One of the most powerful things about WordPress is its architecture – which is what allows developers to so easily create plugins and extend websites to do pretty much anything.

This month we’ll be talking about the mysterious world of custom post types (CPTs) & custom fields (CFs), and how to use them to supercharge WordPress.

90% of this talk will not be aimed at back-end developers – consider it CPTs and CFs for Dummies! The ten percent that is will talk about some of the nerdy pros and cons of the available plugins vs. hard coding.

This month’s topic will be presented by Jo Minney from House Digital, and this talk will be presented next month at WordCamp Brisbane.

The agenda will be similar to previous events:

6:30pm – 7:00pm: Networking & pizza/drinks (Thanks Sponsors!)
7:00pm – 7:05pm: Introductions & Housekeeping
7:05pm – 7:25pm: Presentation
7:30pm – 8:00pm: Q&A with the expert panel

Refreshments are provided by our ongoing sponsor WP Engine, and our July sponsor House Digital. The fabulous venue where our events are held is the (recently renovated!) Riff Town Hall that is generously provided to us free of charge by Spacecubed.

— About our Sponsors —

Spacecubed is a Social Enterprise, supporting tailored coworking and office spaces, events, programs and a curated community of small businesses, sole traders, corporates and entrepreneurs.

WP Engine equips you with the tools you need to build and deploy a range of online experiences from campaign sites to content hubs to ecommerce extensions. Their platform is unified by powerful technology, award winning service, and an ecosystem of partners and developers that expand the value you gain from all solutions.

House Digital is a Perth-based web development agency specialising in custom WordPress websites. The company is run by this month’s presenter and Meetup organiser Jo Minney, and the House Digital team love working on things that are a bit out of the ordinary such as custom eCommerce platforms, membership sites and websites for companies that are publicly listed.

— About the Presenter —

Jo Minney runs a web development agency (House Digital) in Perth, Western Australia. She has managed the Perth WordPress Meetups for the past year and a half, and has been a regular presenter on a range of topics from Security to Page Speed. Jo is also an advisor with the ASBAS program run through Business Station which offers consulting and workshops that are heavily subsidised by government funding.

Jo also helps facilitate an organization called She{codes} – Formerly Perth{web}Girls – that is aimed at getting more girls into the web industry, and wrote the WordPress tutorial that has been completed by around 300 women over the past year. With a background in process engineering and software development, Jo is a strong advocate for developing better user experiences and pushing the boundaries of what WordPress can do.

— Volunteers Wanted! —

We are submitting an application to host WordCamp Perth in 2020 and we need dedicated volunteers to make this happen. If you are passionate about WordPress why not consider joining our organising committee? Have a say in what topics we choose for meetups, and reap the rewards of all the positive karma you’ll gain from helping make Perth’s first ever WordCamp a reality.

If you’re interested in helping out, please email jo@housedigital.com.au for more details.