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July WordPress London Meetup

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We are a week early again this month, back to the last Thursday of the month from Aug. Missed a #wpldn recently? Catch up at

Catering for WordPress - Building an online integrated information and support system for the catering / hospitality sector.

The catering industry has very few tools available to help them create/store recipes, plan menus and work out costings that can be shared with members of staff and other branches of a chain.
This talk would cover one solution to this, showing how WordPress has been used as an intranet for businesses in the restaurant/catering industry. Features include working as a tool to itemise ingredients, help plan and budget dishes and menus, work out costings for bulk recipes down to individual portions and include other factors such as VAT and a variable gross profit.
All of this has been set up using a combination of WordPress MU, custom plugins, custom post types, custom fields and a bespoke theme with all of the necessary maths functions built in. There will be some knowledge of PHP, theme development, plugin development and jQuery assumed for this talk.

Presented by Kirsty Burgoine ( Kirsty is a web designer / WordPress developer living in Shropshire. She has been working within the web industry in one way or another for ten years and running her own web business (imaginatively called Kirsty Burgoine Ltd.) for 5 years. She specialises in building bespoke WordPress websites for clients large and small and as the only 'official' employee in her company she is proud to be employee of the month EVERY month!
A self confessed geek, Kirsty is also one of the founders of Shropgeek, organising events for geeky people in Shropshire including (R)Evolution 2015. A full dat conference of web and technology talks: . Follow her @KirstyBurgoine (

Using AWS to super charge your WordPress site and scale to 100,000s of users.

The talk will be about how to scale WordPress in Amazon web services and which plugins help you achieve this. The main aim is to let the audience know how to interoperate with cloud based services to really enhance their WordPress experience and achieve performance boosts but offloading core tasks to SaaS/PaaS/IaaS services where possible.
Using AWS to super charge your WordPress site and scale to 100,000s of users.
Topics Covered:
• Installing CoreOS in EC2
• Using Github for code storage
• Running you Container
• Elastic Load
• Balancers + SSL offload
• RDS for databasesS3 (Also the new EFS Service as an alternative to S3)
• CloudFront for assets and the main site
• Elastic Search and Google Search

Presented by Ric Harvey ( Ric has worked in linux and windows administration/architecture for over 10 years. Previous roles have included working at ticketmaster and channel 4 television, both very high load environments. He now runs his own consultancy and managed service business Ngineered ltd where he deals with a very varied array of clients. During his time at channel 4 Ric lead the new media team who were responsible for deploying all the microsites to support TV shows and series, this resulted in over 200 new sites per year, many of which were wordpress. Follow him @ric_harvey (

Is the wp-admin interface dead?

With the rise of WP-API and WP-CLI plugin developers can no longer assume that a user is interacting with WordPress from the admin interface. In this talk Tim looks at new approaches to developing plugins in our new potentially admin less world and asks the question, do we even need the admin interface?

Presented by Tim Nash ( Tim is an author, consultant and trainer, best known for his work with WordPress. He writes for the occasional magazine, publishes videos and occasionally podcasts. His site and his work within the WordPress is funded through corporate patrons and individuals. With their funding he is able to travel the UK giving talks. Follow him @tnash (

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