WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup – 17th February 2021 – Taking a plugin from pre to post Gutenberg

Join the WordPress Portsmouth Online Meetup on 17th February 2021 for a talk about taking a plugin from pre to post Gutenberg.

Meg Phillips will share the thought process that guided her as she upgraded her plugin Charter Boat Bookings to work even more effectively with the WordPress Block Editor and new requirements of WordPress 5.5+. She will cover how she followed good practice of using vanilla JS versus relying on jQuery. 

The event starts at 7pm GMT (7pm UTC). We will be providing a Zoom link for you to connect to the online Meetup.

To get the link, please register to attend this #OnlineWPMeetup.



Meg is an Award winning developer of WordPress based projects. Recently, Meg developed School List It – a ReactJS – WordPress – Watson platform for education which has won Top 5 global finalist in 2020 Call For Code.

In 2018, Meg developed the Island Free Press, a multi-award winning WordPress newspaper website.

Meg is the maintainer and author of Charter Boat Bookings, a WordPress plugin and WooCommerce Extension designed to support Charter Boat Captains and their small fishing, pleasure boating, and sailing businesses.




All levels of experience of WordPress and website publishing welcome. We are a learning and development group. We welcome WordPress beginners.

As this is a virtual meetup attendees can come from far and wide.

Please sign-up if you intend to join the Meetup. If you are new to the group, please can you complete your Meetup profile to help us plan topics.


Time Item
7.00pm Connect to Zoom and network
7.10pm Organisers’ introduction to the online meeting
7:15pm Taking a plugin from pre to post Gutenberg
8:15pm Q & A
8:45pm Wrap-up

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  • If you would like to help organise the WordPress Portsmouth MeetUp, offer a talk or sponsor an event, let us know in the #meetup-portsmouth Slack channel for the UK WordPress community.


Thanks to Non Stop Business Support, Bobbing Wide, and Drew Westcott for their in-kind sponsorship of this WordPress MeetUp.

Thanks also go to Susan Cowe Miller for use of her Zoom Pro account.