Another Happy New Year salutation, Divi Fam!
Wow! January 2021 made an impression. It was not going to be overshadowed by its 2020 predecessor. Did anybody else have this same January experience? Every week was jam-packed full of life, world events, and Divi Nation happenings! I think it’s wonderful and it brings hope for the remainder of the year. January 2021, we see you. We see you.
Check out our current stats and community updates.
The Divi Nation Meetup Network by the Numbers
- Total Members: 10,190
- Total Groups: 68
- Total Events Hosted: 815
- Total RSVPs: 6,983
- New Members (Last 90 Days): 1,030
- New Groups (Last 60 Days): 1
- New Group Pipeline: 3
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 Group
Please give a warm welcome to our new host! We just onboarded a new Divi meetup, and we’re thrilled to introduce you to the host.
Divi Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Meet the host, Daniel Peres Lins:
For seven years, I have been applying my expertise in corporate digital solutions for startups and consolidated corporations, developing corporate websites, e-commerce, publications, hotsites and digital portfolios, using SEO techniques, digital strategic planning, user experience, web analytics, usability, Google Ads, content marketing, user journey, and lead management.
Graduating in Internet Systems at the Federal Center for Education Technology (CEFET-RJ), I was also an e-commerce support/development specialist at JM Santos Lima and a digital media assistant at Unimed Federação Rio.
I intend to build a network of professionals who work with Divi for the professional development of each one,
disseminate the functions of Divi in Rio de Janeiro.
They’re planning their first meetup currently! Be sure to join the group and check it out!
Updates from Existing Groups
Our Divi Meetup communities started this year out with such a bang! They jumped right into their January meetups without skipping a beat. This is so much of what makes our community so strong!
Let’s take a look at what our January meetups accomplished below!
Divi Brampton, Ontario, Canada
From the Host, Christina Gwira:
As with all our sessions, it was a great meeting of the minds! During this site clinic, we shared knowledge surrounding: LearnDash and Easy Digital Downloads integration; responsive design with Divi; the differences between the Divi Builder and the Divi theme, as well, [we] provided recommendations for Canadian web hosting companies and security tips. If you missed this session, you can always catch it on our YouTube channel. We also save and host the chat from the meetup on our website which comes with links to various resources and contacts shared during the clinic.
We hope to see you at our next event which happens on the last Thursday of every month.
Divi Cape Town in South Africa
From the Host, Dirk Tolken:
We kicked things off with a social check-in to see how everyone’s handling our current lockdown levels and how business is going. We then introduced DIVI’s latest features (this will become a regular event in our monthly sessions) and covered the latest performance updates. This was very well received from attendees. Finally, we tended to some support queries (round table style) to discuss a variety of DIVI related topics.
Divi Cape Town has been so supportive during this pandemic. Check this wonderful community out!
Divi Chicago, Illinois, United States
From the Hosts, Joan Margau & Scott Winterroth:
Divi Chicago hit the new year with some fresh ideas on how to build a virtual event website. Co-organizer Scott Winterroth showcased a recent Divi website he designed for his event called Creative Year Ever which, thanks to Divi and a few plugins, was a lead way to get a virtual summit up and running.
Next Month, co-organizer Joan Margau will present on How to Incorporate and Design a Blog with Divi.
Divi Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA
From the Host, Tommy Lee, Kent Pilkington, & Jube Dankworth:
At Divi DFW, Divi. Co-organizer Kent Pilkington talked about best practice design concepts for websites, and how Divi can make the process easier. Our advanced users also gave some insight into CSS with Divi, to further customize and style websites. This was the first sold-out event for Divi DFW and we are excited to start 2021 off with a BANG!
Team Divi DFW is ready and building its community! Check them out!
Divi Dhaka, Bangladesh
From the Host, Md Kamal Hossain:
This time it was really a different & fantastic moment where we enjoyed this lovely meetup with my friends by the introduction of Divi Community where we learn/sharing about the Divi Builder. 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.
Join Divi Dhaka’s community and help spread joy in the area!
Divi Kolkata, India
From the Host, Rajesh Ravidas:
It was another wonderful virtual session with our Divi users. Our topic of this month was “Client Empowerment & Divi” where Mr. Manash Mitra shared his experience and showed us how to empower your clients to grow as a freelancer or agency. It was great having him in the session.
Be sure to join Divi Kolkata and experience this magic!
Divi Los Angeles, California, USA
From the Host, Julius Lopez:
We had a great turnout for our January Meetup. This is the one that featured Sumner Davenport, a web accessibility expert who provided a thorough rundown on how to build for accessibility with Divi. While we touched on the legal ramifications for building to ADA standards, Sumner provided [and] demonstrated the experience those with different abilities [have]. She emphasized empathy and suggested that [when we] improve our sites for different abilities, [we] improve the experience for everyone.
Divi LA is back and at it! What fun! Join their community today!
Divi Madrid, Spain
From the Hosts, Luis Melgarejo & Julio Hector Loupias:
In this meetup, Gonzalo taught us the best-kept secrets so that your sales landing made with DIVI … convert!
Divi Madrid has a very active and lively community, so, do check them out!
Divi Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
From the Hosts, Tracy Champagne & Phil Reinhardt:
We had a great time discussing the Divi theme and answered a lot of questions.
Do visit Divi Milwaukee and learn so much!
Divi New York City, USA
From the Hosts, Patty, Jeanine, & Mickey:
Our largest meetup to date for Nelson miller’s presentation on “The Divi Theme Builder Overview, Benefits, and Use Cases.” Nelson started by covering an overview of the builder, shared how-to’s, organizational tips, and various live examples. We had a robust Q&A and Nelson was all in with teaching the Divi Community on the spot-techniques.
We’ve added a recording of the meeting to our Meetup page which will be there for a limited time.
We look forward to having you at Divi NYC for a future meetup!
Patty Rose, Jeanine Polizzi, and Mickey Diener
Divi Sacramento, California, USA
From the Host, Rosalinda Huck:
Divi Sacramento kicked off the first meeting of 2021 with a fantastic talk about Divi Animations. We looked at live examples and walked through how and why you would use animations, including other effects like scrolling and parallax images.
Next month we’ll have an overview of all-things-plugins!
Divi Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
From the Host, Dustin Olsen:
We started off the year with an excellent ol’ fashioned Q&A. We had great questions about SEO diving deeper into modifying SEO snippets, SEO Titles, how to Bulk Edit all of your posts and pages, along with a few advanced tidbits as well. Lastly, we talked about the importance of Accessibility for websites as one of our attendees blew our minds with his knowledge on such an important topic. We definitely need to ask him to come back.
Stay tuned for updates for our February Meetup!
Divi Satkhira, Bangladesh
From the Host, Delower Hossain:
We learned about Divi Marketplace this month. It’s an amazing initiative taken by the Elegant Themes. We’re planning to host an in-person meetup next month. As there [are] no Covid-19 cases last 5 months.
Check Divi Satkhira out!
Divi Seattle, Washington, USA
From the Hosts, Bradon Garley & Shane Griffiths:
We kicked off 2021 with an interactive discussion about topic ideas for this year’s Meetup events. Overall we had a wide variety of suggestions ranging from SEO and Conversion Tracking to Running a Divi Design Business and Divi Workflow. After our discussion, we went over best practices for setting up a new Divi site from scratch, which Theme Options to configure, and miscellaneous WP settings to play well with Divi. Throughout 2020 we had several requests for Meetups to be recorded so members can refer back to them later. We started doing that this month. Looking forward to a prosperous year full of learning and growth!
Divi Seattle has great leadership and is building a great community. Visit this group!
Divi Tampa, Florida, USA
From the Host, Steve Willingham:
The Divi-Tampa virtual January 2021 meetup was held on Thursday, Jan 21 at 1PM EST. We had 3 very engaged members attending, each with some interesting questions to ask and answers to share. During the meetup we shared our website screens and questions about site response time, image optimization, header/footer importing, hiding the default footer, and other curious tidbits that we could easily learn from each other. We even shared a bit of CSS code in the chat.
We’re looking forward to our next virtual meetup in February, 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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