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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 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 –

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


The WP Melbourne meetup is held at:

Launchpad 3 (Tram Stop Stage)
132 Cremorne St

Launchpad 3 is a short 7 minute walk from Richmond Station. You can view the route on Google maps:

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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

== Your Client is Not Your Enemy ==
Principles and Practices to keep and build your business through better client relationships

Regardless of its size, the most critical pillar of maintaining and growing your business is going to be servicing clients. For some of us, this is one of the most invigorating parts of what we do, for others, it can be one of the hardest.

In this talk you’ll learn how to make yourself indispensable to your clients, without becoming a doormat, along with proposing 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?

Dee 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.

Dee is carries both NZ and Australian passports, drives an (adorable) English Classic Car, owns a Burmese cat with a huge personality, drinks black coffee and after nearly 20 years in Australia still can’t shake her mostly Kiwi accent.