Cancelled: March user and developer meetups

Posted in Meetups by
Peter Wilson

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.

Links of interest: October 2014

Posted in Wrap-Ups by
Peter Wilson

Here’s just some of the links we discussed at this month’s meetups:

Thanks for coming along.

Continue reading

Join Our Meetup.com Group

Posted in Announcements by
James Collins

Hi everyone,

For those not already aware, we now use meetup.com for publicising our events, so be sure to join our meetup.com group.

WordPress Melbourne User Group

This blog is no longer used to announce our events.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Continue reading

WordPress Melbourne September 2011 Meetup Wrap-Up

Posted in Announcements by
Anthony Cole

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 News

  • 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

Continue reading

WordPress Melbourne July 2011 Meetup Wrap-Up

Posted in Wrap-Ups by
James Collins

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

Continue reading