• WordPress Bournemouth November Meetup

    The Chocolate Box

    🗣️ This month we plan to have a Lean Coffee (http://leancoffee.org/) format for the evening where we all get to choose topics to discuss, vote for the ones we want to discuss and then start discussing topics for around 10 minutes, starting with the most popular. We look forward to seeing you, having some good discussions and helping out with any WordPress problems you might be having. ⏱ Agenda 6.30pm - Doors open 6.45pm - Pizza & Drinks 7.00pm - Discussion 🍕 The meetup is a free event. 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. https://goo.gl/maps/qjFqcbKqnb82 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 14 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 https://www.medialounge.co.uk/ https://jderrick.co.uk/ 🚗 Parking 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: https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/Parking/FindaCarPark/CarParks/CotlandsRoadCarPark.aspx Please do not park in the multistorey car park next to the Chocolate Box. All the spaces are reserved and you may be clamped. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 👍 By attending the WordPress Bournemouth Meetup you agree to comply with our Code of Conduct: https://wpbournemouth.uk/code-of-conduct/ Follow #wpbournemouth (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wpbournemouth) and @WPBournemouth (https://twitter.com/WPBournemouth) on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you (https://wpbournemouth.uk/contact/). We now have a Facebook group! Come and say hello: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpbournemouth/

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  • WordPress Bournemouth October Meetup

    The Chocolate Box

    This month we welcome back Tim Nash from our sponsor 34SP.com who has spoken twice here in the past, and always provides an entertaining and informative talk. "Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies" > Everyone should be a little bit worried about security of their site, and at conferences lots of security talks focus on practical steps people can take. In this talk Tim will flip the norms and instead focus on several real examples of sites being hacked but from the attackers perspective. We will see the whole attacks from the bad actors view identifying targets, analysing vulnerable sites, adding payload, exploiting in doing so showing how sites are infected, how some tools do prevent certain attacks and how clever and indeed not so clever bad actors can circumvent lots of hardening done. > Each step we can analyse what could have been put in place to prevent and frustrate the attack and then look at how this can be implemented on your site. Tim is the 34SP.com WordPress Platform Lead & Developer advocate. He is responsible for the management of the WordPress platform and keeping thousands of sites running fast and staying secure. He is also known to give the odd talk here and there and when he can blog and appear randomly on Youtube. Tims own site is timnash.co.uk and he writes about everything from security to home automation with a healthy dose of WordPress and humour. We look forward to seeing you, having some good discussions and helping out with any WordPress problems you might be having. 6.30pm - Doors open 6.45pm - Pizza & Drinks 7.00pm - Talk The meetup is a free event. 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. https://goo.gl/maps/qjFqcbKqnb82 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 https://www.medialounge.co.uk/ https://jderrick.co.uk/ *Parking* 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: https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/Parking/FindaCarPark/CarParks/CotlandsRoadCarPark.aspx Please do not park in the multistorey car park next to the Chocolate Box. All the spaces are reserved and you may be clamped. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By attending the WordPress Bournemouth Meetup you agree to comply with our Code of Conduct: https://wpbournemouth.uk/code-of-conduct/ Follow #wpbournemouth (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wpbournemouth) and @WPBournemouth (https://twitter.com/WPBournemouth) on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you (https://wpbournemouth.uk/contact/). We now have a Facebook group! Come and say hello: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1858422950908992

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  • WordPress Bournemouth September Meetup

    The Chocolate Box

    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. https://goo.gl/maps/qjFqcbKqnb82 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 https://www.medialounge.co.uk/ https://jderrick.co.uk/ *Parking* 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: https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/Parking/FindaCarPark/CarParks/CotlandsRoadCarPark.aspx 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/ Follow #wpbournemouth (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wpbournemouth) and @WPBournemouth (https://twitter.com/WPBournemouth) on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you (https://wpbournemouth.uk/contact/). We now have a Facebook group! Come and say hello: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1858422950908992

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  • WordPress Bournemouth August Meetup

    The Chocolate Box

    This month we are in a new venue, which will hopefully be our home for now :) As we didn't manage it last time, let's try again to have a more organised discussion format where you get to vote on WordPress topics you want to chat about (the Lean Coffee format http://leancoffee.org/). We look forward to seeing you :) 6.30pm - Doors open 6.45pm - Pizza & Drinks 7.00pm - Let's discuss Pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors 34SP.com and Delicious Brains. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- *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. https://goo.gl/maps/qjFqcbKqnb82 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. There are free car parking spaces directly outside the building. 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: https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/Parking/FindaCarPark/CarParks/CotlandsRoadCarPark.aspx ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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/ Follow #wpbournemouth (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wpbournemouth) and @WPBournemouth (https://twitter.com/WPBournemouth) on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you (https://wpbournemouth.uk/contact/).

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  • WordPress Bournemouth July Meetup

    The Four Horsemen

    It was great to be back up and running last month and to see old faces and new ones. This month we are again downstairs in the Four Horsemen pub. At a slightly later time of 7pm, this month we are trying something new: a more organised discussion format where you get to vote on WordPress topics you want to chat about (the Lean Coffee format http://leancoffee.org/) We look forward to seeing you :) From 7pm - Grab a drink from the bar and meet downstairs in the pub. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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/ Follow #wpbournemouth (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wpbournemouth) and @WPBournemouth (https://twitter.com/WPBournemouth) on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you (https://wpbournemouth.uk/contact/).

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  • WordPress Bournemouth June Meetup

    The Four Horsemen

    Apologies for the long stretch without a meetup, but this month we are back! This month we are in a different venue, we have reserved the downstairs in the Four Horsemen pub (very close to the old venue of Box44). We will be having a general chat about WordPress; themes, plugins, freelancing, site management, and Gutenberg! Feel free to raise questions or things you want to discuss on the night. We look forward to seeing old and new faces :) From 6.30pm - Grab a drink from the bar and meet downstairs in the pub. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Follow #wpbournemouth (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wpbournemouth) and @WPBournemouth (https://twitter.com/WPBournemouth) on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you (https://wpbournemouth.uk/contact/).

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  • WordPress Bournemouth September Meetup

    Needs a location

    Last month was a cracker - two great talks from Tim and Kayleigh from our lovely sponsor 34sp.com (https://www.34sp.com/). We don't have a real life speaker lined up this month, but instead thought we should raid the archives of WordPress TV (https://wordpress.tv/) (recorded talks from WordCamps all around the globe), which gives us the chance to learn about something the majority are interested in watching. We will likely have a shortlist of talks on various topics to vote for on the night. Of course there will be the usual WordPress chat! Pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors. 6.30pm - Doors Open 6.45pm - Pizza 7.15pm - Talk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Follow #wpbournemouth (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wpbournemouth) and @WPBournemouth (https://twitter.com/WPBournemouth) on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you (https://wpbournemouth.uk/contact/).

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  • WordPress Bournemouth August Meetup

    Needs a location

    This month we welcome back Tim Nash and Kayleigh Thorpe from our lovely sponsor 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/). Tim last came down to speak to us in November last year, and it was a fantastic evening. Making Kitten GIF Galleries Fabulous A talk comparing some of the popular gallery plugins, as well as general advise and tips on how to optimise your image-heavy websites to ensure they run as efficiently as possible. Presented by Kayleigh Thorpe (https://twitter.com/kayleighthorpe) - a WordPress Support Specialist at 34SP.com, she is also an illustrator, gamer and computer nerd. Waterfall & Unicorns "I want my site to load fast" - every site owner. Tim will take you through some of optimisation tips and tricks to increase concurrency and real time load times. He will also look at tools and services and why sometimes worrying about getting good metric results can often be detrimental to load times. Presented by Tim Nash (https://twitter.com/tnash) - The WordPress Platform Lead and Developer Advocate for 34SP.com, he is also a author, videographer and even been known to give the occasional talk. He codes too, but not as much as he would like. Pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors. 6.30pm - Doors Open 6.45pm - Pizza 7.15pm - Talks ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Follow #wpbournemouth (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wpbournemouth) and @WPBournemouth (https://twitter.com/WPBournemouth) on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you (https://wpbournemouth.uk/contact/).

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  • WordPress Bournemouth July Meetup

    Needs a location

    Rich and I apologise for the last minute cancellation of June's meetup, due to unforeseen issues with the venue. This month we are back, with a speaker and the usual great WordPress chat! Finish what you Started In a world full of distractions and new technology, it is almost impossible to complete our personal projects. We often find that a project becomes too challenging, our responsibilities get in the way, or Netflix gets the better of us. This talk will give you the knowledge boost you need on how to remove your distractions and how you can start finishing the projects that you usually forget about. Presented by Jack Davies (https://twitter.com/whatjackhasmade). Jack is studying Website Design at University, and likes to experiment with painting, animation, illustrations, photo manipulations, 3D art, blog writing, and microscope photo shoots. The list keeps on going! Pizza and drinks supplied by our sponsors. 6.30pm - Doors Open 6.45pm - Pizza 7.15pm - Talk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. Follow #wpbournemouth (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23wpbournemouth) and @WPBournemouth (https://twitter.com/WPBournemouth) on Twitter for all the latest. Have a talk you'd like to present? We'd love to hear from you (https://wpbournemouth.uk/contact/).

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