MWUG postponed until further notice

I’m sorry to have to announce I am postponing all MWUG meetings until further notice.

I have been running this meetup group since June 2009. In that time, I think there have only been about 10 meetings cancelled (most of them in the last 12 months). And in that time we have had around 25 – 30 speakers besides myself. The rest of the time I have had to provide the talks or do something to make the meeting worthwhile for people to attend.

Despite having a dozen different volunteers over the years, I have mostly managed the meetup on my own. And I’m tired of having to do that.

In the early years I thought that was how it had to be. Then for a few years I had some help from Saz Bailey. But she’s had her own valid reasons for not being able to help for the past few years. Then for some of 2018 and 2019 Sue Fernandes helped keep the interest up by running her successful breakout sessions. But I still ran the main session. Others have occasionally helped out too. Belinda, Hugo, Siobhan, and more. And I am very grateful for that help.

But the last year has been difficult for everyone and running the meetup had mostly fallen on me.

So, until someone else — in fact, several people — step up to find speakers, organise, publicise, and run the meetings; MWUG meetings are postponed.

Several people already have access to this website, the meetup account, and even the twitter account. If you don’t need that anymore, please let me know. If new people want access, let me know.

I don’t want to be a gatekeeper to the success of this group. It’s one of the oldest, if not the oldest, WordPress-specific meetup in the UK. But I at least have to know who you are or you need someone I do know to put your name forward.

If you feel you want to start your own Manchester WordPress meetup, details are here.

— Mike Little

 

November 2020 Meeting: Wednesday 18th, 6-8pm, Online

November’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place  online using Zoom on Wednesday, the 18th from 6pm to 8pm.

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:00 — Intro and WordPress news – Mike Little
  • 18:30 — WP clinic – Ask your question (below) and get the help you need
  • 20:00 — 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.

We will be hosting the online meeting on Zoom. Make sure you have Zoom installed before the meeting starts. Or you can use the Zoom web app (make sure to test that it works beforehand.)

During the meeting, if you want to ask questions or make a contribution, please raise your hand and a moderator will unmute you so you can ask your question. You can use the chat functionality to ask or answer any questions too.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know on our Meetup page.

The Zoom link will only appear an hour before the start and only if you have RSVP-ed for the event.

When you click on the meeting room URL, you will put you in a waiting room so connection may be delayed slightly.

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!

Clinic Question

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October 2020 Meeting: Wednesday 21st, 6-8pm, Online

October’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place  online using Zoom on Wednesday, the 21st from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:00 — Intro and WordPress news – Mike Little
  • 18:30 — WP clinic – Ask your question (below) and get the help you need
  • 19:20 — In Depth Talk – “Better Tech Notes” by Andreas Andrews
  • 20:00 — 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.

We will be hosting the online meeting on Zoom. Make sure you have Zoom installed before the meeting starts. Or you can use the Zoom web app (make sure to test that it works beforehand.)

During the meeting, if you want to ask questions or make a contribution, please raise your hand and a moderator will unmute you so you can ask your question. You can use the chat functionality to ask or answer any questions too.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know on our Meetup page.

The Zoom link will only appear an hour before the start and only if you have RSVP-ed for the event.

When you click on the meeting room URL, you will put you in a waiting room so connection may be delayed slightly.

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!

Clinic Question

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August 2020 Meeting: Wednesday 19th, 6pm-8pm, Online

August’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place  online using Zoom on Wednesday, the 19th from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:00 — Intro and WordPress news – Mike Little
  • 18:30 — WP clinic – Ask your question (below) and get the help you need
  • 19:20 — In Depth Talk – Belinda Mustoe – Beginner’s guide to freelancing
  • 20:00 — 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.

We will be hosting the online meeting on Zoom. Make sure you have Zoom installed before the meeting starts. Or you can use the Zoom web app (make sure to test that it works beforehand).

The meeting will be recorded with a view to sharing some or all of the recording. If you do not want your presence at or contributions to the meeting recorded and shared, please do not attend. Please read the Zoom privacy policy.

During the meeting, if you want to ask questions or make a contribution, please raise your hand and a moderator will unmute you so you can ask your question. You can use the chat functionality to ask or answer any questions too.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know on our Meetup page.

The Zoom link will only appear an hour before the start and only if you have RSVP-ed for the event.

When you click on the meeting room URL, you will put you in a waiting room so connection may be delayed slightly.

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!

Clinic Question

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July 2020 Meeting: Wednesday 15th, 6-8pm, Online

July’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place online using Zoom on Wednesday, the 15th from 6pm to 8pm.

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:00 — Intro and WordPress news – Mike Little
  • 18:30 — WP clinic – Ask your question (below) and get the help you need
  • 19:20 — In Depth Talk – To be confirmed
  • 20:00 — 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.

We will be hosting the online meeting on Zoom. Make sure you have Zoom installed before the meeting starts. Or you can use the Zoom web app (make sure to test that it works beforehand.)

During the meeting, if you want to ask questions or make a contribution, please raise your hand and a moderator will un-mute you so you can ask your question. You can use the chat functionality to ask or answer any questions too.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know on our Meetup page.

The Zoom link will only appear an hour before the start and only if you have RSVP-ed for the event.

When you click on the meeting room URL, you will put you in a waiting room so connection may be delayed slightly.

Ask your question for the Clinic

Please fill out the form below if you would like your question answered at the MeetUp. We look forward to seeing you there!

WordPress Help

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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!

 

June 2020 Meeting: Wednesday 17th, 6-8pm, Online

June’s Manchester WordPress User Group, run by WordPress co-founder Mike Little, takes place online using Zoom on Wednesday, the 17th from 6pm to 8pm.

Timings and Agenda:

  • 18:00 — Intro and WordPress news – Mike Little
  • 18:30 — WP clinic – Ask your question (below) and get the help you need
  • 19:20 — In Depth Talk – Ho..w to Fi..x Slow Web..sites — Kayleigh Thorpe
  • 20:00 — 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.

We will be hosting the online meeting on Zoom. Make sure you have Zoom installed before the meeting starts. Or you can use the Zoom web app (make sure to test that it works beforehand.)

During the meeting, if you want to ask questions or make a contribution, please raise your hand and a moderator will un-mute you so you can ask your question. You can use the chat functionality to ask or answer any questions too.

If you fancy coming along, please let us know on our Meetup page.

The meeting information will be shared via meetup.com when your RSVP for the event.

When you click on the meeting room URL, you will put you in a waiting room so connection may be delayed slightly.

Ask your question for the Clinic

Please fill out the form below if you would like your question answered at the MeetUp. We look forward to seeing you there!

WordPress Help

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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!