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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. 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
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 … Continue reading Session 11 – The Best Tools for the Job by Jeffery Pearce
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
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 … Continue reading Session 8 – Scaling WordPress by Mark Slingsby from RSAWeb
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 … Continue reading Session 2 – How to Hijack a Themeshop by Riaan Knoetze
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
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
This Thursday at Kirstenbosch Gardens we have WordCamp twice as big as last year! To ensure a smooth run and a successful WordCamp, we’ve compiled some basic information you’ll need. Registration times Registration starts at 07:30, nearly two hours before … Continue reading WordCamp Cape Town Registration and General Info – Please Read This!
Mobile and testing With the meteoric rise of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, and ways of dealing with them such as Responsive Web Design, it’s a very interesting (and challenging!) time to be in the pixel business. One of the biggest challenges we … Continue reading Cape Town’s Open Device Lab