• All Things WordPress n. Atlanta

    This WordPress Group meets in Marietta. From their Meetup Page:

    A monthly Meetup, typically held on the third Thursday of each month, discussing the intersection of WordPress and social media. We'll spend 20-30 minutes presenting the latest topic and giving you hands-on ideas to incorporate, and the rest of the time will be spent working with each other on the daily topic or any other WordPress or social media issue that you might have.

  • Atlanta PHP Users' Group

    PHP is one of the most-used web programming languages around today. This website is powered by WordPress which is written in PHP. The Atlanta PHP users group generally meets the first Thursday of the month at Colony Square in Midtown Atlanta (Peachtree and 14th). For more information, see their website at:

    From their website:

    Atlanta PHP connects and unites PHP users across the Southeast, provides world-class support and resources to the community, and advocates the adoption of PHP to local, national, and international businesses.

    Atlanta PHP formed in late 2004. Mentored by the highly successful New York PHP group, Atlanta PHP aims to expand upon those successes in the Southeast by implementing a similar model and approach. With a growing member base, Atlanta PHP is building a community of professionals dedicated to the development and proliferation of PHP and related technologies. Atlanta PHP actively supports its community through sponsorship of networking events, regular meetings, a community-driven Web site, and mailing lists. Through partnerships with local, national, and international businesses, Atlanta PHP works to promote PHP and related technologies across the Southeast.

    See their website

    or sign up on meetup

    follow them on twitter

    or freenode IRC: #atlantaphp

    Looks like Ben's made sure this is one of the more connected users' groups around. Yes, they're even on Facebook.




  • Atlanta WordPress UserGroup

    Well it seems that at last the WordPress users have gathered into the AtlantaWordPress UserGroup. Looks like they're looking for a new meeting location, a bit closer to town. Anybody who knows of a good spot, please drop them a note. As to their charter: according to their meetup:

    For web beginners and WP Gurus to get together to learn and bounce ideas off each other, and have a good time!

    Meet other local WordPress users, the Web's fastest growing dynamic content management system. Gather and discuss the best ways to work with your WordPress and your site.

    Open to anyone interested in learning more about HTML, starting a blog, building your own site and learning about plugin tools to enhance your site.

    There's now also a Northwest offshoot as well.

  • Duluth/Norcross Wordpress Users

    From their Meetup Page:

    Finding it difficult to get to the other meetup locations after work? Consider joining us. This group is open to users (at any level) interested in mastering WordPress.

    Perhaps you run a law firm, medical center, or area business but have a creative alter ego interested in blogging and web design. Anyone can watch online videos and sift through dry boring manuals to learn more, but why do that? Nothing beats the personal connection of getting together with real people and exchanging creative ideas with others. Why be alone when you can socialize as well?

    Whether your goal is to enhance your skills and take yourself to a new professional level, or if you’re already an expert creating projects that wow and amaze, this group is for you. Further, if you’re already a WordPress guru and you desire to Pay It Forward by sharing your expertise with others, the welcome mat is out for you. This group is just getting started, so join today and help us organize.

    Whether you’re a WordPress novice, expert, or anything in between, as long as you’re passionate about the world’s greatest technology, you’ll be comfortable here. Come on in. Learn about technology. Meet new people. Make new contacts. Have fun.  It’s pretty simple.

    So, what are you waiting for? Hit the “join” button already!

  • Joomla User Group Atlanta

    The Joomla folks used to be called Joomla Southeast, but they're focusing more on Atlanta and moving to a meetup group at: http://www.meetup.com/atlantajoomla/

    They meet the 2nd Monday of the month near Perimeter Mall.

  • Laravel

    There's a new Laravel meetup group in Atlanta - see http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Laravel/ and https://twitter.com/atlantalaravel.
    Also, the existing Alpharetta Laravel/PHP group is having a reboot (and is also meeting tomorrow, Jan. 27th), so check them out at http://www.meetup.com/Alpharetta-PHP/.
  • Marietta WordPress Meetup

    Looks to be one of the larger WordPress meetup around town. Meetup claims they have 1,100+ members. See their Meetup Page. They're meeting at IgniteHQ on Waddell St. in Marietta. Their description on Meetup is somewhat generic:

    We're a group of local WordPress users who get together to share our knowledge and experience, and to meet other WordPress users in the area. This WordPress Meetup is open to all who are eager to learn more about WordPress --- the software, the community, and the business!

    They seem to have a good mix of technical and non-technical programs.

  • OpenFace Systems

    With rich experience in many areas of open source implementation, and specializing in implementing the Joomla Content Management System, OpenFace Systems has been active in the local commuinty for several decades. See openfacesystems.com.

  • WordPress Coders

    There's a new meetup in town, the WordPress Coders Guild. This isn't for content creators or bloggers, it's for PHP coders. From their Meetup page:

    Is this meetup for you?

    • Are you a programmer or designer using WordPress to create highly custom solutions for your clients, or do you aspire to be?

    • Do you work for a digital or interactive agency, or an internal corporate web development team, or are you looking to work for one?

    • Do your projects have budgets that typically exceed $100k+, or do you want to have those projects? 

    • Do you work best on a project team instead of being a one-person WordPress impresario?

    • Are you not afraid of learning new things, things like PHP, MySQL, Apache, Javascript, jQuery, Git, Backbone, Vagrant, Gulp, Grunt, SASS and of course the WordPress API?

    If you answered "Yes" to all the above questions then The Atlanta WordPress Coder's Guild is for you. 

    This group is a new type of WordPress meetup in Atlanta. First, we are not affiliated with the WordPress Foundation's Community Meetups initiative because we are not open to WordPress end-users. We are instead a group for serious professionals with a goal of raising the bar for WordPress coder talent in the Southeast and to make it more viable for the major project funders to choose WordPress instead of closed source solutions. 

    We plan to run WordPress workshops teaching the best practices that are relevant for using WordPress as a platform for well-funded corporate projects. This meetup will not focus on the best practices that many in the community discuss which emphasize an end-user's needs to switch themes and automatically upgrade plugins. Those end-user focused best practices are woefully inadequate and often at cross-purposes to professional development practices. 

    So this meetup will cover the best practices expected by clients who spend $100k+ on a website and want to ensure they get stability, security, performance and a financial return on their investment.

    Join us and let's get started raising the bar for WordPress talent in Atlanta.

  • WordPress Gwinnett

    From their Meetup Page:

    ired of everyone saying how easy WordPress is when you still struggle with basic things?

    Or, looking to learn more about professional WordPress development and best practices, and not afraid to dig into the code?

    Wish there was a place to go, close to home, where you know you can get WordPress help and guidance from people who know WordPress inside-and-out but allow you to feel comfortable asking any question?

    Get solid, knowledgeable WordPress help and discussion from people who help build WordPress itself  — right here in Gwinnett.

    Every 3rd Thursday of the month starting at 7:00pm.

    From just starting out with WordPress (where the heck is my dashboard again?) to professional WordPress development and deployments, you'll find something to fit where you are on your WordPress journey — without having to drive downtown!

    You won't be on the receiving end of any sales pitches, but, you will have access to a strong core of WordPress developers (who work with WordPress users for a living) who will be able to guide you to the *best* ways to do whatever you can dream of (and will legitimately tell you when we just don't know :-)).

    So come on by — all you need is your own WordPress site and a desire to learn.

    Our general users meet up from 7:00 - 7:45pm and developers (and advanced users* who want to learn more) from 7:45 - 8:30pm (you can come to both if you want!)

    Gwinnett: WordPress Success Lives Here!

    *Advanced users are welcome in the developer meetup!

    If you're familiar with...

    • Downloading, installing, and configuring WordPress
    • How to setup WordPress on a local machine
    • Downloading, installing, and configuring themes and plugins
    • HTML and CSS (and potentially JavaScript)

    And, you're interested in learning more, especially as it relates to writing code for WordPress,

    Then come on by :-)

  • WordPress Hands-On

    From their Meetup.com page:

    Created for novices, newbies, beginners and intermediate users

    Many small business owners want a do-it-yourself website, yet quickly find themselves overwhelmed and uncertain of where to turn for help.

    Does this sound like you?

    • You’re a business owner, freelancer or hobbyist who wants a great-looking site that you have complete control over.
    • You want a site that’s easy to manage without learning a coding language, or going to night-school web design classes.
    • You want a site that’s easy to manage without learning a coding language, or going to night-school web design classes.

    Then, this Meetup group is the right one for you.

    Stop thinking WordPress is a magical dirt-simple website solution. Join us monthly to share and solve your WordPress struggles.

    We start with a short introduction, share a current struggle, and then get to work on our sites with guided assistance from experienced WordPress users.