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Better Blogging with Wordpress for Joomla Meetup

wp4joom meetupThere are a zillion reasons why you would want to have a blog on your website, and on March 25th, 2015, we're going back to doing Joomla Tutorials with 'corePHP's Wordpress for Joomla extension.

It's no secret that blogs are one of the best things you can add or start on your website to get more traffic, but there's other reasons why you'd want to start a blog as well:

  • Increase your site's SEO strength
  • Establish your business as an authority
  • Connect with your site visitors
  • Creates opportunities for leads, CTA and Sales
  • Repeat site visitors with each new post


Joomla itself is very good at doing the blog thing, but over the past few years, I've learned that a lot of people are really used to using Wordpress to do their blogging on.

'corePHP' identified this trend, but also saw that many sites are built with Joomla!. 'corePHP' brought Wordpress and Joomla together in an integrated package called Wordpress for Joomla, where the Wordpress installation lies within the Joomla component and integrates with the existing Joomla site.

At this meetup, we will install and tour the Wordpress for Joomla extension, show you how to set up the blog and get started blogging. 

This is a beginner level tutorial. Basic Wordpress and Joomla knowledge is helpful to keep up with the tutorial.

Mautic: Free and Open Source Marketing Automation Meetup

Joomla Detroit Meetup Mautic Feb 25 2015

Introducing Mautic: A Free and Open Source Marketing Automation Software

When: February 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm ET
Where: Space360 - 4850 Fernlee Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48073 - MAP

RSVP on Meetup.com/JoomlaDetroit Now!

Who is this meetup for?

Last month, we took a look at ways to bring in more visitors to your website. Increasing traffic is always on a site owner's mind, but what do you do with the traffic once they find your site? You see, bringing in more traffic is only half of the pie, so to speak.

What is Marketing Automation?

Generally speaking, Marketing Automation refers to software platforms and technologies designed for site owners, bloggers, internet marketers and organizations to more effectively market and engage visitors on multiple channels online (such as email, social media, websites, etc.) and automate repetitive tasks.

What is Mautic?

Mautic is the first ever open source marketing automation platform which gives every business the ability to create powerful marketing strategies, manage lead nurturing, and monitor site visitors. Perhaps most importantly, Mautic is available at no cost. A completely free marketing automation platform! Learn more at http://mautic.org

Mautic began with a single focus. Equality. The Mautic community believes in giving every person the power to understand, manage, and grow their business or organization. Mautic is focused on helping this belief become a reality by getting powerful marketing automation software into the hands of every person.”
- David Hurley, Founder

NOTE: Prior to coming to this meetup, it is highly recommended that you watch the introduction webinar, "Mautic & Marketing Automation Webinar" so that you are caught up on what Mautic can truly do for your business. Watch the replay at http://youtu.be/QT6169rdMdk


In This Meetup:

Learn how Mautic can help you generate and nurture leads from your website's traffic, social media channels and good ole' email marketing campaigns. We'll be taken through a tour of the Mautic dashboard and how you'll set it up to gather lead information on your websites.

About Joomla Detroit Meetups:

Joomla Detroit Meetups are free to attend. We are a local user group that focuses on the Joomla CMS, what it can do for you, and various tutorials and tips for success. While there is no charge for the meetup or memberships, we do gladly accept donations during the meetup. We also are accepting sponsorships for our meetup. please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

About Space360

Space360, LLC graciously provides the meetup space to the Joomla User Group Detroit on a monthly basis. They are a marketing, advertising and brand building company based in Royal Oak, MI. For all your marketing needs, we recommend Space360! Learn more at http://www.space3sixty.com/



Donations and Gifts

Donations that go to keeping the Meetup 100% Free are welcome!