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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== Setting Up an eCommerce Store from Scratch with WooCommerce ==

In this talk, we will go through all the process of setting up an eCommerce shop from scratch, starting from a WordPress site already installed. We will install and configure WooCommerce (the most popular WordPress plugin for eCommerce) while explaining the most important concepts and differences, like payment gateways, shipping and taxes, digital vs physical products, and more. We will also shine a light on the main screens of an online store and test our shop.

This talk is ideal for people who would like to learn how to add eCommerce functionality to their existing WordPress site, or if you already have a WooCommerce store and would like to learn how to manage it.

Serafín Danessa (https://twitter.com/sefod) just moved to Melbourne and has been using WordPress since 2010 to create a wide variety of project for clients as a freelancer and to help agencies improve their website development processes while travelling around the world working remotely. He also participated in the creation of the WordPress community in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is from.