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  1. Meeting notes 8-28-2014

    • Andy talked about the options framework theme: http://wptheming.com/options-framework-theme/
    • Looked at the options page addon to Advanced Custom Fields.
  2. Meetup notes 5-22-14

    We are blind to ads. Andy pointed out a medium.com article that we should all read.

    Andy started out with an announcement promoting WordCamp.

    Connie got help with moving images around in the visual editor and events manager on her site: http://www.buffalo-niagaragardening.com/

    We helped Carol with her website: http://hiddenvalleyadventure.com/

     

  3. Developer/Designer meetup

    • Walker class to only show part of a menu-Chris will give code to Jen
    • Responsive code
      • responsive nav -plugin for 1 level of menu nav on responsive
      • smaller than 800px, just serve 1. if larger, generate smaller images and use css/media queries to serve lower res images.
      • sidr javascript menu generator
    • Woothemes: Chris Recommended “canvas” theme from woothemes, for woocommerce.
    • Child themes: mainly for Genesis fw
    • Ben left for kids broken arm
  4. Notes from 1-16-14 meetup

    Scott brought up a bunch of attacks on his site, mainly the dreaded DDoS/brute force stuff. Scott presented on security plugins, including:

    • “better wp security” has a “hide backend option” that will hide the wp-admin, redirecting the user to a 404. Make sure your .htaccess file is writeable!
    • looked at sucuri scanner
    • wordfence
    • You should change the admin username from “admin”. Scott showed how to do this with phpmyadmin.
    • Don’t use wp_ as the table prefix.

    Scott looked at woocommerce as an ecommerce plugins; using it for user level based pricing.

    Andy did an extensive overview of git version control. Thanks Andy!

  5. Notes from Thursday, 11-21-13 meetup

    Helped with SEO issues. Suggestions: change the h3 tag on homepage to an h1 tag; eliminate duplicate content by adding a home category and only showing posts of that type on the home page. This will also save lots of time.

    Learning links:

    lynda.com

    teamtreehouse.com

  6. Meetup notes November 7, 2013

    Some links:

    hosting: http://asmallorange.com

    http://www.businessinsider.com/automattic-no-email-no-office-workers-2013-11

    http://flipboard.com

     

  7. Notes from 10-23-13 meetup

    Andy demo’d SASS/SCSS

    Ben demo’d writing plugins;¬†Plugin demo yielded this:

    http://pastebin.com/3brU2sUV

    Andy talked about web fonts