Reminder: Speaking to Milwaukee PHP User Group

If you happen to be in or near Milwaukee Tuesday, come see me at the MKE PHP User Group meeting. Here’s a news release I whipped up:

WordPress is a powerful tool for self-expression, political intervention and business marketing. One of the more powerful things about it is the design that allows anyone to contribute add-in code to make WordPress more useful. In the WordPress community, “there’s a plugin for that” is as common a phrase as “there’s an app for that” in the iPhone world.
On Tuesday, April 13 Michael McCallister, the West Allis-based co-author of WordPress in Depth (2010: Que), will appear at the Milwaukee PHP Users Group (MKE PUG) to discuss WordPress plugins: What they are and what they look like under the hood. Admission is free.
The session will feature a brief review of the code behind a simple WordPress plugin, FollowMe. This popular plugin, written in PHP, places a small banner on a WordPress page that allows visitors to connect with the page author on Twitter.
The one-hour presentation is geared towards WordPress fans and beginning PHP programmers. “User groups are great places where veterans share their knowledge with newbies,” McCallister said. “As a PHP beginner myself, I’m hoping to learn as much about tricks and coding methods as the information I share.”
WordPress in Depth by Bud Smith and Michael McCallister covers the WordPress platform from setting up an account on through to shaping custom themes and plugins.
The Milwaukee PHP Users Group brings “Best People, Best Practices” together on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at Bucketworks, 706 S. 5th St. For more information, and to register (Free!), visit or
Can’t make the meeting in person? Check out the MKE PUG UStream Channel:
I’m excited to appear at this event. It should be fun!
BTW, this is Post #100 for Notes from the Metaverse. Perhaps a little more self-promotional than I’d like, but I hope useful nonetheless. Thanks for taking the ride with me!