Join LAdobe on Thursday night, March 24 at 7pm at Border Stylo at 729 Seward St. in Hollywood. Parking is available on the street for free after 6pm and the agency also has a private lot they may open for members to park as well. Remember, all LAdobe events and meetings are always free to attend with no RSVP required.

WordPressFor this meeting, it’s all about WordPress. What was once simply blogging software has matured into an amazing Content Management System used by major corporations around the globe. Including our own LAdobe site as well as the LAFlash site. All powered by WordPress.

For this meeting, our LAdobe User Group Manager, Adam Bell of dataTV, will present a number of projects he’s created in WordPress over the years and show how to theme your WordPress site starting with the base TwentyTen theme and turning it completely upside down to look nothing like the original theme at all. He’ll show up the new menu system, how to easily edit the code and make it simple even for non-programmers. He’ll also show some of the must-have plugins to use in WordPress.

Scott Kingsley ClarkSpeaking of plugins, we’re pleased to offer a live presentation by the creator of one of the most innovative plugins for WordPress, Pods CMS by Scott Kingsley Clark. Scott will be joining us from his home in Dallas to show how Pods works and how you can create all sorts of custom content fields to make it easier for your clients to insert data without ever knowing it.

Los Angeles Times Media KitA perfect example of this is set by local developer, Thom Meredith who created a media kit presentation in WordPress for the Los Angeles Times. This presentation uses Pods as well as other plugins, to tie in data for a unique sales presentation for potential advertisers. Thom will explain how he put this all together and how you can do the same for some of your projects.

The evening will feature free drinks courtesy of Function as well as Groundwork Coffee courtesy of Border Stylo. We also plan to give away Alien Skin plugins and a variety of WordPress books from Wiley and O’Reilly. If you’re a current WordPress developer who still can’t get past the blog, you need to come out to this event on Match 24 in Hollywood.