Sponsors

We have some great sponsors this year.

If you’re looking to give back to the community and make our event even more successful, it’s not too late!

See our sponsorship packages and become a WCSTL sponsor today!

Thank you to everyone for making this event possible.

 

Gold

BoldGrid

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!

www.boldgrid.com

WooCommerce

37% of all online stores are powered by WooCommerce. Built on WordPress, WooCommerce is a fully customizable, open source eCommerce solution.

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.

Jetpack

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

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.

Silver

GoDaddy

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.

Spry Digital

Spry Digital is a nimble interactive agency in St. Louis. We craft big ideas into custom digital products that drive your business. You need more than a website. You need an extension of your brand in the digital world. We get that. That’s what we do. From pegging opportunities to building solutions and tracking results, when you work with us, you get a partner that goes the distance. When you need a wingman, we provide friendly and helpful support for the things that we build. The result is cool things that work and happy clients.

Pantheon

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.

Bronze

WPML

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/.

DreamHost

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

SiteLock

Currently protecting more than one million WordPress sites, SiteLock delivers a patented 360-degree website security solution to find, fix and prevent malware and other threats from affecting websites and their visitors. Services include automatic malware scanning and removal, an advanced web application firewall, static application security testing, PCI compliance and website acceleration powered by a global CDN. SiteLock offers phone, email and chat support, 24/7/365. With SiteLock, you can focus on what’s most important—your business, your passion, your word.

SiteGround

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 St. Louis, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.

ThemeFurnace

ThemeFurnace is a WordPress Theme company founded in 2012 by Oli Dale of Kooc Media, it currently offers over 20 themes for just $49 and also offers a 8 free themes which you can download from the official WordPress directory and test out. The site has recently been expanded to offer a number of WordPress Deals and also a comprehensive blog which features handy guides such as the Best WordPress Hosting, How to Move from Blogger to WordPress and More.

Blondish.net

Blondish.net is run by Nile Flores, a WordPress Designer and Developer from the St. Louis metro east, that is dedicated to building WordPress websites that convert. That means that Nile makes sure she delivers a website that works in gaining that subscriber, commentator, or buyer. Aside from being a business, Blondish.net covers topics like blogging, WordPress, SEO, social media, and web design in order to help you rock your website out like a rockstar!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blondishnet

Beanstalk Web Solutions

Beanstalk Web Solutions is a web development and digital marketing agency located in downtown Webster Groves, Missouri. Beanstalk specializes in web design, internet marketing, and coding projects like mobile apps and web apps.

Kinsta

Kinsta is the fastest growing WordPress host on the market providing managed WordPress hosting services for enterprises, for high traffic sites and large ecommerce shops. Over the past 4 years they’ve landed billion dollar enterprises, some of the hottest startups, & key players in the WordPress community. They are the first managed host exclusively powered by Google Cloud, which many studies show is faster & cheaper than AWS. I

n addition, by utilizing the container technology rather than the VPS model, they are the very best in performance and scalability. The use of Nginx, MariaDB, PHP 7.1, & HHVM magnify this even further. Developer tools like SSH, staging, & WP-CLI are standard on all plans.

Matchbox Design Group

Matchbox Design Group is a full-service St. Louis digital marketing agency that specializes in branding, web design, web development, content strategy, and SEO/SEM. Since 2006, we have been providing engaging digital services for a wide range of local and national clients.

We specialize in building web solutions using the WordPress platform. Through great service and attention to detail, our team continues to deliver outstanding results for our clients. Learn more about us and our latest job openings at matchboxdesigngroup.com.

Get WP Training

Get WP Training is set to provide workshops to help WordPress users in the St. Louis area. Our 8-hour workshops will cover basic WordPress, like getting your own web host and installing WordPress, know each area of WordPress, creating your first post, recommended plugins, and much more. Classes will start soon. Interested? Then come by the site and sign up for our newsletter, to get updated on when our next workshop will be.

In-Kind

IQComputing

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IQComputing is a full-service St Louis web design company, providing high quality custom WordPress-powered website design and development services for St Louis, Missouri businesses complete with white label solutions and backed by our great team of in-house Saint Louis WordPress developers. Come see us at WordCamp for ways to grow your design business or agency with WordPress along with dependable services for transforming your designs into business-class WordPress websites.

Sticker Giant

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 at stickergiant.com.

Scholarship

iThemes

Since 2008, iThemes has been creating WordPress tools to help you build and grow your freelance web design business with WordPress.And our BackupBuddy product: The original WordPress backup plugin to backup, restore and move WordPress.

Twitter handle: @ithemes; @Backup_Buddy
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ithemes
Website link: https://ithemes.com/

Dane Morgan Media

Dane Morgan Media has been building websites for entrepreneurs and small businesses since 2008. Dane specializes in building and maintaining custom WordPress websites built for the needs of direct relationship marketing and content marketing. Dane also subcontracts for small agencies who need an extra developer to handle their client load from time to time.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaneMorganMedia/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/danemorgan
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Danemorganmediagroup