The WordPress Melbourne meet up returns for another month. Our WordPress meetup covers everything from choosing Themes & Plugins and setting up your site, through to theme and plugin development and everything related to Core.

We currently run one meetup per month. We try to alternate between end-user/beginner talks one month and development/technical talks the following month. As it all depends on availability of presenters though, please make sure you keep an eye out on the topics for the particular month once we update the meetup page with all the details.

We’re always looking for new speakers, so contact the organisers in the meetup.com sidebar if you have an idea for a talk. We usually start the night with a light meal before the talks.

You can find links to past presentation slides (when available), over on our WP Melbourne website – http://wpmelb.org

RSVP’s for this meetup will open 7 days before the meetup starts

Location:

The WP Melbourne meetup is held at:

Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage)
132 Cremorne St
Richmond

Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/81ZRMi36jPD2

Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors

WP Engine – https://wpengine.com
Conetix – https://www.conetix.com.au
Plesk – https://www.plesk.com

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Agenda:

6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat, pizza scoffing

7:00 News, views and quick updates

7:10 Talk followed by general discussion

8:15 Pack up and head for the pub

8:30 Drink stuff

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Burn it down: A case study in CMS replatforming

Peter will be presenting a case study of a major media company using WordPress as an enterprise grade CMS. He’ll will cover how improved media editing, editorial workflow, and an API first process can take WordPress beyond its blogging stereotype.

Peter Wilson (https://peterwilson.cc) works on enterprise-grade CMSes at Human Made. He has 20 years experience developing for the web and a healthy interest in CSS, performance, WordPress and PHP. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Peter has developed CMS solutions for anyone from sole traders to global enterprises. Peter is a guest committer to WordPress Core.

Attract more love with alluring WordPress copy

Glenn Todd (http://upskill.coach) will introduce the concepts of writing for the web with the aim of seducing people to read/absorb more of your written content. From there he will discuss best practice for adding written content into WordPress, formatting for 1000’s of devices and screens, future proofing and optimising for Google.

Glenn has been building websites for businesses and community groups for over 18 years and is passionate about empowering people to use technology to solve important problems. Additionally, Glenn has been developing with WordPress for over 9 years and has been delivering technical training for over 6 years.