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  • Joep Kruijssen 11:10 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: e-commerce   

    Session Q&A: WP-e-Commerce 


    Howdy!

    Welcome to the Ask Dan, eCommerce, session at WordCamp Cape Town! Feel free to ask your questions in this thread and I will answer them during the Q&A at the end of the session.

    Best rated question will win a prize

     
  • Joep Kruijssen 11:03 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Scaling   

    Session Q&A : Scaling WordPress 


    Howdy!
    Welcome to the Ashley, Scaling WordPress, session at WordCamp Cape Town! Feel free to ask your questions in this thread and I will answer them during the Q&A at the end of the session.

    Best rated question will win a prize

     
  • Joep Kruijssen 9:55 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: online, publishing, Rock n roll   

    Session Q&A: What a 60’s Rock n’ Roll Band Can Teach Us About Online Publishing 


    Howdy!
    Welcome to the Fred,  What a 60’s Rock n’ Roll Band Can Teach Us About Online Publishing, session at WordCamp Cape Town! Feel free to ask your questions in this thread and I will answer them during the Q&A at the end of the session.

    Best rated question will win a prize

     
  • Joep Kruijssen 9:48 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Session Q&A : How to deal with non-technical WordPress clients 


    Howdy!
    Welcome to the Jess, How developers and clients need to interact for the best WordPress experience, session at WordCamp Cape Town! Feel free to ask your questions in this thread and I will answer them during the Q&A at the end of the session.

    Best rated question will win a prize

     
    • anita 9:54 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      How does WP e-commerce compare, in terms of features and functionality, to Virtuemart for Joomla?

    • anita 10:03 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry, posted on wrong board.

    • John 10:16 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      How much coffee did u drink mate?

    • John 10:17 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Good energy!!

    • John 10:30 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Ubutudeal and WP is there a future.

  • Joep Kruijssen 9:46 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Session Q&A : Hosting a high traffic site 


    Howdy!
    Welcome to the Ask Roy, Hosting high traffic, session at WordCamp Cape Town! Feel free to ask your questions in this thread and I will answer them during the Q&A at the end of the session.

    Best rated question will win a prize

     

     
    • Gerhard 9:53 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      You said that you got the out-of-the-box server to serve more pages and perform better overall… What did you use or how did you go about doing load testing on your wordpress installation?

    • Gerhard 9:57 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Please ignore last question, was just answered

  • Joep Kruijssen 9:05 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Session Q&A: WP-e-Commerce 


    Howdy!

    Welcome to the Ask Dan, eCommerce, session at WordCamp Cape Town! Feel free to ask your questions in this thread and I will answer them during the Q&A at the end of the session.

    Best rated question will win a prize

     
    • John D 9:35 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Issues with Pagination: although all products are listed on a single page, I still see Pagination for 5 follow pages.

      WordPress HTTPS plugin causes memory problems on checkout page, had this error been reported before or could this be a problem with our config?

      We’re using WPSC 3.8.4 currently.

    • Mionkeybot 9:36 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    • Mionkeybot 9:42 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What is the next step moving forward for WP e-Commerce?

    • anita 9:43 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      In SA, is WP e-commerce used with Paypal or do I need an account with another local VP gateway? In the latter case, in SA specifically, is it financially viable for an individual (as opposed to a company) to sell products online, in terms of bank/admin costs involved?

    • Jess 9:49 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Does this work when selling tangible products, or even referring sales to the eventual product provider? Also, does it work in Rands as well?

    • Neil 9:52 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      How well does it integrate with our local payment gateways? If so, has anyone got experience with setting it up? i.e. mygate, paygate, payu etc etc

      • Ashley Shaw 11:57 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        LightSpeed developed some gateway files for VCS and MyGate. We will be developing a gateway to PayU soon. Feedl free to get hold of LightSpeed – http://lsdev.biz/

    • anita 9:58 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      How does WP e-commerce compare, in terms of features and functionality, to Virtuemart for Joomla?

  • Joep Kruijssen 9:05 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Session Q&A : Scaling WordPress 


    Howdy!
    Welcome to the Ashley, Scaling WordPress, session at WordCamp Cape Town! Feel free to ask your questions in this thread and I will answer them during the Q&A at the end of the session.

    Best rated question will win a prize

     
    • dcostaras 9:20 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      At what stage did you find you needed to expand your setup from your humble beginnings. Number of sites?

      • Joep Kruijssen 10:17 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        1: basically used my gut to decided when to upscale. The best option is to upgrade before you need it.

    • Jann 9:27 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Any thoughts around hosting offshore and the local impact on SEO?

      • dcostaras 11:12 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        It does effect SEO to some degree but gathering from SEOmoz it’s not highest on the list of ranking factors (Matt Cutts does say it’s important) but sites should be geo-targeted within Google or Bing webmaster tools and with a relevant TLD this should be enough for all but the most competitive terms.

    • Nick 9:40 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      WordPress doesn’t cache out of the box and is a bit tricky to enable for “beginners”. Do you think this is something that should be enabled by default in future WordPress versions?

      • Joep Kruijssen 10:17 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        It is very tricky, we dont believe these give the best performance. It doesnt just work right out of the box, with the way wordpress is moving and the way its moving forward with automatic, im certain it will get easier.

    • Nick 9:42 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      – What do you find is the biggest bottleneck in scaling a WordPress setup (web server, php, MySQL, memory, cpu)?
       – How do you keep your primary and secondary MySQL servers in sync?

      • Joep Kruijssen 10:18 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        The memory is the most difficult.

        we are using hyper db which is a autopmatic wordpress plugin which handles the replication and the failover.

    • Matty 9:46 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hey Ash,

      if you have caching setup on the server-side (as you’ve mentioned), would this render a service such as CloudFlare redundant (other than their CDN)?

      • Joep Kruijssen 10:18 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        we have been testing alot of different service (acami, cloudfront), having a cdn allows you to load parrelel to the site.

    • jeffikus 9:51 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      If you are already running an existing server configuring with apache, how would you suggest migrating that configuration over to nginx?

      • Joep Kruijssen 10:19 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        This is not entirly easy. the htaccess, the rewrite rules are very important.

    • Francois Brill 9:57 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’ve read about some issues with page impressions / analytics / displaying old content / etc when using something like WP Cache, how does Batcache handle this?

      • Joep Kruijssen 10:19 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Back caches a page for 5 min by default. You can configure longer periods of time if you wanted.

    • jeffikus 10:02 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      If you dont have nginx as an option for your install, which server OS which you suggest to install on a single server configuration?

      • Joep Kruijssen 10:19 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ubuntu is the best we use from our side. We used to use debian before but in this case you want ease of use.

  • Joep Kruijssen 8:11 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Session Q&A : Syndicating your blog 


    Howdy!
    Welcome to the Craig, Syndicating your blog, session at WordCamp Cape Town! Feel free to ask your questions in this thread and I will answer them during the Q&A at the end of the session.

    Best rated question will win a prize

     
  • Mionkeybot 8:00 am on September 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: prizes, sponsors   

    The “Why I love WordPress” competition 


    This year at WordCamp Cape Town we are very fortunate to have many prizes to give away. WordCamp attendees will be walking away with some fantastic giveaways, and we wanted to share the fun with the many that cannot attend.

    We often hear people professing their love for WordPress. Talking about passion and love is easy, but at WordCamp Cape Town we want you to publicly proclaim your love for WordPress and tell the world how you feel and why you feel that way.

    Why I love WordPress

    We will be running the competition across three channels, each with it’s own character limit but asking you to answer the same basic question: Why do you love WordPress?

    Twitter

    The Prize: StudioPress – 2 x Pro-Plus packages valued $600

    Awarded for the the two best 140 character Tweet on answering the question: Why do you love WordPress? (using the #WCCT hashtag)

    FORMAT: @wordcampct I love WP because [YOUR ANSWER HERE] #WCCT

    It’s going to be a tight squeeze so get creative and be concise.

    Facebook

    The Prize: WebSEO –  one SEO site evaluation worth 2500

    Awarded for the best 200 character Facebook post on WordCamp Cape Town’s Facebook Page answering the question: Why do you love WordPress?

    FORMAT: WordCampCT, I love WordPress because….

    WordCamp Cape Town on wordpress.com Blog

    https://wordcampcapetown2011.wordpress.com/

    The Prize: Event Espresso –  5 x Advanced Event Module

    For all wordpress.com users! We are using the P2 theme to make our event blog interactive. If you are a wordpress.com user, you can post your answer directly onto our event blog that will be running throughout the day. The prize will be awarded for the five best 300 character posts on WordCamp Cape Town’s event Blog answering the question: Why do you love WordPress?

    FORMAT:

    Blogpost Title: I love WordPress

    300 character description of Why you love WordPress

    We are looking forward to hearing why you all love WordPress!

     
  • Joep Kruijssen 11:47 am on September 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Admin, Dashboard   

    Session Q&A : Improving Ease of Use with the WordPress Admin Dashboard 


    Howdy!
    Welcome to the Byron, Improving Ease of Use with the WordPress Admin Dashboard, session at WordCamp Cape Town! Feel free to ask your questions in this thread and I will answer them during the Q&A at the end of the session.

    Best rated question will win a prize

     
    • nomadone 8:11 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Your thoughts on completely reskinning the WordPress admin dashboard, do it don’t do it?

    • Byron Rode 9:17 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Like I said during my talk, it’s not something I would recommend, as I feel the dashboard is fairly decent as it is. If it’s just for you and you feel there is something missing, the go for it, but if you are giving access to clients, then I wouldn’t recommend it.

    • Warrendean 10:01 am on September 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Dig your approach. Make the client feel like it is theirs. Make it more simple for them to use. Prevent the possibility of accidental ruining of their site and the fear of doing so. nice one guys.

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