Thank You, Jetpack!

Thank you, Jetpack, for being a gold-level sponsor of this year’s WordCamp Louisville.

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.


Tickets are still available for WordCamp Louisville 2016:

https://2016.louisville.wordcamp.org/tickets/

Meet Your Afternoon Speakers for WordCamp Louisville 2016

What’s better than lunch at WordCamp? The speakers that come right after! Afternoon sessions have great information for everyone who uses WordPress. Tickets are still available.

Dustin Hartzler

Dustin is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic, providing support for the popular eCommerce plugin, WooCommerce. He is also the host of the weekly WordPress podcast at Your Website Engineer. When not spending time with WordPress, he can be found traveling around the world, biking and reading.

Customize Your Site the Right Way” will cover the wrong ways to customize a site, the right ways and even how to create a plugin to house custom changes

YourWebsiteEngineer.com
Twitter: @DustinHartzler

Katie Wilkerson

Katie has spent six years working in digital advertising and publishing. Previously a marketing manager at The Atlantic, Katie is currently an audience and revenue strategist at 10up, building monetization strategy for companies like 9to5Mac, Boston Magazine, Maine Today Media, Cleveland Clinic, and AwesomenessTV.

In “Make Ads Great Again,” we’ll develop a better appreciation for how important a correct ad integration is for the success of your WordPress site and how we can actually make them contribute to your site aesthetic.

Katie is on twitter @kmwilkerson

Chris Rogers

One of our most popular requests for topics at the monthly meetup is discussion about how to add eCommerce and Membership areas to a site. Chris will discuss just that in “How to Add an Online Store and/or Membership Site

Chris is a co-organizer of WordCamp Las Vegas and a regular speaker at the Vegas WP Meetup Group.

Follow Chris on twitter @CHRactor

Adam W. Warner

Adam discovered WordPress in 2005 when looking for an easier way to update his existing HTML websites. He’s learned a lot through the years, including what NOT to do.

In “WordPress Security for Beginners: Simple Steps to Build Your Master Plan,” he’ll dispel some myths, explain the “big picture” of website security and give actionable tips you can start applying to your own websites to create your “Security Master Plan”.

adamwwarner.com (notice the two “w”s)
@wpmodder

Meet Your Morning Speakers for WordCamp Louisville 2016

After getting registered and enjoying some coffee, you can start your morning at WordCamp Louisville 2016 with these great speakers. Tickets are still available.

Joe Ponzio

Founder of New Nine Media and managing director at Makespace! Web, Joe has been working in WordPress since 2008. He is also the author of Font Awesome 4 Menus, a free plugin with more than 165,000 downloads.

In Joe’s talk, “Understanding the (Lack Of) Limitations of WordPress,” you’ll learn when WordPress is the right solution for your website (hint: it usually is.)

Mitch Canter

Mitch Canter is a digital strategist and WordPress developer from Franklin, TN. He’s excited to bring you “WordPress Development with Vagrant, VVV, and VV

The day I discovered Vagrant was the day that I changed the way I worked. I went from fighting with server setups and local development boxes to seamlessly creating sites that fit in with my own workflow. But Vagrant by itself, while good, won’t get you there alone.
That’s where VVV – a WordPress development environment – comes in. VVV comes pre-equipped with all of the tools, bells, and whistles needed to streamline your development environment.

Bobby Bryant

Bobby has been involved in the WordPress space as a Developer for over 2 years. Prior to getting involved with WordPress Bobby spent 13+ years in the United States Marines as Ground Electronics Technician. He currently works for 10up and is also the developer behind the YouTube channel Develop With WP.

In “WordPress Information Architecture” Bobby will be covering these and more:

  • Creating Custom Post Types
  • Creating Custom Taxonomies
  • Using Metadata for CPT’s and taxonomies
  • How best to make relationships between these two data types
  • How to build performant queries

Flash Sale – Register Now for 50% Off Tickets to WordCamp Louisville 2016

The next ten people to register for WordCamp Louisville 2016 can do so for only $10!

Jim Ullum, a member of the WordPress Louisville community, has provided $100 to support bringing more people to the upcoming event on November 12th. He’s learned a great deal from the WordPress Louisville monthly meetups and wanted to give back.

To get this great discount, be one of the next ten folks to purchase a ticket at https://2016.louisville.wordcamp.org/tickets/ . It’s first-come, first-served!

Select the “Flash Sale – Half Off General Admission” ticket and check out like normal. You’ll get all the benefits of regular general admission for only $10: sessions all day, lunch onsite, and a t-shirt.

Register now to guarantee your WordCamp T-shirt size!

t-shirts-wordcamp-FINALYour WordCamp T-shirt will be the perfect souvenir of a full day of WordPress Awesomeness. Due to the lead time required by our t-shirt vendor, we have to place our order on Monday, so register by October 23rd to ensure that your T-shirt size is available.

Purchase your ticket here and reserve your t-shirt for the November 12th WordCamp Louisville.

Schedule for WordCamp Louisville is Now Available

It’s been in your calendar: WordCamp Louisville, November 12th, 2016. But you can now plan your day around the WordCamp schedule of events.

Check out the agenda:

https://2016.louisville.wordcamp.org/schedule/

We’ll have a full day of speakers with topics ranging from your first plugin to perfecting your development environment. From adding advertisements or eCommerce on your site to using WordPress as a platform for any project. If that’s not enough, we’ll also be having lunch on-site, a beginner’s workshop, and space to network or hack.

Tickets are available:

https://2016.louisville.wordcamp.org/tickets/

October Monthly Meetup Tomorrow

We’re a few weeks away from WordCamp Louisville on November 12th, but you can take part in Louisville’s WordPress community tomorrow!

Hosted at Mirazon Group, we meet every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:15pm. RSVP for the event on Meetup.com.

October WordPress Meetup

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016, 6:15 PM

Mirazon Group
1640 Lyndon Farm Court #102 Louisville, KY

10 WordPress Users Attending

Alex Gustafson will be speaking but the topic is TBD. Carrying on with Scott’s “teaching from the middle” we’ll have something for everyone that wants to use WordPress. If you have a topic you’d like to speak on for 15 minutes, please reach out to Alex and we can get you on the agenda.There will be updates on WordCamp Louisville coming up on Novem…

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Tickets Now Available for WordCamp Louisville

We’re fast approaching Saturday, November 12th, the day of WordCamp Louisville. To get in on the fun register for your admission today.

For $20 you’ll get access to all the events WordCamp has to offer, an event t-shirt, lunch, and snacks throughout the day.

It takes less than one minute to register: visit 2016.louisville.wordcamp.com/tickets now!

Please take a minute to think of a friend who may want to attend WordCamp Louisville with you and encourage them to sign up too. The more folks that join the more opportunity we all will have to learn and share.

WordCamp Is Back in Louisville!

WordCamp Louisville 2016 will be held November 12th at Sullivan College of Technology and Design. WordCamp features incredibly talented developers, marketers, writers, bloggers, social media specialists and business professionals sharing their love for WordPress with presentations and workshops.
We are seeking your support for this great event.
Would you like to support the Kentuckiana WordPress community and get visibility for your company at the same time? (Hint: the answer is “yes”).

GOLD SPONSOR: $500

  • 3 tickets to WordCamp Louisville
  • Logo placed on website
  • Logo placed on promotional material and event schedule
  • Blog post and social media updates introducing your business as a sponsor
  • Brief remarks from your representative at WordCamp Louisville 2016 opening remarks to all attendees
  • Mentioned by name during closing remarks to all attendees

SILVER SPONSOR: $250

  • 2 tickets to WordCamp Louisville
  • Logo placed on website
  • Logo placed on promotional material and event schedule
  • Blog post and social media updates introducing your business as a sponsor
  • Mentioned by name during opening remarks to all attendees
  • Mentioned by name during closing remarks to all attendees

BRONZE SPONSOR: $100

  • 1 ticket to WordCamp Louisville
  • Logo placed on website
  • Included in blog post and social media updates announcing all Bronze-level sponsors
  • Mentioned by name during opening or closing remarks (your choice)
To become a Sponsor or for more information, please contact the WordCamp Louisville organizers using the form below.








WordPress Louisville September Meetup Coming Up Next Week

We’re all looking forward to WordCamp Louisville on November 12th. But that’s two months away!

You can get a smaller dose of WordPress at the monthly meetup. Every second Tuesday of the month we gather to discuss WordPress and stuff WordPress users want to know. Come ready to learn or share; WordPress users of all levels have a good time.

September 13th will be the next WordPress Louisville monthly meetup.

It’s a free event, and all are welcome. RSVP on the WordPress Louisville group on Meetup.com

September WordPress Meetup

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016, 6:15 PM

Mirazon Group
1640 Lyndon Farm Court #102 Louisville, KY

12 WordPress Users Attending

We will build on the SEO discussion that took place at the end of the August meeting by discussing Google Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics.  How to get them setup, make best use of them, and why they are important to your site’s overall health.We’ll touch on content creation, promotion, and how to write content your potential readers actually …

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