Author: Adam Maltpress

  • Blogging

    Several presentations from Dawn, Chris and Jonathan on the theme of blogging for this meeting! Content ideas for blog posts – Dawn Fisher First up was Dawn Fisher of Remedial Massage Dawn has been using her site to find customers for around 10 years and her blog is an integral part of this. She spoke…

  • Security with Tim Nash

    Another amazing guest speaker – this time Tim Nash of (and Tim is the platform lead at for their Managed WordPress product in addition to being the company’s Developer Advocate. Tim’s presentation managed to be both scary and reassuring about security: making it clear that security is everyone’s responsibility but also that there are…

  • Graphic Design with Mario Prelorentsos

    We were very fortunate to be able to welcome Mario Prelorentsos of JDJ Creative to talk to us about graphic design – in particular the use of colour. In addition to a number of great points of interest (green is the colour of the year 2017, for example!) Mario provided us a number of links…

  • Google Analytics: Enlightening Talks

    Time for more lightning talks – this time our topic was Google Analytics. First up was Steven Watts talking about how to combat analytics spam – both bot and ghost spam. You can find out more by reading Steven’s slides here: Next was Ben Attenborough with some slideshow karaoke (presenting someone else’s slides) on the…

  • Graphic Design Goldfish Bowl

    In a change to the planned presentation, we ran a “goldfish bowl” group discussion around graphic design – so no slides to share! Thanks to everyone who contributed and we’ll be running more goldfish bowls later in the year.

  • Hubspot and WordPress comparison

    We were very lucky in February to welcome Eric Swain of Equinet Media for an in-depth discussion of Hubspot, the inbound marketing platform. Hubspot was founded in 2006 in Boston, Mass. and has since gone public. They have around 20,000 customers in 100+ countries, making them an important player in web content and marketing. Hubspot…

  • Workflow

    The first meetup of 2017 covered the workflow of various developers.

  • Communicate memorable information

    Julia Wix spoke around communicating memorable information, including lively discussions around selecting the right imagery and how this reflects your brand and product. Details can be found here:

  • API’s – why & how

    Ben Tristem spoke around APIs, how and why to use them, with the focus being on Zapier ( and If This Then That (

  • Plug-ins 101/Installing WP on a laptop

    Two talks at this meetup: Chris O’Dell spoke about building your first WP plugin with some handy hints around OOP: (PDF) Simon Bragg spoke about installing WP on your laptop for testing and development: (PDF)