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Talk: Setting up WordPress on your PC using Local by Flywheel
Once upon a time, it was a nightmare to install WordPress on your local machine.

Those days are gone thanks to a free application called Local by Flywheel.

I’ll show you how easy it is to set up and install a local WordPress site using Local by Flywheel, set up local SSL so you can test https:// pages, how to import an existing WordPress site and how to move your local site to a hosted server.

Speaker: Wil Brown from Zero Point Development

Discussion: WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg
By the time of this meetup WordPress 5.0 should have been shipped along with the new block editor being developed under the Gutenberg project.

Let’s have an open talk about what your thoughts are of the new WordPress version and editor.

Target Audience
Users who would like to run WordPress on their local machines to test plugins, themes, design changes or updates before making those changes on a live site, or, beginners who want to play around with WordPress to see what it can do before committing to using it.

These will open 3 weeks before the event.
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 (nom nom.. thanks WP Engine – yum!)
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 – P.J. Gallagher’s (Downstairs in Criterion Hotel, 260 Pitt St Cnr Park Street, Sydney 2000)

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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