Meetup: Must-Haves for a WordPress Theme!

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve already got our next local Meetup scheduled and on the map: Blogging & Online Publishing Essentials, Must-Haves for a WordPress Theme!

We’ll be hanging out at the one-and-only The Work Spot in historic Duluth, one of the best coworking spots in Atlanta and we’ll be walking through a number of neat things related to blogging, WordPress Themes, and more!

Official Description:

I’ve learned a lot about blogging since publishing my first blog post over 10 years ago and the technology has changed dramatically since then – heck, I published my first “post” by uploading a HTML document via FTP and hitting “refresh”…!!!

Having a background in development, especially around WordPress, I’ve learned a thing or two about what makes a great publishing platform, and specifically a WordPress Theme.

I’m going to distill 10 years of learnings into an essential group of must-have features using the Standard Theme publishing platform as the example.

Bring your laptops and be ready – we’ll walk through together and it will be very “workshop-esque”!

Standard Theme, for those unfamiliar, is one of the most well-crafted blogging and publishing WordPress Themes out there created by my startup team 8BIT – in March of 2012 we became the 5th Partner to Automattic (founding company of WordPress) and based on the superior quality code, infrastructure, and publishing philosophy that we have.

I’ll give you the inside look into what makes it tick as well as what you’ll want to make sure you have for your own publishing efforts as well as what you should most definitely have in a WordPress Theme!

You won’t need the Theme to take away practical advice for your own blogs, both personal and professional (business).

  • Tyler H

    I’m super jealous of all the Georgians that can go to these kinds of things…maybe in the future these things can be live streamed? ;)

    • John Saddington

      i’ve been asked this a few times… perhaps i’ll look into it…!

    • John

      Add my vote for a virtual meet-up. There are a number of free options: Ustream, LiveStream, and Spreecast are ones I like!

      • John Saddington

        i’ve tried it before with my “live” stream… it didn’t get too much attention.

  • Ben Terry

    Super pumped about this meet-up. Looks like I will be in Georgia the same week. Hopefully, I will be able to join you guys.

    • John Saddington

      awesome! let’s do it!

  • Lesley

    This was a great post! Since I have just started blogging it was interesting to hear about the WordPress themes. I was unaware of the different themes that WordPress has to offer, especially the standard theme that is known to be the best “well-crafted blogging and publishing WordPress Themes.” Great blog!

    • John Saddington

      ;) i like it.

  • Kulwant Nagi

    In the first look it was not looking like a WordPress theme !! I appreciate the work !!