WordCamps wouldn’t be possible without the help of the Sponsors, whose generous sponsorship helps run the event for the Manchester WordCamp community. Thank you to all of them.
34SP.com is a WordPress hosting provider based here in Manchester. Focused on exceptional service and support, the entire support team are trained in house, operating out of the UK, 365 days a year. Founded in 2000, 34SP.com has been hosting WordPress accounts since WordPress launched in 2003.
With the 2016 launch of their managed WordPress hosting platform, bringing high performance, reliability and security backed with great customer support they offer one of the UK’s most cost effective, fully-featured WordPress hosting solutions available.
34SP.com is a keen supporter and sponsor of both WordPress and local WordCamps, and a strong advocate of the open source movement.
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.
At Bytemark we solve WordPress problems for site admins every week. Whether you’re self-managing one of our Cloud Servers and need PHP tips, or you’re leaving a high-traffic TV launch to our fully managed hosting, our team can make WordPress fly for you.
At Bytemark we obsess over doing things ourselves. We’ve built YO26, our own data centre in York. We wrote our own cloud hosting software stack from the ground up. We build and test our own dedicated servers. But with that expertise, we provide friendly telephone and email support as standard, and start at only £10 per month.
We’ve sponsored and donated to free culture since our foundation in 2002, and today we contribute hosting to cornerstones of free software such as Debian, Kodi and Libreoffice. So we’re proud to support WordCamp as part of this amazing and important movement.
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.
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.
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 yithemes.com.
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.
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/.
Seravo.com 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.
Seravo.com 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.
Highrise Digital are an experienced WordPress development team focusing on customer needs and business objectives. We provide bespoke, robust, and easy to manage solutions for technically challenging projects, using professional, modern development practices. Our small team are active members of the WordPress community, running local meet-ups as well as speaking at, and volunteering at WordCamps across the UK.
Elementary Digital are a dedicated WordPress agency based in London and Leeds helping businesses in the UK, Europe and USA realise the power of WordPress as an Enterprise content management system. Pioneers of the WordPress API and actively contributing to the UK WordPress community we are a team of 16+ designers, developers and consultants. Put simply we love WordPress and have been promoting the virtues of the platform since 2008.
WP Engine powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on WordPress. The company’s premium managed hosting platform provides the performance, reliability and security required by the biggest brands in the world, while remaining affordable and intuitive enough for smaller businesses and individuals. 50,000 companies in 136 countries rely on WP Engine’s award-winning customer service team to quickly solve technical problems and create a world-class customer experience. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has offices in San Francisco, California, San Antonio, Texas, and London, England.
Heart Internet is one of the UK’s leading web hosting and reseller hosting companies. Focusing on web designers, developers, and technically adept businesses, we provide reliable services to over 500,000 customers.
Building upon our four tenets of speed, reliability, support, and security, we create award-winning hosting solutions, including the PC Pro Award for Best Web Hosting in 2013, 2014, and 2015 and the ISPA Award for Best Shared Hosting in 2015 and 2016.
As long as the internet continues to evolve, so will Heart Internet, always investing in our services and platforms to ensure we meet our customers’ ever-changing needs.
Algolia (YC 2014) offers a hosted search API that allows any developer to deliver an intuitive find-as-you-type experience on websites and mobile apps. It solves the challenge of offering an intuitive browsing experience and seamless access to content – most recently on WordPress with our new search plugin – Search by Algolia.
WordCamp Manchester 2016 is kindly hosted by Journalism, Information and Communications at Manchester Metropolitan University.
WordCamp Manchester 2016 contributor day is kindly hosted by AutoTrader.
Interested in sponsoring WordCamp 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!