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The Philadelphia WordPress September Meetup

Join us for the September Philadelphia WordPress Meetup happening on Sept 29th, 2010! The meetup will take place at Future Media Concepts (FMC) in downtown Philly.
Beginner - Getting Started with WordPress presented by Doug Stewart This session will cover WordPress from the ground up. We'll install WordPress, go through basic configurations, demonstrate how to install plugins and themes, and more! We'll even cover how to setup a MAMP stack on your Mac so you can install WordPress locally without the need for a server.
Advanced - WordPress Plugin Development 101 presented by Bonnie Vasko This hands-on session will walk you through the steps to create your own plug-in. The session will cover:

  • An introduction to the Wordpress Plug-in Architecture and API

  • Wordpress Hooks: Hook into Wordpress code with actions and filters

  • Custom Admin Panels: Learn how to create and customize admin panels.

Tickets for this event cost $5. Because of the space limitations we can only fit 40 people (20 beginner / 20 advanced) so we need to charge to verify everyone that RSVPs actually shows up. All money collected will be used for future Meetups, food, giveaways, etc.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS: Bonnie Vasko - Philadelphia web developer Bonnie Vasko works with an obsession for beautiful design, clean code, and high quality content that results in great SEO. She has been coding websites for over 12 years with a focus on semantic HTML, CSS, and javascript. Bonnie started digging into Wordpress development after seeing the flexibility, power, and ease-of-use the platform offered. Wordpress development is now a core offering of her interactive agency, Vasko Interactive. You can find her online at
http://www.vaskointer... and on twitter @vaskointeractv.
Future Media Concepts

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  • Kirsten Jahn R.

    The advanced meetup was only an hour long when I thought it was supposed to go till 9pm. It was fairly quick and could have been explained a little bit slower and more in depth. I think she did a lot of prep work for it though so that was appreciated.

    September 30, 2010

  • Reed G.

    I had a very good time. Bonnie's presentation showed me what I need to learn to start developing plugins - I have a way to go but I will get there. I also learned, at the beginner group, how to use IRC, which I am sorry to say I have long known about but never tried.

    September 30, 2010

  • Kathleen S.

    I had a great time and learned things that I am going to use right away to get my new WordPress site going.

    September 30, 2010

  • Lorna L.

    I think the organizers do a good job and have good intentions and I appreciate that. But you can't be all things to all people. The beginners session was dominated by questions from 1-2 people that were too specific and too advanced for beginners. I was lost and so were many whom I spoke with afterwards.

    September 30, 2010

  • Allison G.

    I thought it was really great. Beginner could have been a little more beginner but its always good to see the possibilities.

    September 30, 2010

  • Mike W.

    Consistently Excellent fun experience.

    September 30, 2010

  • Paul L.

    Great thought provoking night! If you weren't there, you missed a good night! Don't miss WordCamp - October 30, 2010.

    September 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned a great deal and I was able to get help for one of the problems I've been having. Thanks!

    September 30, 2010

  • deFaria

    Covered basic definitions of what a plug-in is. All from the codex page.

    September 30, 2010

  • Bob G.

    I would enjoy comments/feedback on my blog - Thanks

    September 15, 2010

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