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  • kmcdade 9:40 pm on April 27, 2010 Permalink
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    Win a Free Pass to Open Source Bridge 

    The folks in charge of the Open Source Bridge conference, which will be in Portland June 1-4, 2010, were kind enough to give us one free pass (a $300 value) for one lucky member of the Portland WordPress User Group.

    How do you enter to win? Easy. Just join our Google Group anytime between now and midnight on April 30, and you’ll receive one entry into the drawing. If you’re already a member, just post your favorite WordPress tip to the group, and you’re entered. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. Winner will be chosen by a random drawing. Entry deadline is Friday, April 30 at midnight Pacific time, and we’ll announce the winner on Saturday, May 1.

    Open Source Bridge is a conference for developers working with open source technologies and for people interested in learning the open source way. Find out more at http://opensourcebridge.org.

    PS: Members can also register for Open Source Bridge at a special discounted rate. I’ll post the discount code on the Google Group.

  • kmcdade 9:59 pm on April 5, 2010 Permalink

    April 15: Taxonomies Are a Wonderful Thing 

    At our April 15 meeting, Michael Fields will present “Taxonomies Are a Wonderful Thing.” He’ll tell us what taxonomies are, why we should use them, and how to set up and use your own custom taxonomies.

    You want to know what a taxonomy is NOW? Well, they’re sort of like tags and sort of like categories. Custom taxonomies allow you to set up alternate ways of categorizing posts, photos, etc. I grabbed this use case scenario from Justin Tadlock:

    Imagine you ran a website that reviewed books, movies, and music. When writing posts in WordPress, you want to label something as a book, yet you also want to further label it by genre or by author.

    Yeah. The rest of that post kind of confuses me. So I’m looking forward to seeing MIchael’s talk and demonstration.

    We’ll have time for networking, too. Come on down! We’ll be at Webtrends, 851 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 1600, 6:00 p.m. RSVP on Upcoming.

    Update 4/11 – Mike adds: “Please bear in mind that there will be absolutely no code to learn. All
    examples can be reproduced by a beginner with the aid of freely available,
    open-source plugins.”

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