Apple iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Release Date

Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini event planned for September 12, iPhone 5 release date for September 21.

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Long Island WordPress Group | Meetup

If you are looking to get together with fellow WordPress users, bloggers, developers and enthusiasts to network, exchange ideas and learn – join the Long Island WordPress Meetup Group. Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups with over 236 WordPress related Meetup groups worldwide and about 14 groups in the NYC, NJ and CT area.

The Long Island WordPress Group was established to connect local WordPress users and developers.  If you are looking for WordPress help or would like to network with people that interacts with WordPress in some sort of way and live in the Queens, NY and Nassau County – Long Island area, this Meetup group is just what you need!

The Long Island WordPress Group is relatively new.  It was founded in October 2011 by Webair, a Web Hosting company located in Garden City, Long Island, NY.  The first group get together, WordPress Meet and Greet, is schedule for Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00pm.

Visit the group’s page to view more details on the first meetup or the upcoming meetups but below is some of the information from the group’s events page:

Hosted and Sponsored by Webair Internet Development Inc at their Long Island offices.

Pizza/Soda/Snacks will be provided.

This will be our first meeting and will give us a chance to meet in person, talk about our sites, exchange ideas, and provide feedback for each other. We’ll also come up with a list of topics and goals for future meetings.

Some of our members have a experience in a variety of WordPress topics, such as security, scalability, modules, etc.

If you have anything specific you’d like to present or discuss please send me a note.

If you’re coming via train to ‘country life station’ there is a good chance someone can drive you to the Mineola station after which has more return trains if needed (or you may be able to catch a ride home)

A Magazine for WordPress Enthusiasts | WPCandy Quarterly

The WPCandy Quarterly Magazine

If you are an all around lover of WordPress like we are then you would be excited to find out that there is a print WordPress magazine for us coming out soon! The wonderful WP Candy, the company that brings everything WordPress in one website, will be releasing there first quarterly issue pretty soon.

WPCandy is allowing people to pre-order the January 2012 WPCandy Quarterly issue before they begin taking regular orders but only for the next two weeks. Don’t worry if you don’t get to pre-order, you can always subscribe afterwards.

The WPCandy Quarterly offers two types of subscriptions: one issue for $12 each or $36 for the year which would get you four issues and offers a 25% savings.  We took advantage of the savings and ordered the yearly subscription.

We can’t wait to get issue # 1 on our door steps and start reading amazing WordPress information from some talented WordPress contributors. Once we get our first issue, we promise to share our take on it.

WordPress Post – What Is It & What To Do With It?

WordPress Post:

A WordPress post is an entry that is shown on the blog page. It is shown in chronological order and normally allows comments from readers. One of the great benefits of WordPress posts is that it’s easily included in the site’s RSS feed.

How to Write a WordPress Post:

You can accomplish writing a WordPress blog post with 7 simple steps.

  • Log in to the Dashboard
  • Click on the “Posts” tab
  • Click on the “Add New” sub-tab
  • Select or add a category and tags
  • Write the title of the post on the “Enter title here” field
  • Write the body of the post on the big empty field
  • Click on “Publish” to finish

 

What is WordPress & Why Do We Love It?

WordPress is famous for its blogging capabilities but what some people fail to know is that WordPress is a content management system (CMS) used for web design and development.  WordPress has been around since 2003 and has become the most popular CMS used.  On February  2011, it was reported that WordPress was downloaded 32.5 millions times and in August 2011, 22% of new websites are built on WordPress.

So what are some cool features of WordPress?  There are plenty but the ones to absolutely know are:

  1. Themes – allow users to change the layout and functionality of a WordPress website or installation without changing the website’s content.
  2. Plugins – allows users to enhance and maximize the website’s functionality.
  3. Widgets – allows users to drag and drop content and added functionality to the sidebar.
  4. Multi-users – allows multiple people to become users of shared blogs

WordCamp Philly 2011: WordPress Heaven

For those not familiar with WordCamp, it is the conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordPress enthusiasts, users, designers, developers and contributors should bookmark WordCamp Central to keep posted on these national and international conferences.

This past weekend, November 5th and 6th, we attended our very first WordCamp in Philadelphia. WordCamp Philly 2011 was held at Temple University’s Fox Business and Management School on Saturday and at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture on Sunday.

The WordCamp Philly conference exceeded our expectations with organizing over 28 different sessions and dividing them against four different tracks: users, power users, designers and developers. If that wasn’t enough, the organizers of WordCamp Philly 2011 also set up a classroom for quick courses on Creating Your First WordPress Plugin by Brad Williams and WordPress for Beginners by Reed Gustow as well as demonstrations on the latest themes (Genesis, Startbox, iThemes) plugins (Gravity Forms) and hosting (WP Engine). All of this was on day one, Saturday!

Day two was catered to developers. WordCamp Philly attendees headed over to Philadelphia Center for Architecture with their laptops, tablets and mobile devices to learn more about and work together on: contributing to WordPress Core, releasing a plugin to WordPress.org and releasing a theme to WordPress.org.

WordCamp Philly 2011 was our first WordCamp but it would not be our last. We cannot wait to attend the next WordCamp Philly and those others around the country. We love WordPress so much and highly enjoyed the turnout and energy from the WordCamp that we think we might have become WordCamp groupies.
If you can’t make it to your nearest or the next WordCamp and live in NYC, you can always join the WordPress fun at the next Meetup meeting with the WordPress New York City Community.

Wordcamp Philly 2011 | Staying Updated on WordPress

Overtime Designs will be going to the city of Brotherly Love this November 5th and 6th to attend WordPress’ Wordcamp Philly 2011.  It’s important to remain up-to-date on the latest technology.  Overtime Designs is looking forward to listen to the many talented speakers and excited to see what some of the sponsors have to offer.

Wordcamp Philly 2011 Sponsors:

Overtime Designs is Now Accepting Projects

Contact us, Overtime Designs, for any creation needs. We can now create or re-design your next project.  We specialize in eCommerce web sites, CMS (Content Management System) via WordPress web sites, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Internet Marketing.