Our small but mighty Contributor Day 2017 team decided to put the Gutenberg Test Site to use and test the new Gutenberg editor. (Special thanks to SiteDistrict for hosting the test site. If you missed Contributor Day, you can still use the test site.)
If you haven’t contributed to WordPress before, take a look at this great slide deck from Petya and follow these directions to get set up with your WordPress.org and WordPress Slack accounts.
Here’s a way to contribute on Contributor Day and beyond: go to the new Gutenberg Test Site, create an account, and try out the Gutenberg Editor. If you test the site, I’ll give you a Gutenberg Tester sticker at the Contributor Day meetup.
Laura Steiner shows off a demo store she built using Formidable Pro, illustrating the power of Formidable’s built-in views and advanced calculations. These cool features are in all pro versions of Formidable Forms, but not available in Formidable Lite.
Sallie Goetsch compares Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, Caldera Forms, WPForms Lite, and Formidable Lite, reviewing user interface, available features, field types, pricing, and pros and cons.
Pieter Hartsook chose Beaver Builder as the best-in-class page builder, and Genesis as the best-in-class framework. Beaver Builder has come a long way in the past few years, and meetup members were very favorably impressed.
Our May 2017 meetup discussion ranged from choosing a theme to WooCommerce marketplaces to why a high PageSpeed Insights score may not be worth pursuing.
Want to learn more about WordPress Multisite? This list of how-to articles and useful plugins will get you going.
Ben Byrne from Cornershop Creative walks us through what WordPress Multisite is, what it’s good for, what it’s not good for, and the gotchas lurking in the code.
Meet some of the diverse members of the East Bay WordPress Meetup and hear why they love working with WordPress.