Divi Nation Podcast

Divi Nation Podcast
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About this podcast
Welcome to the Divi Nation Podcast, a weekly show where we explore the ins and outs of Divi and the lives of WordPress developers from within the Elegant Themes community.
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Oct. 13, 2017
Hey Divi Nation we’re back this week with our last podcast to appear on this blog! What?! Yes, it’s true. After this week we’ll be transitioning the Divi Nation podcast and video show to a Facebook livestream on Thursday’s at 3pm EST. It will also be available after the livestream on YouTube and iTunes (or wherever you listen to podcasts). The full details for this change can be found below and in the show itself (at the end). But that’s just an announcement. Today’s episode is a really fun one you definitely don’t want to miss. I got to interview Noëlle Steegs, a Divi powered digital nomad currently living and working from the South African wilderness. Check it out! Becoming a Divi Powered Digital Nomad with Noëlle Steegs– The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 64 In this episode I interview Noëlle Steegs of noellesteegs.com. Noëlle is a freelance web designer living the Digital Nomad lifestyle. In fact, when I caught up with her earlier this week she was out in the African bush using her iPad to join me on Skype. Which, if you ask me, is pretty cool. We’ve had some folks on the show before who have taken their life and businesses on the road in RV’s or vans or campers, but I don’t think we’ve ever talked to someone who lives out of a backpack all over the world. Which is a much more minimal and tricky way to work—but as you can imaging—very rewarding too. During the course of our conversation Noëlle shares her WordPress and Divi story and then dives deep into a whole slew of tips for anyone interesting into becoming a digital nomad themselves. All that and more in today’s episode of Divi Nation. Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel All Subscription Options: YouTube Facebook iTunes Subscribe via RSS Show Notes Below are some of the recommendations and resources Noëlle suggested for anyone interested in becoming a digital nomad. General Disorganization is the enemy. Organization is comfort. Travel Quality backpack; carry on size for flights. Use compression bags to keep clothes small. Must Have Tech Laptop Router meant for high device count and high speed with low bandwidth. Can do sim card and dsl. Divi! Of course. Stuff to scavenge, buy, or borrow on location (instead of packing) Tables, chairs, and other office fixings. Take advantage of co-working spaces. Digital Nomad Resources Facebook groups: Digital Nomads Around the World Books: The Cargo Ship Diaries Digital Nomads: How to Live, Work, and Play Around the World Divi Nation Announcements Boy do we have a big week coming up for you. And it all starts with our next freebie. Our Next Freebie: The Divi Business Layout Pack Be sure to come back on Monday to get our next Divi freebie, the Divi Business Layout Pack! Next Week’s Freebie & Livestream Schedule Monday: Brand new (free) Divi Business Layout Pack released at 12 Noon Eastern Standard Time right here on the Elegant Themes blog. Tuesday: The Divi Business Layout Pack 1 Hour Use Case Example Livesteam with start at 3pm Eastern Standard Time on the Elegant Themes Facebook page. Wednesday: A new Divi feature will be released right here on our blog at 3pm Eastern Standard Time. Thursday: Divi Nation Live at 3pm Eastern Standard Time on the Elegant Themes Facebook page. Friday: B.J. Keeton’s This Week in WordPress Livestream will begin on the Elegant Themes Facebook page at 3pm Eastern Standard Time. See You Next Week! Well that’s all for this week’s episode. Thanks again to Noëlle for making the time to be on the show. I hope you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below! .divi_cta{background-color: #8f43ee; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta:hover{text-decoration:none;background-color:#7d37d6;}.divi_cta_red{background-color:#db1c1c;}.divi_cta_red:hover{background-color:#c51a1a;}.divi_meetup{background-color: #8F33D2; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta_purple:hover{background-color:#6E25BC;} The post Becoming a Divi Powered Digital Nomad with Noëlle Steegs– The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 64 appeared first on Elegant Themes Blog.
Oct. 6, 2017
Hey Divi Nation, we’re back with another full length episode. This time around we’re talking about Divi as a side hustle. Something we don’t normally talk about because it’s so easy to make a full time living with Divi. But hey, when that’s the case, why not encourage folks looking for a fun, fulfilling, and profitable side hustle to look into Divi too? That’s what this week’s guest Jared McDowell does and he couldn’t recommend it highly enough. Establishing a Divi Powered Side Hustle with Jared McDowell – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 63 In this episode I get to interview Jared McDowell of JMAN Designs out of Texas. Jared is a really active community member on the Divi Facebook groups and on the blog. He’s also got a really great story and approach to working with WordPress and Divi. For Jared, web design is a side hustle. It’s not something he wants to become his full time job, but it’s a passion he enjoys and something that earns him extra cash—which is always nice. During the course of our conversation Jared shares with us how to balances a full time job, family life, and a web design side hustle. We talk tools, best practices, and more. All that, in today’s episode of Divi Nation. Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel All Subscription Options: YouTube Facebook iTunes Subscribe via RSS Show Notes Jared’s Essential Divi Side Hustle Tips: Be honest with yourself. Know what you are capable of and what your schedule and life season will allow. Get organized. Focus upfront on getting all of your systems and workflows ironed out so that you can be as efficient as possible with the time you do have. Jared recommends using Microsoft OneNote or something similar that allows you to sync your tasks/project planning across all of your devices. Invest in yourself on a regular basis. Make sure you’re growing as a person and a designer–not simply working all the time. Divi Nation Announcements Our Next Freebie: The Divi Restaurant Layout Pack Monday October 9th we will have a brand new FREE Divi Layout Pack for you dedicated to Restaurant Websites. So if you’ve got a restaurant or one of your clients does, this freebie is for you. Join Us at WordCamp US in Nashville, Dec. 1-3 I’d also like to announce our next Divi Nation Meetup! Well, the next one that myself and our staff will be hosting anyways. If you’re coming to WordCamp US in Nashville this year we’re going to be hosting a Coffee and Pastry Meet and Greet before the first sessions of the conference so that members of our community can get together right away and start hanging out. We’ll also use this time to give out some Divi freebies like our “Powered by Divi” t-shirts and possibly do some live streams as well. Go to Divi Nation Meetup Page See You Next Week! Well that’s all for this week’s episode. Thanks again to Jared for making the time to be on the show. I hope you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below! .divi_cta{background-color: #8f43ee; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta:hover{text-decoration:none;background-color:#7d37d6;}.divi_cta_red{background-color:#db1c1c;}.divi_cta_red:hover{background-color:#c51a1a;}.divi_meetup{background-color: #8F33D2; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta_purple:hover{background-color:#6E25BC;} The post Establishing a Divi Powered Side Hustle with Jared McDowell – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 63 appeared first on Elegant Themes Blog.
Sept. 29, 2017
Hey Divi Nation! We’ve got a little something different for you this week in the form of a new Divi Nation Short. In this episode I’ll be talking about three things: First, I’ll be providing an update on where our Meetup community is at and what our goals are for the remainder of the year. Second, I’ll explain how you can become a Divi Nation Meetup Event Host. And finally, I’ll walk you through how to go about getting your first Divi Nation Meetup off the ground. Sounds good? I hope so, because here we go! How to Create Your First Divi Nation Meetup (in Just 4 Steps!) – Divi Nation Short Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel All Subscription Options: YouTube Facebook iTunes Subscribe via RSS 1. Divi Nation Meetup Update Ok so let’s talk about where the Divi Nation Meetup community is right now. From a purely numbers perspective, we’re just shy of 500 members. This is pretty modest growth for the year; averaging out to about 17 new members per month. It’s clear to me that growth in our member count is closely tied to how many events we do per year. We get the bulk of our new members whenever we start promoting a new Meetup here on the blog. So if we’re going to see more growth in the remainder of this year and throughout 2018, we’ll need to schedule a lot more meet ups. That’s where the next stat comes into play! I’m happy to report that we now have eleven community members who have volunteered themselves to organize local meetups in their areas. It looks like two of them, Kolleen and Patty Rose, have organized one new event and I’ve head rumblings from others that their first event is one the way too. In my experience, it’s the first event that takes the longest to get going but after you have a few under your belt it can really start to pick up. Which brings us to our second point. 2. How You Can Become a Divi Nation Meetup Host This one is easy so it won’t take much time to explain. If you’re interested in becoming a local host for Divi Nation events, all you have to do is join our meetup page and send me a message on there expressing your interest. We’ll have a short back and forth, I’ll share with you our Event Host Handbook, and then we’ll work together to get your first event on the calendar. Easy as that! And to prove it, I’m going to share a bit of our Event Host Handbook with you to show you the kinds of resources we’re developing for the community to use. 3. How to Launch Your First Divi Nation Meetup 1. Choose a topic and a Format Formats: Presentations on predefined topics. Panel discussions. Round tables. Workshops. Open Q&A. Social Mixer. Topics: Getting Started with Divi Getting Started with Extra How to Create Your Own Divi Child Theme How to Build a One-Page Website with Divi How to Customize Divi to Fit Your Brand Without Using Any Code How to Achieve a Unique Header/Menu Design with Divi How to Use Divi’s Pre-Made Layouts to Achieve Unique Designs Getting the Most out of the Divi Library An Overview of Divi’s Visual Builder Discovering Divi’s “Hidden” Features Master Split Testing with Divi Leads Using the Divi Builder Plugin with ______ Theme (or themes) Creating a Stunning Home Page with the Divi Builder Using Divi’s Blank Page Template for Effective Splash Pages Building Your Email List with Divi and Bloom Increase and Track Your Social Media Performance with Divi and Monarch Making Your Divi Website Mobile Friendly Mastering Global Modules, Rows, & Sections Importing & Exporting Divi Builder Layouts & Library Collections Understanding the Different Types of Divi Sections Understanding Divi Rows & Row Options How to Achieve Stunning Multi-Layer Parallax in Divi Without Any Code How to Create a Basic Portfolio Website with Divi How to Create Your Own Online Store with Divi and WooCommerce 2. Book a Venue The following types of venues are viable options in most towns or cities: Public Library Community Center Startup or Tech Incubator Co-working Spaces Colleges Coffee Shops Bars/Restaurants When booking your venue, take the following things into account: Is the location easy to find? Is there space for 10-20 people? Will the group have enough quiet and privacy to conduct a meaningful discussion? Is there equipment available for you to do presentations? (Projector, screen, etc.) Are there plenty of plugs available for people who have brought laptops? Is it ok to have food and drinks? Are there accessible bathrooms? Is the location handicap accessible? 3. Create Your Event Posting At this point you’ve already done all the hards stuff. Now all that’s left to do is create your posting and promote it! Meetup is an incredibly simple tool to use and our event host handbook has step by step instructions on how to create your posting and what details you should include. 4. Promote Your Meetup(s) Once you’ve created your Event posting it’s time to promote it. The first and easiest thing you should do is announce your event. This is a feature of Meetup that simply notifies everyone who is a member of our group that a new event is on the calendar. After that though, it’s time to get creative. Here are a few promotional tips that should help though: Leverage your personal network. If you know people in your area who use Divi, shoot them an email, text, Facebook message, tweet, smoke signal, or whatever it takes to let them know you’ve got an event planned just for them. Once you get a few RSVP’s ask those attendees to leverage their personal networks too. Start a Facebook group for your meetup. Create flyers and place them at coffee shops, around universities, etc. Ask to be placed on the announcements of local newspapers, blogs, or newsletters in your area. Schedule and announce 3+ meetups in advance. This allows people to get in the habit of RSVPing to your event and attending on a regular basis. If you want to go really crazy, we have an even more complete list of ideas in our Event Organizer Handbook. Which, if you follow it to the letter, we’re confident you’ll have an active local Divi meetup in no time. And that’s it, that’s how you—yes, you—can start your very own local Divi Nation Meetup in just four steps. So get on Meetup today. Join our page. Shoot me a message. And let’s get the process started. Go to Divi Nation Meetup Page See You Next Week! Well that’s all for this week’s episode. I hope this has inspired some of you to join our Meetup Group and start hosting Divi Nation Meetup in your local area. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below! .divi_cta{background-color: #8f43ee; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta:hover{text-decoration:none;background-color:#7d37d6;}.divi_cta_red{background-color:#db1c1c;}.divi_cta_red:hover{background-color:#c51a1a;}.divi_meetup{background-color: #8F33D2; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta_purple:hover{background-color:#6E25BC;} The post How to Create Your First Divi Nation Meetup (in Just 4 Steps!) – Divi Nation Short appeared first on Elegant Themes Blog.
Sept. 22, 2017
Hey Divi Nation, we’re back this week with another episode of our podcast and video show that highlights yet another standout individual in our community. This week, I got to sit down and chat with Jerry Simmons. Jerry is someone who broke into the Divi economy by scoring a job with prominent community member Geno Quiroz over at Monterey Premiere. If you’re someone who has been enjoying using Divi and wondering how you might be able to turn it into a career, then you’ll want to watch or listen to this episode to hear how he did it. Breaking Into the Divi Economy with Jerry Simmons – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 62 In this episode I interview Jerry Simmons of Monterey Premier. Jerry is a very active community member, particularly in the Facebook groups. But he’s also known to show up at WordCamps and Meetups (like the most recent one out in Orange County that a large number of Divi Community members attended). Jerry is also one of my favorite types of community members. He’s someone who came to WordPress and Divi from a completely different background (Jerry’s a pastor by trade) and yet is now able (after a few crash courses) to work professionally in this field. He’s also a Divi Nation first! He’s the first person we’ve ever had on the show who’s not a freelancer or founder of a third party, but a dedicated staff member of a third party Divi product creator or service provider. Something that I find really satisfying as it’s a great indicator of community (and industry) growth. During the course of our conversation, Jerry and I discuss why he made is transition into WordPress and Divi, what skills and attributes have served hime well, and tips on how others can do the same thing. All that and more in today’s episode of Divi Nation. Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel All Subscription Options: YouTube Facebook iTunes Subscribe via RSS See You Next Week! Well that’s all for this week’s episode. Thanks again to Jerry for making the time to be on the show. I hope you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below! .divi_cta{background-color: #8f43ee; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta:hover{text-decoration:none;background-color:#7d37d6;}.divi_cta_red{background-color:#db1c1c;}.divi_cta_red:hover{background-color:#c51a1a;} The post Breaking Into the Divi Economy with Jerry Simmons – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 62 appeared first on Elegant Themes Blog.
Sept. 15, 2017
Hey Divi Nation, I’m really proud to present this week’s episode and guest: Augustine Mak. As many of you know, Mak is our video tutorial specialist here at Elegant Themes and it’s long past due we had him on the show. If you’re running a WordPress business of any kind you’re not going to want to miss this one. Lot’s of practical information on the nuts and bolts of getting started with video! Using Video to Promote Your WordPress Business – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 61 In this episode I interview our very own Augustin Mak. If you’re at all familiar with our blog, our Facebook page, or especially our youtube channel, then Mak’s face is one you’re used to seeing. Mak is our resident video tutorial specialist and he’s not only got a lot of experience with WordPress and Divi, but a lot of experience using Divi to promote your business and/or products and services. During our chat we not only get to know Mak a bit better as a person, but he also shares audio/video gear and software recommendations, production tips, and content discovery tips for YouTube. We get into all that and more in today’s episode of Divi Nation. Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel All Subscription Options: YouTube Facebook iTunes Subscribe via RSS Our Recommended Video/Audio Gear and Software Below we’ve created some quick and easy reference links for you to see the gear and software we recommended during the show. The Absolute Basics It’s really incredible that you can get started creating professional quality videos and podcasts with an initial investment of less than $400. In the podcast above we recommend going one step further though, and paying a bit more for better audio–which can really make a huge difference. However, the draw-back there is that even though the higher end mic we most recommend is just $229, it won’t do you much good without the other items listed below it which increases the overall expense quite a bit. It’s probably better to get started with just the gear in this basics section first and then upgrade as your efforts begin to bear fruit. HD Webcam – Logitec HD Pro Webcam c920 ($62) Beginner Light Kit – LimoStudio 700W Photography Softbox Lightingg Kit ($58) Pro-sumer Quality USB Mic – Blue Yeti Pro ($249) Professional Quality Audio Gear (Still Affordable) Even though the audio gear below is more expensive than the single usb mic above, it’s still amazing just how good you can make yourself sound for comparatively so little. This mic and setup is literally the same mic and accessories you will see in a lot of professional broadcasting settings. Well worth the cost if you’re ready for it. High Quality Mic – Rode Procaster ($229) High Quality Audio Interface – Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 ($150) Mic Cables – Cable Matters 2-Pack Male to Female XLR Microphone Cable 6 Feet ($27) Desktop Boom Arm – RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm ($109) Mic Shockmount – RODE PSM 1 Shockmount for Procaster ($49) Professional Quality Video Gear (Still Affordable) So this section and the software section below is where the costs begin to rise. But again, when comparing what professional video and audio studios tend to pay for high end gear and software, this stuff is still quite affordable. Especially if you have a marketing budget and put this stuff to smart use that begins earning for you. As we talked about in the podcast, if you’re in front of your computer doing interviews and livestreams you may not even need this gear. The webcam above will do just fine. But if you’re going out and doing “man on the street” or talking head videos (like our own video intros and outros) then you’ll want at least one of the two cameras below. Or something similar. And of course we can’t forget the lights. The basic kit above will get the job done but they’re not a sturdy or as capable of fine tuning the exact color temperature you want as the adjustable LED kit below. High Quality Video (Short Videos) – Sony Alpha a 6500 Body ($1,398 + lens and accessories) High Quality Video (Long Videos) – Canon XA30 Pro Camcorder ($1,999 + accessories) LED Light Kit (Highly Portable) – Fovitec StudioPRO 1x Bi Colorr 600 LED Panel ($272 each) Professional Quality Software This is the section where most people will just have to bite the bullet and shell out if they want high quality video and audio. You simply can’t do the kind of editing (or broadcasting in the case of livestreaming) you need to do if you don’t have the right software. If you’re just doing screencasting tutorials then you could probably get away with just buying Screenflow or Camtasia. But if you’d like to promo videos with people on screen and livestreams on Facebook, YouTube and more–then you’ll likely want to get both Creative Cloud and Wirecast. And of course, if you’re doing interviews via Skype then you’ll need to get eCamm. But the good news there is that it’s pretty cheap. This section is not cheap, but it is essential to getting the job done right. Video/Audio/Motion Graphics and more – Adobe Creative Cloud ($70/month) Screencasting for Mac – Screenflow (starts at $129) Screencasting for PC – Camtasia (starts at $199) Live Streaming – Wirecast (starts at $695) Call Recording – eCamm Call Recorder ($30) See You Next Week! Well that’s all for this week’s episode. Thanks again to Mak for making the time to be on the show. I hope you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below! .divi_cta{background-color: #8f43ee; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta:hover{text-decoration:none;background-color:#7d37d6;}.divi_cta_red{background-color:#db1c1c;}.divi_cta_red:hover{background-color:#c51a1a;} The post Using Video to Promote Your WordPress Business with Augustine Mak – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 61 appeared first on Elegant Themes Blog.
Sept. 8, 2017
Hey Divi Nation we’ve got another big introduction to make this week. We’ve been building out our team here at Elegant Themes this year in literally every department. We’ve got new members on the design team, new members on the development team, and new members on the content team. Of course I’m particularly excited about new content team members because that means we can continue creating new and even better FREE resources for the community every day here on the blog (as well as Facebook and YouTube). This time around I’ll be introducing you to B.J. Keeton, the newest member of our Content Team. Check out the episode below and say hi in the comments! Meet Elegant Themes’ New Staff Content Creator B.J. Keeton – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 60 In this episode of Divi Nation I get to interview the newest member of our very own Content Team here at Elegant Themes, B.J. Keeton. B.J. is a content creator who specializes in in-depth WordPress and Web Development tutorials. He’s also going to be joining myself and Mak in appearing on video. You’ve probably already noticed him popping up on Facebook as the host of our Friday Livestream: This Week in WordPress. B.J.’s background is as a college English instructor and WordPress and Web Development hobbyist. He made the leap about a year or so ago to freelance writing and in that time he’s learned a lot of lessons about what makes work life work, how to be your best self, and of course WordPress. We get into all that and more in today’s episode of Divi Nation. Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel All Subscription Options: YouTube Facebook iTunes Subscribe via RSS See You Next Week! Well that’s all for this week’s episode. Thanks again to B.J. for making the time to be on the show. I hope you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below! .divi_cta{background-color: #8f43ee; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta:hover{text-decoration:none;background-color:#7d37d6;}.divi_cta_red{background-color:#db1c1c;}.divi_cta_red:hover{background-color:#c51a1a;} The post Meet Elegant Themes’ New Staff Content Creator B.J. Keeton – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 60 appeared first on Elegant Themes Blog.
Sept. 1, 2017
Hey Divi Nation, we’ve got a treat and a teaser for you this week. The treat? Meeting our new staff photographer, Joy Boseva! The teaser? Just a taste of all the awesome new resources she and our expanding design team are going to be making for our members! Meet Elegant Themes’ New Staff Photographer Joy Boseva – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 59 In this episode of Divi Nation we get to meet Elegant Themes’ new staff photographer Joy Boseva. We learn about her multi-discipled creative past, passion for photography, the artistic principles that have seen her through her career so far, and we even start to share some of the work she’s doing as part of our design team. All that and more in today’s episode of Divi Nation. Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel All Subscription Options: YouTube Facebook iTunes Subscribe via RSS See You Next Week! Well that’s all for this week’s episode. Thanks again to Joy for making the time to be on the show. I hope you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below! .divi_cta{background-color: #8f43ee; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta:hover{text-decoration:none;background-color:#7d37d6;}.divi_cta_red{background-color:#db1c1c;}.divi_cta_red:hover{background-color:#c51a1a;} The post Meet Elegant Themes’ New Staff Photographer Joy Boseva – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 59 appeared first on Elegant Themes Blog.
Aug. 25, 2017
Hey Divi Nation, we’re back with another live interview! This time with a brand new developer here at Elegant Themes, Travis Seitler. Travis recently joined the Elegant Themes development team and works from his home in Sarasota Florida. We caught up while on our annual company retreat last week in San Francisco where he shared his WordPress and development story as well as what he hopes to bring to the team (and by extension, you, the community). Working Up an Appetite for Knowledge with Travis Seitler – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 58 In this episode of Divi Nation we get to meet a new member of the Elegant Themes development team, Travis Seitler. One thing I love about meeting new people (especially when I get to pepper them with questions) is learning what drives them. During the course of our interview Travis himself identified the common theme that has run throughout his career, that of being hungry for new knowledge and the challenges that make learning necessary. Find out what challenges have him excited about Divi and think about what working up a similar hunger for knowledge might do for you. All that and more in today’s episode of Divi Nation. Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel All Subscription Options: YouTube Facebook iTunes Subscribe via RSS See You Next Week! Well that’s all for this week’s episode. Thanks again to Travis for making the time to be on the show. I hope you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below! .divi_cta{background-color: #8f43ee; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta:hover{text-decoration:none;background-color:#7d37d6;}.divi_cta_red{background-color:#db1c1c;}.divi_cta_red:hover{background-color:#c51a1a;} The post Working Up an Appetite for Knowledge with Travis Seitler – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 58 appeared first on Elegant Themes Blog.
Aug. 18, 2017
Hey Divi Nation, we’ve got an exciting episode for you this week! We talk to the original designer of Divi himself, Kenny Sing. For those of you who do not know, Kenny was formerly part of the Elegant Themes team from 2013 to 2015 in which time he was central to the creation of our flagship product: Divi. He left for a while to work at a little known company named Google. While he was away Divi grew from a popular experiment to the most popular WordPress theme in the world. Now he’s back to help us take Divi to even greater heights. Hear all about it in today’s show! Meet Elegant Themes’ New Director of Design Kenny Sing – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 57 In this episode of Divi Nation, Kenny Sing shares the story of how he came to work for Elegant Themes, the creation of Divi, and some of his vision for how Divi will continue to evolve (and improve!) moving forward. You don’t want to miss this one! Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel All Subscription Options: YouTube Facebook iTunes Subscribe via RSS See You Next Week! Well that’s all for this week’s episode. Thanks again to Kenny for making the time to be on the show. I hope you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below! .divi_cta{background-color: #8f43ee; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta:hover{text-decoration:none;background-color:#7d37d6;}.divi_cta_red{background-color:#db1c1c;}.divi_cta_red:hover{background-color:#c51a1a;} The post Meet Elegant Themes’ “New” Director of Design Kenny Sing – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 57 appeared first on Elegant Themes Blog.
Aug. 11, 2017
Hey Divi Nation! We’re back this week with a guest and an interview who’s been a long time coming: Josh Pollock. Anyone who’s active in the WordPress Community and attending WordCamps regularly is likely to have heard of Josh or even met him in person. Josh is an excellent ambassador of WordPress, a supporter of Divi and the Divi Community, and someone I’m sure we can all learn from. Check out his episode below! Talk to People Who Eat Ice Cream with Josh Pollock – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 56 In this episode I interview Josh Pollock. Josh is widely know for his company Caldera Labs, creators of the popular Caldera Forms plugin. I’m super excited to have Josh on the show today because he’s such a good culture fit for the Divi Community—even though he’s kind of got his own thing going on. Josh is someone who loves to tinker, loves to learn, create, and empower others. That’s really at the heart of what we do here and a set of values we like to promote because it tends to make good entrepreneurs, good community members, and more importantly for the purposes of this podcast—good conversations. In our conversation Josh and I talk about a lot of stuff, but we kept coming back to the one thing that he credits for the growth of his business and the maturation of his products. And yes, it does have something to do with ice cream. Sort of. All that and more in today’s episode of Divi Nation. Subscribe To Our Youtube Channel All Subscription Options: YouTube Facebook iTunes Subscribe via RSS See You Next Week! Well that’s all for this week’s episode. Thanks again to Josh for making the time to be on the show. I hope you enjoyed our chat as much as I did. If you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments section below! .divi_cta{background-color: #8f43ee; color: #fff; font-size: 20px; font-weight: bold; padding: 20px; text-align: center; display: block; text-decoration: none; border-radius: 4px;}.divi_cta:hover{text-decoration:none;background-color:#7d37d6;}.divi_cta_red{background-color:#db1c1c;}.divi_cta_red:hover{background-color:#c51a1a;} The post Talk to People Who Eat Ice Cream with Josh Pollock – The Divi Nation Podcast, Episode 56 appeared first on Elegant Themes Blog.