WordPress London Meetup – April 2018

A Blue 37 Event

This month we’re looking at what it takes to organise a WordCamp, events that are held by and for the WordPress community. We’ll also be taking a look at the WP-CLI and how you can manage sites, plugins and themes via the command line.


#WPLDN has a new Podcast. Hear from this month’s speakers and find out more about what to expect at the event: https://wpldn.uk/podcast/1-organising-a-wordcamp-an-intro-to-wp-cli

We’re in our new venue again this month. Yes, the WordPress London Meetup has moved to a new home. We’re pleased to be partnering with Cloudflare and using their meeting space for #WPLDN events. This is the building you’ll be looking for: https://goo.gl/maps/tjttZSvgnKt There will be a slightly lower number of space available for attendees, so if for whatever reason you can’t join us, please do free up your space.

An Open Q&A with the WordCamp London Team Lead

Ever wondered what goes into organising a WordCamp? In this interview Ana Silva, the lead organiser for WordCamp London, will answer questions and shed some light on just what it takes to organise an open, inclusive and accessible event for over 600 WordPress enthusiasts.

Presented by Ana Silva. Ana is a Communications Manager at Human Made (https://humanmade.com/) where she works on marketing, brand management, publicity and events. Born in Lisbon, raised in London and often found in coffee shop corners reading old poetry books. Follow her @AnaFranciscaS (https://twitter.com/AnaFranciscaS).

WP-CLI: An Intro and Interesting Use Cases

WP-CLI is the command line interface for WordPress. In this talk, John will introduce the core concepts of WP-CLI, talk about how to use it to manage your websites, and cover a few interesting use cases for it.

If you’ve never heard of WP-CLI, or you’re an experienced user, hopefully there will be something of interest for you in this talk.

Presented by John Blackbourn. John is one of the core developers of WordPress, and he’s been building on and working with the platform for over twelve years. He’s a member of the WordPress security team, and was the release lead for WordPress 4.1.

John enjoys sharing his knowledge with others at WordCamps, meetups, and other tech events. Follow him @johnbillion (https://twitter.com/johnbillion).

Running Order (STC):

18:30 – Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 – Opening remarks
19:20 – Speaker – Ana Silva
19:55 – Break
20:10 – Speaker – John Blackbourn
20:45 – Closing remarks
21:00 – Social

Follow #wpldn on Twitter for all the latest and join the Facebook Group to take the conversation further. Have a talk you’d like to present? We’d love to hear from you.

The WordPress London meetup is supported by a team of volunteers: Annabelle, Dan and Gary.