WordPress Leeds – April

Date: 24th April, 00:00
Location: Platform

Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers. This month we have two speakers, Tom Burke and Andrew Blane. Also, keep reading for info about our May ‘WordPress 15th Anniversary’ meetup.

Tom Burke – Migrating from .com to .org – a blogger’s experiences

I have been running a personal-interest WordPress blog for more than 10 years that currently has just over 1000 posts. This presentation is an account of my experience of moving the blog from the free but constrained wordpress.com http://wordpress.com environment (“.com”) to a hosted environment (“.org”) where I am free to make whatever changes I feel like, as long as I can achieve them, technically.
The presentation goes through my reasons for making the switch, the steps I took, and discusses the issues that making such a move raises. Its purpose is to help other bloggers decide if it’s the right move for them also.

Andrew Blane – Nightingale – a Theme for the NHS

I’m a PHP/WordPress developer working at the NHS Leadership Academy here in Leeds. A year ago, I was tasked with creating a WordPress theme for the NHS. In my talk I’ll explain the approach I took, decisions I made along the way and cover where we are today with it.


A big thank you to Platform (https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/leeds/platform/) who let us use their fantastic venue for free!

Thanks to the lovely folks at 34SP (https://34sp.com/), 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 from Tim Nash
6:30pm: Session 1
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Session 2
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

After the event, we will be heading to The Brewery Tap (http://www.brewerytapleeds.co.uk/) for further discussion and drinks.

Next Month (May)
In May, WordPress will be 15 years old, and at our May meetup we want to celebrate that.

We’re going to run a show and tell event. We’d love for you to get involved! Come along and tell us what you use WordPress for. Show us your blog, website or some custom functionality you’ve coded.

To achieve this, we need volunteers! 15 people, to speak for 5 minutes each.

Would you like to get involved? Email hello@wpleeds.co.uk and let us know!

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