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… Continue reading Blogging

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… Continue reading Security with Tim Nash

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… Continue reading Google Analytics: Enlightening Talks

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.

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)