What we're about

This group is for anyone who uses (or is interested in learning more about) WordPress and Divi. Built by Elegant Themes, Divi is a drag and drop web page builder for everyday users. This group is a great place to meet fellow members of the Divi Community. Join us to learn, make friends, and network with local designers, developers, DIYers, business owners, and more.

Our Aspirations & Goals

1. We aspire to build a local, personal community for Divi Users.

2. We aspire to empower our members through in-person training, workshops, discussions, and more.

3. The end goal of this meetup is to increase our members' confidence and competence in web design when using WordPress and Divi.

Do you share these aspirations and goals?

To accomplish these things, we need a dependable team of volunteers. After all, the community is not sustained by a single organizer; it's sustained by its members! If any of the volunteer opportunities below sound like something you're interested in, please message the main organizer of this group.

Volunteer Opportunities:

• Greeting new members as they show up
• Promoting events locally and online
• Taking photos at events (helps with promotion for later events)
• Helping to tear down or set up as needed at events
• Speaking/Presenting

Co-Organizing (Not every Co-Organizer needs to do ALL of the below)
• Speaker/Presenter booking
• Meetup Group Management
• Creating Event Posts
• Announcing/Promoting Events on Meetup
• Reserving venues when needed
• Organizing other volunteers on a per meeting basis
• Facilitating meetings in person
• And whatever else comes up!

Upcoming events (2)

Break Out of the Blog Box with Divi.

Next Door Chicago

Join instructor Joan Margau to learn how to create engaging posts that tell visual stories with WordPress and the Divi Theme. See the Divi Visual Builder, the most advanced content creation tool that empowers you to create content in real time. This workshop will show you how the Divi Visual Builder will change the way you create blog posts. Even with a busy schedule you can create fresh content regularly and reach an audience. About Joan Margau: Joan is the co-organizer of the Divi Chicago Meetup and the Founder of Website Consulting & Design in real time, and RealTime Paradigm. In 2013 Joan developed a training method using the Divi Theme to help businesses and startups build a powerful online presence. Agenda: 11:00 am Introduce yourself - presentation follows, with Q&A at the end. This meetup is for you if you want to get blogging! After the meetup, you're welcome to join us for continued conversation over lunch. Lunch is on your own and optional.

The New Divi Theme Builder - Expanding the Divi Theme beyond just pages.

Introducing the new Divi Theme Builder with Divi 4.0 Take Divi beyond pages with the Theme Builder and create custom header and footer templates for archive, 404, and other dynamically generated pages. Come to this Meetup to find out how the new Divi Theme Builder works. It's a powerful tool to help you build out a WordPress website including the introduction of building templates for custom post types such as event listings and WooCommerce products. About the Presenters: Joan and Scott are the new co-organizers of the Divi Chicago Meetup Group. The two of them have a combined twelve years of using Divi at various capacities. Agenda: Holiday Club opens at 6:00 pm 6:00 - 6:30 pm Networking and Ordering Dinner (on your own) 6:30 - 7:00 pm Introductions and Opening Remarks 7:00 pm Presentation Begins 8:00 pm Wrap Up Everyone welcome at all levels. Feel free to bring something to share or questions to ask. Some wi-fi available. Special Thanks to the Holiday Club, although this event is free, please be sure to patron the restaurant as we use their space. This event is 21+. Getting Here: Multiple CTA Options including the Red Line, Sheridan Stop and Irving Park Bus, nearby Street Parking available.

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