Pittsburgh WordPress Group


Our vision for this group is to make it possible for those in the Pittsburgh area to connect, learn, and inspire one another in using WordPress.

We welcome all to come to one of our meetups to share ideas, learn new tips and make new friends with other WordPress enthusiasts. Meetups are conveniently held in the Wexford area as well as the South Side and East End.

Whether you are a user and blogger or a designer and developer, all our welcome to join our meetups. No question is ever too small!

WordCamp Pittsburgh

WordCamp Pittsburgh 2018 was held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Pittsburgh Technical College. Thanks to everyone who attended, volunteered and sponsored!

If you’re looking for another great WordCamp to attend, check out the schedule at central.wordcamp.org.


Integrating an MVC Pattern into Your WordPress Theme Development

March 13, 2021 10:00 AM

In this meet you'll learn about using the MVC (Model, View, Controller) development pattern in your WordPress theme. We will be using the Sage theme by roots along with the Eloquent ORM from Laravel and the Phinx migration system during this demonstration. There will be a repo available with demo code available for you to follow along at the following link https://github.com/BrightThought/wpmeetupexample and will be completely updated for the meetup. This meetup is functioning with the assumption that you have experience creating custom themes, solid knowledge of PHP, and have familiarity for using a CLI and composer.

Our speaker, Erik Thomas, is a Senior Web Developer for Nearby Creative. He builds custom web solutions using the PHP framework Laravel creating e-commerce platforms and mobile application APIs. Along with his PHP skills he works extensively with NodeJS, React and Typescript to build front end solutions as well as scripts for clients to manipulate and better understand their data in both MySQL and Mongo databases. When not working his full-time job he does freelance work building custom WordPress themes for clients that require third-party integrations and more particular level of customization.



WordPress Pittsburgh on Slack
Support at wordpress.org
Free access to lynda.com (with library card)
Resources for designers and developers
WP Live Support


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