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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 


Using Beaver Themer with Advanced Custom Fields to create templates for your Custom Post Types

This talk will explore the evolving WordPress landscape and how tools like Beaver Themer blur the line between pages builders and themes.

Beaver Themer is a new extension that enables advanced users to enter the domain of theme developers by allowing them to create layouts using Beaver Builder and assign them as templates to pages like your blog, CPTs and Woocommerce pages. Through field connections, users are also able to display metadata in these layouts without resorting to code.  

Jay Okey is a Melbourne based web developer that built his first websites in the early 2000’s. Working in various jobs ranging from Personal Trainer to Salesforce Admin, he continued to create websites as a hobby and side hustle. In 2016, with his wife, Tina they founded WP Launch Me, a Melbourne based web development agency.

Report from the Community Summit and WCEU and an introduction to Gutenberg

Dee Teal had the opportunity to help Australia over at the recent Community Summit in Paris, and at WordCamp Europe 2017. Dee’s going to catch you up with all the news from the community project, and to introduce you to Gutenburg, the new editorial experience that you’ll be hearing a lot about between now and WordPress 5.0.

Dee has been using WordPress as a blogger since 2008, as a web developer since 2009 and transitioned recently to being a Project Manager for large scale WordPress projects as a newly minted ‘Human’ with Human Made.