One of the easiest ways to build a website is to use some sort of content management platform to provides a framework for pages and blog posts. Many people use WordPress, including me. But just because the platform puts everything in place doesn’t mean there’s no learning curve. Because WordPress allows so much customization, it can be a bit overwhelming, particularly for those without much technical experience.

That’s where WordPress user groups come in, providing support and sounding boards for pretty much anything you need to know about managing a website with WordPress. And there’s a WordPress user group right here in Kansas City! Allow me to introduce you to WordPress Kansas City.

WordPress Kansas City logo

What is the name of your group?

WordPressKC

What is your name and what is your role in the group?

Josepha Haden, co-organizer

How would you describe your group?

To connect WordPress users to each other, inspiring them to learn more about the tool, and foster an environment of collaboration and inclusion.

When was the group founded?

June 3, 2010

What made you want to found the group?

I was a co-founder of the group. We started it to find other who knew about or used WordPress so we could learn more.

How big is the group?                   

1,233 members

How often do you meet?

At least monthly, often more than that.

Where do you meet?

Various places: Plaza Library, Red Nova Labs, Sprint Accelerator

What do you do at meetings/events?

There is always some networking, but generally we have a lecture with questions and answers.

What do you love about the group?

I love this group for the same reason I love the WordPress community in general. Everyone is very generous with their knowledge and time. It’s a very collaborative and supportive group and that’s a wonderful thing to see!

What future plans lay ahead for the group?

We’re in the middle of planning our next big event, WordCamp Kansas City, which will take place June 10-12, 2016.

WordCamp Kansas City 2016 logo

Where can someone find more information about your group?

EDITOR’S NOTE: KC Geeks will be attending WordCamp KC in June – if you’re there, come say hi!

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