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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’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.


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 


WordPress Help Desk

This month we’re going to have an informal WordPress beginner session aimed at helping new comers to WordPress, prior to our main presentations. Bring in your questions and any issues you are facing and we’ll do our best to help you solve them. We’ll also have a few basic topics to cover so feel free to just come in and listen.

If you’ve got a problem you’re having trouble solving, make sure you get in a little earlier and we’ll do our best to help if time permits. We aim to kick-off this informal session at 6:30, prior to our main presentations which start at 7:00.

Setting up a local WordPress environment

Everyone has their own method for building and hosting their WordPress site. One easy solution is building it locally then exporting it to your live server. Chris is going to show you a great solution for both Mac and PC, that lets you work locally and helps get your site up and running quickly and simply.

Chris La Nauze, is no stranger to the Melbourne WordPress Meetup scene, he’s been contributing to the group for the last couple of years and recently joined the team as an organiser for WordPress Meetup Melbourne. Chris loves learning all things WordPress and Digital Marketing. Chris is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Freelancer in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne. You can find more about him via his blog.

Introduction to Elementor Page Builder

This month Joel is going to give you an introduction to a fairly new Page Builder plugin that is starting to attract quite a user base. Elementor is a free, open-source plugin that offers a fast live-view design interface with responsive design control, well-designed templates to get you started, and a library for saving elements for reuse.

Joel Eade is a freelance web developer & designer based in Kilsyth, Melbourne. Joel has been using WordPress for the last seven years and has recently come on board as one of the official organisers for the WP Melbourne Meetup. Working as a freelancer, Joel works with a wide range of businesses and loves creating engaging, beautiful websites powered by WordPress.