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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== Gutenberg and ACF; Building blocks without JavaScript ==
Gutenberg, the new block-based content editor, introduces new tooling to enrich the editing experience. There’s just one little problem. These tools are extremely complicated to use!

Elliot is stopping by to demonstrate an upcoming feature in ACF to help PHP developers create custom block types without a single line of JavaScript.

Elliot Condon (https://www.elliotcondon.com) is a Melbourne based web developer, creator of the hugely popular Advanced Custom Fields plugin (https://www.advancedcustomfields.com).

== How To Choose The Best Hosting For Your WordPress Website ==
In this presentation, Chris will explain what hosting is and give an overview of the many options WordPress users and developers have when selecting the most suitable hosting for their website.

He’ll cover the pros and cons of the most popular services and platforms. All skill levels and questions are welcome.

Chris Burgess (http://chrisburgess.com.au) is passionate about keeping up-to-date with the latest web technologies. He is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of the digital agency Clickify (https://clickify.com) and has worked in IT for over two decades.