Get started with Gulp and using Bootstrap 4 with WordPress.


We are very pleased to have Adam Ward from Atomic Smash to speak about Getting started with Gulp and our very own Hannah Smith will be talking about using Bootstrap 4 with WordPress.


1. Getting started with Gulp

Gulp! What is it? How can it help you? How do you set it up? Adam aims to answer each of these question in this talk and help you decide if it's something you want to learn more about. Or, if you're already using it, hopefully expand your knowledge of Gulp and show you some useful tips.

Transitioning to using a task runner, like Gulp, can be a big step up for those who are comfortable with more graphical user interfaces (GUI) and not overly comfortable with the command line. Adam will break down some of those barriers by slowly and clearly stepping through the process of getting Gulp set up.

Skill level: Intermediate

About Adam

Adam is a web developer at Atomic Smash who works with WordPress daily, building and maintaining client sites. He has recently launched a side project with his wife called Bristol Barkers - , which he's finding it hard not to talk about or mention every two seconds at the moment!

Away from development he loves woodwork/DIY, Crystal Palace FC, exploring Bristol and taking his dog on long country walks.

@adam_ward7 /


2. Using Bootstrap 4 in WordPress

Bootstrap is an open source toolkit for front-end development with HTML, CSS, and JS.

With just a few lines of code you can make use of Bootstrap's very powerful library in WordPress to create complex, responsive and robust theme layouts.

In this talk Hannah will cover the following using a mixture of slides and live demo:

* What Bootstrap 4 is and some of the key differences version 3 and 4
* How to make use of Bootstrap within WordPress
* Some of the key features: containers, grid layout and utilities

Skill Level: Intermediate

About Hannah

Hannah is a freelancer web developer specialising in Wordpress, a change/project manager, and an instructor running training about WordPress living in Bristol. She really likes dogs.

@hanopcan /

*If you find you can no longer make this meeting please do change your RSVP. As we provide food for these events it is helpful for us to know what number to cater for. Thanks.
Please arrive from 6.30pm. You will be greeted by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers who will help you get your name badge and get settled in. We aim to start the talks at around 7pm so there's plenty of time to meet our other members, get a drink and have a graze from the buffet we provide thanks to our generous sponsors.

We usually start the night off with some updates about what's happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own updates. Speak to one of the organisers wearing a red name badge before we start if you'd like to say or ask something.

After the first talk we take a break and then have our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat. The talks usually finish around 9.15pm (ish).

We will be upstairs in the function room, here is a handy video showing you how to get there: