Thanks to our Silver Sponsors – WPML, Make Do & Seravo

Today we thank all our Silver Sponsors!

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

We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here:

Make-Do-2015-largeMake Do

Make Do are a full-stack design, development and support agency that have been building for the web since the 90’s. Specialising in WordPress development we’re not shy about sharing our love for the best CMS there is! Get in touch to drive your projects forward with our ever-growing WordPress team of experts. offers premium hosting and professional upkeep for WordPress sites.

We take care of performance, updates and security so you can build your site and your business easily, flexibly and safely. is brought to you by Seravo, a Finnish company focused on providing open source software and services for companies. Our WordPress service has been a success in Finland and is now available for international customers too.

Read more at, follow @Seravocom on Twitter or come and meet us during WordCamp Manchester!

Thanks to our Community Sponsor – 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.

Thanking our Community Sponsor – 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.

Thanking our Gold Sponsor – ChannelUnity!

channelunityToday we thank another one of our sponsors, ChannelUnity!

ChannelUnity is a Manchester based ecommerce and marketplace agency. We exist to make multichannel online selling easy for small and medium sized retailers. We give customers a single tool to integrate their Amazon and eBay accounts all over the world with their WooCommerce store – ensuring that stock levels are automatically updated across all marketplaces every time a sale is made, importing marketplace orders directly into WooCommerce and a wealth of other feature added over 7 years helping customers with multichannel retail. What’s more, we have an exciting new product to launch which we’ll be unveiling at WordCamp.

Thanking our Gold Sponsor – Your Inspiration!

yithAs we are under a month until WordCamp Manchester, it’s time again to thank one of our sponsors – Your Inspiration Themes!

We develop innovative WordPress themes and plugins for WooCommerce based sites. For years our philosophy has been based on simplicity, beauty and 100% effectiveness.

Our crown jewel, that makes us proud, is our high-quality support, through which we take care of our customers day-by-day.

More information can be found at

Announcing Our Final Batch of Speakers

We’re nearly all set for WordCamp Manchester, so here are our final batch of speakers.

Mark Wilkinson

Mark is the Lead developer and Co-founder of Highrise Digital, a specialist WordPress agency focusing on custom development that is built to last. Mark has been using WordPress since late 2005, all the way back to version 2.0. He is the co-organiser of a small WordPress meet-up in Kendal, Cumbria which happens on a monthly basis and is an active member of the UK WordPress community.

James Morrison

I’m a Senior WordPress Developer and Head of Support at Pragmatic ( I’ve been building websites for 15 years and working with WordPress for the last 10.

Heather Burns

I help web designers, developers, business owners, and digital professionals get to grips with the laws and regulations which impact our work.

A big thank you to all our speakers! To see when they are speaking, be sure to view our schedule.

Thanking our Community Sponsor – WooCommerce!

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 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.

Announcing Our Third Batch of Speakers

We’re over half way through announcing our speakers, who have given their time to speak at WordCamp Manchester 2016. Here are 3 more…

Glyn Thomas

Glyn Thomas is a freelance web developer who specialises in WordPress websites for the charity, NGO and non-profit sector. He is currently working with Refugee Action to redevelop their website in WordPress, and he has previously worked with other organisations including Global Justice Now, Positive Money and ShareAction in the UK and Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

Jonny Allbut

Digital director at @wearewider & @Wonderflux WordPress theme framework founder. WordPress specialist, occasional conference speaker. @wpbhamuk co-organiser.

Ben Furfie

Ben is a front end developer (who also enjoys dabbling with backend development too) who specialises in working with WordPress and Magento. He has a passion for helping freelancers and agencies that use WordPress to create sustainable businesses. He has previously talked on subjects ranging from technology in the workplace, designer/developer relations, pricing strategies and freelancing.

Only 3 more speakers left to announce! Be sure to catch them next time. Or just read the schedule.

WordCamp Manchester – Third Batch of Tickets Released!

We have been overjoyed with the response to WordCamp Manchester. Thanks to all the speakers, volunteers and sponsors, as well as attendees, for making this a great – must attend event.

We’ve counted tickets and we’ve realised that we’ve a few more left to send out. Please note – this is the last bunch. Once these are gone, they are gone. And we’re expecting them to go very quick.

So please do not delay. Get your tickets here.

Thanking Our Community Sponsor – Jetpack

This post is to thank Jetpack as a community sponsor.

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