WordPress Leeds - Introducing the new WordPress editor.


Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.

NEW VENUE - Following Futurelabs move to Platform our events will now be held at Platform which is next to Leeds Train station. The entrance is on New Station Street, to the left of Marks & Spencer.


6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: An introduction to the new WordPress editor by Rhys Wynne
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Working with the new WordPress editor by Matthew Haines-Young
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

After the event, we will be heading to The Brewery Tap (http://www.brewerytapleeds.co.uk/) for further discussion and drinks.

Our speakers

Rhys Wynne - An introduction to the new WordPress editor
So you’ve been around the WordPress space and heard the phrase “Gutenberg”, but what does it actually do? And why will it change how you work with WordPress? In this talk, Rhys will give an overview of Gutenberg, it’s new features, how you can run it today (and whether you should), as well as share useful resources on how you can be prepared for Gutenberg when it finally drops.

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. He can be found on twitter @rhyswynne and you can find his plugins at https://www.winwar.co.uk/

Matt Haines-Young - Working with the new WordPress editor
Matt is going to show some examples of things you can do with Gutenberg, and take a look at some of the tools he and others have been working on to make working with Gutenberg a bit easier.

Matt is a senior WordPress developer at Human Made. He's passionate about building better publishing tools and using WordPress to enable authors to write great content.

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 (https://34sp.com), there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.

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.