November Meet-Up

The next WordPress Edmonton meet-up will take place on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Startup Edmonton HQ (top floor of the Mercer Building, 10359 104 St). We’ll kick things off at 5:45 PM, just in time for most people to come straight from work. We will have two speakers on two different topics — a Beginner’s Topic geared toward those who are interested in learning more about the general overview and basics of using WordPress as a web publishing tool, as well as an Advanced Topic geared more toward those who are involved with applied development and coding for WordPress. Each speaker will give a presentation on their topic for about 10 minutes, followed by questions and discussion from the floor. At the end of both presentations, there should be time for socializing.

Beginner’s Topic

Speaker: Sally Poulsen of Parcom Online
Topic: An overview of Automattic, the company behind WordPress. Sally is currently working on a trial basis as a “Happiness Engineer” and can provide insight into their hiring process.

Advanced Topic

Speaker: Keyfer Mathewson of Paper Leaf
Topic: An overview of the process involved with publishing a plug-in developed at Paper Leaf to the official WordPress Plugin Repository.

To register for this event, please visit our page!

We thank in advance our two fantastic speakers, and look forward to hearing about their insights and experiences. Looking forward to seeing everyone on November 17!

We’re baaaaaaaack!

It’s been awhile, but WordPress Edmonton is back! From now on, we will be holding our monthly meetups on the third Monday of every month at Startup Edmonton HQ on the third floor of the Mercer Building downtown (10359 104 Street), starting with our first event on Monday, October 20.   As part of Startup Week, we will be joining several other awesome groups and organizations in our city for Mega Meetup Night. Things kick off at 6:30 pm. Tickets are free, but registration is required to account for numbers. You can register to attend here.

We encourage anyone who is interested in being part of WordPress Edmonton monthly meetups to come and learn a little bit about who we are and what we’re doing. It will be a fun and social evening with good opportunity for networking. See you there!

WordPress, HTML, & CSS Cheat Sheets

Whether you’re joining Ladies Learning Code for their WordPress workshop this weekend or you’re looking for additional resources to check your work or learn some new tricks, here is a selection of WordPress, HTML, and CSS Cheat Sheets that you can download and print for your reference!



Ladies Learning Code: WordPress for Beginners

Ladies Learning Code is bringing back their WordPress for Beginners workshop to Startup Edmonton on Saturday, March 29th!

Whether you want to start your own blog, or your company website is run on it, WordPress allows you to update and create content easily, while allowing for your own style and customization. You don’t need to be technical to use it, but it can be really powerful if you get your hands dirty and work with the code. In this workshop, we will show you how to install WordPress, what it and all the files mean, and of course, how to edit a theme to make it your own.

This workshop has been designed for beginners who are interested in customizing and coding a WordPress theme from scratch. If you are familiar with working with pre-built WordPress themes or templates but want an introduction on how to customize an existing theme or building a theme yourself, you’ve come to the right place! This is also a great starting point for HTML/CSS developers to get their feet wet with developing for WordPress!

Tickets are available at

Ladies Learning Code: Intro to Photoshop

Ladies Learning Code’s Edmonton Chapter is back on February 22, 2014, returning to Startup Edmonton, Ladies Learning Code will be running their Intro to Photoshop workshop. Tickets are available here:

“No matter what stage you’re at when it comes to developing your technical skills, you’ve probably realized that Microsoft Paint just isn’t going to cut it forever. Whether you need to crop or resize a photo, want to create a logo for your blog, or have a more significant design project in mind, at some point, you’re going to need an introduction to Photoshop. At this workshop, you’ll learn to use Photoshop and a bit of Illustrator (plus as much design theory as we can reasonably fit in).”

What is Photoshop?

Photoshop is a graphic software program, by Adobe, that most graphic designers use to create, edit and manipulate graphics and images for use on the web.

How can it benefit using WordPress?

Whether you want to create a logo for your blog, tweak and edit a featured image, make a banner or graphical call-out (really – the options are as versatile as your creativity allows) – understanding how to use the basic options in Photoshop can do a lot for your WordPress website!

Already know how to use Photoshop?

Could you be a mentor for our upcoming workshop? If you are a local web or graphic designer who happens to be Photoshop-inclined, take a look at the information below to get in touch for mentoring for our workshop.

Intro to Photoshop

When: Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 – 10am-5pm
Where: Startup Edmonton, 10363 104 Street, Edmonton, AB
Tickets and more information: