*** We’re back and at a new venue – Academy Xi in Surrey Hills ***

Target Audience
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The talks this month are aimed at a user/beginner audience. They do not require any advanced or development (coding) knowledge of WordPress. You’ll probably get the most out of the talks if you are already a WordPress user.

Page Builder Comparison
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Presenter: Wil Brown – Zero Point Development

It feels like everyone and their dogs’ are using page builders to design the graphical layout of their WordPress websites but with so many on the market which ones are good to use?

We’ll walk through some of the popular WordPress page builders and compare their features, costs, usability, page-load speeds and flexibility to migrate data (i.e. the ability to move to something else AKA “product lock-in”).

Introduction to the coming soon-ish new WordPress block editor
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Presenter: Wil Brown – Zero Point Development

Note that I didn’t use the word Gutenberg!!! Oh drat…

“Gutenberg” is the code-name for the new editor being designed for release with WordPress 5.0 but it probably won’t be called that when released. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

It’s going to be a BIG game changer whether you manage your own sites or build them for paying clients.

Let’s have a look at what it is so that you can prepare yourselves and your client’s expectations.

RSVP’s
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14 days before – RSVP’s open.
1 day before – RSVP’s close.
Guests and +1’s need to RSVP’s please.
Please give up your RSVP if you cannot attend so that somebody else can come along.

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

Venue Sponsor
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Academy Xi ( https://academyxi.com/) 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
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WP Engine (https://wpengine.com.au/) 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
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Yourself and lots of questions.

Important to know
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You will need to sign in to the building using an email address. Academy Xi will not pass your email address to any other external company. This is our event host’s one condition in exchange for offering their event space to us for FREE.

Media from the events will be published to our social media channels upon presenter consent.

By attending you are giving us permission to include you in any photos or video recordings we make of the event and subsequent posting on social media sites.

Please review our Privacy Policy https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/21613559/Privacy_Policy/ and our Code of Conduct https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/20710042/Code_of_Conduct/

If you are completely new to WordPress then go here https://www.meetup.com/WordPress-Sydney/pages/2177472