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Check out our Call for Sponsors post for details on how you can help make this year’s WordCamp the best it can be!
Big thanks to our sponsors. Please check out these companies who are helping make WordCamp 2016 possible.
Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites by connecting to WordPress.com. This connection enables Photon (global CDN for images), uptime monitoring, brute force protection, traffic-boosting tools, single sign on, multiple site management, and automatic or bulk plugin updates. Additionally Jetpack includes several features that help you customize the look-and-feel of your site without needing extra plugins. More information can be found at jetpack.me
Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. You can join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.
WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce software/platform, powering over 30% of all eCommerce stores with over 1 million active installations. It is built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, making it the obvious eCommerce choice for existing WordPress users and connects you to the fast-growing WordPress ecosystem which now powers over 25% of all websites on the internet.
With WooCommerce you can start with all the basic tools that any small business would need to start selling online, including product setup, payments, shipping options, and sales reports and as your business grows choose from over 300 premium add-ons available including additional payment processors, shipping methods, inventory systems and marketing tools anyone to sell anything, anywhere from real products and digital downloads to subscriptions, content and even your time.
In July 2015, WooCommerce was acquired by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month and also the creators of other popular WordPress services including Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress. We look forward to growing WooCommerce to achieve even greater things together with Automattic.
Apply Filters is the podcast all about WordPress development hosted by Brad Touesnard and Pippin Williamson.
Since 2003, A2 Hosting has specialized in linux-based, developer-friendly hosting. We cater to the WordPress community by offering robust servers and hosting accounts at an affordable cost. We back up our hosting with 24/7 support available by phone, ticket, or live chat.
A2 is active in the WordPress community – we dedicate a percentage of our development time to WordPress as part of the Five for the Future initiative, and we are active in many WordCamps. Our in-house Application Optimizer, Ben Cool is also an organizer of the Ann Arbor WordCamp, and speaks at many other WordCamps across the country.
Liquid Web, a managed web hosting company, offers a wide array of hosting solutions, including VPS, cloud, dedicated, and shared hosting plans. WordPress users will find our fully managed hosting solutions, built on powerful and flexible servers, ideal for hosting WordPress sites of all sizes. In addition, all of our fully-managed solutions come backed by our industry-leading, 24/7/365, on-site Heroic Support®.
Our Heroic Promise features a comprehensive SLA with 59 second phone and live chat responses, 30 minute helpdesk responses, 30 minute hardware replacement, and 100% power and network uptime guarantees. With wholly-owned, state-of-the-art data centers in Michigan, Arizona, and Amsterdam, we provide true global reach and geographic redundancy. Whether your hosting needs are big or small, managed or unmanaged, shared, VPS, or cloud … Liquid Web is the perfect match.
Sucuri gives website owners peace of mind with solutions that prevent hackers from abusing websites, and professional response services to those compromised. Sucuri is dedicated to researching the latest and emerging threats affecting websites like yours.
Website security should be attainable for all website owners; we focus on making that a reality. Get back to running awesome WordPress websites. Our services are built around three principles – People. Process. Technology.
CloudAccess.net offers a complete web hosting and support platform for WordPress.
You can launch a WordPress site and build as long as you’d like for FREE. Unlike other free WordPress hosting options, we give you a version of WordPress that is completely functional – we haven’t locked any features.
BoldGrid is a website builder powered by WordPress. It is a free set of WordPress plugins, themes, and other content that allows site creation and management similar to non-WordPress website builders. By placing WordPress more in line with DIY site builder solutions on the market, our mission is not only to make WordPress more accessible and easy for beginners to utilize, but also automate and streamline typical WordPress tasks to provide a fast, creator-friendly platform that even web professionals will appreciate.
Experience WordPress as a website builder, including: free pre-built themes, drag and drop editing, integrated image banks, simplified photo editing, built-in staging, automated backups, and so much more.
BoldGrid will have you creating professional looking WordPress sites in minutes!
Nexcess offers specialized WordPress-optimized web hosting solutions. Since 2000, Nexcess has been taking its many years of web hosting experience and using it to optimize their hardware and software environments. This in turn maximizes the speed and reliability of your WordPress website. They currently provide services in two wholly owned Michigan Data Centers, as well as in Miami, the United Kingdom, and Brisbane, Australia.
Whether your website requires a simple, shared hosting environment, a dedicated server, or an enterprise-grade cluster, Nexcess has a solution that will fit your needs while maximizing WordPress’ potential.
For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net/wordpress/hosting.
GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 12 million customers worldwide and 57 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.
Pantheon puts the power of the Internet in the hands of developers and DevOps teams, delivering rock solid hosting along with the most complete platform for professional website creation. We’ve built the world’s best website management platform—one that gives web teams all of the developer tools, hosting, scaling, performance, workflow, and automation they need to build the best websites in the world. Pantheon powers 150,000 websites, serving billions of page views per month.
For more information, visit www.pantheon.io.
Cornershop Creative is an award-winning online services agency committed to listening carefully to our non-profit and small business clients and helping them achieve their goals online. Our designs are beautiful, our websites are creative and innovative, and our copywriting and campaign planning are rock solid. Learn more about us at https://cornershopcreative.com/.
Transform your WordPress site into a powerful learning management system using LearnDash. Sell elearning courses, track user progress, deliver certificates, and much more!
Discover more at http://www.learndash.com
WPML turns WordPress websites multilingual. It works with caching, SEO and E-Commerce plugins, and allows the building of complete multilingual sites. WPML powers simple blogs as well as corporate and enterprise sites.
WPML allows users to translate everything in the site, including content, menus, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.
More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org
We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/.
Red Rock Barbecue
Red Rock Barbecue provides Ypsilanti, MI with mouth-watering barbecue and comfort foods made from ingredients of the highest quality.
The original WordPress backup plugin to backup, restore & move WordPress.
Since 2008, iThemes has been creating WordPress tools to help you build and grow your freelance web design business with WordPress.
DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 350,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web hosting and cloud services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud computing service DreamCompute. More information can be found at http://dreamhost.com.
Plesk simplifies web management activities to align with the way infrastructure is used today for hosting websites and web applications. A widely used web management solution, Plesk provides everything a web professional needs to set up a website quickly and securely – including a WordPress Toolkit, an easy-to-navigate control panel, server level automation, supportability tools, and complete protection with our server-to-site security core.
3.7 DESIGNS is a strategic design agency focusing on turning great ideas into great design. Equipped with a unique design framework and methodology, we provide emotionally engaging design, usable websites and powerful functionality through the WordPress Platform.
We’re headquartered in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, right above a brewery no less! (We only sample beers after hours… well, usually…) We’ve worked with clients across the United States and even a few worldwide. We’ve released our own products, lead local meetups, been mentioned in several books, held conferences, and even hosted a podcast or two.
GreenGeeks is an independently owned and operated green web hosting provider since 2008. GreenGeeks specializes in managed WordPress hosting making hosting WordPress websites easy with automatic 1-click install, managed updates, enhanced security, blazing fast website performance and 24/7 U.S. based support.
Project Panorama is a WordPress project management plugin designed to impress your clients and save you time so you can bill more. Reduce project management headaches by keeping your clients easily informed of project process, automating your workflow and consolidating key project details in one place. Panorama takes a visual approach to project management, allowing you, your clients and your team to understand at a glance exactly what has been completed, what’s currently being worked on and what to work on next.