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 plan.wordcamp.org
  • Web hosting company Distribute.IT hacked. Bought by NetRegistry

WordPress Job Opportunities

Job vacancies/opportunities in the WordPress industry:

  • Aaron from Sitepoint seeking WordPress developer(s). Email aaron [at] sitepoint.com
  • Visual producer in Fitzroy using WordPress. Looking for talented WP devs/designers. Email hi [at] hodyhong.com
  • Lucille Richards
  • Vernon maybe looking for BuddyPress devs
  • Digital magazine on WordPress looking for 1-2 devs. Michelle. TheGlobalYogi.com

WordPress Job Seekers

Attendees looking for work in the WordPress industry:

  • Andrew Davis – ad-hoc 1-1 WordPress training with non technical people. How to use WordPress

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