• Stellenbosch WordPress do_action 2019

    LaunchLab

    We have selected the non-profits for 2019’s do_action WordPress Charity Hackathon in Stellenbosch and have opened up sign-ups! You can find all the information here https://doaction.org/event/stellenbosch-2019/­ The organizations are a great selection from all across the spectrum of non-profit work and we are very excited to be working with each and every one of them. The organizations are: Child Welfare Stellenbosch Doxology Foundation Stellumthombo The Hope Foundation Hadassah Love Society To find out more about each of them, and to sign up to work on one of their WordPress websites check out the event page. https://doaction.org/event/stellenbosch-2019/ The event will be taking place at Launchlab, this time on Saturday, 8 June. We are looking for participants to fill the following roles for each team: Project managers Designers Content Creators Social Media / Community Managers Developers (2 per team) Quality Assurance (QA) Testers If that sounds like something you would be interested in, then head to the event page to sign up now! https://doaction.org/event/stellenbosch-2019/

  • Running WordPress on Local Server

    IMM Graduate School

    We'll look at setting up a local server using options such as Local by Flywheel and MAMP. These tools allow you to run a local version of your WordPress site so you can build features and make changes without worrying about users being affected. We will also look at moving your site from local server to a live server and vice versa. If you don't already have one, please try to have a local server installed on your PC, we recommend "Local by flywheel" as it allows easy installation of WordPress,

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  • Extending WordPress: A guide to building your first plugin

    IMM Graduate School

    Jonathan Bossenger will take us through the basics of building a WordPress plugin. This talk is aimed at the prospective WordPress developer who wants to bend WordPress to their will beyond what is possible with off the shelf themes or plugins. We’ll look at when it would be a good idea to build a custom plugin, the basics of building a WordPress plugin, understanding important terminology like hooks and filters and I’ll share some common resources that a prospective plugin developer can use to ramp up their skills while at the same time building a small plugin of our own. About Speaker: https://jonathanbossenger.com/ https://profiles.wordpress.org/psykro

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  • Customizing WordPress: Plugins and Child Themes

    IMM Graduate School

    So you've set up a WordPress site, blog or online store, but you want more functions on your site that are not included in the theme you are using. Let's learn about "Customizing WordPress", using Plugins or Child Themes. What we'll learn: - Different Theme functions - How to create a child theme - Adding custom functions to a child theme. - Adding functions using a plugin from WordPress repository. Other things we'll discuss: - Plans for the group towards next year - Hosting a Doaction event in 2019.

  • Building an online store with WooCommerce

    IMM Graduate School

    Do you want to start an online store to sell products, digital goods/services or even memberships to things like courses or premium content? We will start from the basics (installing a theme fit for WooCommerce and installing WooCommerce itself) to the more important things like shipping and payment. So bring your laptop and let's build a store together.

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  • Building a Successful Blog

    IMM Graduate School

    Starting a successful blog can be the easiest and cheapest way to attract thousands of new customers. If you put the time and creative energy into blogging, it can pay dividends for years to come.

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  • WordPress Security

    IMM Graduate School

    WordPress is the most popular Content Management System in the world, used by more than 60 million people around the globe. WordPress hosts more than half of the blogs itself. There are more than 2.5 billion WordPress pages in the world, read by more than 300 million people daily, while around[masked] new posts and[masked] comments are posted each day. This is huge and shows how important and widely used WordPress is. WordPress doesn’t show signs of slowing down either, so expect these numbers to increase dramatically in the near future. Therefore we also need to learn how to protect ourselves, because there is no popular web technology nowadays not targeted by hackers and robots. WordPress security is a topic of huge importance for every website owner. Each week, Google blacklists around 20,000 websites for malware and around 50,000 for phishing. If you are serious about your website, then you need to pay attention to the WordPress security best practices. We will share all the top WordPress security tips to help you protect your website against hackers and malware.

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  • First WordPress Meetup - Introducing Stellenbosch WordPress Community

    This is going to be the first WordPress meetup in Stellenbosch, the first meetup is to introduce the group, get to know each other and set goals for the group. There is going to be a brief introduction to WordPress for WordPress beginners. Meeting Agenda - Welcome - WordPress in South Africa - Introductions - Questions and Answers - Goals for the group - General discussion

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