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WCCT 2012 Podcast Sessions

The third Wordcamp in Cape Town, held at the Kirstenbosch Old Mutual Conference Centre drew more than 300 WordPress hackers, fans and the CMS curious. Listen to all the action here.

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WordCamp Photography by Thunda.com

Thanks to the team who came out from Thunda.com to take our picture. We all look very pretty. If you see yourself in these photos, go claim your pic on Thunda.com. The pictures are already on the WCCT social media … Continue reading WordCamp Photography by Thunda.com

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WordCamp Photography by Greg Hillyard

A WordPress gathering. Over 300 Campers learning and sharing ideas. Here’s proof that is actually happened. Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together. If you see yourself in these photos, go tag it on Facebook or tag … Continue reading WordCamp Photography by Greg Hillyard

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Session 13 – How many drummers does it take to build a website by Matt Bush

WordPress gets groovey. Hark back to Demo tapes, hand-drewn gig flyers photocopied using the drama teachers pass-code, distributed by whoever had the afternoon off. Fast forward to the present… how can WordPress help you do all this and more, more … Continue reading Session 13 – How many drummers does it take to build a website by Matt Bush

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Session 12 – Shifting the WordPress Mindset by Matty Cohen

Take a look back in time at the evolution of WordPress core, themes and plugins, compared to present day and forecasting possibilities for the future. Explore the growth of the WordPress ecosystem.

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Session 11 – The Best Tools for the Job by Jeffery Pearce

Whatever your platform, business or blog, you need to use quality themes and plugins in your WordPress site to run your business successfully. This is a less techy talk from Jeff that guides you in choose the best WordPress tools … Continue reading Session 11 – The Best Tools for the Job by Jeffery Pearce

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Session 10 – Panel Discussion

WordPress is a part of many modern businesses, as either the platform for their web presence and marketing, their development platform or sales channel. As amazing as WordPress is, you need more than a WordPress website to start, run and … Continue reading Session 10 – Panel Discussion

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Session 9b – Elevator Pitch for Blink Tower by Elodie Kleynhans

Blink Tower helps you promote your business by finding the story and telling it to the world with 2D animated movies. Tell a story, don’t use jargon.

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Session 9a – Optimizing WordPress on the Frontend by Byron Rode

Plugins and big custom themes play a massive role on how quickly your site loads, has an effect on your users, search engines and hosting. This talk takes you through optimization methods.

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Session 8 – Scaling WordPress by Mark Slingsby from RSAWeb

A talk about scaling WordPress informed by experience. Essential for high traffic sites. When should you move away from shared hosting and move to a customised hosting package. Learn the potential pitfalls, how to avoid them and actually improve on … Continue reading Session 8 – Scaling WordPress by Mark Slingsby from RSAWeb

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Session 7 – Site Speed = Success by Anthony Somerset

Find Site Performance from the server to WordPress. A look at how some good performance gains can be made in tuning MySQL and APC and getting the most out of W3 Total Cache.

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Session 6b – Is social media affecting SEO by Neil Pursey

Social media is finding it’s roll in a broader digital marketing strategy, but does it affect SEO at all? Neil Pursey discusses his research to help you understand the value of social media in SEO.

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Session 6a – Elevator Pitch by Steve Barnett from Device Lab

Lets get together and test responsiveness on the actual mobile devices that we all use to access the internet. The initiative is a free community that is about sharing and learning from one another.

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Session 5 – Cause by Fred Roed

Cause or standing for something is the common factor shared by successfull teams, individuals, entrepreneurs, leaders, visionaries, programmers and disrupters.

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Session 4 – Elevator Pitch for Clickatell by Llew Claasen

Clickatell is the largest bulk SMS service in the world and proudly South African. Reach in excess of five billion mobile users and keep the conversation by giving timely and relevant information.

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Session 3 – Monetizing your WordPress website by Bennie Stander

How do you make your website work for you? You have the audience, but your website does not generate sales or leads. This session discusses strategies and techniques to monetize your website.

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Session 2 – How to Hijack a Themeshop by Riaan Knoetze

Starting a WordPress theme shop is tough these days. The sheer number of competitors in the market are immense. This talk explores skills and practical considerations required to successfully distribute commercial themes and other ways to profit from child theme … Continue reading Session 2 – How to Hijack a Themeshop by Riaan Knoetze

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Session 1 – WordPress to Manage Your Mxit Apps by Eric Clements

mxPress is an Open Source plugin that gives you the ability to integrate WordPress as an App on Mxit. This case study embodies the pioneering spirit of WordPress, the Open Source community at large and asks the question, “What have … Continue reading Session 1 – WordPress to Manage Your Mxit Apps by Eric Clements

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Thank You

What a day. We had a great time. Thank you all for coming and for engaging. It was wonderful to see old friends and make new ones. We would like to thank the speakers for sharing their insight, for inspiring … Continue reading Thank You

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WooThemes Competition

There will be two WooNinjas at WordCamp this year, speaking about “Shifting the WordPress Mindset” and “The Best Tools for the Job”. WooThemes has donated many amazing prizes, the first being 3 lifetime dev club subscriptions, up for grabs in a … Continue reading WooThemes Competition

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