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.
Thanks to the team who came out from Thunda.com to take our picture. We all look very pretty.
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.
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.
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 for you. From site building, eCommerce, Security, Hosting etc…
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 grow a successful business.
Many startups fail and not every great idea is destined to be transformed into a profitable business. Our panel will discuss how they started, funded and managed their businesses from startup idea to successful enterprise.
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.
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.
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 WordPress’ delivery performance.
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.
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.
Cause or standing for something is the common factor shared by successfull teams, individuals, entrepreneurs, leaders, visionaries, programmers and disrupters.
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.
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.
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 development.
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 you not thought about doing with WordPress”.
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 us and for helping us improve in WordPress.
And to our sponsors, thanks for supporting us and for promoting WordPress. Your help is growing a community that we are proud to be a part of.
Thanks to the WordPress community, for all the tweets and the support you have shown. Here are a few that made us feel all warm and fuzzy!
— Mark Slingsby (@markslingsby) October 5, 2012
— Aljerreau Davids (@aljaydavids) October 4, 2012
— Fred_Roed (@Fred_Roed) October 5, 2012
— Ashraf Slamang (@ashrafslamang) October 4, 2012
— Annabel Yeaman (@annabelyeaman) October 4, 2012
— ~ Cape Town ~ (@CapeTown) October 4, 2012
WooThemes has donated many amazing prizes, the first being 3 lifetime dev club subscriptions, up for grabs in a Twitter competition.
In order to win:
- Like WooThemes on Facebook
- Follow WooThemes on Twitter
- While at WordCamp, write a tweet explaining to everyone which is your favourite WooThemes theme and why, in the following format:
- “Your Tweet @woothemes @wordcampct #WCCT”
The rest of the WooThemes prizes will be going out to the Campers that pose the best questions to these WooNinjas on the day.
- $300 of WooCommerce themes & extensions
- 5 Standard Theme Packages
Have your questions ready!