The basics of WordPress

Date: 28th August, 18:00
Location: Platform, entrance to the left of Marks and Spencers at the station.

Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.


Session 1: Let’s make a website together! – Revisiting the basics of WordPress

An introductory talk for people who are newer to WordPress and making websites in it. I think its a topic that isn’t covered enough at events these days and I’d like to encourage newer users to dive in to WordPress.
I will be going over how to use the dashboard to create a new website.
Topics covered will include how to create posts, pages, menus and how they correspond to the content displayed on your site. How to create galleries, and search for themes and plugins.
I will also talk about a couple of popular plugins, for example how to use Yoast and add contact forms to your site.

About Kayleigh
Kayleigh is a WordPress Specialist at You’ll often find Kayleigh socialising at tech meetups throughout the UK. When she’s not learning about WordPress, Kayleigh loves to travel and is passionate about the WordPress community

Session 2:

Lean Coffee, bring your questions about WordPress and we will aim to answer them.

After the event, we will be heading to The Brewery Tap ( for further discussion and drinks.


A big thank you to Platform ( who let us use their fantastic venue for free!

Thanks to the lovely folks at (, there will be pizza for everyone at the start of the event.


6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news – With Tim!
6:30pm: Let’s make a website together! – Revisiting the basics of WordPress
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Lean Coffee/Q&A
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

Why not speak at our next event?

We are always looking for people to come and speak at our events. So if you have an idea for a talk, a discussion or just want to show folks what you have been working on, please get in touch. You don’t need to be a professional speaker or even to have spoken in a group before.

If you don’t want to do a talk, but are interested in hearing about a specific subject, or have an idea/problem, please get in touch and we will try and find someone who can help.