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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:

Our meetups wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors

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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


== WordPress Security: Beyond Security Plugins ==

WordPress security is an often neglected topic, and with WordPress being used for more complex and business-critical sites, it needs to be treated far more seriously. It’s not uncommon to hear comments like “just install a security plugin and it’ll be right!“. Security plugins and services are a step in the right direction, but there are many other steps you can take to keep your site secure. In this presentation, Chris will provide some practical advice on how you can add additional layers of security to your WordPress website.

Chris Burgess ( 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 ( and has worked in IT for over two decades.