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February WordPress London Meetup

  • Feb 26, 2015 · 6:30 PM
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We’re spreading the WordPress development love at February’s Meetup.  

Smart tips and tricks for managing freelancers 

Freelancer is the ‘new employment’.  Most organisations use freelancers for some tasks but some even build an entire business model on using freelancers.  It’s not all ‘legal free’.  Freelancers in the UK have a whole range of rights – and some, despite their label are not really freelancers at all but turn out to be employees.  How do you plot your way through this territory and arrive at profitable and reliable relationships with the freelancers you pay – with no nasty surprises from the tax man?  In this talk Annabel explores the status of freelancers, how labels can be deceiving and suggests ways to approach hiring freelancers that will protect your business from harm.

Presented by Annabel Kaye. Annabel started her career with a brief stint in PR at the British Red Cross Society, before joining the Consumers Association (Which?).  She left the Consumers Association to become HR for Bastable Advertising and Marketing and also worked for Bastable Personnel Services where she worked for numerous trade associations and corporate clients before leaving to found Irenicon Ltd in 1980.  Since then she has continued to work with individuals and businesses – large and small – always offering a fresh perspective.  In 1989 she also founded KoffeeKlatch – devoted to exploring and supporting the way we work today in a freelance and global online economy. www.irenicon.co.uk  |  www.koffeeklatch.co.uk Follow her @AnnabelKaye

Running Multiple WordPress sites under NGINX

Some details of how I run multiple separate WordPress installations under NGINX on one VPS or dedicated server.

Presented by Mike LittleMike is the co-founding developer of WordPress, the website building software that powers more than 23% of the web. He started it in 2003 with Matt Mullenweg and went on to work with a small band of volunteer developers to build and improve the software. WordPress is now developed by a huge world-wide community.  He now runs zed1.com, his WordPress specialist company providing web development, training, and consultancy services.  He is a long-term software developer with many programming languages, many disciplines, and many years under his belt.  He lives in Stockport, UK with his family.  Follow him @mikelittlezed1

Building a WordPress Github Plugin Updater

Lets take a look at how we can get WordPress to look for plugin updates from private Github repositories. This talk covers why we need such a thing, how to look through WordPress source code to find an entry point to hook our custom updater, how we can get information from Github to tell us there are updates and writing some code to put everything together from what we have learnt so far.

Presented by Scott Cariss. Scott is a full time developer at Big Fish working with clients such as Yeo Valley, Dorset Cereals and Tyrrells Crisps. Scott is passionate about technology and gadgets. In his spare time he likes to tinker with computer hardware and software to automate as many things as possible.  Follow him at @l3rady

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  • Annabel K.

    Great group of people and lovely room

    1 · March 5, 2015

  • Uzma

    Hi, anyone used the avada theme please in box me :-)

    February 26, 2015

    • Angus

      Did you find someone, Uzma? I'm looking for people using DIVI or maybe HeadWay... I'll have a look at Avada...

      February 27, 2015

  • Angus

    Anyone using Headway or DIVI themes? I'd love to be in touch...

    February 26, 2015

    • Peter S.

      Hi Angus I use Divi. I am a developer. If you want help with this theme drop me a message.

      February 27, 2015

    • Angus

      Hi Peter - love to chat about Divi if you have time -[masked]

      February 27, 2015

  • Simon L.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the Meetup, even though some of it was way, way beyond my limited knowledge.

    1 · February 27, 2015

  • Nigel M.

    Great speakers, pizzas and beer. Thanks Dan and the sponsors....

    3 · February 27, 2015

  • Dan M.

    That wasn't a bad way to celebrate getting half way to 70 ;) thanks all for tonight, speakers, sponsors, venue and Graham for doing his bit so we can all enjoy it again on YouTube! Two things: http://london.wordcamp.org/2015/call-for-volunteers/ & https://www.facebook.com/wpldn/

    2 · February 27, 2015

    • Dan M.

      That was the 42nd #wpldn ;)

      2 · February 27, 2015

    • Gary J.

      Well, happy birthday then! That makes you less than three weeks older than me!

      1 · February 27, 2015

  • Jack R.

    good stuff, some of it was out of my wheelhouse but still pretty cool to listen to people who use wp for a living talk about it :)

    2 · February 26, 2015

  • Eugene M.

    Great talks, really ! It was particularly interesting to hear Mike's.

    3 · February 26, 2015

  • Alex B.

    Hi, I am reaching out to anyone regarding the development of a html based mobile app. Built in Wordpress and wrapped natively using Apppresser.

    What i am going to create is an application that functions to help people find activities nearby, based on interests that they have supplied.

    I will need an interface for the people providing the activity to add the activity to the app.

    And i will need an interface for users to browse and purchase said activities.

    The main wordpress plugins i have been looking at is Apppresser; with braintree as the payment solution. However i have not worked out the best way to provide a platform to hold the activities. I have been looking at event manger pro plugin but there may be better options e.g. a custom built plugin.

    I have full designs ready and waiting. If anyone is interested to help me create this let me know, it would be great to have a chat on Thursday. You will find me in an orange jumper! Or on
    [masked] Thank you
    Alex

    February 24, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Alex, If you're at the meetup be good to catch up.

      February 26, 2015

    • Alex B.

      Hi, I was, but I had to shoot very early. Sorry. Are you about to chat another time?

      February 26, 2015

  • Josh

    Sorry, going to be late. So can you give my place to somebody else.
    Thanks

    February 26, 2015

  • Marek S.

    Sorry, can't attend, down with the flu. Wanted to meet a freelance WP developer who can help us with https://InlineManual.com plugin for WP. Get in touch or if you can recommend anyone, please feel free. Hope I will be able to make the next event. Have fun.

    February 26, 2015

    • Adil Z.

      Just sent you a private message.

      February 26, 2015

  • Caroline F.

    I'm interested to connect with anyone who has fully implemented systems to comply with the new EU VAT legislation for digital downloads that came into force on 1st Jan 2015. I'm part of the EU VAT Action Team campaigning for a threshold for digital micro businesses! :)

    1 · February 26, 2015

  • Caroline F.

    Is there anyone who uses Genesis Framework with Dynamik Child Theme/Website Builder? I'm just starting out on my WordPress journey and would love to connect...

    February 26, 2015

    • Caroline F.

      Brilliant... thanks Gary, I'll look out for you and Paul! :-)

      February 26, 2015

    • Gary J.

      Just seen that Michael Atkins is also on the list too, so that's three of us. Not sure that any of us use Dynamik, but happy to make contact regarding use of Genesis :-)

      1 · February 26, 2015

  • Michael.

    Soz Dan, I can't make this months event.

    February 26, 2015

  • Nick R.

    Looking for a specialist wordpress web designer

    February 26, 2015

    • Milos S.

      Nick I just sent you a DM re this.

      February 26, 2015

  • Charl A.

    I'm trying to get a new site live so won't make it this meetup.

    February 26, 2015

  • Dan A.

    Sorry, I'm phoning in sick, so please use my place. Hope it's a good evening.

    February 25, 2015

  • Aless

    Sorry, I'm away for this month's meeting

    February 25, 2015

  • Dan M.

    #wpldn is now on Facebook for those that want to take the conversations further: http://facebook.com/wpldn

    3 · February 23, 2015

    • Esme

      Great, many thanks Dan!

      February 24, 2015

    • Esme

      Couldn't get a carer for Thursday btw so have changed my RSVP ...

      February 24, 2015

  • Esme

    Does anyone understand how this Meetup site works ...? I got the email at 19:56 and already 95 were going at that point, only 15 places left ...? Not sure I can organise a sitter for next Thursday but am gonna ask and if not, I will cancel by next Monday so that someone else can attend ... hope that's ok with the organisers ...?

    February 20, 2015

    • Esme

      I see ... yes that makes sense ... thanks for that Gary ...

      February 21, 2015

    • Diane W.

      Oh! Thanks Gary. I didn't know that notifications went out on Slack. Is that in make.wordpress.org/commu­nity?

      February 23, 2015

  • Arif U.

    Hello Team,
    Happy to find a team on such a wonderful topic WORDPRESS. I am dying to find a solution to setup my existing wordpress site in dreamweaver cc 2014. different youtube vdos and blogs are suggesting different way. but nothing worked. always having some issues with database. any suggestion about any proper guideline. please advise.

    1 · February 23, 2015

  • Diane W.

    Aww, I'd love to be there, but I'm in York. Have a fabulous time everyone & hopefully I'll see you all at the next one! :)

    1 · February 20, 2015

  • Mark O.

    I'm in sales and want to learn how to build websites with Wordpress. Who can I talk to please? Thanks, MO

    February 19, 2015

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