CMS User Groups in Greater Manchester

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Where to meet up with like minded Magentons and Drupalians

"There's a club if you'd like to go, you could meet somebody..."
- 'How Soon Is Now?', The Smiths (1985)

Supposing you are stuck on a Drupal or Joomla related issue, the first place you are likely to turn to is their support forums. For many people, this is an effective approach. However, some people would like to see a fellow Drupalian or Joomlan in person. They may be able to point the way to any solutions better than any forum. Even in the age of the internet, a problem shared is a problem solved, and amongst fellow persons.

Back in the pre-internet era, if you had a problem with your 48k ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 or Amiga 500, you would join a user group. You would chew the fat over Microdrive problems, 6510 Assembly Language or Workbench 1.3 over a couple of hours in your local community centre. Sometimes they offered a newsletter and became national or international in stature, such as ICPUG (aka at one time International Commodore PET User Group - eek, this is showing my age).

Today, you can still have a traditional user group and embrace the internet. Not only for support forums and the user group's website, but also for registration via apps like Eventbrite and sites like Meetup.com. Within this post, here's a number of content management system orientated user groups. For our first post, we have focused on the ones within Greater Manchester.

WordPress

Manchester WordPress User Group

The Manchester WordPress User Group is headed by Mike Little, Stockport based co-founder of WordPress.

  • Where? MadLab, 36 - 40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN.
  • When? Third Wednesday in the month, 6.30pm to 9.00pm.
  • Buses: Shudehill Interchange and stops on Church Street.
  • Trains: Manchester Victoria (5 minutes walk), Manchester Piccadilly (10 minutes walk)
  • Trams: Shudehill Interchange
  • Website: MWUG.info

Drupal

North West Drupal User Group

Once monthly meetings with expert help and demonstrations.

  • Where? MadLab, 36 - 40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN.
  • When? First Wednesday in the month, 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
  • Buses: Shudehill Interchange and stops on Church Street.
  • Trains: Manchester Victoria (5 minutes walk), Manchester Piccadilly (10 minutes walk)
  • Trams: Shudehill Interchange
  • Website: NWDrupal.org.uk

Magento

Manchester Magento User Group

Everything you need to know about Magento, from fellow Magento users.

Umbraco

Manchester Umbraco Meetup

Food, drinks and first class support from fellow Umbraco users.

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