Security with Tim Nash

Another amazing guest speaker – this time Tim Nash of 34SP.com (and timnash.co.uk). Tim is the platform lead at 34SP.com 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 […]

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: https://www.slideshare.net/StevenWatts8/fixing-google-analytics-spam Next was Ben Attenborough with some slideshow karaoke (presenting someone else’s slides) on the […]

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 […]

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: http://maltpress.co.uk/presentations/wordpressplugins-101.pdf (PDF) Simon Bragg spoke about installing WP on your laptop for testing and development: http://maltpress.co.uk/presentations/Wordpress%20on%20your%20laptop.pdf (PDF)