Links of interest: October 2014

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Anthony Hortin

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

Thanks for coming along.

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Join Our Group

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Anthony Hortin

Hi everyone,

For those not already aware, we now use for publicising our events, so be sure to join our 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!

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WordPress Melbourne September 2011 Meetup Wrap-Up

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Anthony Hortin

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

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 plugin directory
  • Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin has moved out of beta, Version 1.0.1 is available in the plugin repository
  • Videos from WordCamp San Francisco have been released
  • WordPress 3.3 has improved performance around permalink structure

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WordPress Melbourne July 2011 Meetup Wrap-Up

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Anthony Hortin

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
  • Web hosting company Distribute.IT hacked. Bought by NetRegistry

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WordPress Meetup: Wed 11th May 2011

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Anthony Hortin

The May WordPress Melbourne meetup is on Wed 11 May 2011.

The following topics will be discussed:

Peter Wilson – Hosting Client Websites on a WordPress Multisite Network
Peter Wilson will be showing us how to use WordPress Multisite to host your client websites.

This reduces maintenance time because upgrading all of your client sites becomes almost as easy as upgrading it for one.

WordPress multisite was a popular topic at our March meetup, so come along and learn all about WordPress Multisite.

WordPress Q and A
The usual question and answer session where people can ask any WordPress-related questions.

We’ll then be visiting a local pub for some casual drinks and chit-chat.

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May WordPress Hack Night

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Anthony Hortin

Update: Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone this event due to logistical reasons. It will most likely happen in June or July.

As much as I hate to say it, I’m a bit of a night person – and I usually spend my nights hacking away at WordPress. It can get quite boring, you know. Boring and lonely! Plus, I want to contribute to WordPress in a way that’s more beneficial than just developing sites around it.

So, I’ve come up with this idea for a WordPress hack night. We’re holding it on the 14th of May from 6PM to 11PM at OpenHub (Manchester Ln, Melbourne Central). The goal of the WordPress hack night is to do the following:

  • Attract Melburnians far and wide who don’t normally come to the Weekly WordPress meetups to come hang out with us and hack some code
  • Engage the local WordPress community to a greater extent
  • Finally execute my idea of World Domination, erhm, WordPress Cupcakes.
  • Get people from down under involved with the WordPress core contribution process and building WordPress businesses

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