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WordPress London

Here's the agenda for next week:

7.00pm Welcome

7:10 pm - What's New In BuddyPress 1.5

BuddyPress core developer Paul Gibbs will walk through the changes in the latest release of the popular social networking plugin. Paul will be giving a brief introduction to BuddyPress (for the uninitiated!), followed by a discussion of some of the new features and improvements in BuddyPress 1.5. Whether you've never used BuddyPress before, or you're a developer who wants to learn more about BP 1.5, there'll be something for you.


7:40 - Advanced search with Wordpress and SOLR

Apache’s SOLR search server is quickly becoming the favoured choice for developers looking to use build powerful search tools. Headshift developer Shakur Shidane will give an overview of why you might use a tool like SOLR to provide more powerful search tools to users, what problems you can solve with it, and how to use it best, and lessons he’s learned in 9 months of production use.

8:00 - Selling music using WordPress and WP e-Commerce

Setting up a music store online doesn’t have to be difficult. Actually it can be easy. Jeff is going to show you how you can have the site up and ready in minutes. No coding necessary.
From activating a few Plugins, uploading the music files, adding the Products and letting the music play. After his quick demo feel free to throw him in the deep end with questions about anything e-commerce (he usually floats)

8.30 To the pub!

Due to time constraints we are going to start our presentations at 7.00 this month, so try to arrive a little early to get some refreshments and find a seat. We also have to make sure that we leave the building quickly at the end, as it's an office and needs to be closed up. After the presentations, feel free to pop along to The Anchor Tap (28 Horselydown Lane, London SE1 2LN) for further drinks and WordPress banter.

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  • Dan T.

    Can't believe I ended up having to work on something for a client long into the night, and then forgot to get back in touch... Any eCommerce stuff rearding Jigoshop, give me a shout @badgergravling

    October 4, 2011

  • Keith D.

    Some relevant links:
    Paul's presentation video and slides: http://byotos.com/2011/09/27/buddypress-at-wordpress-london-220911/

    Jeff's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKGySSU09jI.

    September 28, 2011

  • Elzette

    It was good to hear about BuddyPress from one of the developers right after the new release. Found the talks by Jeff Ghazally and Matt Weber inspiring too.
    After a evening like that I am hoping to get projects in the new future where I can implement what they have shared.

    September 24, 2011

  • Keith D.

    Really enjoyed last night's meetup. Interesting talks by all three presenters. I'm going to try to find more time for general discussions in future meetups.

    September 23, 2011

  • Kevin

    Excellent event - informative and fun

    September 23, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Informative presentations and good ideas for future meetups emerged.

    September 23, 2011

  • Graham A.

    Very informative

    September 23, 2011

  • Rex from 2.

    Top notch speakers.

    September 23, 2011

  • Lee R.

    Once again a superb get together, excellent demos and great company.

    September 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tonight looks set to be a great meetup! See you all later :)

    September 22, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent! I look forward to chatting e-com :)

    September 20, 2011

  • Lee R.

    Dan - I'm also working on a Jigo store and could meet afterwards to talk more - beer and code - seems to go nicely!

    September 20, 2011

  • Dan T.

    Darn it - was too slow off the mark. Is there a space limit at the pub? Would be really interested in the e-commerce section, especially as I'm currently working with Jigoshop and their ecommerce plugin.

    September 20, 2011

  • Nathan T.

    Sorry to be missing this, hope it goes well.

    September 19, 2011

  • Joanna

    Hope I get to meet others currently working on WP projects

    September 15, 2011

  • Yoosuf M.

    Awaiting for it

    September 1, 2011

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