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Monthly Meeting - Optimizing WP for Shared Hosts/2013 Default Theme in Depth

Optimizing WordPress for Shared Hosting Environments - Level: Beginner*

Suzette Franck will speak on Optimizing WordPress for Shared Hosting In this presentation, we'll see how we can make improvements so that WordPress can run faster in a shared hosting environment with the help of several plugins, online tools, and helper applications.

Suzette Franck is the WordPress Evangelist Lead @ (mt) Media Temple.

Twenty Thirteen theme overview - Level: Beginner*

Creating a default theme for WordPress - Level: Intermediate*

Konstantin Obenlan will present on the Twenty Thirteen Default Theme. Twenty Thirteen is the brand new Default Theme for WordPress. We will find out what's inside from one of its developers, Konstantin Obenland. We are breaking up this presentation into two parts.

In the first half he will be giving us an overview of what's in the new Twenty Thirteen theme.

After a short break he will get more in depth about what goes into creating a default theme for WordPress. He will discuss the philosophy that they use when creating default themes which will end up being part of the core distribution.

If you are a theme designer or want to be, then you won't want to miss this part of the presentation.

Not only did Konstantin work on this new Twenty Thirteen default theme, but he also help create the Twenty Twelve default theme.

Konstantin Obenlan is a theme Wrangler at Automattic (The Company Behind, Core Contributor to WordPress 3.4/3.5 and a Member of the WordPress Theme Review Team


6:30 - 7:00 Pizza and chit chat (Thanks to Roy Hildestad for being the pizza & drinks sponsor)

7:00 - 7:40 Suzette Franck presenting on Optimizing WordPress

7:40 - 7:50 Break (If you need to sneak in or out this is the time to do it).

7:50 - 8:20 Konstantin Obenlan well give an overveiw of the 2013 default theme

8:20 - 8:25 Break (If you need to sneak in or out we're giving you another chance).

8:25 - 9:10 Konstantin Obenlan well go into creating a default theme for WordPress

9:10 - 9:30 Continued Conversation & Questions

Venue Details


Connect Ventura 50 W. Main Street, Ventura CA 93001

Parking is in the rear of the building.

Enter parking lot on Garden Street between W Main St. and E. Santa Clara St.

Once in the parking lot there is a marked entrance in the back of the building next to the parking lot and the door should be unlocked.

*Presentation Levels:

Novice - Just starting out (learning Posts and Pages)

Beginner - Installing plugins and changing themes

Intermediate - Creating Templates - Configuring Complex Plugins

Advanced - Creating full themes or plugins

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  • Konstantin O.

    With pride I can announce that within a week of the meetup, Josh Visick made his first contribution to WordPress Core:

    Congrats Josh!

    1 · March 12, 2013

    • Josh V.

      Thanks Konstantin for the nudge

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My slides from last night's presentation. I will also be writing an article summarizing everything from mine and Konstantin's presentations.

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Karin

    Have been spending the morning optimizing my site and it works! Thank you Suzette and Konstantin for the great presentations, I always work away with tools that I can apply right away.

    March 7, 2013

  • Josh V.

    Thanks to Suzette and Konstantin both for great presentations.

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Sylvie

    Excellent job, Suzette and Konstantin (another German in beautiful Ventura County).

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Natalie M.

    Darn! I won't be able to make it up this month. See you next time though!

    March 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We'll miss you!

      March 6, 2013

  • Christian P

    Looking forward to my first meeting!

    March 6, 2013

  • Josh V.

    Looking forward to it.

    February 27, 2013

  • Robert D.

    I can't wait to learn how to optimize in a shared hosting environment.

    February 25, 2013

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