• The riches are in the niches (with WordPress) - LIVESTREAM

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    Title: The riches are in the niches: How to make money with a content website by focusing on your niche.

    Iwan is a well known business owner of wemanageyoursite.com and other ventures and has years of experience in running a WordPress based business.

    How does one go about building a recurring revenue business online, and where do you even start? Iwan will share some insights he's picked up over the years and will showcase some ideas for you to implement right now.

    * Event Details *

    Livestream from 7pm.

    * A Big Thanks *

    PayFast for sponsoring the drinks.

    Flicker Leap for sponsoring the venue.

    Xneelo for sponsoring the pizza.

    * WP South Africa *

    As always, being a part of the WordPress community is what makes WordPress great. Join us on Slack by getting an invite from https://wpsouthafrica.org/

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  • WordPress Network sites (AKA Multisite) and 2020 Plan

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    ** Before responding to the event, please make sure you will be attending as space is limited and we do not want people to miss out!

    Seagyn will give us a quick overview of WordPress Network sites, why they're useful and when they're not.

    We will also share some of our plans for 2020 and what we have in-store for the meetup.

    * Event Details *

    Drinks and food from 6.30pm.

    Talk/discussion from 7pm.

    Networking after talk/discussion to 8.30pm.

    * A Big Thanks *

    PayFast for sponsoring the drinks.

    Flicker Leap for sponsoring the venue.

    xneelo for sponsoring the pizza.

    * WP South Africa *

    As always, being a part of the WordPress community is what makes WordPress great. Join us on Slack by getting an invite from https://wpsouthafrica.org/

  • Fun with Gutenberg blocks

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    ** Before responding to the event, please make sure you will be attending as space is limited and we do not want people to miss out!

    With the right Gutenberg block plugins, you can build any type of page or layout you can imagine. In this fun practical workshop, you will learn to take advantage of Gutenberg blocks to create a striking platform to showcase what you do.

    Sourour Nouhou will share some cool tips on how to use Gutenberg blocks plugins to enhance the appearance of your site and improve your editing experience.

    *About Sourour*

    Sourour is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic who is passionate about entrepreneurship. Before joining Automattic, she worked as a project manager for a number of global business incubator programs. Drawing on her experience in start-up business and commitment to knowledge sharing, Sourour advises start-ups on using free resources and tools for business management. In her spare time, she also runs an online store www.kanzagifts.com selling accessories and afrocentric jewellery.

    * Event Details *

    Drinks and food from 6.30pm.

    Talk/discussion from 7pm.

    Networking after talk/discussion to 8.30pm.

    * A Big Thanks *

    PayFast for sponsoring the drinks.

    Flicker Leap for sponsoring the venue.

    xneelo for sponsoring the pizza.

    * WP South Africa *

    As always, being a part of the WordPress community is what makes WordPress great. Join us on Slack by getting an invite from https://wpsouthafrica.org/

  • Using the WordPress Dashboard and Happiness Bar

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    Hanna Partridge will be giving us a basic overview on using the Wordpress Dashboard and afterwards will facilitate a Happiness Bar which gives you access to ask any questions you have about Wordpress, Woocommerce, and Marketing.

    Event Details

    Drinks and food from 6.30pm.

    Talk/discussion from 7pm.

    Networking after talk/discussion to 8.30pm.

    A Big Thanks

    PayFast for sponsoring the refreshments.

    Flicker Leap for sponsoring the venue.

    Hetzner for sponsoring the pizza.

    WP South Africa

    As always, being a part of the WordPress community is what makes WordPress great. Join us on Slack by getting an invite from https://wpsouthafrica.org/

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  • [Users] How to optimise your website for Pinterest and Increase Your Traffic

    Have you registered for WordCamp Joburg yet? You can do that here: https://2019.johannesburg.wordcamp.org/. We have the Lead Organiser (Anchen le Roux) joining us to give us the following talk:

    In comparison with other Social Media platforms, Pinterest is still for the most part untapped territory. Pinterest uses a very different approach than other social media platforms.

    Join this talk to learn how to integrate your WordPress website with Pinterest. Tips on how to optimise your profile and grow the traffic to your site. Create a Pinterest Marketing Funnel to capture leads and automate your Pinterest strategy.

    Event Details

    Drinks and food from 6.30pm.

    Talk/discussion from 7pm.

    Networking after talk/discussion to 8.30pm.

    A Big Thanks

    PayFast for sponsoring the coffee.

    Flicker Leap for sponsoring the venue and supplying refreshments.

    Code Cabin for sponsoring the pizza.

    WP South Africa

    As always, being a part of the WordPress community is what makes WordPress great. Join us on Slack by getting an invite from https://wpsouthafrica.org/

  • [Intermediate] Getting AMPed for AMP

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    AMP has been around for a little while now but not everyone knows why it is such an important topic when it comes to the web.

    In this talk, we will look at what AMP is, how it works, what it can do (and what it can't) and how you can get it set up on WordPress.

    Event Details

    Drinks and food from 6.30pm.

    Talk/discussion from 7pm.

    Networking after talk/discussion to 8.30pm.

    A Big Thanks

    PayFast for sponsoring the coffee.

    Flicker Leap for sponsoring the venue and supplying refreshments.

    Code Cabin for sponsoring the pizza.

    WP South Africa

    As always, being a part of the WordPress community is what makes WordPress great. Join us on Slack by getting an invite from https://wpsouthafrica.org/

  • Building a JAMstack ecommerce site using WordPress as CMS

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    We will share how we built an ecommerce solution on JAMstack principles. This involves using Gatsby to compile a static site, using Moltin SaaS API calls to manage stock, SKU’s and user authentication, using WordPress as CMS and using Netlify to host our site.

    Event Details

    Drinks and food from 6.30pm.

    Talk/discussion from 7pm.

    Networking after talk/discussion to 8.30pm.

    A Big Thanks

    PayFast for sponsoring the coffee.

    Flicker Leap for sponsoring the venue and supplying refreshments.

    Code Cabin for sponsoring the pizza.

    WP South Africa

    As always, being a part of the WordPress community is what makes WordPress great. Join us on Slack by getting an invite from https://wpsouthafrica.org/

  • [All Users] Tips To Improve Website Load Times For WordPress

    Andrew Lima will go through a couple of steps that you can use to improve loading times for your WordPress site with some examples and the benefits of having a site loading fast.

    Event Details

    Drinks and food from 6.30pm.

    Talk/discussion from 7pm.

    Networking after talk/discussion to 8.30pm.

    A Big Thanks

    PayFast for sponsoring the coffee.

    Flicker Leap for sponsoring the venue and supplying refreshments.

    Hetzner for sponsoring the pizza.

    WP South Africa

    As always, being a part of the WordPress community is what makes WordPress great. Join us on Slack by getting an invite from https://wpsouthafrica.org/

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  • [Advanced Developer] Unlocking WP with GraphQL and NextJS

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    This month, we have Seagyn Davis, a software engineer at Leadhome, and Daine Mawer, a {{clever guy}} at 10up giving us a talk on GraphQL and NextJS.

    GraphQL is a powerful query language that allows us to improve the way that we request data from backend services. With the world requiring more data and the requirement for frontends to be as quick as possible, GraphQL allows us to request the exact data we want in one request and only get that data - that's great for reducing the size of requests and ultimately improving the speed of data transfer. We will start off with Seagyn giving us an introduction into what GraphQL is and what the exact benefits are. He will then cover how to get it installed on WordPress and how to play around with it.

    Next.js is a powerful React-based framework which brings no fuss setup and scaffolding to your React projects. From Server Side Rendering to CSS-In-JS, Webpack Configurations to Continuous Deployment, Next.JS is fast becoming the weapon of choice for serious React engineers. Taking over from Seagyns showcase of GraphQL in WP, we'll setup a Next.js project in under 5m, deploy it to Netlify with Github and consume data from the GraphQL API, asynchronously, leveraging Netlify's incredible caching and more. Our goal at the end of the talk will be to have a page load speed of under 2s, full indexable by Google and 100% dynamic.

  • An awesome topic TBC

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