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 the 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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Advanced Custom Fields Custom Database
Speaker: Phil Kurth

Overview:
• Introduction to the ACF Custom Database plugin: what it does and the problems it attempts to solve
• A quick summary of how it works
• A demo of it in action: creating custom database tables from ACF field groups
• Future plans for the plugin

Phil Kurth first started working with web tech in 2006 and freelanced for ten years before taking on the head of web development role at cyclingtips.com. Phil’s experience comes from custom WordPress theme and plugin development with the odd side project in systems such as Laravel, Slim, React and Vue.js.

Working with WooCommerce Custom Fields
Speaker: Anthony Hortin

Adding Custom Fields to your WooCommerce products are a great way to show custom data on your product pages. Anthony is going to show you how to add Custom Fields to your Simple & Grouped products as well as adding them to Variable Products.

Anthony Hortin, from Maddison Designs (https://maddisondesigns.com), is a Designer & Developer who builds WordPress websites for a living. He’s one of the co-organisers for the monthly WordPress Melbourne meetups. As well as a contributor to the official WordPress theme and Plugin Directories, he’s also the author of the extremely popular Easy WP Guide WordPress manual (http://easywpguide.com).