain locations, programme, potentially a list of delegates. Gurbir will also try to get 10% discount at local restaurants for delegates.

WordPress on Mobile: How well does the WP Admin Area display and work on mobile platforms eg. in developing countries? Admin Area is still heavy, though more accessibility in 3.0. Front-end form or email may be best option.

WP 3.0 does not have a release date yet.

Mike enthused about Custom Post Types. They don’t appear in the Loop…apparently! [Ed. – I was referring in part to this article by Alex King]

Next Meeting 19th May 2010

The next MWUG meeting will be held at Manchester Digital Laboratory , aka MadLab, on Wednesday 19th May 2010. Time: 7pm to 9pm-ish.

Everyone is welcome. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned WordPress user, or even if you are just thinking of using WordPress, please come along and meet a friendly bunch of people who are willing to help with problems you may have, or just to chat about WordPress.

On the agenda this month:

  • WordCampUK catchup
    • Tickets
    • Bank Account
    • Friday Social
    • Chi-Chi’s email
    • Delegate pack
  • WordPress on mobile
  • WP 3.0
  • Custom Post types
  • I’m looking for suggestions:

Please add any agenda suggestions to the comments.

Meeting Notes 21st April 2010

There were only three of us last night at April’s MWUG; myself ,  Richard and John.

We initially chatted about how we started with WordPress and what we do with it nowadays, then we went upstairs at MadLab after an MDDA event and continued chatting while eating the leftover food from the MDDA event!

We talked a bit about the WordCamp social on saturday night which Richard is organising, about contact forms and stat tracking, the ash cloud and V3  features we’re excited about. So, we didn’t cover anything from the agenda!

Hopefully, we’ll see more people next month!

Report by Ben