Gerhard Potgieter

WordPress / WooCommerce Engineer at Automattic

WordCamp Cape Town 2013 — September 23, 2013

WordCamp Cape Town 2013

WordCamp Cape Town 2013

At the beginning of the year our team at WooThemes HQ down here in Cape Town decided to approach previous organisers of the WordCamp Cape Town event to hear what their plans was for this year and if they would be willing to give over reigns of the event to us. Without any hassle or negativity from their side they agreed and we immediately set out to start promoting WordPress in South Africa more.

We started the WPCapeTown site, which is our main site and body under which we promote WordPress. The thing to note here is that even though it is a Cape Town community it is not limited to Cape Town and we welcome any WordPress user/creator from all over South Africa.

After two very successful events during the year we are pleased to announce that this year’s WordCamp Cape Town conference is a go. WordCamp Cape Town 2013 will take place at the beautiful Cape Town Stadium on 7 November 2013 and will cater for 400 of South Africa’s WordPress small business owners, non-profit agencies, realtors, photographers, designers, bloggers, journalists and web developers

Tickets for the event went on sale Friday 20 September and all discounted early bird tickets sold out in a matter of a couple of hours, with only general tickets left at R350 each.

If you are unfamiliar with WordCamps, they are community-organised events, championed by WordPress users, for WordPress users. The non-profit event will bring together WordPress enthusiasts from across South Africa to share best practices and strategies for WordPress development. Attendees range from casual users to advanced development professionals. All attendees will have the opportunity to attend a variety of sessions, presented by industry professionals, to share ideas and get to know each other.

The speaker list for this year’s WordCamp Cape Town are still in the finalisation stages but you can be assured that it will include top local and international WordPress professionals. This years theme for WordCamp Cape Town is “The Business Of WordPress”.

A WordCamp Cape Town 2013 ticket will give you access to 8 or more sessions as well as lunch, coffee, snacks, secure parking in the stadium, a free WordCamp Cape Town T-shirt and entry to the after party. Additional activities, workshops and networking events will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event.

So what are you waiting for, grab your WordCamp Cape Town 2013 Tickets before they are sold out as this a WordPress event you cannot afford to miss out on.

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Hello WordPress — September 3, 2013

Hello WordPress

[Insert customary introduction speech here.]

Okay let me not bore you with that, instead I am going to keep it short and simple. Three years after registering this personal domain I have finally decided to dedicate more time to actually work on this site and make an effort to blog on a regular basis here.

I’ll try my best to blog at least once every week or two on things related to WordPress, most specifically keep an eye out for all sorts of tips, tricks and tutorials on WooCommerce.

Who am I you ask? I am Gerhard Potgieter, a web developer from Cape Town, South Africa. I work for one of the most awesome WordPress centric companies out there, WooThemes, where my main duty is to provide first class WooCommerce support to our customers, I also development WordPress plugins and WooCommerce extensions on a regular basis.

Little bit about the setup I have here, obviously I am running WordPress, duh. The theme is PixelPress by WooThemes, which I modified a bit via a child theme.

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