Supercharge Your WordPress Recap

Last night, Aaron Hockley (@ahockley) took the time to walk us through supercharging WordPress. We covered everything from picking out a web host to connecting with our readers to speeding up our workflow. Check out Aaron’s slides, or the notes below the break.

For a good example of these tips in action, check out Splat Photo, Aaron’s new site for all things photography (business, marketing, technology, social media).

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Two Meetups for October: Peer Code Review and Aaron Hockley’s Power User Tips

This coming month we have two great meetups scheduled. The first will be geared towards developers, and the second will be more for everyone. The formats will be pretty similar — presentations for the first half with mingling and general collaboration following after. Both will be held in the swanky Bancorp Tower conference room.

Oh, and did I mention? We’re looking for food and drink sponsors. If you or your company would like help foster the community in a low-cost, high-value way, we’d love to hear from you.

Peer Code Review

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30 pm

Ever wish you could have a skilled developer look over your code and give detailed feedback? Now you can! Submit your code for review by commenting on this post or emailing A panel of highly-talented code wranglers will review submissions, pull the best examples we can all learn from, and present at the meetup.

Supercharge Your WordPress with Aaron Hockley

Date & Time: Monday, October 29th at 6:30 pm

Aaron Hockley, a long-time Portlander, photographer, and WordPress user, will be talking us through what we need to do to become WordPress power users:

You’ve mastered the difference between a post and a page. You know how to publish articles and embed a photo. You understand that your article titles should include keywords. Perhaps you’ve put some thought into your writing process. Let’s explore a bit about being a “power user” with WordPress. We’ll talk about some of the features of WordPress that can help out a more experienced user. We’ll explore a few concepts and plugins that can be used to improve the writing and publishing process. The overriding theme is how to get the most out of your blog to allow for better articles presented to the most readers in the best fashion.

RSVP for either or both on our Meetup page. Hope to see you there!