May 2015 WordPress Meet-Up

So you would like a WordPress website?

That will be $10,000 and will take a month of development time.  Oh wait, actually it will be free and you can have your site up and running in less than an hour.

There are many different variations and flavours of WordPress suited for different needs and budgets. We have various plans on, template themes for installs, and custom themes for installs. The price, development time, capabilities, and functionality vary greatly between all of these variations. Many people use the generic term ‘WordPress Website’ for all of these variations, which can make things very confusing! In this presentation we will be discussing all of these different variations and which one is right for you based on your budget, technical requirements, visual design requirements, and time requirements.

This will be presented by Steve Puddick. Steve has been working with WordPress since 2009 and focuses on custom WordPress themes and plugins. He currently works at the Liberal Party of Canada where he works on a highly customized, large scale, multisite instance of WordPress. You can check out a couple of Steve’s public WordPress plugins here: and


6:00 – General announcements

6:05 – Presentation(s)

7 ish – Questions

7:30 – Open help session “Happiness Bar” – get answers to your WordPress questions.

Meeting Details:


We have a private space reserved downstairs. Enter the main doors, turn left, and down the stairs.

No donations for this meeting!  If attendees buy enough food etc. from the pub it covers our tab.  (We normally ask for a $4 donation to help cover the cost of the room and our Meetup fees, which total about $150-450/year)