November 2015 – An evening of WordPress

Join us for an evening of WordPress on Thursday 19th November at Bean enCounter. We have free food and a drink waiting! We’ll be there from 6pm with talks starting at 7pm.

The nearest car park is North Walls and parking in Stafford is free after 6pm. The car park is open 24/7, so no worries about getting locked in!

Lightning talks

We’ve included a summary of the talks below and we’ll update the page with coverage (slides/videos) as it comes in.

WordPress: The only limit is yourself

Presented by Phil Wylie


WordPress is a flexible platform to build upon. In my talk we’ll take a flying look at some of the core WordPress concepts which have made it such a widely used platform.


Presented by Laura Vaquero Blanco

An introduction to woocommerce. an ecommerce plugin for WordPress that powers over 30% of the eCommerce stores online. Hooking into WordPress core functionality. I will give you a brief overview of its history and features.

WordPress Multisite in the wild

Presented by Jonny Allbut

Ever wondered how or even why you might use WordPress Multisite? Jonny will talk us through a couple of his recent real-world WordPress Multisite projects that illustrate some of the cool things you can do with this little-used feature of WordPress.

Copywriting crash course: How to beat most professional copywriters

Presented by Karl Blanks

Karl is a scientist with a PhD from Cambridge University. He is the Chairman and co-founder of Conversion Rate Experts (CRE), an international consultancy that scientifically optimizes the profitability of web businesses. CRE’s client portfolio includes Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Lloyds Banking Group, GQ, and Sony.

In this talk, Karl will reveal a highly effective copywriting formula that you can use to sell anything—your clients’ services, your company’s services or yourself (i.e. in your CV, not on eBay).

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Phil Wylie

WordPress web developer for iWeb, cider drinker and cat owner.

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