WordPress London Meetup – March 2017
A Blue 37 Event
If you’ve come away from the excellent WordCamp London this weekend wanting more…then you’re in luck!
The team at Beaver Builder have given us a Pro licence for one of the attendees at #wpldn to win this month.
We all have our favourite go-to plugins, often using them repeatedly on our client projects. We may have plugins we’ve used for years, or sometimes we come across handy plugins by chance.
Let’s spread the word about these great little plugins available to us. Let’s find those hero plugins that will get us hooked!
In this session, Mike Pead will demonstrate two plugins he regularly uses, which are useful for all levels of abilities. He’ll also open the session to the floor, so if you have any favourite plugins that could be useful to others, please share your suggestions!
Presented by Mike Pead. Mike runs Primary Image, based in Westcliff-on-Sea in Essex, and designs, supports and hosts WordPress websites for clients. Primary Image specialises in the transport sector, with Mike creating websites for Transport for London, National Express and Network Rail, amongst many others. Follow him @primaryimage
#A11Y and How to Sell it to a Client.
We have all heard the term #A11Y and know we should be doing something about it, but how and why? In this talk Mik will explain the reason why it is so vital for all working it the field of WordPress to ensure their output is accessible. But more importantly he will explain how to sell this to potential clients, and why it is so vital for them to invest in #A11Y.
Presented by Mik Scarlet. With over 30 years in the media Mik was one of the first well known disabled people to appear on TV in the UK, working on shows such as Beat That, From The Edge, The Travel Show, BBC News and C5 News. Alongside his media career he is one of the UK’s leading access and inclusion experts. He advises major companies and government bodies on how to create and maintain systems that ensure disabled people, and all other protected characteristics as described by the Equality Act 2010, are fully included in society. Follow him @MikScarlet
The Themers Guide to WP-CLI.
WP-CLI is a useful tool for automating tasks and optimising developer workflow in WordPress. WP-CLI is commonly used for maintenance and can be put to good use in the initial site build process. Learn how WP-CLI can help improve your themeing process and make it faster to perform common site building tasks.
Presented by Edmund Turbin. Edmund is a London based Solutions Engineer at WP Engine originally from New York. He has been building CMS based websites for over 10 years and has been involved in the media, publishing and ad tech industries. His recent development work has contributed to the success of websites for Columbia University, the University of Surrey and Coty. Edmund is passionate about front end development, making it easier to manage complex tasks via automation and building out next generation scalable systems for high traffic web properties. When the laptop is closed, Edmund enjoys producing Tech House in the studio, cycling and traveling the globe with his family & kids…… Follow him @spicecadet