WordPress Leeds - Monthly Meetup

WordPress Leeds
WordPress Leeds
Public group


New Station Street · Leeds, LS1 4JB

How to find us

The entrance is on New Station Street, to the left of Marks & Spencer.

Location image of event venue


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'.

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

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

📅 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: verytwisty.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.

❓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.