May WordPress meetup

May 17, 2018 · Auckland, New Zealand

Nick Murray - WordPress Website Refresh

Nick is a long time member of the WordPress Auckland meetups and has graciously taken the time to share his experience in a recent website refresh journey. This journey has many roads including local setup, theme selection, customisation and deployment - with some gotchas in along the way.

Nick has been developing websites for his sport of blokart sailing for over ten years. After getting tired of writing html into notepad he migrated the site to WordPress and never looked back. 4 years later it is time to give the New Zealand blokart association site a do-over.

Bring Your Own Questions and Answers

After Nick's talk we will wrap up with a general Q and A about WordPress, web, freelancing, business what ever you like. If you have a question about an existing or future project - ask the meetup group and we will try get some answers for you as a collective mind.

Cant make it?

If you have RSVP'd, but you can't make it - please change your RSVP so those on the waitlist can join us. We currently have about 15 eager people on that list, so be awesome and let someone else join in.


2018 sponsors - Thank you!

This year we have some great new sponsors helping the WordPress Auckland meetup. These two local companies are working within the WordPress and web sectors in New Zealand and are just rocking it, they provide us with pizzas and drinks at our meetups.

Managed WordPress Hosting & Support based in NZ with local support from WordPress Experts, in-fact earlier this year Gavin Botica from WP Net shared some tips from 10 years of working with WordPress at a previous meetup (

A custom web agency based in Takapuna, they blend technical wizardry and a critical eye for design with digital strategy to maximise impact online. Ralf from FutureLab has also spoken about security in WordPress at a previous meetup. (


Join us on Slack

Join us to discuss everything WordPress on WP New Zealand Slack Team ( ).

A reminder that we've added both a new Twitter profile @AucklandWP ( and a Facebook ( page. Give us a follow or a like and reach out with your WordPress-related questions.


General Agenda

• 6:30 Arrive, mingle, chit chat

• 6.30/7: Pizza sponsored

• 7:00 News, views and quick updates

• 7:10ish The talks

• 8:00 Pack up and head for the pub

• 8:15 Drink and mingle @ Jack Tar Bar (



GridAKL are awesome and are consistently sponsoring our meetup venue, so we are in the same, beautiful place. Thanks @GridAKL and @ATEED

Auckland Central @ GridAKL (capacity 100 attendees). Public / roadside parking within 5 minute walk in Wynyard Quarter. There are roadworks ongoing around this area so bear that in mind when planning your journey.

There is no alcohol license at GridAKL, so we can all head down to the pub (Jack Tar) straight after the Meetup.

GridAKL can run multiple meetups on the same night - double check you're at the right meetup space, there is a chalkboard with directions as you walk in the main door.


First time attending a Meetup?

If you haven't attended a WordPress Meetup before, bring a friend along and join us to meet and mingle with other WordPress bloggers, developers, agencies, students and community members.

We are a welcoming bunch of individuals who use WordPress in a range of different ways, so there are always good feedback and conversations happening.


Thanks to

• Our pizza sponsors!

• ATEED ( and GridAKL ( for the venue

Event organizers
  • Auckland WordPress User Group

    Do you regularly use WordPress for your business, school or community? Want fresh ideas around plugins, themes, content and traffic-building? Perhaps upgrade a simple blog site, to a full WordPress CMS version, with shopping cart. We meet every month to share tips, tricks and helpful advice to all levels of WordPress users, developers, designers, business owners and students. Our meetup is a great place for new comers and experienced people with an interest or who are using WordPress to meet and share stor

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