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April Meetup

  • Apr 19, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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It's shaping up to be a great meetup this month. We'll have talks from Steve Jones and the team at Jigoshop, as well as a WordCamp UK announcement from Tony Scott.

RSVPs will be through Skills Matter only this time. You can register here:

Building a Successful Business with WordPress and eCommerce

By Dan Thornton and Robert Rhoades

How can you build a successful business when you attempt to combine WordPress and eCommerce? We'll explain a little about how Jigoshop runs as a business, but go into detail on how you can get the best out of Jigoshop whether you're developing plugins, client sites or your own online store.

Bio: Rob has led development of Jigoshop since shortly after launch, including completely rebuilding several sections of the core code base and managing a team of developers around the globe with only Skype and Github for company. Dan worked for some of the UK's largest media companies before starting his freelance business, and now works with Jigoshop on an ongoing basis due to his passion for open source, WordPress and screwing with existing business models.

Contact Details: @jigoshop, @badgergravling ([masked]), @studioromeo ([masked]).

WordPress plugins - the classy way.

By Steve Jones

A "Swedish Chef" style intro to using PHP classes for plugin authoring. Make your custom post types portable, avoid conflicts, and generally feel better about your life.

Bio: Steve Jones divides his time between cutting code and playing music. He has recorded with artists such as Brian Eno, Craig Armstrong and toured with French electronica gurus AIR. In between sessions and tours, Steve was also working as a freelance graphic designer and ActionScript programmer, finally setting up his own boutique agency Raffworks in 2005.

The past couple of years have seen Steve making the transition away from ActionScript into WordPress, PHP, HTML5, JavaScript and Objective-C. He is a bit of a learning-curve addict.

Steve is currently developing various websites and web applications, working on 3 iOS apps and trying to finish the 4th instalment of his "Withnail vs. Star Wars" YouTube mashups.

See you there!


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  • Tony S.

    Steve - on Meetup there's a delay before a link becomes a link (????)

    May 9, 2012

  • Steve J.

    Here is a start on the tutorial I promised. There is some way to go on this topic, but I wanted to get something online. For some reason the link won't become a link...

    May 9, 2012

  • Tony S.

    Hi Steve - The video is on the right hand side (top)

    May 8, 2012

  • Steve

    Hi Andy, I missed the meeting as well - can you point me to the link for the video please? Really looking forward to the tutorial from Steve!

    May 8, 2012

  • Steve J.

    Hi Andy, I will be the first to hold my hand up and admit it was slightly confusing. There was too far to go to show the advantages of doing it with both, as a few things happened - I couldn't get my WordPress screens to display, I realised that the example I was building on needed a lot more context provided and that the presentation format is not a good way to show code, really. I owe the meetup a tutorial... in my to-do list!!

    April 30, 2012

  • Andy C.

    I could not make the session but have watched Steve's video. I think it was slightly confusing as he was trying to make 2 points at once. 1) Wrapping custom code as a plugin, 2) Wrapping custom code in a class. You could have done the two independantly.

    April 30, 2012

  • Tony S.

    April 22, 2012

  • Tony S.

    Many thanks, Steve.

    April 22, 2012

  • Steve J.

    I'm going to try and get my stuff put online as a tutorial. I just became acutely aware that it is more or less completely pointless to be showing code in a presentation environment, especially without the context... I'll update the board when that's ready.

    April 20, 2012

  • Keith D.

    I was really looking forward to Chris' presentation, but the Q&A session that we had was a great addition to the format. I'm looking forward to trying out the Jigoshop plugin and also Steve's class based plugin approach for custom functions.

    April 20, 2012

  • John

    I had a spot booked for this session, but currently still stuck at work at the moment due to tight deadlines at work and don't think I will make it in time, was really looking forward to it... very sorry :-(

    April 19, 2012

  • Keith D.

    Hi Florian. It is not a commercial event. Registration is through the Skills Matter website only, as it's a condition of us being allowed to have it as a free venue, which in turn allows us to keep the event free for you.

    April 16, 2012

  • Florian

    Is this a commercial event or why can't I register on Meetup?

    April 14, 2012

  • Jevgenijs C.

    ZOMG, dates clash, wish you nice meetup, I cant make it on April 19.

    March 26, 2012

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