Happy New Year, Divi Nation! 🎊
And may it truly be a happy new year! It’s hard not to fight the urge to cringe after hearing the traditional phrase, “Happy New year” (in light of the year we just ended). But, we must press on and be hopeful! 2020 proved that a reiteration to virtual did not dampen the tenacity of our wonderful community. And 2021 can only be better, amirite? I’m ready to start this new year and I’m ready to see what our beloved Divi Nation has in store!
But first, check out our current stats and community updates.
The Divi Nation Meetup Network by the Numbers
- Total Members: 9,909
- Total Groups: 68
- Total Events Hosted: 790
- Total RSVPs: 6,524
- New Members (Last 90 Days): 986
- New Groups (Last 60 Days): 1
- New Group Pipeline: 2
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.
Updates from Existing Groups
Even though we’re ready to attack 2021, let’s not forget our December happenings. As busy as December is for many parts of the world, it doesn’t stop our Divi meetups. Our communities get creative and host a few different types of meetups. A very popular format is to host a Holiday Social. When we were IRL, this format would call for attendees to meet at a restaurant or gastropub and simply get to know each other. This is one of the best ways to build relationships, which 🛎 🛎 🛎, is what builds great communities! And, obviously, we can’t meet in-person these days, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a wonderful virtual social still. One of our communities hosted a Divi Trivia game that went well! Perfect for virtual events!
Let’s see what our communities accomplished for their December meetups below!
Divi Brampton, Ontario, Canada
From the Host, Christina Gwira:
This month’s meetup was a rocky one haha! We encountered an issue with Divi and anchor menus on an older version of the theme, but were able to figure out how to fix it AND still finished our meetup on time 🙂 We learned how to build a one-page website using Divi and WordPress. There was a short presentation at the beginning of the meetup on the fundamentals of a one-page website, as well as the steps to building one yourself. [As] usual, the recording of this month’s meetup appeared on the meetup website so that others can walk through it in their own leisure time.
Divi Brampton is so welcoming and desiring of growth. You should check them out.
Divi Chicago, Illinois, United States
From the Hosts, Joan Margau & Scott Winterroth:
Divi Chicago enjoyed a fun conversation and [show-and-tell]. We mostly covered the plugins that we purchased from the Elegant Themes Marketplace, tips for dealing with clients, and what we do for client holiday gifts.
Stay tuned, Divi Chicago is about to announce their 2021 events soon.
Divi Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, USA
From the Host, Tommy Lee, Kent Pilkington, & Jube Dankworth:
Divi DFW closed our first year as an official meet-up group by talking about responsive design using Divi. The new “Responsive Previews” featured added in November’s theme update gave us the perfect opportunity to explore designing for mobile. We had a great discussion about how this new feature makes optimizing your Divi site for the world’s most popular devices a breeze. Here’s to another year of growth!
This Divi team is ready and welcoming so check this group out!
Divi Washington DC, USA
From the Host, John Browning:
Our members wanted to learn how to use the Divi Library and since Divi NYC was also doing a meetup on this topic, we asked if they would let us join their meetup and they graciously said yes.
Guest presenter, Cammy Farone, co-organizer of the Divi Atlanta Meetup showed us all how to use the Divi Library effectively.
Divi DC is not afraid to collaborate which is key with building a great community! Check them out yourself!
Divi Destin/30A in Florida, USA
From the Host, Joy Todd:
We had our end of the year get-together on December 15th at The Craft Bar in Destin. We shared lots of information, met new friends, and had a really nice time. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated.
If you live in Northwest Florida between Panama City Beach and Pensacola, we invite you to join us at our next event in January.
Divi Douala, Cameroon
From the Host, Francis FOKWA:
Nous avons abordé des sujets tels que :
1- Les erreurs liées à la navigation
2- Comment éviter les problèmes de performance sur Divi?
3- Les astuces pour développer son site plus rapidement
4- Et bien d’autres trucs…
5- Conclusion + Echanges
Divi Douala is chomping at the bit to welcome you. Be sure to join!
Divi Kolkata, India
From the Host, Rajesh Ravidas:
It was the 10th meetup of [the] Divi Kolkata group and it went happily. We didn’t have any particular topic as this was the last meetup of the year. It begins with [an] intro session and some Divi related problem discussion and then we had a look [at] how we did this year and what new can be done with Divi meetup in [the] coming year.
Have you checked this group out yet? Don’t miss out!
Divi Los Angeles, California, USA
From the Host, Julius Lopez:
For my first Meetup as host, it went pretty dang good! …I had fun. Everyone was in good spirits. There was some lively conversation and almost everyone participated with questions and advice.
Divi LA just got off and running with their new organizer, Julius, so, be sure to check them out!
Divi Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
From the Hosts, Tracy Champagne & Phil Reinhardt:
We did a lot of questions and answers and a review of the black Friday plugin sales.
The Milwaukee crew would love your presence if you’re in the area!
Divi New York City, USA
From the Hosts, Patty, Jeanine, & Mickey:
Our very informative and well attended December meetup, “‘Check Out’ the Divi Library”, was hosted by co-organizer Jeanine Polizzi. This presentation about the multi-faceted Divi Library was presented by Divi Atlanta co-organizer Cammy Farone. The fifteen attendees were from a number of Divi Meetups including Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and, of course, New York City. Also attending were some first time Divi Meetup attendees.
Cammy’s presentation covered the many uses of the Divi library and its saved layouts. Attendees participated in a lively discussion and we’re sure that everyone learned something new. Thanks to Cammy for the great presentation!
We are looking forward to our January presentation by Nelson Miller of PeeAye Creative, also know as “The Divi Teacher.”
Divi Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
From the Host, Kevin Sterling & Paola Del Rio:
We had a great turn out including many new members this month. We demo’d getting started with Divi and walked through the different elements of the Divi builder, showing off its amazing capabilities and ease of use.
Divi Ottawa is moving along super! Do check this group out.
Divi Phoenix, Arizona, USA
From the Host, Raquel Landefeld:
This month we hosted a Fireside Chat with Cory Jenkins of Aspen Grove Studios and WP Zone! It was incredible learning about Cory’s journey to agency owner and all that happened leading up. He’s a stellar guy and a pillar in our Divi Nation!
Divi Phoenix is looking for a new organizer. Reach out if you’re interested!
Divi Sacramento, California, USA
From the Host, Rosalinda Huck:
We had a cozy, virtual holiday get-together in December. Group members enjoyed a bit of socializing, “sharing” holiday beverages, and participating in Divi-themed trivia! We’ll be moving to two virtual meetups per month in 2021, and we’re looking forward to learning and sharing even more about all things Divi.
Divi Sacramento rolls out the content and community. Do check this group out.
Divi Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
From the Host, Dustin Olsen:
This last month we talked about the extremely helpful Presets and Global options in Divi. We also had time for other outstanding questions about migrating a site to Divi, using section dividers, designing for mobile, and copying modules from one page to another. Along with some other WordPress related questions. All in all, we had lots of great topics this year with people joining in from all around the world.
We look forward to seeing everyone next year!
With great leadership comes great communities. Like this one! Check it out!
Divi Santa Cruz, California, USA
From the Host, Anthony Garcia:
This month it was just me and Eagle (from the Santa Cruz WordPress Meetup). We had a good time talking about Divi and the Black Friday offerings this year. [We’re] looking forward to 2021!
We’re all looking forward! Join Divi Santa Cruz and be a part of it!
Divi Satkhira, Bangladesh
From the Host, Delower Hossain:
Delower Hossain is an Amazing Mentor who explains better how Divi Theme Works. Today We discussed the whole Divi features including header, footer, global options. Everyone learning about new features Day by Day. Thanks to Divi Satkhira.
Divi Satkhira desires your presence so be sure to join.
Divi Seattle, Washington, USA
From the Hosts, Bradon Garley & Shane Griffiths:
This month Divi Seattle explored mobile optimizations. We started by reviewing the mobile responsive preview system that was released a few months ago. Then we explored internet resources for determining the viewport sizes of popular mobile devices. Next, we dove into Google Analytics to find out what screen sizes are actually being used by your website’s visitors. Last we reviewed a demo that we put together with a few different code examples on how to change column sizes and flow order for mobile devices. Overall this event gave our community a deeper look into what’s possible with Divi on mobile and made it easy to get started with further optimization.
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 December VIRTUAL Holiday Meetup was held on Wednesday, Dec 16 at 1 PM EST. Our turnout was surprising, starting with just Raquel and myself online we mused about the possibility of no one else attending. About 15 minutes in, we were joined by Archna, a web developer in Tampa FL, then 15 minutes later, Ryan E joined us from Port St Lucie FL after Raquel had to leave. Steve, Archna, and Ryan continued the meetup and shared our screens and stories ranging from recent experiences with WordPress, Divi, setting up personal servers, and marching forth into this coming Holiday period with joy in our hearts. Looking forward to our next virtual meetup in January, and eagerly anticipating the time when our meetups may again be in person – maybe late Spring or early Summer?
Tampa would love your presence! They have wonderful leadership. Be sure to join!
Until Next Time!
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 protected]. 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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