February Meetup

TALKS

How You Can Contribute to WordPress

by Siobhan McKeown

Part of WordPress's success is due to the diversity of the community of people who contribute to it. It's not restricted to developers, or even developers or designers, but includes support volunteers, event organisers, writers, documentation experts, bloggers, and everything in between. Siobhan is going to look at practical steps that you can take to contribute to the WordPress open source project, whatever your area of expertise.

Bio: Siobhan McKeown runs Words for WP, providing content and copywriting to WordPress businesses. As well as writing for companies such as WooThemes and ZippyKid, she is a regular contributor to the WordPress section of Smashing Magazine, and editor at WP Realm. She is actively involved with the WordPress community, is one of the current documentation reps, and is leading a documentation project at WordPress.org.

Homepage: http://wordsforwp.com

Twitter: @SiobhanPMcKeown

Blog: http://siobhanmckeown.com

 

Embracing the Customizer

by Luke Williams

The 'Customizer' was introduced in Wordpress 3.4, allowing users to toggle settings on their site with a live preview before saving them. This talk will show how any theme can use the powerful Theme Customisation API to add customisable elements to a theme that will let users/clients preview and publish real changes on the fly. We'll also cover some of awesome things we've managed to achieve using it at FactoryMedia.

Bio: Luke is a developer at Forward, a technology company based in Camden. Over the last year he's been based at FactoryMedia, a company in Forward's portfolio, building a platform to make the company's 30 Wordpress-powered websites maintainable and scalable, letting them ship a feature to all sites in a day rather than a month.

Twitter: @luke_redroot Website: http://www.red-root.com

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  • Sara R.

    Thanks for giving WordPress.com VIP a chance to say a few words - we're happy to sponsor eats & drinks for last night! Interesting presentations and great questions, too.

    1 · February 22, 2013

    • Keith D.

      Hi Sara. Thanks for sponsoring us! It was great to meet you. Sorry I didn't get to chat a bit more. Hopefully see you again soon!

      1 · February 24, 2013

  • Siobhan M.

    Thanks everyone for coming last night :) Here are my slides: https://speakerdeck.com/smckeown/contributing-to-wordpress

    Hopefully I'll be able to make it to the next one.

    3 · February 22, 2013

    • Jamie G.

      Great Talk. Have made the first steps to help out with wordpress...

      February 22, 2013

  • Graham A.

    Another really good meetup with two excellent topics. Once again I learned loads.

    February 22, 2013

  • sir c.

    Really Enjoyed the Meet-up Keith thank you to you and the speakers. It was a really professional event and met some good people thank you ; )

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Eugene

    Any chance to get a talk about eCom or WooCommerce for March?

    2 · February 21, 2013

    • Siobhan M.

      Have you got in touch with any of the WooCommerce developers? A few of them are in the UK (though I'm not 100% sure where)

      February 22, 2013

  • Paolo B.

    Great meetup, atmosphere, attendance, and last but not least the two presentations were really good.

    1 · February 22, 2013

    • Keith D.

      It was great to meet you Paolo. Good luck with the Vienna meetups!

      February 22, 2013

  • Eugene

    Best meetup out of the past 4 as far as I'm concerned. Good balance between ecosystem and technical talks. Of course Siobhan is also a celebrity. Keep it up. Thanks

    1 · February 22, 2013

    • Keith D.

      Thanks Eugene! Really glad you enjoyed it.

      February 22, 2013

  • Jonty B.

    Met good people, look forward to the next one :)

    February 21, 2013

  • Pat

    Excellent :)

    February 21, 2013

  • Evans

    Very good quality speakers!

    February 21, 2013

  • Jevgenijs C.

    Great folks in larger numbers and quality speakers! Thank you! I'd pay a tenner at least! Place donate btn somewhere pls!

    2 · February 21, 2013

  • Lee R.

    In the end I totally missed the meeting - had client meetings most of the day and only just got out.

    Always looking to turn a negative into a positive - I have a ton of work coming up so if there are any quality WP devs looking for work, give me a shout.

    February 21, 2013

  • Jevgenijs C.

    Thank you very much, Keith. This meetup really raised the profile of the whole thing #wpldn. Both presentations were great and a must see.

    February 21, 2013

  • Jevgenijs C.

    Wooo-ha! I did it. Thx for the red.

    February 21, 2013

  • Wesley B.

    This weeks just got too busy to fit in a trip to London! I'll sure as hell be there next time though.

    February 20, 2013

  • sir c.

    hey Keith, planning to come down tonight, but didn't relaise i had to rsvp a couple of weeks ago. hopes thats ok and see you soon, best Cassius

    February 21, 2013

  • Bhanu C.

    Won't be able to make it because of a last minute change in plan :(

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry something else has come up. Next time.

    February 21, 2013

  • Steve J.

    Feeling under the weather - sorry not to be able to come after all :(

    February 21, 2013

  • Gen A.

    Ah, gutted. Due to a change in sched (client meeting) - I would now have to miss this one. Hope someone from the waiting list can take my place.

    February 21, 2013

  • Bubacarr S.

    Great, booking confirmed.

    February 21, 2013

  • Adam

    Gah! Work pressures!

    February 21, 2013

  • Tom G.

    Real shame I'm not going to be able to make it. Hope someone can take my place and enjoy it

    February 21, 2013

  • Rob M.

    Sorry for the late notice, but hopefully someone on the wait list can go!

    February 21, 2013

  • David C.

    Working in Cambridge, was hoping to leave early, looks like that will not happen this time .... :-(

    February 21, 2013

  • Alejandro L.

    Can't make it :( Project deadline..

    February 21, 2013

  • John

    Not feeling so well today, so I'm going to have to pull out. sorry

    February 21, 2013

  • Pedro H.

    :( So sad! after being on the waiting list and then confirmed into the event I have to decline because of the flu! :'( Thanks a lot weather

    February 21, 2013

  • Rohit G.

    Sorry, could not make it tonight.

    February 21, 2013

  • Tamara

    Looking to learn more about wordpress multilingual plugins... anyone?

    1 · February 19, 2013

    • Piers

      Another vote for WPML. I've used qTranslate but didn't like the way it uses one post with custom tags to store the tranlations. WPML uses separate posts for each language, which seems cleaner.

      February 20, 2013

    • Keith D.

      We did a talk on this a year ago: http://skillsmatter.c...­

      1 · February 21, 2013

  • Vineeta G.

    Really gutted that I can't make it! Hope someone else enjoys my spot.

    February 21, 2013

  • Miles K.

    Sorry cant make it. Enjoy!

    February 21, 2013

  • Lee R.

    Oh ffs - Just removed myself from the RSVP for tomorrow then had a cancellation like 10 mins later so I can now make it. It's ok though, I'll sneak in under someone's coat.

    February 20, 2013

  • Yorick B.

    Sorry, new baby says I can't make it. :O

    February 20, 2013

  • Andy C.

    I can't make this one but here's an example of how I contributed to Wordpress. The blogger importer was not being actively maintained so I took it on and fixed the bugs as well as enhancing it.
    Related to that is an example where you can help Wordpress, which is to help me test my changes.
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/beta-testers-wanted-1?replies=1
    Hope everyone enjoys the meeting.
    Cheers,
    Andy

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • Kieran C.

    So sorry that I can't now make it...

    February 20, 2013

  • Steven M.

    Have a last minute football commitment. I'll see you next month!

    February 19, 2013

  • jamescoops

    Gutted to miss it but see you at the next one

    February 19, 2013

  • Gen A.

    Looking forward to Thursday's meetup!

    February 19, 2013

  • Jonty B.

    Representing InfiniteWP (self-hosted unlimited wordpress managment) and out to discover the wordpress community!

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Vineeta G.

    Would love to be involved.

    February 18, 2013

  • Charles C.

    Hope to get in!

    February 17, 2013

  • Babatunde O.

    Sorry will not be able to make it .

    February 14, 2013

  • Simon G.

    I am the developer and manager of WP Symposium, a plugin that turns a WordPress site into a social network (wall, forum, mail, gallery, events, etc..). www.wpsymposium.com.

    February 13, 2013

  • Mark B.

    Hi. Is there any chance of recording / live streaming for those on the wait list or who can't make it?

    February 10, 2013

    • Keith D.

      Hi Mark. We'll be recording the talks and putting them on our YouTube channel.

      1 · February 10, 2013

    • Mark B.

      Brilliant, thanks Keith

      February 10, 2013

  • Tom G.

    Co-founder of the WordPress agency Wholegrain Digital, I hope to get a place at this meetup and get to know more of the community in London

    1 · February 4, 2013

  • Jamie R.

    Will be travelling back from FITC in Amsterdam but will try hard to make it!

    January 30, 2013

  • Miles S.

    Really looking reward to this meetup.

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Visiting from Toronto, Canada for PHPUK!

    January 25, 2013

  • Suleiman L.

    Hell yeah!

    January 24, 2013

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