Northwest Valley – Arizona WordPress Group

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 in the Norterra Shopping Center at Happy Valley & I-17. 

Need directions?
Here’s a Google Map with the exact location

**Our location is generously sponsored by:  
SiteLock: Website Security.**

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
What I learned moving a Shopify Store to WordPress.
Presented by: John Thomas.
https://wphelper.co/

John is a knowledgeable member of our WordPress/Meetup community, and we appreciate his willingness to share his recent experience moving an eCommerce store from Shopify to WordPress.

Topics will include:

• Why the client needed to move from Shopify
& why WordPress was the choice

• What is involved in a change like this

• Lessons learned, cautionary tales or other things he learned from the experience

7:50pm
Email marketing and automation
(with Zapier and Mailchimp)
Presented by: Chris Klosowski. 
https://chrisk.io/ @cklosowski

Real-world examples of how email marketing and marketing automation are being used in a business.

Chris is a Software Developer focused on PHP and WordPress, primarily involved in eCommerce and Social Media products.

He is currently a Co-Lead developer of Easy Digital Downloads, the easiest way to sell digital products with WordPress.
Chris is also the founding developer and creator of 
Post Promoter Pro: Content promotion for WordPress, made easy.

8:30pm
General networking, chit-chatting, cleanup, and head out.

Elevate closes at 9PM, so we usually head over to a local restaurant for some snacks, beverages (adult and otherwise) and more great conversation.