Huge thanks to our generous sponsors for helping to make WordCamp Kansas City a reality.
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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!
Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over 1 million WordPress sites worldwide. Their objective is to help customers, whether novice or pro, create a thriving online presence at an affordable price. With a team of in-house tech experts available 24/7, Bluehost dedicates time and resources to providing the best support and services in the industry. Join millions of other site owners and see what Bluehost can do for you and your online presence.
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37% of all online stores are powered by WooCommerce. Built on WordPress, WooCommerce is a fully customizable, open source eCommerce solution.
- 1+ million active installations
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Whether you’re selling a few handcrafted items to a niche market, taking an existing business online, or going global with an enterprise level eCommerce business – WooCommerce will get you set up and selling fast and scale securely as you grow. Plus your content will be forever yours and customizable down to the finest button color.
Developed and supported by a distributed team, WooCommerce is powered by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com.
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GoDaddy Pro is a free membership program for web developers, designers & agencies. It offers exclusive tools to help onboard, manage and maintain multiple clients and their sites fast and easy. With GoDaddy Pro tools, you can easily shop for your client, monitor their sites, and manage their products from a single dashboard. Additionally, your membership includes advanced 24/7 technical support and rewards for recommending GoDaddy to your clients.
You can use GoDaddy Pro with all of GoDaddy’s newly refreshed hosting products, including Managed WordPress, cPanel shared hosting, our brand new cloud product, and our virtual and dedicated solutions.
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- Website – http://www.godaddy.com/pro/managewp?cvosrc=advocacy.evangelism.wcg17
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/GoDaddy
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GoDaddy/
SiteGround, with over 12 years in the business, provides managed WordPress hosting that does not miss a thing! Their servers, available in 4 different data centers across the world, are optimized for ultimate WordPress speed and security and they provide many goodies for the WordPress fans – automatic updates for the core WordPress and its plugins, WordPress SuperCacher for ultimate speed acceleration, staging tool for the coders and unique WordPress autoinstaller for the starting users – all crafted in-house by the SiteGround team. And still they do not forget the importance of the good old standard hosting features like the domain name registration, the email service, control panel and the reasonable pricing. They also have a support team that is not only available 24/7 by phone, chat and ticketing, but consists of WordPress enthusiasts who will help you with specific WordPress issues. SiteGround has been actively involved with the community speaking, supporting and attending various WordCamps around the world and by sponsoring WordCamp Kansas, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.
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Easy Digital Downloads is a complete e-commerce solution for selling digital products in a light, performant, and easy to use plugin. Rather that attempting to provide every feature under the sun, Easy Digital Downloads makes selling digital simple and complete by providing just the features you need.
With over 115 contributing developers, Easy Digital Downloads is a widely used platform for ecommerce websites that strives to be a model for open source development.
Libsyn is the World’s Largest Podcast Network
- Over 30,000 podcasts
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Podcast Hosting since 2004.
Yep, that means we have been hosting podcasts since before the iPhone existed and before Apple even supported podcasting. Liberated Syndication (libsyn) pioneered the system to host and publish podcasts in 2004. And since then has grown to the largest leading podcast network.
Our iTunes expertise in podcasting and iPhone apps is the basis for world class tools, service and support. With over 3.3 billion download requests in 2015, we are dedicated to providing superior hosting services, scalable ad insertion technology and delivering superior content on the net, on portable media devices, at work, at home, in the car and wherever people want it.
We have worked with thousands of producers- from beginners to professionals -to help them establish their brand and unique show, build an audience, and make money through new media. We are the best because we work with the best. We look forward to doing the same with you.
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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/.
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Since 1997 DreamHost has helped individuals, small businesses, entrepreneurs and developers the world over bring their dreams to life on the Internet. From domain registrations to traditional web hosting and highly-optimized managed WordPress hosting, more than 400,000 customers trust DreamHost to be their online home. DreamHost supports the WordPress project and community with dedicated resources and a passionate team. Packed with excellent value, DreamHost is a great place to launch a blog, website, or online application into the stratosphere!
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SiteLock‘s cloud-based suite of products protect WordPress websites from malicious activity and harmful requests. And we can speed websites up with our global content delivery network (CDN), so you can focus on what’s most important—your business, your passion, your word.
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Car Demons – Wicked Powers for Car Dealers!
If you’re building a WordPress site for vehicle sales then you need Car Demons.
Find out why thousands of users rely on Car Demons for selling cars, trucks, vans, rvs, motorcycles, boats, planes and just about every other type of vehicle you can think of.
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- Website – http://www.CarDemons.com
The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center has donated the venue for WordCamp Kansas City on Friday, June 10th and Saturday, June 11th
The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center is a nationally recognized convening site located adjacent to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation offices in Kansas City, Missouri. This facility welcomes 65,000 thought leaders per year to an atmosphere of candor and purpose, where innovative thinking and dialogue lead to action.
Address: 4801 Rockhill RoadKansas City, MO 64110 → Map
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What is the Doughnut Lounge?
Our vision is to create classic varieties like yeast risen, cake, and old fashion doughnuts, along with more creative creations like, double chocolate nutella, s’more, creme brulee, and maple bacon doughnuts. Then, to step it up one more notch, what about combining doughnuts with some of our favorite foods, like a doughnut bowl with bacon and Mac n’ Cheese, pizza doughnut, or a biscuits and gravy doughnut. We have been dreaming and creating for some time now, and our dreams have led us to the Doughnut Lounge.
WordCamp Kansas City Kickoff Party
Thursday, April 27th at 7pm at Doughnut Lounge in Westport – 4117 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO → Map
Doughnut Lounge is providing the party location and doughnuts for party attendees!
On Tap is a Kansas City web development firm specializing in WordPress site development and ongoing site support.
WordCamp Kansas City Friday Party
On Tap is providing beer and snacks for WordCamp attendees!
Make sure to wear your WordCamp KC name badge, so you can get your complimentary beer.
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WebWorks of KC creates search engine optimization and digital marketing strategies that allow small businesses to compete with large businesses online.
WordCamp Kansas City Wrap Party
WebWorks of KC is providing beer for attendees!
Make sure to wear your WordCamp KC name badge, so you can get your complimentary beer.
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- Website – http://webworksofkc.com
- LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/travispflanz
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WebWorksofKC/
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/webworksofkc
StickerGiant prints high-quality stickers and labels. They have the best customer service, quick turnaround times and free custom shapes using state of the art laser cutting. Every sticker has a story. Want to share your story today? They’re waiting to hear from you.
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Haden Interactive began with a freelance web content writer and has grown to a full service web content firm. Many web firms can build you a pretty website, but we start with content, usability, and conversion. Our websites introduce themselves to your future customers, grab them at the Zero Moment of Truth, and tell your story in ways that support your goals.
Our clients find us responsive, professional, supportive, and easy to work with. We have a process that works — but we know that online marketing is not a one size fits all process. Effective web design, building, and support require strategic planning based on your goals, your resources, and your needs. Contact us to begin the conversation about your company.
A big THANK YOU to all the Sponsoring Attendees. Take a moment to check out Sponsoring Attendees’ websites, follow them on Twitter, and send them a “thank you” tweet.
Sponsoring Attendees make a small donation on top of their ticket price. This donation goes toward WordCamp KC operations expenses. You too, can become a Sponsoring Attendee
Interested in sponsoring WordCamp Kansas City this year?
Check out our Call for Sponsors post for details on how you can help make this year’s WordCamp the best it can be!