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August WordPress London Meetup

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Please note: Due to many people wanting to attend our meetups, please adjust your RSVP if circumstances change and you can't make it, so that people on the wait list can.

Where's the one-click install?

Presented by Diane Wallace

Lot's of web hosts now offer one-click installation of WordPress, but what if your chosen host doesn't, or if you want more control over your configuration? What if you've used the one-click, but it's installed WordPress in a subdirectory and you want your blog to exist in the site root?

You can do it all yourself and it's probably easier than you think.

In this talk I will be taking you step-by-step through installing WordPress on your web server and setting up your WordPress site.

Diane Wallace is a freelance web and WordPress developer, living and working in Camden Town, London. She is passionate about creating beautiful, simple, user friendly designs using clean, semantic code. She is also very approachable and happy to talk at length about WordPress and web design (you have been warned).

Introduction to Woo Commerce

Presented by Jamie Marsland

In this presentation I’ll show you how easy it is to set up an online store with WooCommerce. I’ll be building a store from scratch ‘live’ in only 20 mins. I’ll show you how to set up your shop, add products (simple, virtual, grouped, affiliate and variable), add product galleries, add sections to your shop, set up checkout, how to take payment and more. We’ve been running WooCommerce on ( for the past year and I’ll give you some tips and tricks on how to optimise a WooCommerce store.

Jamie Marsland is the founder of PootlePress. At PootlePress they've trained over 2500 people 'face to face' on WordPress (and WooCommerce) over the past 4 years. They've also an online WordPress training Academy with over 750 members. Jamie does a great deal of development with WooThemes products and have now released 20 plugins for the Canvas Theme Framework. PootlePress are also about to release their first WooCommerce plugin.

Using WordPress for 'esports'

Presented by Dan Westall

A few months ago Dan and a few others started ( They used WordPress, which allowed us to get off the ground quickly, taking advantage of a lot of newer technologies ranging from the new WordPress restful api with angular to websockets for realtime match results, but not forgetting the basics including extending the XMLRPC interface, custom post types and posts 2 posts plugin to link it all together.

Dan will be talking about building it, the problems, the solutions and were they are going next.

Dan Westall is a web developer by day, co-founder of webmatics. Speaks CSS3, HTML, PHP, JS and a little English. Knew his dreams of being a journalist were shattered when he realised he couldn’t spell good. Current hobbies include learning to play the banjo and drinking. Often together. Also has a budgie called Joey. No joke.

Attendees need to be over the age of 18 to attend this meetup as we sometimes offer beer to kick off the night!

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