WordPress Leeds – January 2018

Date: 23rd January, 18:00
Location: Platform (by Leeds Train Station)

Our monthly meetup for WordPress users, bloggers and developers.

NEW VENUE – Following Futurelabs move to Platform our events will now be held at Platform which is next to Leeds Train station. The entrance is on New Station Street, to the left of Marks & Spencer.


6:00pm: Doors open for pizza and drinks
6:15pm: Introduction and welcome
6:20pm: WordPress news from Tim Nash
6:30pm: To infinity and beyond – Making WordPress fly with Jetpack by Kayleigh Thorpe
7:10pm: Break for refreshments
7:20pm: Look, I made a thing – so can you by Tim Nash
8:00pm: Q&A open discussion
8:30pm: Event finishes & Social

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

Our speakers

Talk 1 – To infinity and beyond – making WordPress fly with Jetpack by Kayleigh Thorpe
This talk will be showing the various features of the Jetpack plugin, from its built in analytics, to form and portfolio building, and how you can use the Jetpack plugin to improve your site’s visibility. Using real examples from Kayleigh own site to show how much you can do with this one plugin.

Kayleigh is a WordPress Support Specialist at 34SP.com. She works supporting customers with their WordPress related issues and enjoys using WordPress in her personal as well as professional life, and also enjoys contributing to the community.

Talk 2 – Look, I made a thing – so can you by Tim Nash
What happens when you finally admit you are not a designer and that the really cool all singing and dancing site full of animation and cool effects is beyond your abilities. Then perhaps its time to look at what WordPress can do and look at what you are good at. In this talk Tim is going to show his new site, share his frustrations with theme design and why even if it doesn’t look anything like the original idea he is really proud of his creation.

Tim is not a designer, but has worked with WordPress for many, many, many years and is a co-organiser of WP Leeds he is also the WordPress Platform lead at 34SP.com