Calgary WordPress MUG Talk October 29, 2013

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Calgary WordPress MUG Talk October 29, 2013

  1. 1. WELCOME TO THE CALGARY WORDPRESS MEETUP GROUP MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 17: 0 0
  2. 2. OPEN NETWORKING -- 10 MINUTES Please introduce yourself to other members of the group. CONVERSATION STARTERS: “Is this your first Meetup with us?” “How do you use WordPress?” “Did I see you at WordCamp?” If you’re looking to grow your WordPress business, there are several podcasts on the subject! My favourite is called The Matt Report. Try searching iTunes for “WordPress”
  3. 3. WELCOME – OCTOBER 29, 2013 • ANNOUNCEMENTS • WordCamp Edmonton is November 15. Tickets are on sale now, and a carpool is available. • WordSesh is December 7 – www.wordsesh.org • WORK PARTIES BEGINNING IN JANUARY • TALK: ADD SOCIAL MEDIA WIDGETS TO YOUR SITE • SHOW & TELL – SHOW OFF YOUR WORDPRESS SITE • ADJOURNMENT
  4. 4. WORDCAMP EDMONTON HTTP://EDMONTON.WORDCAMP.ORG/ Talk topics include: Keyword Research & SEO, User-Centered Design, Caching, Entrepreneurship, Code Security, Responsive Design, much more! TICKETS ARE ONLY $20.00 THEY WILL SELL OUT. CARPOOL WITH ME! CALL OR TEXT ME AT 587-894-8324
  5. 5. WHAT IS WORDSESH? 24 AMAZING, NON-STOP HOURS OF LIVE STREAMING WORDPRESS TALKS, PANELS AND DEMOS WHO NEEDS SLEEP? VENUE NEEDED! CO-WORK SPACE PREFERRED LOTS OF OUTLETS & TABLE SPACE FOR LAPTOPS, LARGE SCREEN, PROJECTOR AND CENTRAL P.A. SYSTEM
  6. 6. INTEGRATING SOCIAL MEDIA WIDGETS LIVE DEMO COMING UP! WHAT SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE YOU USING?
  7. 7. WHAT THE HECK IS API? API = Application Programming Interface Developers use calls to request info from a database. Requires access tokens to authenticate. Facebook: https://developers.facebook.com/apps Twitter: https://dev.twitter.com/apps Instagram: http://instagram.com/developer/clients/manage Google: http://code.google.com/apis/console/ I PITY THE FOOL! DIFFICULTY LEVEL
  8. 8. MY LITTLE JETPACK Facebook & Twitter Widgets Shortcodes to Embed Videos Social Sign-In Comments Share Page/Post Buttons Google+ Profile Publicize DIFFICULTY LEVEL
  9. 9. GREAT SOCIAL MEDIA WIDGETS • Facebook & Twitter JetPack • Google+ JetPack • Instagram Easy Instagram • LinkedIn WP LinkedIn • YouTube YouTube Subscribe Button • Pinterest DBD Pinterest Widget CRAY BUTTON
  10. 10. QUESTIONS? VOLUNTEERS? According to the latest estimates, WordPress is the software behind nearly 1 in 5 websites globally. There are ~634 million websites on the internet. That equates to 126,800,000 WordPress Websites!
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