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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 –


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 


Gutenberg Introduction & Demo

Gutenberg is the project name for a new way to build posts and pages in WordPress. It’s a new editor based on ‘blocks’ with a goal to making the addition of rich content to WordPress, simple and enjoyable. Gutenberg is currently still under development, and isn’t expected to be released until WordPress 5.0, but Anthony is going to give you a demo of what it can/can’t currently do, along with showing you how you can get involved and help shape the future of this new WordPress editing experience.

Anthony Hortin, from Maddison Designs, is a Designer & Developer who builds WordPress websites for a living. He’s one of the co-organisers for the monthly WordPress Melbourne meetups. As well as a contributor to the official WordPress theme and Plugin Directories, he’s also the author of the extremely popular Easy WP Guide WordPress manual.

General Q&A

If time permits, we’re going to end the night with a general Q&A session, so bring along all your questions. We’ll have a number of WordPress experts on hand who’ll be able to help you out. Please try to to keep your questions relatively generic. While we’ll do our best to answer them, it’s not always  possible to answer site specific questions when we haven’t actually looked at your site or how your themes & plugins have been configured.