[West LA] WordPress: Guest Speaker Scott Gruber, Advanced Custom Fields and CSS

WordPress Los Angeles
WordPress Los Angeles
Public group

603 Arizona Ave

603 Arizona Ave · Santa Monica, CA

How to find us

Walk into the Metropolis coffee shop.

Location image of event venue


Scott Gruber is building with WordPress, Advanced Custom Fields and CSS layouts at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

WordPress is the most widely used content editor on the planet, powering 30% of the internet. The [West LA] meetup for August 15th, 2019 will feature special guest speak Scott Gruber. He is a designer, developer and craftsperson building an ethical design practice grounded in accessibility, performance and aesthetics. He likes to build sites that work for everyone, load fast and look good. He has twenty-years experience using digital tools to create across a wide range of media. He works at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, tweets @scott_gruber. www.scottgruber.me

In this demo presentation, we’ll go through the steps to build a people directory on an academic site. We’ll see how Advanced Custom Fields, WordPress custom post types, CSS Grid, Flexbox, and CSS Multi-column layouts are combined in a real-world example. We’ll take a look at WordPress admin screens, functions.php, front end templating and semantic HTML to develop a solution in production today.


603 Arizona Ave.
Santa Monica, CA[masked]http://metropolissm.com/

Join us on August 15th from 7pm to 9pm and EVERY THIRD THURSDAY of the month. After the presentation and Q&A session, it will be a general discussion for those who are looking to learn more or just need help with WordPress.

---- Schedule ----
7:00pm: Introductions, tell us what you do with WordPress.
7:15pm: "Advanced Custom Fields and CSS" by Scott Gruber
7:30: Q & A with Scott until finished.
8:00ish: General WordPress help and discussion till end.

---- PARKING ----
Metered street parking throughout the Santa Monica neighborhood.

---- FAQ? ----
---- Who should come to this event?
Anyone who is interested in WordPress, just starting out with their WordPress site or experienced WordPress users and developers. This meetup is open to everyone and anyone who is interested in working with WordPress the Content Management System for building and maintaining websites. No experience is required. Topics vary every month.

-- Is this a place to promote my services and products I sell?
No. There are networking groups specifically for that. We're not one of them.

-- Can I talk about my business and things I sell?
Sure, we want to help you with your WordPress site, but DON'T sell your products to the Meetup Group. There are other communities for that sort of stuff and it's not welcome here.

-- Is there a cover charge?
Absolutely Not! Our sponsor, WP-Engine, has put up the funds so you don't have to. The only thing we ask is that you participate and be welcoming toward one another. This is a safe meetup to learn from one another.

-- Will there be food and/or drink?
A package of delicious Oreos is at the center of each discussion night. Other than this, no food or drink will be provided. The Metropolis's Coffee counter is also closed during our meet.

Thank you to our sponsor WP-Engine.