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WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

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WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup


Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.

We have one speaker booked for this month with a talk about 'Creating your first Gutenberg block'.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Our venue sponsor
A big thank you to Platform ( who let us use their fantastic venue for free!

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ• Our refreshment sponsor
Thanks to the lovely folks at (, there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.

๐Ÿ“… Agenda

6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: Build your first Gutenberg block
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

-- About the talk --
Build your first Gutenberg block

This talk is aimed at beginners and will show you how to make very first Gutenberg block written in React! Using the example of a testimonial block I will walk you through the first steps in creating a simple block including:

  • Setting up your development environment
  • Creating a plugin to load in the necessary files
  • Going through the basic block architecture
  • Creating a Static Testimonial Block
  • Explaining some common React / ES6 terminology

There will be example code you can download and play around with after the talk.

-- About Belinda --

Belinda is a Freelance WordPress developer who has spent the last couple of years learning JavaScript deeply and getting into developing custom Gutenberg Blocks. She is also a regular at MWUG and an ex-organiser of WordCamp Manchester. Some of her work can be seen here:

๐Ÿ“ฃ 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.

โ“Request a talk

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.

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