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  • WordPress Meetup

    Wednesday 14th Jun 201706:30 pm266 Victoria Street North Melbourne 3051 , Melbourne

    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 


    My Website is Old Enough to Vote – The Challenges of Maintaining a 20-year-old Website

    The Web is an industry that thrives on the new… but what about building sites that last? In 1996, I used my newly acquired HTML skills to build a fan site for my favourite author.

    Twenty years later, the site – – is still alive and kicking.

    I’ll trace the development of the site over the years, which mirrors both my own career journey as a developer and the trajectory of the web as a whole.

    I’ll also talk about the challenges I faced during my recent 6-month project to convert the whole site – nearly 1500 pages – to WordPress, dragging it into the 21st century at last.

    Kris Howard has been building websites in one form or another for over twenty years. She's been a developer, a business analyst, and a manager at technology startups in the UK and Australia, most recently at Canva in Sydney. She now heads up Developer Relations for YOW Conferences, meeting and working with developers around Australia. In her spare time she knits and sews, messes around with Wordpress and Arduino, and helps organise local tech meetups. Her Instagram account is pretty much all selfies and food.

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