BWPM March2013: WordPress/Social [Beg] & Advanced Meta Box’s in WP [Dev]

Meetup Link:

This month’s meetup is sponsored by WP Engine:

WP Engine is the one of the most mature premium managed hosting platform for websites and apps built with WordPress. WPEngine powers tens of thousands of websites, delivering the fastest, most reliable, and most secure web experience.  Businesses large and small have come to rely on WP Engine’s exceptional customer service team that specializes in solving problems ranging from troubleshooting plugins, making themes scalable, and mitigating site migration headaches.


7:00-7:40 Networking/Food

7:45-7:55 Opening Remarks

7:55-8:55 Talks:

How Does WordPress Fit Into Your Social Strategy? by Zac Champigny (@zacchampigny)

We all know WordPress is great for content management, but how does it fit into your social strategy? Here Zac will show you how to make your WordPress site the home base of your online social strategy. We will cover why it’s valuable, what plugins help keep your social community connected and how to track and measure the ROI of taking these steps.

Zac is an associate at the Startup Institute in Boston, a WordPress consultant at, and recently returned from Medellin, Colombia after working for his favorite blog for six months. He loves the tech world and has been putting his effort into helping grow the local startup community here in Boston. Outside of the tech world he is a coach, counselor, and motivational speaker working out of Salem, MA.

Advanced Meta Box Content Management by Kevin Leary (@kevinlearynet)

Well crafted meta boxes can be an effective tool for managing complex page layouts. Learn how to leverage the WPAlchemy MetaBox PHP Class inside of custom WordPress theme to elegantly manage content outside of the loop. Create meta boxes that manage media uploads, multiple visual editors, inputs and other form elements with ease.

Kevin Leary is a content engineer at OpenView Venture Partners, a WordPress consultant at, and a contributing author at Smashing Magazine. He helps organizations and businesses create amazing websites with WordPress, including MIT, Boston Herald, Boston Magazine and more.

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