HarborKnot organizes and hosts an Official WordPress Meetup.

We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month, [West LA] WordPress @ Metropolis Coffee Shop from 7pm - 9pm.
Excluding July and December

This meetup is part of the "The Los Angeles WordPress Group Meetup"

ALL WORDPRESS SKILL-SET LEVELS ARE WELCOME to this face-to-face event that happens every month, excluding July and December. Scott Vosburgh, owner and operator of HarborKnot, attends WordCamps in the LA area and organizes this free Meetup to grow, learn and participate in the WordPress community.

Metropolis Coffee House
603 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Every Third Thursday of the Month from 7pm - 9pm
Excluding July and December

See Our Past Meetup Topics

WordPress Meetup Santa Monica

Anyone who is interested in WordPress, just starting out with WordPress or experienced WordPress users and developers. This meetup is open to all who are interested in working with WordPress, the Content Management System for building and maintaining websites. No experience is required. Topics change every month.

There is plenty of available metered street parking throughout the Santa Monica neighborhood.

No. There are networking groups specifically for that. We're not one of them. Harborknot doesn't even sell it's services at this meetup and volunteers to host and organize this event.

Sure, we want to help you with your WordPress site, but DON'T sell your products to the Meetup Group. There are other communities for that sort of stuff and it's not welcome here.

Nope, WP-Engine sponsored the event. The only thing we ask is that you participate and be welcoming toward one another. This is a safe gathering to learn from each other.

A package of Oreos. Otherwise don't expect any food or drink to be provided. The Metropolis's Coffee counter is also closed during our meet. Bathrooms will be available.

Thank you to our sponsor WP-Engine.

Past Meetups

, ACCESSIBILITY; why you should know / Glen Ingram

Announcements WordPress 5.3 update – Kinsta Article Welcome @amykamala as a [West LA] Co-Host. No Meetup in December, Happy Holidays! Seen you in January. What is Accessibility and Why You Should Know it? Speaker Glen Ingram From Web Search Pros ADA compliance is a hot topic right now with new laws being passed in California. … Continued

, Introduction to CSS REM

Below is shareable link the slides of the CSS REM presentation. In the slideshow, you will find resources for more reading information on the slides key points. WordCamp Long Beach Announcement The first ever WordCamp Long Beach will be the weekend of October 5-6. This years camp will include the following: Beginner Track Business Track … Continued

, Guest Speaker Scott Gruber, Advanced Custom Fields and CSS

Announcements Call For Speakers WordCamp Long Beach. – https://2019.longbeach.wordcamp.org/2019/08/01/call-for-speakers/ WordCamp Las Vegas – https://2019.vegas.wordcamp.org/ Scott’s Presentation Notes Scott Gruber’s speaking website – https://speaking.scottgruber.me/ Presentation Slideshow – https://speaking.scottgruber.me/273zB7/working-with-wordpress-at-ucla#sg6IIka Presentation Example site – https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/ Advanced Custom Fields Plugin – https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/ The ACF Documentation – https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/ Theme Code Pro (automatically writes your ACF php) – https://hookturn.io/downloads/acf-theme-code-pro/ Custom Post … Continued

, General WordPress Discussion

The following are links to plugins and tools that we looked at during the discussion. Social Media Feed Plugins — https://wordpress.org/plugins/instagram-feed/ Create a custom post type plugin — https://blog.templatetoaster.com/wordpress-custom-post-type-plugins/ Math Equations plugin — https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-quicklatex/ Create a child theme — https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/

, How to Update a Plugin

On April 18th, 2019 Scott Vosburgh of HarborKnot gave a presentation on how update a WordPress plugin. Below is the slideshow from this presentation and notes from the following discussion and links to other items that came up. Enjoy! The Slideshow Discussion Links The RollBack Plugin The Plugin Detective FileZilla