Replied to Using WordPress to own your online data & social media presence w/Chris Aldrich (Meetup)
Sat, Aug 22, 2020, 11:00 AM:

Corporate social media has been dominating the online space so significantly that the newest generation of Internet users now thinks that is what the "web" actually is. Fortunately, with WordPress as your platform, you can not only take back your online identity and presence, but you can use it to have a richer and fuller experience than the locked-down experience you get with the limits of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Chris will explore some open web standards and technologies that open up WordPress to allow site-to-site interactions and easier posting functionality through the magic of a small handful of simple plugins. These are simple enough building blocks that the beginning WordPress user can do some powerful new things with their sites but are also rich enough that senior developers can build and extend them or find uses for them for business sites and even e-commerce.

Thanks to everyone who came out today for the Santa Clarita Valley WordPress Meetup! I’m attaching a link to my slide deck on WordPress + IndieWeb which includes links to all the plugins and resources we discussed. If you have questions, feel free to ask me directly or in the IndieWeb chat.

Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14uctBWq7SNvB8yVW7jYPhb4i6dXT02NXdpdd9pHESv0/edit?usp=sharing

About to start “Using WordPress to own your online data & social media presence” for the Santa Clarita Valley WordPress Meetup

https://events.indieweb.org/2020/08/santa-clarita-valley-wordpress-meetup-using-wordpress-to-own-your-online-data-social-media-presence-SRTciSsJrPKq or https://www.meetup.com/wordpressscv/events/271867555/

Finishing up my slides today for a presentation about IndieWeb to the WordPress Santa Clarita Valley Meetup on Saturday morning. Everyone is welcome!

It’s not a necessary prerequisite for my talk, but I’ll try to pick up where Tantek Çelik (@t) left off in his invited talk right before the State of the Word at WordCamp US 2019.

RSVPed Attending Santa Clarita Valley WordPress Meetup: Using WordPress to own your online data & social media presence w/Chris Aldrich

Online event
August 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM- 01:00PM

Corporate social media has been dominating the online space so significantly that the newest generation of Internet users now thinks that is what the "web" actually is. Fortunately, with WordPress as your platform, you can not only take back your online identity and presence, but you can use it to have a richer and fuller experience than the locked-down experience you get with the limits of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Chris will explore some open web standards and technologies that open up WordPress to allow site-to-site interactions and easier posting functionality through the magic of a small handful of simple plugins. These are simple enough building blocks that the beginning WordPress user can do some powerful new things with their sites but are also rich enough that senior developers can build and extend them or find uses for them for business sites and even e-commerce.

I suppose since I’m the one speaking that I have to RSVP, right?! I hope everyone will come join me in talking about using WordPress and the IndieWeb.

You can also find a copy of the event on the IndieWeb Events calendar.

RSVPed Attending WordPress Custom Post Types and Taxonomies with Marco Berrocal

June 20, 2020 at 11:00AM- June 20, 2020 at 01:00PM

There are times when a WordPress installation may come up short in relation to what is required by your client. You need content of another type that isn’t a page or a post, and you need to label it differently. Enter Custom Post Types and Taxonomies.

During this Meetup, Marco will discuss what they are, show you how to create them, what his recommendations are when it comes to creating them, and how you can see WordPress as more than just a blogging or a simple site platform.

BIO: Marco Berrocal, Partner Relations at GreenGeeks
Marco is a talented WordPress developer who has worked for more than a decade making custom themes and plugins. He absolutely loves working with WordPress and with his local community (Costa Rica) as a WordCamp Organizer. When he is not in WordPress mode, he's all about my kids, travel, and food.

As always, we'll get the latest news and information going on in WordPress and answer your questions in a mini-version of a Happiness Bar.

RSVPed Attending WordCamp Santa Clarita Sneak Peek & Page Builder Previews, Pt 3
Sat, Jan 4, 2020, 1:00 PM
We'll kick off our regular meetup briefly looking forward to WordCamp Santa Clarita, continue to preview the most three popular page builders - Beaver Builder, Divi, and Elementor then break out into groups to help with questions.
Oh, look! There’s a WordPress meetup out in the valley today. I’m going to sneak over this afternoon I think