WP CBR April Meetup!

Getting the dates in order for the year.  The April meetup has been scheduled - and the organisational details will come!

Morgan Leetham will giving us a demo on how to Backup your WordPress Website using  couple of different tools including:

  • Backup Buddy
  • WP DB Backup
  • Backup Creator

Lightning Talks

I'm going to attempt to explain the WordPress Loop - and why it is so important in theme development & customisation.

We are looking for others to do lightning talks for the evening - short 5 to 10 minutes presentations on a topic. It doesn't have to be WordPress specific, it could be around a challenge you've had building a website or using the interface that you overcame - we would love to hear about it.

Please email your topics to [masked] so we can arrange the schedule for the night.

Pizza's and nibblies, along with Tea & Coffee will be provided - all we need is your company to make the evening a success.

The Hartley Life Care facilities are awesome.  The room costs us $80 a night, so if you if you could make a small donation on the night to offset the organizers costs, we would be most appreciative!

See you there!

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  • Chris M.

    Here are some the suggestions for future talks:

    * Managing lots of sites
    * BuddyPress
    * Supporting WordPress with other tools: password management, content editing tools, backup tools, domain name management, training tools, graphic tools
    * Stuff you shouldn't do with Wordpress
    * Theme Design Philosophy: Custom designed themes vs Theme Packages
    * Looking for a theme
    * Managing Images
    * WordPress Configuration in Detail
    * Capturing Business Requirements for your site
    * Organising Menus
    * Resolving Plugin Problems
    * What to do when you inherit a WordPress site from someone else
    * Choosing the right host
    * Reducing the size of your installation

    2 · April 10, 2013

    • Andrew W.

      I think responsive design in Wordpress would be an excellent topic. Especially in this day and age. Id be happy to give a quick demo if I can get my laptop to play nice.

      2 · April 11, 2013

    • Karen M.

      I'd like the topic of responsive design too.

      1 · April 11, 2013

  • Jason C.

    Hi All,

    Peter (http://www.wpcanberra.com.au/me...­) is looking for anyone with tips on how to add user generated content to his site e.g. "getting people to register, user forums, storing information next to a user profile e.g. when their subscription ends, pages limited to subscribers, etc."

    Any takers for the meetup? Otherwise might be good for general discussion.

    Cheers,
    JC

    April 8, 2013

  • John P.

    More thanks for tonight. What a great and varied group! I look forward to meeting more of you at coming Meetups. Looks as though Chris has guaranteed something to talk about all the way through mid-2014 ;-)

    April 11, 2013

  • Trevor R.

    Thanks for tonight. I learned a few things and came away with some good tips and ideas.

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Alison

    Sorry, unable to make it now (@#%&*). Hope you have a great time and hope to see you next.month.

    April 10, 2013

    • Jason C.

      No problemos Alispn

      April 10, 2013

  • Sean N.

    Apologies, I can't make this meeting tonight, something has come up last-minute.

    April 10, 2013

    • Jason C.

      No problems Sean - hopefully see you next time

      April 10, 2013

  • Kanna D.

    Unable to join the meeting today. Need to pick up daughter after school event.

    April 10, 2013

    • Jason C.

      No worries - hopefully see you next time

      April 10, 2013

  • Lou M.

    David, I'm in the same boat as you, at the beginning of developing a website. Don't know about you but am mostly interested in creating pages, rather than a blog, at present.

    April 10, 2013

  • Charly L.

    Hey guys! Looking forward to seeing you tonight. About to do the Name Tags - if you haven't already RSVP'd please do so.... so you get a cool name tag tonight.

    See you there.

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • David

    I'm at the very early stage of developing my own personal site/blog. I'd love to go session that looked at 'best practice' and 'lessons learned' from those more experienced in WP. I've also had some experience in managing web development in another CMS, so I know the value of learning from others mistakes as much as successes. Any chance of doing this next?

    April 9, 2013

    • Jason C.

      Thanks for the heads up David. There is also a lot of time for people to mingle and discuss their own experiences / help each other out - so even if the main talks aren't of interest you might get some value from the group as a whole / make connections etc. Maybe next time!

      April 9, 2013

  • David

    Too advanced for my needs at the moment.

    April 9, 2013

  • Jason C.

    Also if you have any requests for pizza toppings/types hit me up with a reply to this thread I'll be putting in an order tomorrow night.

    April 8, 2013

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