WordPress Suffolk Meetup - July 2018


**VENUE CHANGE** This months #WPSUFFOLK will be held at the IWIC.

At this months WordPress Suffolk Meetup (https://wpsuffolk.org) we'll be looking at Simon Goodchild's t4s.site as a case study and understand what WordPress looks like when it's not WordPress. We'll also be hearing from Chris Butteworth about when is the right time to use a plugin.

We will be holding an informal meetup for WordPress developers, designers, users and business owner. Meeting the second Thursday of every month. The format will consist of speakers, open discussion, round tables, lightning talks and your ideas.

# How to use WordPress to create a scalable, profitable business?

* The power of using the WordPress framework
* Leveraging WordPress out of the box
* Why the WordPress editor was not used
* Linking to Stripe for card payments
* How money is made, and the customer base grown, through scaling and automation
* The 3 fundamentals of launching your own service to launch a business, not a paid hobby

Presented by Simon Goodchild. Simon is the founder of T4S (https://t4s.site/) Traffic for Sales, an online sales funnel platform "for the rest of us". He has a proven track record of launching services that stay. WP Symposium Pro, for example, was launched over 10 years ago and still going strong.

He created and launched www.nhs.uk which is getting around 30 million visitors a month (ask him how he nearly ended up in jail doing so!).

After creating NHS Online, Simon took a company in London to public floatation on the stock market as IT Director. And since then, he has been working with businesses and individuals from the UK, Europe and around the world - to grow their successful online sales process.

Follow him @t4s_site (https://twitter.com/t4s_site).

# There's A Plugin For That

There's a plugin for that but does it need to be? Whether it's performance or conflicts having too many can cause a lot of issues; with a few examples this talk will show a couple of simple ways to remove and replace plugins with your own stripped down code fully integrated with your theme to help stop these issues from arising.

Presented by Chris Butteworth. With a career spanning nearly 10 years working with WordPress, Chris has experienced a lot when it comes to the the great, the good and the not so good parts of WordPress development.
As the Head of Digital for the District in Cambridge, Chris leads the day to day development as well as constantly learning and trying to pass on the knowledge he has. Follow him @chris__butters (https://twitter.com/chris__butters).

Running Order (STC):

18:30 - Arrive for networking
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:10 - First speaker - Simon Goodchild
19:45 - wp_update_post
20:05 - Break
20:15 - Second speaker - Chris Butteworth
20:50 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social

/* Code of conduct -----*/

The WordPress Suffolk Meetup is intended to be a safe, inclusive, accessible and free event for the local WordPress community to come together, share knowledge and grow. We have a code of conduct (https://wpsuffolk.org/code-of-conduct/) that all attendees, speakers, volunteers, and organisers are expected to abide by.

/* Sponsors & Supporters -----*/

This event is supported by Blue 37 (https://blue37.com/) - a strategic-thinking team of digital experts with a creative edge.