Hello, Divi Fam! It’s time for another community update!
Summer has arrived and the dog days are in full force. With so many humans skipping town for much-needed vaca, our local communities are smaller. This is a perfect opportunity for us to take our own mini vacation with our meetup groups!
I’ve said this before but one of our favorite ways to handle the smaller crowd is to host a social. It’s simple. Choose a restaurant, brewery, or the like, and invite your community out to break bread together. It’s one of the best ways to build trusted relationships which is crucial to our mental health and avoiding burnout.
If in-person isn’t an option, online can still be fun! You can host an online Happy Hour or Trivia Night. Whichever way you choose, don’t talk shop. Okay, you can talk a little shop, but focus on getting to know each other personally and watch your community grow. The best part is it grows as a community built on trust. 💯
And on that note, check out our current stats and community updates below.
The Divi Nation Meetup Network by the Numbers
- Total Members: 11,892
- Total Groups: 54
- Total Events Hosted: 1,465
- Total RSVPs: 13,033
- New Members (Last 90 Days): 783
If you have a passion for building your local Divi community, locate a group near you here or use the button below to apply to become a local organizer.
Updates from Existing Groups
It’s always exciting to hear updates from our meetup groups because we love to hear how these local communities are growing in their knowledge and, most importantly, in their connection to one another.
Read on and see how our communities are handling the start of their summer meetups!
Divi Chicago, Illinois, USA
From the Hosts, Joan Margau & Scott Winterroth:
James Rose, founder of Content Snare zoomed in with us from Brisbane, Australia, and demonstrated how the software Content Snare can organize content and document collection from a client for website content. You can plan, request, and approve content from one central place.
Noice, Divi Chi-Town! 🔥
Divi Dhaka, Bangladesh
From the Host, Md Kamal Hossain:
It was [the most] fantastic in-person meetup ever we did. All participants were happy to join each other to know better about the Divi builder. I have introduced “Elegant Themes” and the Divi Pager builder the Master of Web design. Yes, it’s now trending in web design and we believe it will do better for us in [the] future.
Yesss, Divi Dhaka! 🤸🏻♀️
Divi Los Angeles, California, USA
From the Host, Julius Lopez:
DLAM has been off for a few months. June saw its first event in six months. More are in the works.
With this month’s event, our host, Julius Lopez, Co-owner of Trivessa, performed a live demonstration for a small audience on how to migrate a website with nothing more than a text editor.
In his demonstration, he migrated a website hosted on DreamHost to a Local by Flywheel residing on his computer. Within fifteen minutes, the site was live inside Local by Flywheel on his computer.
With time remaining Julius quickly demonstrated how to use Flywheel’s migration plugin to move a website from DreamHost to Flywheel. The purpose was to inform those in attendance that there are free options for moving a website from one host to another, that are easy to implement and time-efficient.
Look out for more presentations and demonstrations in future DLAM events.
Are you a resident of the Greater Los Angeles Area? Do you love Divi? Would like to present, or become a co-host of Divi Los Angeles Meetup? Contact Julius via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙌🏼
Divi Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
From the Hosts, Tracy Champagne & Phil Reinhardt:
We had a pretty low-key meetup this month but we did dive into some Divi questions and talked about the new Divi Cloud some.
That’s it, Divi Milwaukee! 💥
Divi New York City, USA
From the Hosts, Patty, Jeanine, & Mickey:
A special Thank You to NYC’s own co-organizer, Mickey Diener, who provided us with an introduction to the Elegant Themes advanced background options showing us how to build a header and hero section using them.
If you missed it, here is the replay: Passcode: O0.$87f.
Here are some additional resources that were shared:
Woot, Divi NYC!! 🙌🏼
Divi Sacramento, California, USA
From the Hosts, Rosalinda Huck & Elizabeth Hahn:
For our June Meetup, we offered the first of our Divi Learning Lab series. During our “How Would You Fix It?” meeting, we looked at a few live websites and asked if members could identify and note how they would fix the visual issues. We also showed a few “before and after” demo pages with deliberate goofs and challenged members to find those errors, too. And we discussed a web page that visually looked the same as a terribly-structured page to show that even though a site may look good, it may not perform well with regards to Search and Accessibility.
In our Monthly Q&A meeting, we had some fantastic discussions about various plugins people have been using recently, cookie consent pop-ups, and how to promote a web design business and attract new clients. Our summer schedule will be light, with guest speaker Kyle Akerman talking about Google Analytics 4 in July, and a regular Monthly Q&A in August.
Join Divi Sacramento for some continued Divi learning opportunities! ♥️
Divi Warri, Nigeria
From the Host, Purity Ochuko:
We made a last-minute change and hosted a virtual event for our first meetup.
We had a wonderful experience, we shared ways of improving our meetup, connected, and talked about divi
Welcome to the community, Divi Warri! Wayda host your first meetup! 🤛🏼
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.