Links of interest: October 2014

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Peter Wilson

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

Thanks for coming along.

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WordPress Melbourne August 2011 Meetup Wrap-Up

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James Collins

Thanks to everyone that attended theĀ 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

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WordPress Melbourne July 2011 Meetup Wrap-Up

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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

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WordPress Melbourne November 2010 meetup wrap-up

Posted in Wrap-Ups by
James Collins

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

Troy Dean’s presentation on the The Jessica Watson digital strategy project was an informative real-life case study on the strengths and weaknesses of WordPress and also Business Catalyst.

Anthony Cole gave us some useful WordPress security and performance tips. We also ended up discussing various WordPress web hosting solutions.

Video User Manuals was also generous enough to give away two lifetime licenses to their WordPress User Manual product/service. The lucky recipients were James Giang and Christian Faltier.

James Giang was also nice enough to write up his own wrap-up of the meetup. Thanks James!

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