Summer salutations, Divi fam!
Well, we crossed it. We crossed that halfway milestone of the year 2020. Good riddance? Maybe. Or, in an effort to see the glass half full, how about good opportunity?? This year and its happenings are set. So what opportunities are you creating in light of the state of things? More than ever, positivity is so important and if we start looking for potential opportunities instead of focusing on the negative, wonderful possibilities will happen! So what are you going to do for this last half of 2020? We would love to hear your ideas! Comment below!
And while you’re at it, check out our current stats and community updates.
The Divi Nation Meetup Network by the Numbers
- Total Members: 8,471
- Total Groups: 63
- Total Events Hosted: 617
- Total RSVPs: 4,404
- New Members (Last 90 Days): 1,272
- New Groups (Last 60 Days): 5
- New Group Pipeline: 2
If you have a passion to build your local Divi community, locate a group near you here or use the button below to apply to become a local organizer.
Updates from our Global Divi Meetup Groups
Wow! Our Divi meetups are revving their virtual engines and having a blast! I’m sure you’ve caught one or two (or three) virtual events outside of your region. Some of our meetups are having multiple events per month! While we miss seeing your faces IRL, what a wonderful gift technology has been for such a time as this.
Check out the monthly happenings of some of our communities below!
Divi Auckland, New Zealand
From the Host, Robert Robertson:
We had 6 people on our Auckland Divi meetup via Zoom with the numbers still lower than meeting in person. But we had one person from Singapore join us which was a nice aspect of Zoom. …We covered Cartflows and did a demo of their free and pro Divi landing page templates plus showed them a real site.
Divi Auckland keeps it coming with content. Check them out!
Divi Brampton, Ontario, Canada
From the Host, Christina Gwira:
On July 30, 2020 the Divi Brampton Meetup was born! We had our first session via Zoom due to the current COVID-19 situation in Canada, however, we had some guests from the USA in attendance as well which is always fun! We had a blast and for this session, we focused on the basics. We took a deep dive into the different ways in which members use the Divi builder: some prefer the wireframe view, most enjoyed using the visual builder on the frontend with the new layers feature enabled. What really warmed me up about this session was that we had members of the LGBTQAI2+ community in attendance as well. It has always been my goal with the meetups that I host to ensure that they are diverse, inclusive and a safe space for all. I think we are on the right track!
Divi Brampton just had their first meetup and they’re so pumped for the next! Get on that energy, too!
Divi Cape Town in South Africa
Divi Cape Town
From the Host, Dirk Tolken:
We chatted about an introduction to SEO on WordPress and how to do initial setups plus the best way to integrate with Google. …all attendees thoroughly enjoyed the session and said they learnt something new.
If you’re a Divi user in the Cape Town, South Africa area, don’t hesitate to join this thriving meetup!
Divi Chicago, Illinois, United States
From the Hosts, Joan Margau & Scott Winterroth:
The Divi-Chicago Meetup continues to have a virtual meetup twice a month. Our first meetup was an encore presentation by Scott Winterroth showing us WooCommerce and Divi integration and using the styling options for product pages. The second Meetup was presented by Joan Margau; How to use the many built-in help features inside the Divi Theme. We always learn more about Divi at every Meetup as questions and contributions are welcome. Our next meetup will be presented by Peter Wilkinson the developer of the Divi Machine plugin featured recently on [the] Elegant Themes blog. Check out Divi-Chicago Meetup.com for details.
Check out Divi-Chicago Meetup for details.
Divi Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Divi Dallas/Fort Worth
From the Host, Tommy Lee & Jube Dankworth:
Divi DFW membership grew to over 100 members in July! We covered Divi and e-commerce with a heavy focus on the theme builder and WooCommerce. The Dallas – Fort Worth area is full of professionals looking to share knowledge and learn new things about Divi. “DFW is excited to be a part of the global Divi Community!”
Don’t be bashful and get involved with this group today!
Divi DC, USA
Divi Washington DC
From the Host, John Browning:
We had our first Divi DC Meetup on July 29, titled: Sharing Our Divi Experience.
Some folks were Divi WordPress experts, and some were just starting to learn how to Divi for posting pages and articles to their website.
We covered a lot of WordPress topics and now have our Meetup schedule for the rest of the year, which was our main goal for the meeting. We also have volunteer presenters for these topics.
We ended the session with a member sharing a website he created and giving him some congrats as well as critique.
So our first official Divi DC meeting was very productive and fun!
Quote from member:
“Thank you for a very interesting discussion. As a complete non-developer, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But you all went out of your way to be sure I had opportunities to contribute. And I learned quite a lot that I will be able to implement before we meet again. Thank you for making me feel very welcomed and part of the group!”
Divi DC just started but has been long in the making! Give the group a peek!
Divi Douala, Cameroon
From the Host, Francis Fokwa:
Nous avons discuté en ligne sur le thème: Pourquoi choisir Divi pour créer son site web WordPress en 2020? Une rencontre ouverte question pour nous de savoir si bien de personnes utilisent DIVI pour leurs projets et si elles s’ensortent; La difficulté rencontré c’est toujours le taux de participations aux rencontres. On se demande si c’est l’oublie ou quoi d’autres..Bref nous essayons bien de methodes pour amener les personnes à partager leur savoir faire et nous allons continué avec les évènement en ligne question de voir le resultat…. Neanmoins nous savons que bien de personnes aiment et utilise le produit ici seulement les amener à partager leur connaissances dessus reste notre challenge.
A bientôt !
Come on out and be apart of the magic in Cameroon! Divi Douala would love your presence!
Divi Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
From the Host, Amin Ahmed:
This month we held a virtual meetup to respect the social distancing guidelines. The topic of this month’s meetup was centered around how to become a great storyteller and convey your message on your website. We explored Divi’s motion effects as a way to visually tell your story.
Divi Edmonton just had their first virtual meetup! Don’t miss their next!
Divi Houston, Texas, USA
From the Host, Cynthia Jones:
‘Houston We Have A Meetup!’
Our first Houston Divi Meetup was a success! We had an informal meet and greet and found that some of our networks overlap throughout Texas. We went through a small hands-on demo together exploring the front end builder’s settings. We look forward to learning more together and extending our group in the future.
Divi Houston just got running and their enthusiasm shows! Have you checked them out yet?
Divi Kolkata, India
From the Host, Rajesh Ravidas:
Another crowded virtual meetup. The topic of the month was “Learn to make a website from Scratch”. Rajesh and Manjay showed how to setup domain, hosting, WordPress and design a beautiful professional website using Divi Theme. The session started with a friendly intro session and ended with QA and conclusion session.
Our August topic is “How to launch an E-Commerce Website with Divi”.
Divi Kolkata hasn’t skipped a beat! See for yourself!
Divi Los Angeles, California, USA
Divi Los Angeles
From the Host, Christian Mauerer:
Since our last meetup, I’ve reached out to 2 other Divi meetup groups so we can start collaborating and do a fun knowledge exchange.
We dove deep into animations this July meetup & we learnt how you can upload animations from lottiefiles.com to your Divi in 3minutes.
Awesome! Feel free to join our meetup next month where we will cover more animations & design tricks with Divi.
There’s a ton happening in LA! Get plugged in with this great Divi meetup!
Divi Madrid, Spain
From the Hosts, Luis Melgarejo & Julio Hector Loupias:
In this meetup Joaquín Barberá [taught] us:
We were in streaming for 97 minutes on YouTube and 28 people participated.
Today 07/30/2020 in which we write [this email], it already has 105 views.
By the way, our YouTube channel (Divi Madrid Official) has grown to 51 subscribers
!! We are very pleased with this achievement!!
There’s some legit passion for Divi in the Madrid community. Do check it out!
Divi New York City, USA
From the Host, Patty Rose:
Divi NYC Meetup 7/23/2020
Co-Hosts Patty Rose + Jeanine Polizzi
Topic – Learn how to create an announcement Banner
Christina Gwira took us step-by-step in creating an Announcement Banner/Secondary navigation Bar. How to place it, how to create the color, how to insert text, how to change the color of both the bar and the text when you hover over them. She was kind enough to stay with the group for the next 30 minutes to answer questions regarding pop-ups and plugins.
Be sure to check out their Meetup page for details on their next event!
Divi Sacramento, California, USA
From the Host, Rosalinda Huck:
In July, guest speaker, Scott Winterroth, (co-leader for the Divi Chicago Meetup), presented on Accessibility and Divi. We had the opportunity to discuss how to make Divi sites accessible, and why it’s so important! For August, we’ll be meeting on the 13th with another round of “Project Help and How-to’s”. And we’re happy to announce we are now on social media — follow us on Twitter, @DiviSacMeetup.
Divi Sacramento is a shining gem of consistency! Join their group and get info!
Divi Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Divi Salt Lake City
From the Host, Dustin Olsen:
It’s great seeing familiar faces and meeting new friends, especially when we can’t get together in person quite yet. We had some great questions and topics we covered: WooCommerce, Using the Divi Builder plugin on non-Divi theme sites, When you would need to use Wireframe mode vs Visual Builder, Why using a pre-made layout might be a good thing, Using the Position feature, Examples of using the Bloom plugin, And a tiny bit about forms.
Come join us next month as we talk about Dynamic Content inside of Divi.
Divi Satkhira, Bangladesh
From the Host, Delower Hossain:
On July 10, 2020, we host our first Divi Meetup. We discussed the Divi Theme. Everyone [shared] their experiences. I also explained they need to join Divi meetup regularly. That’s our first meetup and we ended with casual discussion. …We got 25+ attendees at the first meeting.
Divi Satkhira just got up and running so be sure to join!
Divi Seattle, Washington, USA
From the Hosts, Bradon Garley & Shane Griffiths:
This month the Divi Seattle community got a crash course on integrating Divi with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF). We reviewed how to install the plugin and set up field groups on different posts, pages, and custom post types. We went over several real-world examples of ACF + Divi in action. This integration is perfect for making websites that are super easy for clients to update. It’s also very powerful for templating pages and custom post types, which can be integrated with the theme builder. Overall the demonstration was well-received and our (growing) community is excited to use it in production websites.
Divi Seattle is lively! See for yourselves!
Divi Tampa, Florida, USA
From the Host, Steve Willingham:
The Divi-Tampa July Virtual Exchange of Divi Know-how (or Want-to-know-how) was held on Thursday, July 16 at 2 PM. Five Meetup members signed up to attend, and three actually attended. Then another member showed up late after the official meetup was over, but I was happy to stay online and we had a very nice chat. What makes our group special? We’re so often geographically spread. Attendees were from the Tampa area and Mexico! Interestingly the home base of our attendee that was in Mexico is actually Orlando. We presented the latest video from Nick describing the new Divi Presets feature and discussed its potential applications in our own sites. The mutually agreed impression… “The new Divi Presets feature is awesome.” We also helped our newest Divi user with the subject of website security and exchanged recommendations for SEO plugins. Overall, we had a very nice Divi meetup and all were looking forward to the next one in August!
Have you checked Divi Tampa out??? Get on that.
Divi Toulouse, France
From the Host, Fifa Randrianasolo:
Lors de ce Meetup, nous avons vu comment WooCommerce et Divi fonctionnent ensemble.
Nous avons appris à personnaliser facilement et rapidement une boutique grâce à l’éditeur Divi et le Theme Builder, tous deux parfaitement intégrés avec WooCommerce.
Nous avons vu également quelques plugins intégrables à WooCommerce afin de pousser la personnalisation d’une boutique.
Nous avons passé un super moment de partage et en attendant la prochaine, bel été à tous !
What a wonderful community Divi Toulouse has! Check them out!
Divi Valencia, Spain
From the Host, Celine de Castro:
On July 13, Divi Valencia held its first official online event. The 6 attendees had been using Divi for about a year so discussions arose around design elements and best way to use them. We all agreed to meet up in the first week of August where the topic will be: design of membership sites and shopping carts.”
Don’t be bashful and get involved with this group today!
Want to Host Your Own Local Divi Network Meetup?
Great! We’re always on the lookout for people around the world who are passionate about Divi and building community and want to spread that enthusiasm to their local community. We take care of the monthly Meetup fees, and we provide all our hosts with tons of resources to help plan and promote their events, including help with finding a venue and coming up with topic ideas.
Starting a new Divi Meetup group is simple. Just apply by filling out this form or email email@example.com. Once the form is complete, we will work together to get your group launched and linked to our Meetup Network. Easy as that!
Not sure if there’s already a Divi Meetup Group in your area? Just head to our Meetup Network page to see a map of our current locations.
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