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Cambridge WordPress: your site as a marketing portal
WordPress as a Marketing Portal Simon Ellington (above left) from Brand Unify has been using WordPress for about 5 years. Simon is 9 parts designer 1 part web designer so chose WordPress because of how accessible it was for someone non-technical. Brand Unify uses WordPress as a framework to build marketing portals which help organisations control and streamline their marketing activities which can become challenging for multi-location organisations. Simon will give a demonstration of a marketing portal and talk about how WordPress has risen to the challenge without the need to be a php whizz. You can find (and follow) Simon Ellington here: Chris O'Dell (above right) from Foxdell Codesmiths has been developing software using the Microsoft technology stack for over 20 years to build web, windows and back-end systems. For the past 8 years he has also been using WordPress, building sites and plugins for a wide variety of side projects. Chris' philosophy regarding WordPress is that it makes a great platform for getting a minimum viable product up and running and in front of those it matters to most, your potential customers. In this talk he will go through why he thinks WordPress makes a great starting point, and how it can be used as a software foundation to get your product up and running. You can find (and follow) Chris O'Dell here: twitter: This meeting is sponsored by Twin Dots ( the leading branding, design and development agency in Newmarket. Twin Dots has clients like Cambridge Marketing College, 450 GSM, Racing Welfare, and Devam the jewellers. The usual format: 18:45: Roll up for a couple of beers in the foyer, & chat, mingle etc. 19:15 start: Everyone introduces themselves: 20 seconds max, mainly describing their involvement with WordPress. 2. Up to 3 * 3 minute pitches. Share discoveries, useful tips, requests for help with charitable projects. 3: WordPress News with our star reporter Ben Attenborough. 4. Presentation Local Development 5. Clinic: Bring along a problem, and the audience will offer advice. If we can't, maybe we'll have a solution by next meeting. Kinda aiming to finish the formal part by about 21:00, depending on everyone's enthusiasm to chat & discuss. 6. Beer & networking: We should leave by about 21:45 at the latest.

The Bradfield Centre, Central Working Cambridge

184, Cambridge Science Park · Cambridge CB4 0GF

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WordPress Cambridge is a monthly Meetup for users, designers & developers to pool their knowledge, experiences and techniques. Voted the 8th best meetup in town by a Cambridge Business lounge poll (

We have monthly Monday evening meetings at the Bradfield Centre on the Science Park. Usually a talk about Wordpress or websites, and the experts promise to solve 1 problem at the clinic.

Elisabeth has started an absolute beginners group, running at Future Business Centre.

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