Past Meetup

September DFWWP: Randy Hoyt: Advanced WordPress Features & Customizations

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Not just for blogging anymore, WordPress is an effective platform for powering websites with a variety of types of content and structured data. Learn about new WordPress 3 features, the child theme architecture, custom plugin development, and mobile device optimization. Leave with plugin recommendations, code samples, and techniques for extending current WordPress sites and for developing new sites.

Randy works as a web developer at a creative agency, and he teaches courses in web publishing at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has been working with WordPress since the early days, building websites and blogs on the platform for over six years. Randy presents about WordPress and website development at conferences and local meetups, and what free time he can find he spends studying and writing about mythology and fantasy literature.


Full Meetup runs from 4pm to 6pm.
The first 30 minutes are for plugging in, networking, announcements, and snacks.
The presentation runs from ~4:30 to ~5:45.
Our "networking" party takes place at Sherlock's Pub immediately after the Meetup.

DIRECTIONS: Parking at The Art Institute of Dallas: Use the East parking lot on the East side of 8080 Park Lane. Enter from Park Lane (drive past the North parking garage). Park on the 5th floor upward. Entrance to the building is from the 5th level walkway of the parking lot to building's 4th floor. Take the elevator to the SECOND FLOOR.

[Simplified directions] East Parking Lot 5th Level > Elevated Walkway to 4th floor > Elevator to 2nd Floor. Room[masked].

First timers, please note: Review the directions carefully and give yourself some extra time. It is hard to find the right parking lot.