Past Meetup

Making Themes Work For You & Project Management

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Last month’s meetup was all about marketing and how to develop strategies for spreading the word about your WordPress site. This month, we’re going to take a step back and get behind the scenes of WordPress itself. Taking a more technical approach, this month we’re going to look at what you can do to ensure your WordPress site is running smoothly and performing at its best, make tweaks to your child theme, and get an overview of what it’s like to Project Manage using the Agile methodology.

To top it off, both of our speakers have come especially from the Bristol WordPress Meetup to give these talks, so let’s make sure we give them a hearty Welsh welcome with plenty of attendees and lots of questions.

Doors Open At 6:00 we aim to get started around 6:30


The How-To on Themes, Child Themes, and Theme Security

Simon Pollard – Lead developer at SHIFT Active Media @smp303

Simon has been developing WordPress themes for a while now and time and time again he comes across the same key questions, which he hopes to address in this talk. All from the perspective of the ‘theme’ and making it work the way it should, Simon is going to look at:

- The best way to set up your CSS and JavaScript

- How to set up your child theme

- How to speed up your theme

- Advice on securing your theme

- How to make WordPress behave the way you want it to

Level: Intermediate


Break for Drinks and Networking


The How-To on Project Management

Hannah Smith – Multi-skilled tech freelancer in Bristol at Operation Canopy @hanopcan

Like lots of WordPress freelancers out there, Hannah often has to oversee projects for her clients. Some are big, some are small, but they all require good Project Management skills. So Hannah is going to give us the low-down on running a project, including:

- The basics of Project Management

- How to be both a Developer and a Project Manager

- Introduction into the world of Agile

Level: Beginner