Slide Deck for Meetups: Contribute To WordPress

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Contributing to the WordPress Project is a rewarding way to give back to the Community.

This Slide Deck (PDF) was created so that any Meetup can easily present ways to participate in Make WordPress.

Thanks to the Make WordPress team for sharing those slides! I’m gonna translate it in Italian ASAP.

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Proposal to Increase the Maximum Ticket Price for WordCamps

wapuu-collector-pin-for-community On the Make WordPress.org website yesterday was posted the article Proposal to Increase the Maximum Ticket Price for WordCamps ☞ . There it was asked to the Community – you and me, in fact – what’s the arguments in favor and disfavour of WordCamp tickets price raising.

WordCamps are events by the WordPress Community for everyone following the main goal of the WordPress foundation that’s “Empowering Web Publishing”, and are organized locally everywhere in the world from New York to Pokhara (Nepal) — mentioned as an example, I’d love to attend there…

So, after having read the first reactions, I’ve decided to add my reply … which was:

To me the most important thing is: I think that pricing should not be “imposed”.

Each organizing team has to study what are the goals of the Camp, decide how many people to handle and then calculate the event’s ticket price as a ratio between costs of the basic services (ie venue) and visitors with an elementary division.
Like I’ve written above free food or drinks or after-party is nice to have, but not mandatory.

There are lots of cool things to have (swag, green room for speakers, free hotel room for them or free transport from air/stations to the venue) but not all of them are required – or will make me decide to come to your camp … it’s mostly the quality of the topics of the Camp and, in second place, the fame of the organizing community and ease to reach the city / nation of the event.

My invite is to add YOUR comment to the topic, and help us to choose what’s best to do… Community and Open Source means participation, and this time you won’t be asked to code.

The Italian WordPress community events’ calendar

Our friend Pascal Casier has realized an entire website gathering events from all over the Italian WordPress community under a single umbrella, complementary ti all other channels made by the community.
Among the many sections present in the website, there’s a page devoted to show off the ‘social’ events of the current month … the URL si Calendario Eventi. Here you can find all the details of the announced meetup, WordCamps and various encounters officially sponsored but the community.

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As you can see in the above screenshot when you visit the page you have the full month view, with everything listed in the particular date and, highlighted in yellow, the current day.

In the second part of the screen, instead, you have a map of the official communities over Italy, followed by an alphabetically sorted list of the groups [clicking on a city’s name you are redirected to the relative Meetup group page].

Here you have also infos about the current number of the “meetup group subscribers” and, when present – as in the Bari’s case below – the formal link to the announced event.

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I think his initiative is excellent and commendable, and I invite those who have suggestions to contact him on the WordPress’ international or Italian Slack channels.

Also, if you’re into WordPress and are coming to Italy maybe you can plan to say Hi to a local group, and possibly share some of your knowledge and experiences with us. You will be welcomed for sure!

WordCamp Bari 2018 – get your ticket!

Things are moving fast in Bari (Italy) as May 11 (our Contributor Day) and May 12 (the Camp / conference day) approach.

During this week we’ll announce the final roaster of Speakers (we will have two tracks) coming from all over Europe, while the tickets have been put on sale a couple of days ago!

Are you coming to enjoy two days of good people, great food and good time ?

Get Your Ticket

WordCamp Bari 2018 is here!

After two years of work, the entire Apulian community of WordPress users and developers has managed to be granted the ‘right’ to make a WordCamp.

Next May 11 and 12, 2018 we wait all the interested WordPress enthusiast from all over the world to come in Bari and participate to our event.

https://2018.bari.wordcamp.org

Save the date!!!

… and don’t esitate to ask me, or the team, any question you have in case of need! We are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or you can drop us a line!

My twelfth year on WordPress.com

After the removal of JetPack’s annual stats infographic, another victim of the new Automattic approach to handling the SAS business of WordPress.com is the deletion of any special email or web-notification of the ‘anniversary’ of subscription to their service.

This year I had to lauch the iOS WordPress app to see the display of my twelfth badge, obtained the last January 4th…

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I think this is quite a goal … both for me as a die-hard user, and for them for keeping up one of the few platforms I have difficulties remembering being down or defeaced.

So happy anniversary to us!

Why you should attend WordCamp Milano

This year in Milan (Italy) there will be the second WordCamp Milano. The video above is a quick recap of the last year’s edition. I was unable to attend in 2016, but this year – from November 18th to 19th I’ll try my best to be part of the community event.

More infos @ https://2017.milano.wordcamp.org

How-To disable AMP on your WordPress.com website

I have grown an aversion to Google AMP. Playing with the new template I saw that when it was made available here on the WordPress.com platform I’ve enabled it.

Since I manage my blog/website in the ‘old school’ way I could not find anywhere over the Dashboard a setting to disable it. A quick search on the official support forum gave me the answer, simply point your browser to:

https:// wordpress.com/settings/traffic/ $YOURSITE.wordpress.com

…and you’ll be propted with the new WordPress.com interface (still under development) and the option to enable/disable this AMP technology…