Welcome to another Divi Community Update, fam! Just like that, February came and went. I mean, it is the shortest month of the year. One of my favorite parts about February is the theme of Love. I know. But clichés and consumerism aside, what an amazing theme to celebrate! Not romantic love, but love and respect for all! This is the emphasis I place in my household for Valentine’s Day*. Love and care for all humans. It truly is what makes the world go round.
*Also, it’s my birthday so I am biased.
Check out our current stats and community updates.
The Divi Nation Meetup Network by the Numbers
- Total Members: 10,447
- Total Groups: 68
- Total Events Hosted: 851
- Total RSVPs: 7,444
- New Members (Last 90 Days): 1,001
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.
Let’s Welcome Our New Meetup Meetup Host
Please give a warm welcome to our new host! We just onboarded a new Divi meetup organizer, and we’re thrilled to introduce you to the host.
See below for introductions (in the host’s own words) and info on their next Meetup.
Divi Sacramento, California, USA
Meet the host, Elizabeth Hahn:
I started my own business about 6 years ago, and with Divi around the same time. I appreciate the ease and speed [that] I can create websites with Divi. I love working with small businesses and Non-Profits to help them grow and communicate with their clients and donors.
I’ve really enjoyed the Meetups this year – the one positive about 2020 was moving them online has helped me attend far more than I would otherwise. I’m happy to help keep the Sacramento group going strong.
Divi Sacramento has two meetups per month! Be sure to join the group and check it out!
Updates from Existing Groups
Inclusivity is a huge value for our Divi Community. It is our desire that all who come to any Divi meetup across the globe feel welcomed, wanted, and trusted. This means that our organizers must show these characteristics with their actions. Always. It brings us much joy when we see this community value affect a region.
If you have this value and desire to put it into action in your respective area, do reach out!
Let’s take a look at what our February meetups accomplished below!
Divi Brampton, Ontario, Canada
From the Host, Christina Gwira:
We had a variety of topics covered at tonight’s meetup. We spoke mostly about the creation of blog pages, blog posts, and blog archive pages within the Divi Theme Builder. We also had a guest who was not currently using Divi but was interested in trying out using the Plugin on his theme of choice. It was an interesting night for sure! We ended up going over by 30 minutes but fun and positive information was had by all in attendance.
Divi Brampton warms our hearts with their community. Visit this group soon!
Divi Cape Town in South Africa
From the Host, Dirk Tolken:
We held a DIVI Happiness Bar Lunch Hour and discussed a wide variety of topics. Of particular interest were Theme Builder, finding design inspiration for DIVI (we punted the blog showcase) and some questions about Multi-User setups.
Dirk leads a great crew over in Cape Town. Check this wonderful community out!
Divi Chicago, Illinois, United States
From the Hosts, Joan Margau & Scott Winterroth:
How to Incorporate and Design a Blog with Divi was presented by the co-organizer of Divi Chicago, Joan Margau. Joan demonstrated how she organized her silent multiple blog posts into a meaningful display, of recent and evergreen posts in the sidebar and footer menu. This was accomplished with the Divi Blog Extras and the Divi Post Extended plugins.
The content Divi Chicago is on fire. Check them out!
Divi Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA
From the Host, Tommy Lee, Kent Pilkington, & Jube Dankworth:
This month at Divi DFW, we talked about how to improve your design for mobile devices. We shared some best practices and explored global colors. We were pleased with the turnout, even though it took place in the middle of a blizzard.
Team Divi DFW is ready and building its community! Check them out!
Divi Washington DC, USA
From the Host, John Browning:
We had our largest turnout yet for our February meetup entitled “Building an eCommerce Website Using WooCommerce and the Divi Theme Builder.” We had a great time discussing all the possibilities that all the Divi WooCommerce Modules have to offer and how to place WooCommerce fields in Divi modules dynamically. Our group is making the most of Zoom meetings, which allow us to learn from Divi users from all over the US and Canada.
Divi DC is exciting! Check them out yourself!
Divi Dhaka, Bangladesh
From the Host, Md Kamal Hossain:
It was an amazing in-person meetup at DPS STS School where we have discussed the web services to design a website with dynamic & collaborated ways of real-life modern features. We enjoyed this meet up very much and offered the designing tools of Divi Page Builder.
Join Divi Dhaka’s community today!
Divi Los Angeles, California, USA
From the Host, Julius Lopez:
We had an amazing group of enthusiastic Divizens interested in learning how Divi can make our lives easier when it comes time to redesign a simple blog. The idea stemmed from a problem I was trying to solve with Divi long before Theme Builder was introduced.
This Meetup focused on demonstrating how Divi, along with the Custom Post Types UI and Advanced Custom Fields plug-ins, combined with Divi’s Dynamic Content and Theme Builder, allows us to change the way we approach a blog site that simplifies the redesign process because we forego editing blog posts with Divi. Instead, we use Divi’s Theme Builder to create a Post layout filled with modules populated with Dynamic Content.
The night was fun and it received a lot of engagement from those in attendance.
In contrast to this advanced topic, our next Meetup, on March 28, will focus on helping Divi DIY’ers get their questions answered about their own sites.
Divi Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
From the Hosts, Tracy Champagne & Phil Reinhardt:
We had a pretty good meetup with a lot of laughs. We answered questions about how to use the Divi theme and talked about some different Divi plugins that are becoming more popular.
Check this committed group out!
Divi New York City, USA
From the Hosts, Patty, Jeanine, & Mickey:
Divi NYC had a full house with members of Divi Atlanta, other Divi Nation groups, and people from around the globe for our February 2021 virtual presentation on “Improving Accessibility with Divi” by Scott Winterroth.
The presentation covered a webmaster’s to-dos from basic changes to more advanced options and a list of useful tools.
“Accessibility Mindset…requires you to build a mindset that is about educating yourself and knowing where to go to get validation on what you are doing.” – Scott Winterroth
We look forward to having you at Divi NYC for a future meetup!
Divi Sacramento, California, USA
From the Host, Rosalinda Huck:
For February, our main, topic meeting centered on plugins – how to choose them, best practices to consider, and popular Divi-compatible plugins. We had a great discussion, where members shared some of their experiences and helpful advice.
In March, [our] co-organizer, Elizabeth, will lead a discussion on CSS tips and tools. It will especially be geared for Divi users who may not have a strong design background or know much about CSS.
Divi Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
From the Host, Dustin Olsen:
Website accessibility is becoming an increasingly important topic in the industry and understanding what it is and how to go about fixing a website for it sometimes isn’t the easiest or quickest task.
This month we had a guest speaker from Hotfire Creative, Dylan Wages, join our virtual meetup and talk about the basics of ADA, tools we can use to check our sites, and easy things we can do to help Divi become more accessible.
Next month we are doing our Q&A – You bring the questions you have about Divi+WP, and we’ll work together to find the solutions you need.
Divi Satkhira, Bangladesh
From the Host, Delower Hossain:
We kicked off 2021 with an interactive discussion about topic ideas for this year’s Meetup events. Attendees were very energetic to get the experience about live training how to design with Divi Builder and about the pricing benefits between Divi & the other builders in the market. All persons were happy to learn about Elegant Themes. Thanks to the all participants for being with us.
Visit this group in time for their next meetup!
Divi Seattle, Washington, USA
From the Hosts, Bradon Garley & Shane Griffiths:
Our community is growing! We saw many new faces this month. This event was all about speed and efficiency with Divi. We covered best practices for copying and extending module settings, when to use global modules, the benefits of style presets, and the Divi library. Lastly, we touched on Divi’s new global color palette. Using these tips can allow you to build full websites in just a fraction of the normal time.
Divi Seattle is continuing to grow a strong community! Be sure to catch a meetup!
Divi Tampa, Florida, USA
From the Host, Steve Willingham:
Divi Tampa Fab February 2021!
The Divi-Tampa virtual February 2021 meetup was held on Thursday, Feb 25 at 1PM EST. We had 3 very engaged members attending, all with different levels of expertise. Nelson joined in from the Tampa area, and our most distant participant was Daniel who joined in from Ulm, Germany. During the meetup, we shared our website screens and questions about image position in the Divi Person module, and response time interpretation of the metrics determined by the GTmetrix website analysis tool.
We’re looking forward to our next virtual meetup in March, and eagerly anticipating the time when our meetups may again be in person.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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