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Phoenix, AZ /

Northwest Valley - Arizona WordPress Group

Elevate Coffee Co 2530 West Happy Valley Road (Shops at Norterra), Phoenix, AZ 85085 (map)

5:30pm - Pre-Meeting Help Me Hour

Come early and bring your specific question and problems for 1-on-1 assistance. Experienced WordPress volunteers will be on-hand to help you solve them.

When? We meet the 4th Tuesday each month, 6:30pm is the official start but the pre-meeting "Help Me" Hour begins at 5:30pm.

Where? Elevate Coffee Company (http://www.elevatecoffee.com/) in the Norterra Shopping Center at Happy Valley & I-17.

Need directions? Here's a Google Map with the exact location (https://goo.gl/maps/Tm2tWsPdsty)

**Our location is generously sponsored by: SiteLock: Website Security (https://www.sitelock.com/).**

With all the other great WordPress Meetups, there is lots of fantastic content (which you should check out on the website (http://www.arizonawp.org)), so here is what you can expect from our meetups...

Our focus is to help beginners to power-users with:

• Fast/Convenient/Easy ways to work with WordPress (and still do it right)

• What to do once you have a site (i.e. how to get people to your site, a.k.a. marketing)

Of course, we are here to help you get all your WordPress questions answered too.

Meeting Agenda

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6:30pm

Introductions: Who are you? What are you working on? What brings you to the meetup?

6:50pm

Open Forum — This is the time to ask your questions, share a new favorite tool/plugin/website, blog or twitter feed you follow or tell us about an upcoming event

7:10pm

Mark Rudder - OnSiteWP - https://onsitewp.com

Site Health and Maintenance.

Mark will do a quick audit/open review as part of a basic site health and maintenance checkup. (we will review as many sites as time allows)

Including:.

- Verify the latest version of WordPress

- Check for out of date, duplicate, or unused plugins

- Check for off-site backups

- Test site speed and install a caching plugin as needed

- Verity Security features

(security will be discussed in the Kathy's presentation)

- (Possible Speed Optimization discussion and demo)

This will be an open discussion involving the site owner with questions concerning the site and installed plugins.

Input from the group with Generally Accepted Best Practices is welcome.

(site owners: be ready for constructive criticism while keeping in mind that we are all learning)

Mark may discuss the UX of the site

If you would like an open review of your site,

please add the link in the comments.

Also, create an admin account for Mark.

You can send the credentials here: https://onsitwp.com/worksheet.

(just admin info is needed)

There are 2 sites on the list so far.

https://www.bielfit.com

https://campingforfoodies.com

7:50pm

Kathy Zant - Defiant Inc. WordFence - https://www.wordfence.com/

WordPress Security: Is your site hackable?

How secure is your WordPress site? It only takes one vulnerability discovered by a malicious actor to lead to an intrusion.

Kathy will share how security analysts look for vulnerabilities in WordPress installations so you can look for possible issues with your own site.

Think your site has a problem or just need peace of mind?

Bring your laptop and see how your site measures up, or just learn from the experiences of others.

8:30pm - The Meetup is officially over.

Any discussion on any topic after 8:30pm is not a part of this Meetup.

You are welcome to stay after the end of the Meetup for general networking, chit-chatting, cleanup.

Elevate closes at 9PM

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