Want to help build a new setup and management service for WordPress?

HowMightWe is looking for WP users to help them build a new WordPress setup and management service.

“One of our clients is a hosting company that wants to make WordPress easier to setup and manage. We have some wireframes of a concept and we would like some fresh eyes to see if we’re not smoking our socks. We need 5 people in total over 2 days. We want people that know a little bit about WordPress but they don’t develop sites, or design sites for other people. (i.e. not WP professionals). We want they people that want a site of their own and want to use WordPress to create it. We could be wrong, but we are imagining that it would possibly be creative people with a small business, or freelancers wanting to showcase their work. They need to have at least touched or played with or know a bit about WordPress.”

Dates: 25-26 of April
Time: 1 hour slots through out the day. (8am-6pm)
Gift: R800 each

For more information or, to book your slot, contact Dirmu via her cell at 082 956 9946 or via email at dirmugouws@iafrica.com.

eCommerce For WordPress Workshop

Code Saloon’s ECommerce For WordPress Workshop will teach you everything you need to know to be able to add eCommerce to your WordPress site using WooCommerce!

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
> Add different types of products
> Set up payment methods, taxes and shipping
> Customise your shop page
> Manage your orders

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:
> A full-day workshop hosted at Workshop17
> Snacks, refreshments & a light lunch
> Learning materials provided by PayFast & Hetzner
> Swag from sponsors

BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/40538-ecommerce-for-wordpress/#/

ABOUT CODE SALOON’S WORKSHOPS

Business is more digital than ever before, and having an online presence has become, not just a crucial part of marketing, but, at times, a main source of income. No matter whether you’re an entrepreneur, a small business owner, a social media manager or a content manager, knowing how to navigate and manage your digital universe is a must.

That’s why Code Saloon has created a series of workshops designed to empower you. The interactive workshops, which will touch on everything from how to manage your WordPress site, to understanding the basics of UX/UI, to how to create a successful eCommerce site and more, will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to move forward with confidence.

MORE ABOUR YOUR TRAINER

Deb (of The Startum Project) is a full-time, freelance Front-End Developer who specialises in WordPress. Not only does she spend her days building everything from the classiest to the quirkiest of websites, but she also lectures at a local design college teaching the full-time students and part-time students how to build their own.

CODE SALOON’S WEBSITE

http://codesaloon.net/

Digital Marketing Workshop to grow your small business

“I have a website, but I’m not making any sales or attracting new customers” – Most small businesses realise that digital is a big component of their sales and marketing, unfortunately around 80% of them believe that having a website is enough. Whilst a website is crucial, marketing your business online is something small businesses need to do on a daily basis to ensure their success. 

Digital Marketing has become an umbrella term for a variety of topics, often associated with social media management, it’s actually a wide spectrum of solutions. Marketing your business online isn’t just about having a Facebook Page, there are other social networks too you know. It is about using multiple online tools and solutions to marketing your brand, service and products online. It’s also about having a killer digital strategy which highlights the correct platforms you should be using i.e. Facebook doesn’t work for everyone!

This digital marketing workshop is aimed at beginner marketers as well as small business owners looking to acquire new customers whilst engaging their current customer base. Rooted in exercises, you’ll walk away with plenty of hands-on experience in content creation for both email and social, campaign analysis using tools like Google Analytics, and optimization across various channels. 

Is this workshop for you?

Whether you are a small to medium business or simply an individual responsible for marketing duties but lack digital experience then this workshop is definitely for you. If you are just passionately learning about digital marketing then feel free to join us as well. Our digital workshops help you understand what digital marketing is all about and equips you with the knowledge and tools to help you grow any business online.

What will you learn?

  • Social Media Management – which platforms does your business need and how to effectively manage them.
  • Facebook Advertising – why is advertising on Facebook important and best practices
  • The Power of Influencer Marketing – how other people can help market your brand
  • Email Marketing – why email campaigns are still the number one choice in marketing
  • Pay Per Click Advertising – Using Google AdWords to target new customers
  • SEO – Learn the tools and tricks to get onto the first page of Google
  • Websites – The importance of an effective website and how it’s the most critical part of your business
  • Content – How to develop a content strategy and write the correct content for your website, blogs and social media platforms.

Extra’s – these extra business tips will help ensure your marketing is constant

  • Effectively manage your business and marketing with cloud based solutions

Sign Up

For more information and to register, sign up here – https://mashupmarketing.co.za/digital-marketing-workshop-cape-town/

eCommerce For WordPress

This will be a full workshop all about adding eCommerce to your WordPress site using WooCommerce. I will show you how to add different types of products, setting up payment methods, taxes and shipping, customizing your shop page and managing your orders.

Business is more digital than ever before, and having an online presence has become, not just a crucial part of marketing, but, at times, a main source of income. No matter whether you’re an entrepreneur, a small business owner, a social media manager or a content manager, knowing how to navigate and manage your digital universe is a must.

That’s why Code Saloon has created a series of workshops designed to empower you. The interactive workshops, which will touch on everything from how to manage your WordPress site, to understanding the basics of UX/UI, to how to create a successful e-commerce site and more, will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to move forward with confidence.

 

Brand Candy brings it’s nearly-famous digital training courses to Cape Town and Jozi

Brand Candy is owned and run by Richard Burgess and Janet Hancock. Amongst running the digital strategies of their clients, they have been up-skilling business owners and their teams on all things digital marketing since 2014. Their courses were borne out of a need for business owners to have a better understanding of how the online space could be better utilised in marketing their brands. It all started with the “Social Media for Business” short course, and with it’s crazy popularity, and constant requests, the “WordPress 101” and “Content Marketing for Irresistible Communication” courses are now also offered. In 2018, Brand Candy will be launching an advanced, targeted Facebook advertising course and a Search Engine Optimisation course for those with more in-depth needs.

The current courses are run on a monthly basis, and with an expanding customer base, Richard and Janet will be taking these training workshops to Cape Town in November this year, and to Johannesburg from March 2018.

The current offering of training courses are pitched to a small to medium-sized business audience, where the key decision makers have identified the need for their brands to be present in the online space. The comprehensive courses are four hours each, and cover the basics for getting started with managing a business’ online and social reputations.

Both courses are available in Cape Town next week, with limited seats – a maximum of six people per workshop. On Thursday will be “WordPress 101”, facilitated by Richard, and Friday “Social Media for Business” facilitated by Janet.

The cost of each of the courses is R1540 per delegate (incl VAT) and includes coffee in the morning and lunch in the afternoon. They start at 9am sharp and finish at 1pm, and will be held at the luxe offices of PR Lab and Kayser Baird in Black River Park, Observatory.

For more information, bookings and queries, visit the Brand Candy website here.

Direct booking link for the WordPress course:

https://www.brandcandy.co.za/product/wordpress-course-cape-town/

Direct booking link for the Social Media course:

https://www.brandcandy.co.za/product/social-media-course-cape-town/

WordPress Workshop For Beginners

Code Saloon are at it again. We’ve had great success with the last 3 workshops and look forward to another successful workshop.

For those looking at learning how to manage their WordPress site, or looking to get into WordPress, this is a great platform in which to do that.

In this workshop you will learn all about WordPress, themes (how to choose a good theme, installation and customization), plugins(what is a plugin, how to choose a plugin, installation and optimization), how to manage your plugins & themes, edit menus, use widgets and security.

Lunch and great vibe is provided.

Tickets can be purchased here:

https://www.quicket.co.za/events/31623-code-saloon-beginner-wordpress-workshop/

Hope to see some of you there.

 

Early Bird tickets available now!

Are you ready for the Mother City’s best-loved WordPress event – WordCamp Cape Town 2017?

The eighth annual #WCCT2017 (yip – that’s the hashtag) has something for everyone – from newbie bloggers to programmers, freelancers, developers and business owners.

Expect to tweak your skills, discover new tips and trends from our awesome speakers, share your knowledge – and meet some awesome people.

You’ll be learning about and giving back to the project we all love – WordPress. So circle your calendar for 22 and 23 October, to be held at the River Club.

Catch the Early Bird Special to save some dosh and reserve your seat (tickets are limited)! Offer closes on 15 August, so book today. 

Head on over to our Ticket page and book your WordCamp tickets. We are offering an early bird special to all tickets sold before 15 August. Simply use the coupon code earlybird, for a 20% discount on all standard tickets.

We’re putting together a super-cool, two-day programme, with free swag so spread the good news! And check back here for further announcements as we count down to the big event.

Ticket sales and a Call for Sponsors

With 14 weeks to go till WordCamp Cape Town 2017 I’m starting to feel that combination of excited anticipation and nervousness that goes along with planning such an event. Today I’m happy to announce that two very important pieces of the WordCamp puzzle have slotted into place, the availability of WordCamp Tickets and the Call for Sponsors.

Ticket sales

Those who booked tickets last year will remember that ticket sales were in US$. This was because the WordCamp organising team did not have a local bank account available in order to process the funds. This year we are happy to announce that all ticket sales are in South African Rands and are being paid into a locally managed bank account. A big thanks to PayFast for helping us with the payment gateway process.

Head on over to our Ticket page and book your WordCamp tickets. We are offering an early bird special to all tickets sold before 15 August. Simply use the coupon code earlybird, for a 20% discount on all standard tickets.

Call for Sponsors

Without the past support of our generous sponsors, WordCamp Cape Town would not be affordable to the vast majority of the local community who attend. WordCamp attendees have two full days to gain insight from our speakers, network with other WordPress users and developers, and learn more about WordPress and open source. By donating to WordCamp Cape Town, our sponsors make this event a reality.

If you or your company would like to sponsor WordCamp this year, please head on over to our Call for Sponsors page, choose your sponsorship package and fill in the Sponsorship form.

 

We want to hear your WordPress story.

 

When I joined @hlashbrooke in planning WordPress meetups I was full of vim and vigour to organise more meetups. I had just come from my first WordCamp and I was super excited to help the community grow. Sadly since then I have only managed to either plan or attend two meetups. Work, life, family, it all just seems to get in the way.

We started #coworkpress as a way to try and counter our lack of more formal monthly meetups but I realise that this does not fill the gap properly. So (in my usual gung ho way) I am going to try and see if I can setup something a bit more robust for the rest of the year.

Your WordPress story.

I want to hear your WordPress story. How did you get started with WordPress? What are you doing with it now? How are you using it to change the world? What do you love about it? What do you hate about it? What would you like to do with it in the future?

We all have our WordPress story and I want to hear yours. And, seeing as it’s your story, I want to make it happen somewhere that you are comfortable with. So I’ll discuss with you and find a meetup location that makes it easy for you to attend and comfortable to speak.

There are six months left until the end of this year, so I’m looking for six people who are willing to share their story. July is just around the corner, so if we can get someone for July already that would be great. If not, I’ll find someone, even if I have to do it myself.

If you are interested in telling your story, use the form below to get in touch.