• WordPress Meetup
    The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core. We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details. We're always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks. You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website - http://wpmelb.org RSVP's for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts Location: The WP Melbourne meetup is held at: Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage) 132 Cremorne St Richmond Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2 Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors WP Engine - https://wpengine.com Conetix - https://www.conetix.com.au Plesk - https://www.plesk.com ==================================================== Agenda: 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing 7:00 News, views and quick updates 7:10 Talk followed by general discussion 8:15 Pack up and head for the pub 8:30 Drink stuff -------------------------------------------------------------------------- = How to create Auto-Scaling, High Availability WordPress sites on AWS = Amazon provides a wide range of powerful and affordable services, yet developers are often stuck in the old paradigms and not taking advantage of the new opportunities that the AWS offers. In this presentation we’ll show you two ways that you can take advantage of key AWS services to build a Highly Available WordPress websites with the cost savings that come from autoscaling. The good news is that it’s not as hard as it sounds. Rick (Pearson) and Greg (Campbell) are the owners of the Ripe Group (http://www.ripegroup.com), a boutique hosting, development and IT services company based in Ashwood, established in 1997. Greg has worked in IT for quite a few years across accounting, manufacturing, non-profit and health industries. When he’s not working he enjoys cycling with his family. Rick has worked in IT for a few years longer, with a career spanning several decades and continents. He’s a mathematician and software developer with a keen interest in all things technical, wine and coffee. = Using Elementor Templates with Advanced Custom Fields = Advanced Custom Fields (https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/) allows you to control content input through an intuitive UI for custom fields. Elementor (https://elementor.com/) is a powerful design tool for content layout. Using the two in conjunction can rapidly speed up your development time and reduce the amount of code you need to write. Joel Eade will cover the supported fields and run through a demo of how you can use this solution for posts and custom post types.

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    Launchpad 3 - Tram Stop Stage

    132 Cremorne Street · Richmond

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  • WordPress Meetup
    The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core. We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details. We're always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks. You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website - http://wpmelb.org RSVP's for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts Location: The WP Melbourne meetup is held at: Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage) 132 Cremorne St Richmond Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2 Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors WP Engine - https://wpengine.com Conetix - https://www.conetix.com.au Plesk - https://www.plesk.com ==================================================== Agenda: 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing 7:00 News, views and quick updates 7:10 Talk followed by general discussion 8:15 Pack up and head for the pub 8:30 Drink stuff -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talks: -= Converting Site Visitors Like a Pro =- Overview: Wouldn’t you love to know how your website performs, where people clicked and what generated a sale? Gain valuable insights into user behaviour and make drastic improvements on website user flow. Learn how you can set this up yourself using plugins and more. Speakers: Paula & Dan from PixelStorm PixelStorm are a web development & digital marketing company based in Richmond. They help businesses grow using digital, through improving user experience onsite, designing websites that convert, and Digital Marketing Growth Plans. -= Why you should be using WordPress Child Themes =- If you're not using a WordPress Child Theme, you probably should. Anthony is going to talk about why you should be using Child Themes and how to create one. Anthony Hortin, from Maddison Designs (https://maddisondesigns.com), is a Designer & Developer who builds WordPress websites for a living. He's one of the co-organisers for the monthly WordPress Melbourne meetups. As well as a contributor to the official WordPress theme and Plugin Directories, he's also the author of the extremely popular Easy WP Guide (http://easywpguide.com) WordPress manual.

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    Launchpad 3 - Tram Stop Stage

    132 Cremorne Street · Richmond

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  • WordPress Meetup
    The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core. We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details. We're always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks. You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website - http://wpmelb.org RSVP's for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts Location: The WP Melbourne meetup is held at: Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage) 132 Cremorne St Richmond Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2 Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors WP Engine - https://wpengine.com Conetix - https://www.conetix.com.au Plesk - https://www.plesk.com ==================================================== Agenda: 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing 7:00 News, views and quick updates 7:10 Talk followed by general discussion 8:15 Pack up and head for the pub 8:30 Drink stuff -------------------------------------------------------------------------- = WordPress Show and Tell = This month we're doing something a little different and we need your help. We're going to do a Show and Tell night. We want you to show off your latest creation. We don't mind whether it's a website, plugin, something useful for the Dashboard, or maybe just a fancy new site design to spice up an existing boring site. We'd love you to spend a few minutes showing off a recent website (or plugin) you've built (or designed) for yourself or someone else. Let us know what theme you used, if there's any particular reason you chose it, what plugins you're using on the site, and of course, if there's any special functionality that may not be obvious. If you're more focused on the design side of things, rather than building, we'd love to hear from you as well. Let us know what software/tools you're using, why you chose a particular font, where you sourced your imagery, or if there's any special features you had to accommodate in the design. This meetup is open to everyone, and is not just developer focused. Even if it's your first WordPress site you've put together, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know whether you found it easy, or if you struggled with any obstacles. If you did have any issues, maybe we can suggest some solutions to help you out for next time. The night is going to be really casual. We don't expect you to create slides and do a formal presentation. Just spend 5 to 10 minutes telling us about one of your favourite (or even not-so-favourite) projects. Hope to see you there!

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    Launchpad 3 - Tram Stop Stage

    132 Cremorne Street · Richmond

  • WordPress User Meetup
    The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core. We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details. We're always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks. You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website - http://wpmelb.org RSVP's for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts Location: The WP Melbourne meetup is held at: Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage) 132 Cremorne St Richmond Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2 Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors WP Engine - https://wpengine.com Conetix - https://www.conetix.com.au Plesk - https://www.plesk.com ==================================================== Agenda: 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing 7:00 News, views and quick updates 7:10 Talk followed by general discussion 8:15 Pack up and head for the pub 8:30 Drink stuff -------------------------------------------------------------------------- = 10 things Not To Do With Your WordPress Site = In this talk I will show 10 things that should not be done with your WordPress site, some for SEO reasons, others for performance, a few for security, and a couple are just plain good sense. Ricky Blacker (https://twitter.com/RickyBlacker69) is a self taught web professional who found and fell in love with WordPress, and the community behind it while looking for a CMS platform to build websites for clients. He originally built his own web design business after being made redundant from a factory job in 2013, but now works for WP Engine as a Pre Sales Engineer, providing a Digital Experience Platform for WordPress. He is a Co-Organizer for the Sunshine Coast & Brisbane WordPress Meetup Groups, as well as the Brisbane Web Design Meetup group, and was one of the amazing team who put together the Sunshine Coast WordCamp in 2016 and WordCamp Brisbane in 2017. = How to choose fonts for your website (and why you should consider something other than Open Sans) = We’ll cover some, or all, of the following: 1. Font personality, legibility vs readability and good rules of thumb 2. How to spot (and avoid) font trends 3. Font don’ts. 3. Tools of the trade 4. Where to find inspiration? Fiona Brand (https://brandbyname.com.au) is a Melbourne-based graphic/web designer, WordPress user and typography nerd. She believes great design must not only look good, but also fulfill its purpose. After decades working as a graphic designer with leading agencies in both Australia and Ireland, Fiona launched her own design studio, Brand by Name. She works with all sizes of businesses to create thoughtful, clever, stylish and beautiful pieces of design. She first encountered WordPress after going freelance in 2011, and has recently re-built her website using the Ephemeris theme from our host Anthony Hortin, together with page builder Elementor.

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    Launchpad 3 - Tram Stop Stage

    132 Cremorne Street · Richmond

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  • WordPress Developer Meetup
    The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core. We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details. We're always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks. You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website - http://wpmelb.org RSVP's for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts Location: The WP Melbourne meetup is held at: Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage) 132 Cremorne St Richmond Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2 Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors WP Engine - https://wpengine.com Conetix - https://www.conetix.com.au Plesk - https://www.plesk.com ==================================================== Agenda: 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing 7:00 News, views and quick updates 7:10 Talk followed by general discussion 8:15 Pack up and head for the pub 8:30 Drink stuff -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Your Customer is not your Enemy Regardless of its size, the most critical pillar of maintaining and growing your business is going to be servicing clients. In this talk the speaker will propose answers to the following questions: 1. How do you keep sensible boundaries with your clients? 2. How do you say NO without ruining your relationship with your client? 3. How do you make your client an ally instead of feeling like they're an interruption? 4. How will really serving your client actually serve you? Learn how to make yourself indispensable to your clients, without becoming a doormat. Dee Teal has been using WordPress as a blogger since 2008, as a web developer since 2009 and has transitioned to being a Project Manager for large scale WordPress projects as a ‘Human’ with Human Made where she also leads their team of PMs. Dee is a huge fan of the WordPress community, organises WordPress events in Australia, and speaks at them where she gets the opportunity, both at home and around the world. What's New In Gutenberg If you haven't already heard, there's going to be a new editing experience in WordPress 5.0. Currently being developed under the code name Gutenberg, this new Block Editor will provide users with more flexibility than the current TinyMCE Editor. Anthony gave an intro to this new editor back in August last year, but a lot has changed since then so it's time to have another look at it and see where it's up to. As well as giving a demo, Anthony will also provide some tips for those that are wanting to develop themes or plugins that support this new editor. Anthony Hortin, from Maddison Designs (https://maddisondesigns.com), is a Designer & Developer who builds WordPress websites for a living. He's one of the co-organisers for the monthly WordPress Melbourne meetups. As well as a contributor to the official WordPress theme and Plugin Directories, he's also the author of the extremely popular Easy WP Guide (http://easywpguide.com) WordPress manual.

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    Launchpad 3 - Tram Stop Stage

    132 Cremorne Street · Richmond

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  • WordPress Meetup - User Meetup
    The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core. We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details. We're always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks. You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website - http://wpmelb.org RSVP's for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts Location: The WP Melbourne meetup is held at: Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage) 132 Cremorne St Richmond Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2 Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors WP Engine - https://wpengine.com Conetix - https://www.conetix.com.au Plesk - https://www.plesk.com ==================================================== Agenda: 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing 7:00 News, views and quick updates 7:10 Talk followed by general discussion 8:15 Pack up and head for the pub 8:30 Drink stuff -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The new stuff in Elementor 2.0 Speaker: Joel Eade We’ll have a look at some of the new features in Elementor 2.0 (free & pro). Joel Eade (https://joeleadedesign.com.au) is a freelance web developer & designer based in Kilsyth, Melbourne. Joel has been using WordPress for the last seven years and has recently come on board as one of the official organisers for the WP Melbourne Meetup. Working as a freelancer, Joel works with a wide range of businesses and loves creating engaging, beautiful websites powered by WordPress. Q&A Session Having trouble working out how to do something in WordPress? Need some recommendations on plugin to use? Bring along all your questions and we'll have a panel of experts to help you out. While we'll do our very best to answer every question, just be aware that if you have site specific issues, it's not always possible to provide an answer when we haven't seen the site in question.

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    Launchpad 3 - Tram Stop Stage

    132 Cremorne Street · Richmond

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  • WordPress Meetup - Developer Meetup
    The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core. We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on the availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details. We're always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks. You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website - http://wpmelb.org RSVP's for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts Location: The WP Melbourne meetup is held at: Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage) 132 Cremorne St Richmond Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2 Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors WP Engine - https://wpengine.com Conetix - https://www.conetix.com.au Plesk - https://www.plesk.com ==================================================== Agenda: 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing 7:00 News, views and quick updates 7:10 Talk followed by general discussion 8:15 Pack up and head for the pub 8:30 Drink stuff -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Advanced Custom Fields Custom Database Speaker: Phil Kurth Overview: • Introduction to the ACF Custom Database plugin: what it does and the problems it attempts to solve • A quick summary of how it works • A demo of it in action: creating custom database tables from ACF field groups • Future plans for the plugin Phil Kurth first started working with web tech in 2006 and freelanced for ten years before taking on the head of web development role at cyclingtips.com. Phil's experience comes from custom WordPress theme and plugin development with the odd side project in systems such as Laravel, Slim, React and Vue.js. Working with WooCommerce Custom Fields Speaker: Anthony Hortin Adding Custom Fields to your WooCommerce products are a great way to show custom data on your product pages. Anthony is going to show you how to add Custom Fields to your Simple & Grouped products as well as adding them to Variable Products. Anthony Hortin, from Maddison Designs (https://maddisondesigns.com), is a Designer & Developer who builds WordPress websites for a living. He's one of the co-organisers for the monthly WordPress Melbourne meetups. As well as a contributor to the official WordPress theme and Plugin Directories, he's also the author of the extremely popular Easy WP Guide WordPress manual (http://easywpguide.com).

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    Launchpad 3 - Tram Stop Stage

    132 Cremorne Street · Richmond

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  • WordPress Meetup - User Meetup
    The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core. We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details. We're always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks. You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website - http://wpmelb.org RSVP's for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts Location: The WP Melbourne meetup is held at: Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage) 132 Cremorne St Richmond Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2 Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors WP Engine - https://wpengine.com Conetix - https://www.conetix.com.au Plesk - https://www.plesk.com ==================================================== Agenda: 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing 7:00 News, views and quick updates 7:10 Talk followed by general discussion 8:15 Pack up and head for the pub 8:30 Drink stuff -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WordPress.org Vs WordPress.com: What's the difference Confused about what people are talking about when they talk about "WordPress"? Anthony is going to explain the differences between the WordPress.org software that you can host yourself, and the WordPress.com hosted solution. Anthony Hortin, from Maddison Designs (https://maddisondesigns.com), is a Designer & Developer who builds WordPress websites for a living. He's one of the co-organisers for the monthly WordPress Melbourne meetups. As well as a contributor to the official WordPress theme and Plugin Directories, he's also the author of the extremely popular Easy WP Guide (http://easywpguide.com) WordPress manual. Deep Dive into Yoast SEO Yoast SEO is the most popular choice for doing some of the heavy lifting when optimising your site for search engines and social platforms. With currently over 5 million active installs, most WordPress sites are using this plugin, but like all good tools, you still need to use it correctly and put in the work yourself to see results. In this talk Chris Burgess will cover what's new in the latest release of Yoast SEO, version 7, which is a major update to previous versions. He'll also cover some of the fundamental areas you need to focus on to ensure your content can be found in the search engines. Overview: - SEO basics - Yoast Walk-through - What's new in Yoast 7 - Technical SEO tips - Monitoring your progress - Where to learn more Even if you're using a different SEO plugin, or just want to learn more about SEO in general, we'll be covering many fundamental SEO topics that apply to all platforms. Chris is the co-founder of the digital agency Clickify (https://clickify.com/) and has been using WordPress back since the very early days. He currently helps co-organise the Melbourne WordPress Meetup, and the Melbourne SEO Meetup, you can learn more about him at his personal website (http://chrisburgess.com.au/).

    Launchpad 3 - Tram Stop Stage

    132 Cremorne Street · Richmond

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  • WordPress Meetup
    The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core. We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details. We're always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks. You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website - http://wpmelb.org RSVP's for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts Location: The WP Melbourne meetup is held at: Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage) 132 Cremorne St Richmond Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2 Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors WP Engine - https://wpengine.com Conetix - https://www.conetix.com.au Plesk - https://www.plesk.com ==================================================== Agenda: 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing 7:00 News, views and quick updates 7:10 Talk followed by general discussion 8:15 Pack up and head for the pub 8:30 Drink stuff -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Burn it down: A case study in CMS replatforming Peter will be presenting a case study of a major media company using WordPress as an enterprise grade CMS. He'll will cover how improved media editing, editorial workflow, and an API first process can take WordPress beyond its blogging stereotype. Peter Wilson (https://peterwilson.cc) works on enterprise-grade CMSes at Human Made. He has 20 years experience developing for the web and a healthy interest in CSS, performance, WordPress and PHP. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Peter has developed CMS solutions for anyone from sole traders to global enterprises. Peter is a guest committer to WordPress Core. Attract more love with alluring WordPress copy Glenn Todd (http://upskill.coach) will introduce the concepts of writing for the web with the aim of seducing people to read/absorb more of your written content. From there he will discuss best practice for adding written content into WordPress, formatting for 1000’s of devices and screens, future proofing and optimising for Google. Glenn has been building websites for businesses and community groups for over 18 years and is passionate about empowering people to use technology to solve important problems. Additionally, Glenn has been developing with WordPress for over 9 years and has been delivering technical training for over 6 years.

    Launchpad 3 - Tram Stop Stage

    132 Cremorne Street · Richmond

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  • WordPress Meetup
    The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core. We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details. We're always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks. You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website - http://wpmelb.org RSVP's for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts Location: The WP Melbourne meetup is held at: Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage) 132 Cremorne St Richmond Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2 Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors WP Engine - https://wpengine.com Conetix - https://www.conetix.com.au Plesk - https://www.plesk.com ==================================================== Agenda: 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing 7:00 News, views and quick updates 7:10 Talk followed by general discussion 8:15 Pack up and head for the pub 8:30 Drink stuff -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Burn it down: A case study in CMS replatforming Peter will be presenting a case study of a major media company using WordPress as an enterprise grade CMS. He'll will cover how improved media editing, editorial workflow, and an API first process can take WordPress beyond its blogging stereotype. Peter Wilson (https://peterwilson.cc) works on enterprise-grade CMSes at Human Made. He has 20 years experience developing for the web and a healthy interest in CSS, performance, WordPress and PHP. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Peter has developed CMS solutions for anyone from sole traders to global enterprises. Peter is a guest committer to WordPress Core. Attract more love with alluring WordPress copy Glenn Todd (http://upskill.coach) will introduce the concepts of writing for the web with the aim of seducing people to read/absorb more of your written content. From there he will discuss best practice for adding written content into WordPress, formatting for 1000’s of devices and screens, future proofing and optimising for Google. Glenn has been building websites for businesses and community groups for over 18 years and is passionate about empowering people to use technology to solve important problems. Additionally, Glenn has been developing with WordPress for over 9 years and has been delivering technical training for over 6 years.

    Launchpad 3 - Tram Stop Stage

    132 Cremorne Street · Richmond

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