WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup


Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.

A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free!

Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP.com (https://www.34sp.com/), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.

6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: Jono Alderson - 0.6 seconds is the new slow
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Rhys Wynne - Forensically Analysing Cornerstone Content
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

About the talks and speakers

Jono Alderson - 0.6 seconds is the new slow
Slow sites frustrate consumers. Frustration costs money. To delight consumers, beat competitors, and to please Google, your site will need to load in under a second. Web performance is no longer an art, but a science. You have 600 milliseconds; how will you spend them?

Come and explore the theory, and take home practical tips, tricks and tools.

About Jono
Jono is a digital strategist, marketing technologist and full-stack developer with nearly two decades of experience in web development, SEO, analytics, brand and campaign strategy, lead gen and eCRM, CRO and more.

He’s worked with startups, agencies and international brands to fix websites, implement growth strategies, prepare for the future, and win markets.

Jono currently manages special projects at Yoast, and was previously principal consultant at respected SEO agency Distilled. Prior to that, he was global head of digital and head of insight at SEO platform Linkdex, and head of SEO at award-winning agency twentysix.

Rhys Wynne - Forensically Analysing Cornerstone Content
When people talk about SEO sometimes people say “To get great rankings in Google you have to write great content”. But that is blue sky marketing fluff. What does that actually mean? In this talk, I’ll show examples of a blog post written that actually generates traffic, what was done to get it ranking, as well as what occurred when you actually get traffic – the results aren’t what you think!

About Rhys
Rhys Wynne is a WordPress Plugin developer, author and speaker. In 2013 he penned bbPress Complete (ISBN-13:[masked]) and has written plugins that have been downloaded over 100,000 times.

Rhys has a keen interest in commercial WordPress development, SEO, security and open source technologies, and enjoys the community that has surrounded open source technologies.

He can be found on Twitter at @rhyswynne and plugins, themes and articles on WordPress written by Rhys can be found at Winwar Media. He also takes on Freelance work through his freelance portal – Dwinrhys.com

Why not speak at a future event?

We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don't need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before.

If you don't want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.