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Thanks to our sponsors for their continuing support of WordCamp Milwaukee! It just wouldn’t be a thing without you!
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!
WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce software/platform, powering over 30% of all eCommerce stores with over 1 million active installations. It is 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.
Jetpack is a free WordPress plugin that simplifies managing your sites. This single plugin enables Photon (a 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 installing other tools. More information can be found at jetpack.com.
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.
ServerPress, LLC has been a proven leader in the WordPress Community for several years by specializing in building products to make your workflow actually FLOW. With DesktopServer, our flagship product we make it simple to create local WordPress sites in just a matter of a few clicks. With DesktopServer you can design, develop and deploy WordPress solutions quickly and easily. It is the ONLY localhost server that integrates WordPress with Adobe® Dreamweaver®, Panic’s Coda and Diet Coda with WYSIWYG features for theme design and web developer professionals, offers multi-site, import and export (deployment) of archive files such as BackupBuddy, Duplicator, BackWPUp, BackUp WordPress, InfiniteWP & ManageWP, create custom blueprints and a lot more! Save tons of time and even more “brain damage” with DesktopServer!
And our latest product, WPSiteSync makes synchronizing content between two sites as easy as a click of a button. Gone are the days of uploading a complete database every time you make a change on your local or staging site. With our plugin architecture, you can make WPSiteSync do exactly what you want and sync exactly the content you need to sync, when you need to do it! So easy, it almost seems magical!
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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.
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.
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/.
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! Learn more at www.DreamHost.com
C2, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the only family/locally-owned firm in Wisconsin to focus solely on the staffing and professional development needs of the creative industry. C2’s roster of staffing talent includes designers, production artists, web developers (including WordPress!), writers, art directors, creative directors and all positions in-between. We serve large and small ad agencies, design and marketing firms as well as in-house creative departments. C2 is the only Adobe Authorized Training Center in Wisconsin and offers expert design software, web development and WordPress classes, both in group settings and one-on-one instruction. More information is available at www.C2GPS.com
Zeek Interactive is a small and highly focused group of talented people. We’ve been solving problems for clients since 1995, and we’ve been focused on the web from day one. As the web has grown and changed, our skills have expanded to match. Zeek’s experience on hundreds and hundreds of Internet projects is now focused on two major platforms, WordPress and iOS. We are not just technologists. We are also driven by both a desire to help our clients achieve their business results, and an equally strong desire to give back to the development community we love.
Founded in 2008, iThemes provides professional WordPress software, including themes, training and plugins, like BackupBuddy, iThemes Exchange, iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) and more. With a 20+ person team, iThemes is committed to making people’s lives awesome by providing simple, easy to use solutions for WordPress. You can learn more at iThemes.com.
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At Tuna Traffic, we specialize in developing, marketing and managing effective and engaging web presences. We partner with our clients by actively listening to their business needs and designing targeted web platforms that build revenue, drive traffic, solidify brand recognition and expand their customer base.
Through creative design, cutting edge technology, tactical market analysis and innovative social media, we function as a one-stop interactive marketing shop. With our finger on the pulse of today’s dynamic marketplace, we offer web-based services that enhance, transform and produce results.
So, what does that mean for you?
It means our Tuna Traffic team is chock full of smart people with a veritable plethora of diverse industry experience who live and breathe PageLines DMS, the best WordPress Theme Framework known to humankind. We also are card-carrying SEO Rock stars and Social Media Gurus, plus we’re kind of fun to be around.
Sometimes we call this the “Tuna Traffic Triple Threat.” But, don’t let that self-proclaimed title pigeonhole us. We are definitely more than triple trick ponies.
We provide a broad range of customer-focused, sales-driven services; from the fundamentals of original website design to the immediacy of social networking through blogs, microsites, mobile sites and custom app development. We implement and oversee targeted digital marketing programs, ecommerce campaigns, tailored search engine optimization, professional content writing, customized video production and full event promotion.
We work a little differently here at Tuna Traffic. We manage our projects using an Agile Methodology called Scrum. Scrum focuses our team’s energy by initiating, detailing and completing our work in progressive steps. What does that process look like exactly? It looks like a healthy serving of flexibility and adaptability with a side of guaranteed on-going collaboration with you. And it makes for a successful partnership.
We don’t just hand our clients a product and proclaim, “Done.” We foster, we enrich, we evolve our client’s web presence.
To find out more about Tuna Traffic, connect with us at email@example.com.