What’s on this month?

This month we have two speakers, Sue Fernandes and Tom Wade

Sue Fernandes – The Genesis of Things: An Introduction to the Genesis Framework

avatarAn Introduction to Genesis, the WordPress theme framework which is developed by StudioPress. In addition to offering a large range of child themes which come with great tutorials for single site owners, Genesis can also be a valuable tool for Developers, allowing custom websites to be quickly and easily built on a solid, secure foundation.

Sue Fernandes is a freelance web developer based in Stockport, Cheshire who has been working with WordPress for the last 6 years. Sue designs and builds custom websites for clients using the Genesis theme framework and is a regular member of the Manchester WordPress User Group.

Tom Wade – Getting Flexible with theme development

thumbnail_tom-wadeACF is a widely used WordPress plugin, making for extremely simple, user friendly content management in the WordPress backend beyond its default nature. It is one of the first plugins we install when it comes to theme development, saving countless hours per-project and works an absolute treat.

With the use of the Flexible Content addition I will aim to explore and explain the creation of designs that will not only be easier to code, but also be easier for the end-user to customise and have the freedom they want.

Although the talk is aimed at designers and developers this talk is open to anyone to give an insight into how themes can be developed. I will also be happy to answer any and all questions around ACF to the best of my ability!

After working at a small number of digital agencies in Leeds, Tom became a director at the creative digital agency SteadyGo. Working freelance since he could reach a keyboard, he specialised in WordPress development and all things PHP taking breaks only occasionally to play Softball and computer games.

Get a FREE ticket for this month’s event


  • 6:00pm: Doors open for discussion and refreshments
  • 6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
  • 6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
  • 6:30pm: Sue Fernandes – The Genesis of Things: An Introduction to the Genesis Framework
  • 7:10pm: Break for refreshments
  • 7:20pm: Tom Wade – Getting Flexible with theme development
  • 8:00pm: Event finishes

After the event, we will be heading to The Griffin pub for further discussion and drinks.

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