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TALK 1: Essential Design Tips and How To Implement Them in Beaver Builder

Using the right page builder for your website will save you time, money, and stress. Beaver Builder is hands down the easiest and most complete drag & drop page builder for WordPress.

I will demonstrate how to use this powerful plugin to create beautiful, custom layouts with no coding required.

Speaker: Kane Kennedy
Speaker Bio:
Prior to joining Creative Compass as an Associate Director, Kane worked in the design field for 3 years. Having run his own web design agency in the past, it’s safe to say that Kane knows how to impress an audience and achieve results with digital design. When he’s not working hard on website and marketing tasks, Kane loves travelling the world and spending sunny days at the beach.

Target Audience: Designers

TALK 2: Automating WordPress and Social Networks with IFTTT

Writing a post is good. Getting it in front of an audience requires some effort.
Fortunately, there is a free online service called If This Then That (IFTTT) which allows you to automate social sharing of your posts with their easy to use “recipes”.

I’ll show you how to create an account on IFTTT, search for WordPress “recipes” and connect your WordPress site to the social networks.

Speaker: Wil Brown
Speaker Bio: Dad, WordPress Consultant, Developer, Conference Organiser, Speaker & Business Coach

You can follow Wil on Twitter @DeveloperWil

Talk3: Elementor

Target Audience: General

Please give up your RSVP if you cannot attend so that somebody else can come along.

On the night…
6:00 pm – Arrive, network with others & eat pizza
6:30 pm – Welcome & presentations
7:45 pm – General questions – don’t be afraid to ask anything – WordPress related of course 😛
8:00 pm – Finish & carry on conversations at a nearby pub

Venue Sponsor
Academy Xi ( teaches short, practical and skill-specific courses for people who want to upskill or companies wanting to upgrade their capabilities in design, innovation and digital transformation. We’ve delivered a number of custom team training programs in HCD, Digital Transformation, Agile, Product Management, Virtual and Augmented Realities and, soon, Blockchain.

Pizza Sponsor
WP Engine ( are sponsoring pizza for the CBD meetups this year.

WP Engine is the world’s leading WordPress digital experience platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by over 70,000 companies across 130 countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands create world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in San Francisco, California; San Antonio, Texas; London, England; Limerick, Ireland, and Brisbane, Australia.

What to bring
Yourself and lots of questions.

Important to know
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