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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== Disaster Recovery for your WordPress Site ==

This month, Tim Butler (https://www.conetix.com.au) will be providing a practical way to test your backups with a “Disaster recovery deep dive”, stepping through the process of what you have to do to both ensure your website is backed up and how to quickly recover it as well. The talk will be aimed at casual users and business owners, giving you plenty of free ways to ensure your site remains available.

With over 20 years experience in IT, Tim Butler has worked with systems scaling to tens of thousands of simultaneous users. His current role involves providing highly available, high performance web and infrastructure solutions for small businesses through to government departments. Tim is also the author of the NGINX Cookbook, published in 2017.

== Techniques used to improve Website Speed ==
John will cover a case study using Google Lighthouse, AMP, WebP and WordPress Plugin selection.

John Stoneman (B.Eng.) is an experienced website designer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry.