Cambridge WordPress: your site as a marketing portal

WordPress Cambridge Meetup
WordPress Cambridge Meetup
Public group

The Bradfield Centre, Central Working Cambridge

184, Cambridge Science Park · Cambridge CB4 0GF

How to find us

Enter Science Park, turn right at roundabout. Opposite Hereaus Noblelight, by ThanxDX sign turn left. Unfortunately, the Bradfield Centre begun to limit visitor's parking.

Location image of event venue


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:

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.