WordPress Bournemouth September Meetup


Wow, last month really was a great meetup - lots of new faces with great discussions on various topics.

This month we return to having a speaker, as we welcome back Adam Tomat, who previously came to speak exactly 2 years ago.

"Supercharging WordPress Development in 2018"

> Often WordPress themes are not easy to change, maintain or fun to work on. This can rule WordPress out as a viable option for bespoke, non-trivial websites.

> In this talk we’ll dive into how this happens & look at how we make your theme easier to change. For the more technical attendees, we will also go into how using Lumberjack, a powerful MVC framework built on Timber, can be used to power-up your themes.

Adam is a lead developer at Rareloop in Southampton (https://www.rareloop.com/) . He is an advocate for progressive enhancement, accessibility, collaboration, OSS, and making code easy to change.

We look forward to seeing you, having some good discussions and helping out with any WordPress problems you might be having.

We also set up our Facebook group after it was suggested last month - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1858422950908992/

6.30pm - Doors open
6.45pm - Pizza & Drinks
7.00pm - Talk

Pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors 34SP.com (https://34SP.com) and Delicious Brains (https://deliciousbrains.com/).

*The Venue*

The Chocolate Box is situated at 8-10 Christchurch Road. It’s the building that once had NatWest bank on the ground floor and is opposite the Gala Bingo building.


When you arrive, please use the large entrance on the right of the building which has the words “The Chocolate Box 8-10” written above it and an electric vehicle charging point outside.

Press number 9 on the keypad and you will be let in. We’ll put up signs directing you to the location of the meetup. It will be on the 1st floor.

The building is 100% accessible with a ramp to the main entrance and lifts to all floors.

Venue kindly supplied by Media Lounge and JD


There are free car parking spaces directly outside the building. The signs say that you can only park for 30 minutes but that's only until 7pm so if you arrive after 6.30 then you should be good!

Alternatively, there are often spaces along Gervis or Meyrick Road.

There are also various pay and displays in the area, the closest being Cotlands Road:


Please do not park in the multistorey car park next to the Chocolate Box. All the spaces are reserved and you may be clamped.


WordPress Bournemouth is an informal and friendly meet up for WordPress users, enthusiasts, and professionals. An opportunity to share and learn with WordPressers from in and around the Bournemouth area.

This event is open to all. From people who are wanting to learn more about the world's most popular content management system, to people who make their living with WordPress.

By attending the WordPress Bournemouth Meetup you agree to comply with our Code of Conduct: https://wpbournemouth.uk/code-of-conduct/

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We now have a Facebook group! Come and say hello: