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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Your Customer is not your Enemy

Regardless of its size, the most critical pillar of maintaining and growing your business is going to be servicing clients.

In this talk the speaker will propose answers to the following questions:

1. How do you keep sensible boundaries with your clients?
2. How do you say NO without ruining your relationship with your client?
3. How do you make your client an ally instead of feeling like they’re an interruption?
4. How will really serving your client actually serve you?

Learn how to make yourself indispensable to your clients, without becoming a doormat.

Dee Teal has been using WordPress as a blogger since 2008, as a web developer since 2009 and has transitioned to being a Project Manager for large scale WordPress projects as a ‘Human’ with Human Made where she also leads their team of PMs.

Dee is a huge fan of the WordPress community, organises WordPress events in Australia, and speaks at them where she gets the opportunity, both at home and around the world.

What’s New In Gutenberg

If you haven’t already heard, there’s going to be a new editing experience in WordPress 5.0. Currently being developed under the code name Gutenberg, this new Block Editor will provide users with more flexibility than the current TinyMCE Editor.

Anthony gave an intro to this new editor back in August last year, but a lot has changed since then so it’s time to have another look at it and see where it’s up to. As well as giving a demo, Anthony will also provide some tips for those that are wanting to develop themes or plugins that support this new editor.

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 (http://easywpguide.com) WordPress manual.