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WordPress Developer Tools & Intro Meeting


This is the kickoff meeting for Advanced WordPress LA! We're trying out a weekend to see how that goes. The format will be a little different than the typical meetups. We're planning on a more open, discussion format - a place to brainstorm, share ideas and learn from each other. 

WordPress Developer Tools

For this initial meetup we'll be discussing the tools we use to develop WordPress sites. Code editors, version control, local installs etc etc. Swap notes and compare experiences on what works for you!

Ideas for Future Meetups

Bring ideas for future topics you'd like to see discussed. 

Location and Parking

Metered street parking is available on Hill and Broadway Streets. There is also a paid parking lot at 420 Bernard in Bamboo Plaza with reasonable rates, or another lot on Broadway. For public transit, we are a couple of blocks from the Chinatown Gold Line station, and multiple bus routes go up and down Hill and Broadway. For up-to-date parking information the night of the event, please check or use ParkMe's iPhone or Android app (see links above).


Thanks to our generous sponsor, this meetup is free for all to attend.

Map to help you find us kleverdog coworking is located in an alleyway between Hill and Broadway; just a couple doors down from Phoenix Bakery on Broadway. Look for the bright red door with the 418 address -- we'll be downstairs.


Kleverdog Coworking

Thank you to Kleverdog Coworking for hosting us at their cozy, gorgeous space. Please thank them on Twitter - @kleverdogcowork or like them on Facebook.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great open free form discussion!

    September 15, 2013

  • lucy b.

    This is the web security company I mentioned:
    If you ever have a site hacked they will clean it up and also provide ongoing monitoring. I think it's around $90 annually for one site.

    September 15, 2013

  • lucy b.

    Here's a few of the tools/resources mentioned today - feel free to add any that I missed: Version Control With Git:
    Tower (mac)
    GitBox (mac)
    SourceTree (mac + PC)

    Local development:

    Moving Sites:
    Duplicator plugin:
    WP Clone plugin:

    Syncing Database:
    WP Migrate DB Pro

    Code Editors:
    Sublime Text

    Thanks to everyone who came!

    September 14, 2013

    • Rachel

      Thanks for everything, Lucy! I learned lots about helpful tools! Thanks so much for the list!

      1 · September 15, 2013

    • lucy b.

      Thanks everyone. Joe - thanks for the wishlist!

      September 15, 2013

  • Joe C.

    Good to see everyone today. Sorry I had to bug out before it had quite ended!

    It looks like WP Migrate DB Pro is made by the same person who makes WP Migrate DB, which is the free version, and really handy in its own right. I'll have to check out the Pro version.

    I also looked to see if Automattic had some security scanning in VaultPress, and if you've paid for the highest tier ($40/month), they do offer security scanning. Other than that, it's all about backups.

    Jan mentioned this tutorial on Sublime Text, which I agree is quite good to give you an idea of some of the things that make it interesting. Version 3 is in beta now, which improves a bunch of stuff.

    I'm a BBEdit guy myself.

    1 · September 14, 2013

    • Rachel

      Thanks for the list, Joe! Very helpful!

      September 15, 2013

  • Natalie M.

    I will do my best to make it today but my car was hit overnight and I'm dealing with police and insurance companies and tow trucks this morning. Trying to get everything fixed up in time. Hope I see everybody today.

    September 14, 2013

    • Natalie M.

      Oh no, Steven. Food poisoning is the WORST. Feel better.

      September 14, 2013

  • Foad

    Sounds great!

    August 22, 2013

  • Danny W.

    Super excited to see what this group can do!

    August 15, 2013

  • Evan S

    August 24 & 25 is the FYF music festival at LA Historic Park in China Town very close to Kleverdog. Parking in and around China Town will be brutal. Maybe a different date for our first meeting.

    August 12, 2013

    • lucy b.

      That is great info Evan...thanks for the heads up. Will discuss with the other organizers.

      1 · August 12, 2013

  • Joe C.

    Dang! That Saturday is very full already.

    August 12, 2013

  • Rachel

    Looking forward to talking WordPress with everyone!

    August 12, 2013

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