We’ve had to cancel this month’s user and developer meetups due to issues finding a venue. We’ll spend the next few weeks hunting for a new home and return in April.
If you have suggestions or a contact for a new venue, we’d love to hear from you. You can send the organisers a message via the contact page.
Thanks to Inspire 9 for hosting us over the past few years. We’ll be using the opportunity of moving into a new home as a chance to reinvigorate the meetup.
In place of the developers meetup on March 16, you might want to check out What Do You Know, a night of lightening talks on a range of web and digital topics. Tickets are free but you will need to RSVP.
View all the links from our three WordPress meetups for this month, as well as video from our recent Developer meetup.
Below is a list of previous WordPress Melbourne User Group presentations, and links to their slides/notes.
WordPress Melbourne User Group YouTube Video Channel
Here’s just some of the links we discussed at this month’s meetups:
Thanks for coming along.
For those not already aware, we now use meetup.com for publicising our events, so be sure to join our meetup.com group.
This blog is no longer used to announce our events.
We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
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
Thanks to everyone that attended the August 2011 WordPress Melbourne User Group meetup.
Below is a summary of the meetup:
- 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
The August 2011 WordPress Melbourne Meetup is scheduled for Wed 10th August 2011.
Head over to the event page on meetup.com to check out what we’re doing! And don’t forget to share us on Facebook and Twitter.
Numbers are limited, so be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot!
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:
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
The July 2011 WordPress Melbourne meetup is on Wed 13th July 2011.
See Meetup.com for more information and to register.