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WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2017

WordCamp KL took place this past 25 November at Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang. It was a long 7 year wait for the official WordCamp to return to Malaysia, so I was eagerly anticipating the event.

Between the first WordCamp and this one, anyone could have organized another WordCamp. Unfortunately our local WordPress community appears to be very scattered and isn’t actively meeting up. I regret not taking a more active role too.

So you might expect that this WordCamp be a rather small and muted affair. In fact, this WordCamp was pretty big. 16 speakers, 14 talks and almost 200 delegates from 10 countries around the region. Hats off to the organizers, especially Sam Suresh for making it all happen in the first place.

We filled up the grand ballroom

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I’m speaking at WordCamp KL

WordCamp returns to Malaysia with the 1st ever WordCamp Kuala Lumpur, happening this 25 November 2017 at the Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang. I’m proud to be a speaker at this inaugural event, 7 years after WordCamp Malaysia.

Unfortunately I don’t have much time to prepare an original talk, so I’ll be presenting something you may have heard before: Why your WordPress website is slow and how to fix it.

There are a whole lot more interesting topics scheduled including some from international speakers, so please make sure to get your tickets while they are still available. WordCamp KL is a great way to get involved in the larger WordPress community here in Malaysia and beyond.

I want to also appreciate the efforts of Sam Suresh of mu dot my who was the driving force that applied for and volunteered to be the lead organizer for this event. I think I’m not wrong to say that WordCamp Kuala Lumpur would not happen if not for Sam. Big thanks also to Nazrin, Rindy and Liew CF from the organizing committee who are putting in the hard work to bring it all together.

See you at WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2017!

I’m presenting at the 1st ever WordCamp Malaysia! [updated]

I’m really excited and super proud to be a part of the inaugural WordCamp Malaysia! I’ll be presenting at least 1 session. The event will be held on Saturday, 22 May and other details are being finalised at the moment. You can check out for updates.

Due to the delayed release of WP3.0 I won’t be giving my original topic. I’ll be talking about theme frameworks instead. What’s your favourite theme framework and why?

I would like to get your feedback for the topic that I’m presenting. Here’s the outline:

Theme Frameworks: a glimpse into the future of WordPress themes

  • What are theme frameworks & what’s so great about them?
  • How to create a better blog with theme frameworks
  • WP as a CMS, even better with Headway
  • How designers & developers can shortcut theming with theme frameworks

Introduction to Hacking WordPress 3.0 Themes

  • Discover how the WordPress theme system works
  • New features for theme designers in WordPress 3.0
  • Learn bare minimum coding for theme designers
  • Style comments to identify the blog author
  • Add custom header images to your blog (the regular way and the WP3.0 way)
  • Enable custom background for your blog
  • Menus any way you want with WP3.0’s custom menus

Let me know what you like or don’t like, or even what I should include in my talk. Keep in mind I only have 30 minutes. Thanks, and see you at WordCamp!