Thanks to everyone that attended the September 14th 2011 WordPress Melbourne User Group meetup.
Below is a summary of the meetup:
Please, please, please…
- Tweet the meetings using #wpmelb
- Checkin on Foursquare or Meetup.com
- WordPress Melbourne is a year old. It’s grown from 5 people getting locked out of rooms RMIT to 40+ people each month at Openhub. Any suggestions for a new venue would be appreciated, WordPress Melbourne can’t grow any further without a new location.
- WooThemes have forked Jigoshop into WooCommerce.
- Plugins that haven’t been updated for two or more years will soon drop out of the WordPress.org plugin directory
- Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin has moved out of beta, Version 1.0.1 is available in the WordPress.org plugin repository
- Videos from WordCamp San Francisco have been released
- WordPress 3.3 has improved performance around permalink structure
WordPress Job Opportunities
- Dillon is after front end contractors/freelancers.
- TedX Melbourne are looking for freelancers willing to do some probono WordPress work.
- Software Freedom Day; Sept 17, 12-7pm; The Hub, Docklands; Free entry
- WordCamp Gold Coast; November 5 and 6; Bond University; $75
- Andrew is after events management registration and payment plugin. Anthony feels that there are no decent plugins available & up to date in the WP.org repository.
- Will the WP.com comments system be integrated in WP.org?
This uses the IntenseDebate plugin, an automattic competitor to Disqus.
- Has anyone used SEO Scribe? No, many members recommended Yoast’s SEO plugin.
We then ate Pizza.
Anthony Cole – Themes
- What is a theme
- How themes are built
- Theme Features
- History of themes
- Child Themes
Dee Teal – Getting to grips with Genesis
- What: A theme framework
- Why: Faster than coding from scratch and is security tested
- How: Start with the basic setting within WordPress.
Below is a gallery photos taken at the WordPress Meetup with special thanks to Andrew Davis.
A Special thanks goes out to Peter Wilson (@pwcc) for writing this post!