Brampton WordPress & Divi Meetups

Every last Wednesday and Thursday of the month, join myself and a group of WordPress enthusiasts, designers, entrepreneurs and users as we foray into the world of WordPress. From presentations to site clinics, Q&A's to panels, dig deep, get help with your website and much more at my free monthly WordPress meetup. Check back every last Thursday of the month for meeting notes for your reference and further study.
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Meetup Notes

Use the links below to download the chat/meeting notes from each meetup. Also, the recording of each meetup will be made available on the Friday after each meetup.

February 2021 Kingston WordPress Meetup: Thursday, February 18, 2021

In 2021 and beyond, content is king. Whether it’s creating a post on Instagram or creating your next downloadable, it is imperative to ensure that the content that is being created is purposeful and impactful. However, there are six ways that you can better optimize your website content (or social media posts!) to be found in search engines with the power of SEO. 

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January 2021 Divi Meetup: Thursday, January 28, 2020

This was our first Divi site clinic of 2021 and the second site clinic for our meetup! In this session, we spoke about:

  • Mobile responsiveness and Divi
  • What changes does Divi do to WordPress?
  • LearnDash + Easy Digital Downloads with Divi
  • Creating and managing child themes
  • and much more!

Download Chat Log

View Meetup Video Here

 

January 2021 WordPress Meetup: Wednesday, January 27, 2020

This was our first site clinic of the year and it was a packed house! Topics covered during January’s WordPress meetup include:

  • Places to download creative commons/free photos and videos
  • Comparing and ranking the different types of web hosts
  • Email deliverability
  • WooCommerce Q&A
  • Elementor Pro popups
  • and much more!

Download Chat Log

View Meetup Video Here

January 2021 SEO Brunch: Monday, January 25, 2020

“In this rant, Christina Gwira will be sharing her woes – and wins – with the popular WordPress theme Divi. While Divi is on the cutting edge when it comes to theme and page builders, there are still some areas that need to be improved. One of these areas is SEO! This talk will be showcasing some of the pitfalls that come when using Divi, with a slant towards some of the pitfalls that the theme provides when it comes to SEO. Overall, this will be one rant that you won’t want to miss… especially if you love Divi!”

View the SEO Brunch Video Here

December 2020 Divi Meetup: Thursday, December 17, 2020

This was our second walkthrough at the Divi Brampton meetup. We walked through building a simple one-page website. The same tactics can be used to build a landing page or a sales page for your business, product or service.

Download Presentation Here

View Meetup Video Here

https://youtu.be/ia5tt83451k

November 2020 Divi Meetup: Thursday, November 26, 2020

Just a fun little meetup for web designers – both beginniner and intermediate – learning about running a web design business… with (or without!) the WordPress theme Divi.

Topics Covered:
  • CRMs & Project Management Tools
  • Cold Emailing vs. Cold Calling
  • How to Find Clients on Instagram
  • How to Create a Website Backup/Template Using Duplicator/All-in-One Pro

Download Chat Log

View Meetup Video Here

https://youtu.be/gNI77hQVfzo

November 2020 WordPress Meetup: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Topics Covered:

  • PHP 8
  • Optimizing a WordPress.com personal blog
  • SEO
  • Free backup plugins
  • The process of backing up an old website

Download Chat Log

View Meetup Video Here

 

https://youtu.be/gTXQDF6WqPM

August 2020 Divi Meetup: Thursday, August 27, 2020

During this meetup, we had an over-the-shoulder look at how to build a “Linktree” styled page on your website.

View Meetup Recap Video Here

https://youtu.be/9hEWst19FGI

July 2020 Divi Meetup: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Topics Covered:

  • The WordPress dashboard
  • The layers view in the Divi visual builder
  • The difference between the wireframe and visual builder views

View Meetup Video Here

 

July 2020 Divi NYC Meetup: Thursday, July 23, 2020

During July 2020’s session of the Divi New York City Meetup, Christina gave an over-the-shoulder look at how one can convert the standard Divi secondary menu into an announcement bar. You can download the code snippets down below.

View Meetup Recap Video Here

Download Code

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJkwuWSMA3o&feature=youtu.be

July 2020 WordPress Meetup: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Topics Covered:

  • Membership plugins
  • Directory plugins
  • Directory themes
  • Editting CSS in themes
  • Favorite WordPress themes of the group
  • Dubsado CRM for web designers, photographers. coaches and those in the creative fields (Use code “noyadesigns” for 20% off your first month, affiliate code)
  • Tutorial on how to add admin user to your WordPress website without a username and password

Download Chat Log

June 2020 WordPress Meetup: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Topics Covered:

  • Uploading custom fonts to Divi
  • Elementor Pro support
  • Sitemap resource

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Recorded Meetups are Here!

You asked, here’s your answer! You can now find recordings of previous meetups on my Youtube channel! Never miss a meetup again by subscribing to my channel and being able to come back and be a part of the magic over and over again. Comments are welcome!

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