Is content still king? The accessibility of CMS platforms such as WordPress has lead to an ever-increasing stream of content being pushed online, and the web is awash with clutter. If good content no longer holds the key to traffic, what is?
Using the power of feeds to increase your readership by automate distributing your content. Learn how to increase your readership and gain more exposure to your blog. Learn how to use existing (and mostly free) tools to set-up a system get automatically display your blog posts on Facebook, LinkedIn & Twitter.
From my experience of making WordPress sites for clients, and for clients in South Africa in particular, there are a lot of people out there who get over-whelmed if updating their site isn’t quick and easy and involves too many menus and processes.
WordPress has grown into a very diverse ecosystem, where its users have cultivated multiple different opportunities to create & build a business. Commercial themes have been the most obvious / mainstream success, but beyond theming there’s still so many untapped opportunities.
David spoke about the Seo Fundamentalism.
Obox Mobile: A WordPress plugin that converts your site into a gorgeous theme which is compatible for mobile devices. Stunning design, attention to detail and unique features make your site stand out when visitors hit your site with their phones.
Rafiq spoke about the Seo Fundamentalism
WordPress is the perfect platform to allow you to achieve excellent SEO results. It is only a tool though. Without SEO fundamentals in place you may not achieve the expected results no matter what plugin or tool you choose to use.
Ashley spoke about the scaling WordPress.
What do Goosebump Productions do?
We offer affordable DVD video production and photographic services. We are based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Why Choose Goosebump Productions?
- Goosebump Productions uses small, resourceful crews, resulting in affordable productions.
- We are open and honest about all budgets and costs.
- The utmost attention detail is given to every production.
- No production is too big or too small.
- All DVD’s produced are guaranteed to suite your specific style.
Goosebump Productions is a company with a conscience.
One of our favourite clients is the WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature) for whom we have produced numerous documentaries and a large quantity of training videos.
WordCamp has come to an end and by all measures it was a great success. It was a day filled with insightful sessions by some very inspiring speakers and great networking and hobnobbing among WordCampers at a beautiful venue.
We had the opportunity to build new relationships, strengthen some old bonds and see some familiar faces while uniting in our passion for WordPress (The world’s leading open source CMS).
We’ll be wrapping up all the loose ends and posting the various videos and presentations in the coming weeks.
Videos and Photos
The video recordings of the sessions has gone to post-production and we will post the videos on this website as well as WordCamp.tv as soon as possible. Stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook feed as we’ll announce their availability across those channels.
The photos taken at the event will be posted on our Facebook group soon. Be sure to tag your fellow WordCampers!
The Speakers presentations and slides will be made available soon. We will post all the presentations here on our official site as part of our wrap up. Some Speakers have posted their presentations online on their own domains, so for those that just can’t wait, follow the #wcct hashtag on Twitter to see where they are posted.
The remaining Prizes will be awarded during this week. Winners will be notified via email and a full list of winners will be posted here on the official site once all prizes have been awarded.
The “Why I love WordPress” Twitter competition winners are: @comradeteacosy and @amberbaldock. We will email you this week with details on how to access your prizes.
We want to thank everyone who sponsored, presented sessions, volunteered and attended this year’s WordCamp for coming together and making it a big success. It’s great to see that the love of WordPress is alive and well and that the dedication to WordPress is so strong in the South African community.
We had a great time, we trust that you all had a great time, and we’re definitely looking forward to seeing you all (and your friends) again next year for some more WordPress awesomeness.
These days it is very hard to keep up with the deluge of new social media offerings. What’s the next big thing and how are online publishers meant to keep up.
In his discussion, “What a 60’s Rock n’ Roll Band Can Teach Us About Online Publishing”, Fred Roed highlighted the value of social media and the benefits of its community status. If publishers are creative in their cause and they offer content freely, this will almost always be enough to generate online conversation. Maybe then, publishers can focus on the technologies already working for them.
Fred highlights the value of:
- Unique idiosyncrasies
- Influential ambassadors
- Free content, even if you are a e-Commerce venture
- Having a cause
- Stimulating conversation creatively
- Content syndication
Thank you Fred, I enjoyed the session.
This year at WordCamp Cape Town we are very fortunate to have many prizes to give away. WordCamp attendees will be walking away with some fantastic giveaways, and we wanted to share the fun with the many that cannot attend.
We often hear people professing their love for WordPress. Talking about passion and love is easy, but at WordCamp Cape Town we want you to publicly proclaim your love for WordPress and tell the world how you feel and why you feel that way.
Why I love WordPress
We will be running the competition across three channels, each with it’s own character limit but asking you to answer the same basic question: Why do you love WordPress?
Željan Topić from BizzThemes has generously sponsored 10 give-aways of their latest theme with support included. If you’re a developer and do websites for clients, you’ll find their new framework really useful, since it allows you to edit any page template however you like. It’s like widgets for everything. Once you master the Template Builder, you’ll be able to do whatever you like and with the help of this and this tut, you can make any website from PSD if you like.