WordPress Melbourne August 2011 Meetup Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone that attended the August 2011 WordPress Melbourne User Group meetup.

Below is a summary of the meetup:

WordPress News

  • WordPress 3.3 scope (November 15)
    • Media Uploader rewritten
    • Responsive admin/dashboard for large monitors and other devices
    • Performance improvements (/%postname%/ permalinks)
  • BuddyPress 1.5 betas
  • TimThumb exploit
  • WordCamp San Francisco on this weekend

WordPress Job Opportunities

Who has any WordPress job vacancies/opportunities?

  • Aaron – Sitepoint are hiring a WordPress gun
  • David – freelance ad-hoc WordPress developer (can work remotely). Government and small business eCommerce projects. @davemac
  • Vernon – simple WordPress site. Good sports program.
  • Vernon – social network (possibly BuddyPress) project.
  • Cullen – troubleshooting end of WordPress project.

WordPress Job Seekers

Who is looking for work in the WordPress industry?

None.

BuddyPress Case Study – BuddyPress use in an English Language School – Vernon Fowler

Vernon’s excellent BuddyPress presentation is available here: BuddyPress case study

WordPress Melbourne July 2011 Meetup Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone that attended the July 2011 WordPress Melbourne User Group meetup.

Below is a summary of the three new features for the meetup:

WordPress News

What’s new in the WordPress arena in the last month?

  • WordPress 3.2 (and 3.2.1) releases
  • WordPress 3.1.4 security fix release
  • WordPress now responsible for over 50 million websites!
  • WordPress 3.3 to be dropping IE7 support (according to Mark Jaquith)?
  • WordPress 3.1 downloaded 15,000,000+ times in 4 months (approx. 1 per second!)
  • BuddyPress 1.2.9
  • New Amazon Web Services (AWS) User Group
  • WordCamp Gold Coast – November 5-6 2011! Ticket sales open ($75)
  • Help for WordCamp organisers at plan.wordcamp.org
  • Web hosting company Distribute.IT hacked. Bought by NetRegistry

WordPress Job Opportunities

Job vacancies/opportunities in the WordPress industry:

  • Aaron from Sitepoint seeking WordPress developer(s). Email aaron [at] sitepoint.com
  • Visual producer in Fitzroy using WordPress. Looking for talented WP devs/designers. Email hi [at] hodyhong.com
  • Lucille Richards
  • Vernon maybe looking for BuddyPress devs
  • Digital magazine on WordPress looking for 1-2 devs. Michelle. TheGlobalYogi.com

WordPress Job Seekers

Attendees looking for work in the WordPress industry:

  • Andrew Davis - ad-hoc 1-1 WordPress training with non technical people. How to use WordPress

WordPress Meetup: Wed 11th May 2011

The May WordPress Melbourne meetup is on Wed 11 May 2011.

The following topics will be discussed:

Peter Wilson – Hosting Client Websites on a WordPress Multisite Network
Peter Wilson will be showing us how to use WordPress Multisite to host your client websites.

This reduces maintenance time because upgrading all of your client sites becomes almost as easy as upgrading it for one.

WordPress multisite was a popular topic at our March meetup, so come along and learn all about WordPress Multisite.

WordPress Q and A
The usual question and answer session where people can ask any WordPress-related questions.

We’ll then be visiting a local pub for some casual drinks and chit-chat.

When?

Wednesday 11 May 2011 at Openhub with a 6:30pm start.

Where?

Openhub
Level 1, 243 Collins St
(Manchester Lane)
Melbourne CBD

Manchester Lane is off Collins St in between Swanston St and Elizabeth St.

Hungry?

Our sponsor, Envato has graciously offered to provide free pizza for this meetup!

Important

Please note that this meetup has limited numbers, and you must RSVP (using the button below) if you wish to attend:

Register for WordPress Melbourne User Group Meetup

Looking forward to seeing you there :)

WordPress Meetup: Wed 13th April 2011

The April WordPress Melbourne meetup is on Wed 13 April 2011.

The following topics will be discussed:

Andrew Davis – Rothfield Legal Case Study
Andrew will be presenting a case study on the Rothfield Legal website that he developed.

It is as an example of the sort of website that is possible to build without doing any PHP programming. i.e. what you can do with WordPress, HTML, CSS and plugins.

Anthony Cole – WordPress 3.1 Post Formats
Post formats are awesome, but WTF are they? Anthony is going to give an introductory talk to post formats and start off with a few case studies of themes that use post formats.

He’ll also give a brief example of how to use Post Formats if you’re a theme developer and talk about a few potential future use cases for the awesomeness that is the post format.

WordPress Q and A
The usual question and answer session where people can ask any WordPress-releated questions.

We’ll then be visiting a local pub for some casual drinks and chit-chat.

When?

Wednesday 13 April 2011 at Openhub with a 6:30pm start.

Where?

Openhub
Level 1, 243 Collins St
(Manchester Lane)
Melbourne CBD

Manchester Lane is off Collins St in between Swanston St and Elizabeth St.

Hungry?

Our sponsor, Envato has graciously offered to provide free pizza for this meetup!

Important

Please note that this meetup has limited numbers, and you must register (using the button below) if you wish to attend:

Register for WordPress Melbourne User Group Meetup

Looking forward to seeing you there :)

WordPress Meetup: Wed 9th March 2011

After a successful WordCamp Melbourne 2011, the March WordPress meetup is (hopefully) set to see plenty of new faces attending.

The following topics will be discussed:

Ryan Allen – Using WordPress as a Knowledge Base (Wiki)
Ryan from Envato will be discussing how Envato use WordPress for their knowledge base and wiki.

James Collins – WordPress 3.1 New Features and Changes
James Collins will be reviewing WordPress 3.1 (which was released in early March), and discussing the new features and changes that it introduces.

WordPress Q and A
The usual question and answer session where people can ask any WordPress-releated questions.

We’ll then be visiting a local pub for some casual drinks and chit-chat.

When?

Wednesday 9th March 2011 at Openhub with a 6:30pm start.

Where?

Openhub
Level 1, 243 Collins St
(Manchester Lane)
Melbourne CBD

Manchester Lane is off Collins St in between Swanston St and Elizabeth St.

Please note that we have moved the meetup from RMIT because of the difficulties with people accessing the building out of hours.

Hungry?

Our sponsor, Envato has graciously offered to provide free pizza for this meetup.

Important

Please note that this meetup has limited numbers, and you must register (using the button below) if you wish to attend:

Register for WordPress Melbourne User Group Meetup

Looking forward to seeing you there :)

WordCamp Melbourne 2011

WordCamp Melbourne 2011 is a two-day gathering for users of the WordPress blogging platform – from bloggers, designers, developers – anyone who uses or hacks on WordPress in some way.

The event runs over two days on February 26-27 2011, and tickets are only $50 (or $35 if you’re a student).

I highly recommend the conference for all people who are interested in WordPress (both novices and experts).

Please see wcmelb.org for more information.