At this months WordPress Essex Meetup (https://wpessex.org) we'll be hearing from Chris Butterworth about when is the right time to use a plugin. We'll also be running an Open Q&A session, so come with your unanswered WordPress questions and we'll do our best to resolve them for you.
We're in our normal room in the Lord Ashcroft Building MAB 116.
# There's A Plugin For That
There's a plugin for that but does it need to be? Whether it's performance or conflicts having too many can cause a lot of issues; with a few examples this talk will show a couple of simple ways to remove and replace plugins with your own stripped down code fully integrated with your theme to help stop these issues from arising.
Presented by Chris Butterworth. With a career spanning nearly 10 years working with WordPress, Chris has experienced a lot when it comes to the the great, the good and the not so good parts of WordPress development.
As the Head of Digital for the District in Cambridge, Chris leads the day to day development as well as constantly learning and trying to pass on the knowledge he has. Follow him @chris__butters (https://twitter.com/chris__butters).
# Open Q&A Session
This is an opportunity for you to bring those unanswered questions you may have about WordPress, whether that's the business of WordPress, the development side, maybe you want to know more about contributing or need to get to the bottom of how to get yourself setup? We'll cover a wide variety of topics.
Running Order (STC):
18:30 - Arrive for networking
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:10 - First speaker - Chris Butterworth
19:45 - wp_update_post
20:05 - Break
20:15 - Open Q&A
20:50 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social
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The Anglia Ruskin University website has a comprehensive list of way to access the venue (http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/life-on-campus/chelmsford-campus/travelling-to-our-chelmsford-campus).
• Car - The University car parks are free after 16:30. Sawyers Car Park (https://b37.co/wpEssexCar) is the closest, just off Hoffmanns Way.
• Train - The Chelmsford Train Station is an 11 min. walk to the venue. See this map (https://b37.co/wpEssexTrain).
• Bus - Regular bus services run to and from the venue.
/* Code of conduct -----*/
The WordPress Essex Meetup is intended to be a safe, judgmental free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow. We have a code of conduct (https://wpessex.org/code-of-conduct/) that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.
/* Sponsors & Supporters -----*/
This event is supported by Blue 37 (https://blue37.com/) - a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge, and Primary Image (https://www.primaryimage.uk) - a WordPress web design agency based in Southend-on-Sea.