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The WordPress London September Meetup at Headshift

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Following on from the success of our previous meetups, Headshift is once again hosting the WordPress London meetup in our offices on Thursday 22nd September.

Here’s rough outline of the programme for the coming event agenda for next week. If you’re interested, don’t forget to RVSP through the meetup group

7.00pm – Welcome

7:10 pm – What’s New In BuddyPress 1.5

BuddyPress core developer Paul Gibbs will walk through the changes in the latest release of the popular social networking plugin. Paul will be giving a brief introduction to BuddyPress (for the uninitiated), followed by a discussion of some of the new features and improvements in BuddyPress 1.5. Whether you’ve never used BuddyPress before, or you’re a developer who wants to learn more about BP 1.5, there’ll be something for you.

7:40 – Advanced search with WordPress and SOLR

Apache’s SOLR search server is quickly becoming the favoured choice for developers looking to use build powerful search tools. Headshift developer Shakur Shidane will give an overview of why you might use a tool like SOLR to provide more powerful search tools to users, what problems you can solve with it, and how to use it best, and lessons he’s learned in 9 months of production use.

8:00 – Selling music using WordPress and WP e-Commerce

Setting up a music store online doesn’t have to be difficult. Actually it can be easy. Jeff Ghazally is going to show you how you can have the site up and ready in minutes. No coding necessary.
From activating a few Plugins, uploading the music files, adding the Products and letting the music play. After his quick demo feel free to throw him in the deep end with questions about anything e-commerce (he usually floats)

8.30 To the pub!

After the presentations, feel free to make your way to The Anchor Tap (28 Horselydown Lane, London SE1 2LN) for further drinks and WordPress banter.

Handy tips

We’ll be starting on time as there is a lot to get through, so please be prompt if possible

If you the inclined, there’ s hashtag for the event (#wpldn), and an twitter account (@wpldn) to follow for further updates, but please, please remember to RVSP through the meetup group to help us predict expected numbers.

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