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April WordPress London Meetup

  • Apr 30, 2015 · 6:30 PM
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We have another inspirational WordPress London meetup planned for April.  Missed a #wpldn recently?  Catch up at wpldn.uk 

My WordPress theme structure

Using template wrappers, pre-processors, and more, for efficient WordPress theme development.  Keith will talk you through how he structures his theme, and the tools he uses, to make development easier, faster and more fun.

Presented by Keith Devon.  Keith is a WordPress developer who builds websites focused on business goals.  That means he's often found working on performance, SEO and conversion optimisation.  In 2011 Keith founded the WordPress London meetup group and takes an active role in the community. Follow him @keithdevon

Improvisation – a vital tool for business success

The ability to 'think on your feet' is not only valuable but vital to your business’ success.  Without the confidence to do so, you can be really limiting your business growth.  We improvise everywhere- conversations, meetings, interviews, presentations, sometimes without realising it.  All we need to do is develop these everyday skills further to see positive, measurable change in the success of professional interactions.

Presented by Emma Stroud.  Emma possesses public speaking and coaching expertise gained through working with private commercial enterprises, the public sector and the third sector for over ten years.  She excels in empowering an individual’s personal presence, which allows them to feel more confident and be more successful in various performance-driven scenarios.  This includes presenting at meetings, conferences, sales pitches and new business pitches.  Follow her @Stroudemr & @pitchperfectuk

Creating Localized User Experiences with GeoIP

The Internet has made the world a much smaller place.  Your website can reach practically anywhere on Earth.  Wouldn't it make sense to immediately serve your visitors the relevant, accurate content that they’re looking for, versus making them select their geographic location from a pulldown menu or a map?  Not knowing the physical location of your visitors can limit you to only serving generic content that may not be relevant to visitors coming from different locations.  That can kill engagement and negatively impact sales - just watch your bounce rate climb!  In this session, learn about the uses of GeoIP, a technology that gives you the ability to create a “just for you” feeling by presenting geographically-specific content from WordPress sites based on a visitor’s physical location.

Presented by Edmund Turbin.  Edmund is a London based Solutions Engineer at WP Engine originally from Jersey City, NJ.  He has professional experience as web developer and has been advocating the benefits of content management systems for over 10 years.  He has worked with numerous proprietary and open source CMS platforms at media, publishing and advertising companies and has a passion for usability and simple content creation workflows.  Follow him @spicecadet


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  • Steven M.

    Hi everyone, I have been along to a few WPLDN meetups in the last few years in an attempt to learn a bit more about WP and they have been great. Now though, my business page (home administered) WP needs a little professional help. I am hunting for someone that can help me set up the site so it a wee bit more robust.

    Looking for some idea of costs to back up and upgrade the WP, some basic work, such as getting the blogs listed in a decent format, but most importantly to get my bookingbug plug in up and running properly. The task will go a bit beyond WP as I want someone to setup the booking bug back end engine so it is easily usable.

    Take a look ExpressBrewing.com

    Contact [masked]

    3 · June 2, 2015

    • Rex from 2.

      Just to let you know, if you use the "Discussions" section, then members are notified of the post. Posting in the meetup section does not spread the word in the same way.

      June 5, 2015

    • Dave N.

      I got notification of his message here and contacted him privately!

      June 5, 2015

  • visitfrenchriviera.co.uk

    Hello everyone, I am new here. When are you going to meet up as I would be interested in joining in?

    1 · May 28, 2015

  • Keith D.

    For those of you who are interested in the slides: http://www.slideshare.net/keithdevon/wordpress-theme-structure.

    Thanks for listening! :)

    6 · May 1, 2015

    • Keith D.

      Thanks Rich. I'm not brilliant with Git, but I'm starting to try out the GitFlow model

      May 1, 2015

    • Sukhy

      Hi Keith, I enjoyed your talk. I think you mentioned to Graham you would post your theme structure somewhere? Is this up? thanks!

      1 · May 7, 2015

  • Edmund T.

    Hi #wpldn. I really enjoyed talking about GeoIP this month and hope it was interesting and useful for all. I've posted my slide deck for those who want to take a look. http://www.slideshare.net/eturbin/geoip-wpldn

    1 · May 6, 2015

  • Graham A.

    Nice varied selection of presentations.

    May 1, 2015

  • Dan M.

    A big thanks to all who attended, spoke & sponsored as always! Lots to take away. Keep an eye out at http://wpldn.uk for the videos and slide decks.

    3 · May 1, 2015

    • Dave N.

      Thanks Dan, another good'un!

      May 1, 2015

    • Rich S.

      Thanks for having me Dan. I really enjoyed it, and thanks to the sponsors for the beer, food & swag!

      May 1, 2015

  • Nazih K.

    Hi, is it possible to invite a friend to come along ?

    April 30, 2015

    • Dan M.

      Hi Nazih, you are able to add a +1 to your registration.

      April 30, 2015

    • Nazih K.

      Thank you Dan :)

      May 1, 2015

  • Priya m.

    Great evening, informative, lovely people and and an extremely well-organised event! Looking forward to the next one.

    May 1, 2015

  • Jessica

    Lovely to meet you all, definitely count me in for the next event! :)

    1 · May 1, 2015

  • Paul S.

    Great event last night, excellent speakers. Thanks to you all.

    May 1, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    very entertaining

    May 1, 2015

  • Neel P.

    Really enjoyed the event - great variety of presentation topics, people and beers! :)

    May 1, 2015

  • Robert L.

    Big thanks to organisers and speakers. A great night and I meet some new people.

    May 1, 2015

  • Eugene M.

    Great talks - really !
    Thanks Dan for the selection tonight and thanks all the sponsors for pizza and beers :-)
    So good to meet new people as well.

    2 · April 30, 2015

  • Shamil

    Hi Guys, sorry I couldn't make it today. Quick question: what's the best way to add a site map to a WordPress site? Please email me info@ FunctionEleven.com thanks. See you at the next meet up. :)

    April 30, 2015

  • Piccia N.

    great meeting as usual!

    1 · April 30, 2015

  • Peter J.

    Great mixture of presentations.

    1 · April 30, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I couldn't attend due to server crash where I work - couldn't change the RSVP either due to same error!

    April 30, 2015

  • Andrew

    Sorry I can't attend tonight due to work

    April 30, 2015

  • Jessica

    Do we need to bring anything? First WPLDN meetup :)

    April 30, 2015

    • Dan M.

      Generally helpful to have something to take notes on but you don't need anything in particular other than yourself :)

      April 30, 2015

    • Jessica

      Running a couple minutes late but on the way!

      April 30, 2015

  • Paul W.

    Hi, for those on the waiting list turn up? or wait until we get a confirmed place? Thanks, Paul

    April 30, 2015

    • Dan M.

      Hi Paul, you should be ok to attend. Look forward to meeting you later.

      1 · April 30, 2015

    • Paul W.

      Fab, thanks Dan

      1 · April 30, 2015

  • Trevor R.

    Can you email map with directions?

    April 30, 2015

    • Dan M.

      Hi Trevor, the location at the top of this page links to a google map but just in case: http://bit.ly/1P9Mvoj­ there will be orange signs to follow when you get in the building.

      April 30, 2015

  • Sean J.

    cant make it, released my space

    April 30, 2015

  • Dan M.

    Hi All, looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow night! If for some reason you are unable to make it please do change you RSVP as we have a long waiting list of people wanting to attend.

    1 · April 29, 2015

    • Geoff M.

      I also now my not be able to make it, 50/50 I'd say, so I'll relinquish my place to give somebody else the chance to definitely attend. Have a good evening all.

      April 30, 2015

    • Mark N.

      Looks like I'm working late too, very disappointed to be missing tonight's meeting. Will change my RSVP now...

      April 30, 2015

  • Christoph W.

    Open Cinema is building a Wordpress MVP on the Dotforge accelerator in Sheffield. We're aiming for this site to be powering 5k community cinemas within 3 years. It enables Venues to programme movies from a library of over 72k films to a venue calendar, market the screenings and sell (fully licensed) tickets. Members can but tickets from anywhere, create and suggest films and complete seasons, and follow venues, seasons and other (season-creating) members. We're looking for Wordpress developers and designers to join the founding team, with salaries and equity. We're an established social enterprise who have helped advance the culture / social impact space. And we want the new site to make a big difference in the world. For more info email [masked]

    Thanks!

    2 · April 20, 2015

  • Esme

    Damn, clashes with local hustings of constituency candidates for MP ... and I haven't worked out who to vote for yet?! ... so I'd better go to that?! Will have to postpone my Wordpress fix to the following month!

    April 18, 2015

    • Esme

      Yep, only one local hustings though ... on 30 April ...

      April 18, 2015

    • Dave N.

      I mean, in person :-)

      April 19, 2015

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