WooThemes at WordCamp Cape Town

Written by Mark Forrester on October 4, 2011 News.

WordCamp Cape Town took place last month at the iconic V&A Waterfront with Table Mountain as the backdrop. 6 of the WooThemes team members were representing and engaging with WordPress & WooThemes users.


Below is a short 2 minute video of the day’s activities. WordCamp was slickly & professionally organised by Ashley Shaw of LightSpeed. Ashley also happens to be one of our most advanced Canvas theme users, check out his portfolio for some incredible mods!

Using WordPress as a development framework

Using WordPress as a development framework aims to alleviate the overhead associated with common activities performed in Web development. WordPress gives you a base set of application functionality such as user management, routing, caching, that you don’t need to build from scratch.

This session will show you how easy it is to implement a public frontend, backend, and admin area for users, as well as a basic API and other advanced functions.

The Business of WordPress: Making Money in more ways than one

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.

This session briefly explores some of the more untapped opportunities.

See more WordCamp Cape Town talks on the dedicated YouTube channel.

From left to right: Cobus Bester, Byron Rode, Adrian Myburgh, Mark Forrester, Jason Bagley, Adii Pienaar, Charl Norman, Nur Ahmad Furlong.

8 Responses

  1. Lee
    October 4, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    Cool. Will checkout the videos later.

  2. Paul Winslow
    October 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Awesome. Looking forward to checking out Adii’s talk, in particular.

  3. Sam Sharpe
    October 4, 2011 at 12:58 pm #

    Great, enjoyed watching those videos.

  4. Shawn
    October 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Great videos and information

  5. Ashley Shaw
    October 5, 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Thanks for the post Mark. Appreciate the support WooThemes gave at the WordCamp event. We worked hard to make it a success, the hard work paid off.

    The speakers also helped make the event a quality experience. Well done to all!


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