Upcoming: Christmas 2017 Meetup

Hey! We’re back again for our December 2017 meetup this Dec 9, 2PM-5PM. First time na’to mag-collaborate with the newest co-working space in town, Spacelab PH!

WordPress 4.9 Field Guide
Major Customizer Improvements, Code Error Checking, and More!

Gutenberg: The Future of a Block-based editor
The nuts and bolts of the new editor in the works.

Lightning Talks: WordCamp Manila 2017 Recap
Reminiscing and takeaways from the recently concluded WordCamp in Manila.

Community Time
Open floor for any WordPress Q&A (help or feedback for you projects?)

Please RSVP if you can sa Meetup.com group.

WordPress Meetup (December 2017)

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017, 2:00 PM

Spacelab PH
1029 E.Jacinto Extension Davao City Davao, PH

7 Members Attending

Hey! We’re back again for our December 2017 meetup. It’s our first time to collaborate with the newest co-working space in town, Spacelab PH! WordPress 4.9 Field Guide Major Customizer Improvements, Code Error Checking, and More! Gutenberg: The Future of a Block-based editor The nuts and bolts of the new editor in the works. Lightning Talks: WordCa…

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Kinsa excited sa atong mini Pre-Christmas hangout? 🙌🏼🎄


Upcoming: Mini Meetup + Global WordPress Translation Day 3


Apology for the short notice but this one is really a more casual meetup (a.k.a mini meetup).

On September 30th, we are participating again in the Global WordPress Translation Day – 3rd edition, along with other WP communities around the globe. It’s a day dedicated for WordPress localization and internationalization.


  • Co-working – basically we’re workmates in a couple of hours working with our WordPress projects.
  • Q&A – it’s going to be an open floor. Feel free to ask WordPress questions; may it be for your projects or just want to learn or share. Since it’s translation day, we will give priority to questions regarding translating in WordPress e.g what plugins we can recommend for a multilingual project, how to make texts in themes and plugins to be translatable.

You can join us either in person or remotely (or both!) I will open a discussion sa Facebook group nato around the same time about WordPress localization and internationalization.

Mini Meetup + Global WordPress Translation Day 3

Saturday, Sep 30, 2017, 2:00 PM

Coffee at Yellow Hauz
V. Mapa St. Davao, PH

7 Members Went

Apology sa short notice but this one is really a more casual meetup (a.k.a mini meetup).On September 30th, we are participating in Global WordPress Translation Day – 3rd edition along with other WP communities around the globe. It’s a day dedicated for WordPress localization and internationalization.Activities:• Co-working – basically we’re work…

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Meetup place is at Coffee at Yellow Hauz (checkout the event on Meetup.com for the map).

More info sa WPTranslationDay:

Online WordPress Translation Day conference:



WP Davao Partners DevCon Davao Summit

DevCon Davao is organizing, of what I think, the first biggest conference dedicated for developers (and future developers) here in Davao and our neighboring provinces! DevCon Summit: Davao Edition will bring together local, national, and international personalities on Startups, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Web and Mobile Development. This is truly a step forward to cultivate our tech scene that has been long overdue.

The event will happen on October 7 at Apo View Hotel. Let’s enjoy a jam-packed day to meet, hangout and connect with developers/designer/VA friends in our town while learning great tech topics includeing from different tech companies.

This is open for students, professionals and other interested parties! Get your tickets here, and use our coupon WPDAVAO20 for 20% discount (valid until Septermber 23rd and limited for 10 signups only).

Checkout the event on Eventbrite:

PS. If interested mo about headless website implementation with WordPress (REST API, Reactjs/Redux, Single Page Application), come and hear me talk about it sa event.

Kita kits!

#davao-tech, #devcollab4innov, #devsummitdvo

Davao Bloggers Mini BootCamp


I am invited to give a talk for Mini Bootcamp this coming Saturday, August 5. This is an event organized by Davao Bloggers Society for budding bloggers. My talk will be about essential plugins that help you supercharge your WordPress blogs. I’m excited to share this part of WordPress with you! There are also other amazing sessions that you should watch out for.

Come and join us. Say hello to me, too!


Recap: July 2017 Meetup

Last Saturday was one of the most fun meetups we ever had. There were more than 10 people attended the hangout, and our place was just as special as those who spent the afternoon with us.

WordPress Development with Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV)

Guy Magayano, a full-stack developer and UI designer, walked us through this new and alternative workflow in developing your WordPress websites locally. For an overview, VVV is your alternative tool to MAMP, LAMP and XAMPP. I’d encourage developers to checkout and play around this tool. Best of all it’s open source.

Slide: WordPress Development with VVV by Guy Magayano

Links to references in his talk:

Community Time

During the community time, aside from the usual Q&A and discussions, we had this game ‘Pinoy Henyo’ stuffed with words anything related to WordPress. I personally had so much fun and I knew I’ve been organizing this meetup with not much excitement going around but Andrew saved the day! Also, I hope that doesn’t make me a boring person 😀

Pasalamat ❤️

We’re not going to end this without thanking our amazing sponsor during the meetup.


Automattic for the venue, foods and refreshments. They are the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, Akismet, Polldaddy among others. You can follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Github.

We’d also like to thank Andrew (again), an Automattician, for the swags as always, and for such a fun game. More games and prices para more chances of winning!

Thanks to our WordPress Davao community members for the photos


If you were there during the meetup, let us know what you think of our hangout in the comment down below. Or if you have something in mind that you would like to suggest to our community, please do also comment.


Upcoming: Monthly WordPress Meetup (July 2017)

What’s up? It’s that time again! Let’s do our regular hangout with WordPress users here in our lovely city! Feel free to bring your own laptop.


Local Development with VVV (DEV)  by Guy Magayano
Get started local development with a vagrant setup tailored for WordPress development. You don’t want to miss this session, pramiz 🙂

Community Time (ALL)
Any questions from blogging to development? Or need feedback with your WordPress project? We’d love to hear it!

We’ll be giving away tons of WordPress swags din!

More info and RSVP here:

Monthly WordPress Meetup (July 2017)

Saturday, Jul 15, 2017, 2:00 PM

Batu House Cafe
9 Circumferential Rd, Block 10 Dona Vicenta Subdivision (Marfori) Davao, PH

12 Members Went

What’s up? It’s that time again! Let’s do our regular hangout with WordPress users here in our lovely city! Feel free to bring your own laptop.Topic(s):Local Development with VVV (DEV)  by Guy Magayano Get started local development with a vagrant setup customized for WordPress development. You don’t want to miss this session, pramiz :)Community …

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P.S You can attend this while working on your WordPress projects/business—a working meetup? 😛

Come, hangout with us. Kita-kits!

Free WCEU #Livestream

Let’s join Europe and the rest of the world for WordCamp EU this Friday and Saturday! No need to travel miles away from home. The event offers FREE tickets for livestream attendees! Now you can watch amazing talks from different breakout sessions as they happen right from the comfort of your living or—even bed—room. There are thousands of tickets available, so get yours and +1 anyone you know that ❤️s WordPress!


Upcoming: Monthly WordPress Meetup (May 2017)

For our May meetup, we’ll be celebrating WordPress 14th birthday along with other WordPress meetup groups in the Philippines 🇵🇭! Watch out as there might be an afterparty (we’re celebrating!)?

Date &Time
Saturday, May 27, 2017
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

843C Atis Street (this street is at the back of World Palace)
Juna Subdivision, Davao City

Our topics might be all about how WordPress evolves over time by looking back from 14yrs ago up to how this greatest piece of free software dominates the ~28% of the web.

Community Time

Let’s talk about upcoming events and discuss what areas of WordPress you all would like to have for the next meetups.

As always, meetup is our outlet to ask around and get feedback with our WordPress related projects, be up to date with WordPress; or even to getting started with WordPress.

Join na sa next hangout. Kita-kits!

RSVP and read more info about meetup in our Meetup.com group.

Upcoming: WordPress Davao & PHP Women Asia Combined Meetup

Let’s hangout this Wednesday and have a quick catch-up on recent happenings around our WordPress projects. Plus, April Kwong of PHP Women Asia, together with Kathy Dacanay, will be joining us bringing home invaluable insights on PHP—especially empowering women to code—in the Asia tech scene.

With our collaboration with PHP Women Asia for this meetup, we can’t stretch enough how we encourage women to attend our hangout next week 😉 but everyone is equally welcome as well!

Snacks and drinks will be served.

First time we will have a combined meetup and first time we’ll have it on a weekday, so don’t miss it! It’s going to be a great time together and a great way to wrap up our day! 🙂

For more info about the time and place, please visit our meetup.com event page.

March Meetup: First Meetup for 2017!

WordPress Davao says hello to 2017! What’s the best way to start the year with a blast is of course through our monthly meetup.

First Things First

We skipped the last two months (supposedly the usual monthly meetups) but here’s an update to give you idea on happenings for the past few months:

December 2016 – Dreb & I co-volunteered at WordCamp Manila held in Microsoft Tower, Makati City, Metro Manila. Andrew spoke at the event about how they work at Automattic. You should attend this year, too! From what I’ve heard, tentative date will be around 3rd quarter of this year, so we’ll keep you posted 🙂

January 2017 – Dreb, Jhong, Jaymar and I spoke at an event for a local community of bloggers and influencers named Davao Digital Influencers, Inc. We talked and demonstrated how to use WordPress for bloggers. It was the first time WordPress Davao was invited by other local community to talk and share about WordPress and how it can easily power up their blogs or websites.

Dreb wrote a brief blog post about his talk on his website.

February 2017 – Dreb attended The WordCamp Thailand and gave a talk at Saigon WordPress meetup.

That’s it! Pretty hectic right? So that’s the story why we started the meetup for this year at the end of March. If you have any WordPress related happenings to share with us, feel free to ping us in our WordPress Davao Facebook page or send us updates through our contact form here. We’d love to know your journey with WordPress.

First #wordpressdavao meetup for 2017 @cabinspace.co #meetup #WordPress

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March 2017 Meetup Topics

We WordPress

Dreb opened the event with a welcome message and a quick introduction about the (We) WordPress Davao community. We’re doing this every meetup to keep the new members informed about the community’s objectives.

The community is all about reaching out to other people who make things or use with WordPress. Since it’s an open-source platform, one way for us to give back is by way of organizing events such as meetups, sharing knowledge and learning about innovations with WordPress and how we can contribute to the core community.

Getting Started with Theme Development

Good themes improve engagement with your website’s content.

Basically, it’s the design of the WordPress website. Dreb talked about getting started with Theme Development by defining what is a WordPress theme and other helpful understanding for you to start building your very own theme.

Link to slide: https://www.slideshare.net/DandrebBitanghol/march-2017-meetup

ATM. @drebbits talks about #WordPress Theme Development @cabinspace.co #wordpressdavao #meetup

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Getting Started with Divi Theme

Romel gave us a walkthrough about the basic yet powerful features of Divi—one of the popular and most used themes of Elegant themes.

Link to slide: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KwJTWyt4KMSaa-5eMWOXF_GxMRtDEpgZ4w0e7eXc-fc/edit?usp=drive_web

Creating Themes with Sage Starter Theme

We’ve learned from our first time speaker, Renz, how we can make use of Sage started theme to modernize our process of developing a WordPress theme. This starter theme is jam-packed with modern front-end development workflow.

Link to slide: theme-development-with-sage-second-edition




Our massive thanks to March sponsors! Cabinspace.co for the tambayan (hangout place) and Prior Marketing Solutions for our snacks.

Kita-kits sa atong next hangout!