October 2018 Meeting


We’ll be meeting at LuminFire on October 25th from 6:30-9pm. LuminFire is located at 5155 East River Road Suite 405, Fridley, MN 55421. Please register on meetup.com to let us know you’re coming.

This month Barbara Schendel will be talking about Beaver Builder and Eric Celeste will be showing us how he used headless WordPress.

Beaver Builder: the wonderful, powerful, Button-Pusher’s Paradise

Barbara Schendel

An intro to the Beaver Builder ecosystem. How to build an beautiful custom theme and website in hours instead of weeks. Includes a live demonstration of creating a custom theme and page layout.

Followed by a caveat: Do tools like this make us better at our jobs or worse at our jobs?

Losing your Head

Eric Celeste

Have you heard about “headless WordPress?” What does that even mean?

As WordPress has developed a more robust API (application programming interface), some users of WordPress have begun to build sites that use WordPress to manage content but use something else entirely to show that content to users. One popular approach is to build a React app in JavaScript, for example, that uses the WordPress API but otherwise has no connection to WordPress.

This session will show an example of such a “headless WordPress” installation. We’ll show how it works and explain why we built this site in this way. This will not be a “how-to” session, but rather an exploration of the shifting boundaries of WordPress and how our idea of what WordPress can do may change in the years to come.

Next Year

This will be our last meeting of the year, if you are interested in speaking next year please get in touch!