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Final Round of WordCamp Miami Speakers Announced

WordCamp Miami is happy to announce the eight (and potential final wave) of approved and confirmed speakers and panelists for WordCamp Miami 2017. Allie Nimmons Allie is a self-taught freelance web designer and internet marketer. After attending WCMIA in 2015 and being blown away, she vowed that one day she would be a speaker at a …

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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.

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 customize the look and feel of your site without installing other tools. More information can be found at jetpack.com.

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.

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.

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

FlyWheel

Flywheel is a delightful platform that empowers designers, developers, and digital agencies to focus on what they do best — building beautiful, functional sites for their clients. We make it a breeze to create and develop WordPress sites, handle hosting, manage projects, and ultimately scale your business. Stop wasting time on server management, security plugins, caching, and all those other boring repetitive tasks that take your focus away from growing your business and jeopardize your relationship with clients.

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 auto installer 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 Miami, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.

WP Beginner

WPBeginner is the largest free WordPress resource site with over 320,000+ subscribers from 190 countries around the world. Founded by Syed Balkhi in 2009, WPBeginner has always helped users learn how to make the most out of WordPress. WPBeginner offers free videos and step by step WordPress tutorials for beginners.

WPBeginner has guides like how to choose WordPress hosting, how to install WordPress, how to build an email list in WordPress, and many more.

The team at WPBeginner is also behind some of the most popular plugins such as OptinMonster – WordPress popup and lead-generation plugin, Soliloquy – responsive WordPress slider, and Envira Gallery – responsive WordPress gallery.

Visit WPBeginner // Twitter @WPBeginner

SUCURI

Sucuri is a website security company that cleans and protects websites. Sucuri offers affordable, cloud-based security technologies and services that every website, regardless of platform, can employ. The company’s thought leadership makes its platform a concise security resource on the topic of website security. Website Security Stack Protection. Detection. Response. Sucuri offers website owners peace of mind and professional support when they need it most during a security incident.

DEFENSE IN DEPTH.  A layered approach to proactive and reactive website security.
PROTECTION.   Website Application Firewall (WAF) & Intrusion Prevention System (IPS).
DETECTION.  Continuous website security monitoring to quickly identify potential Indicators of Compromise (IoC).

As real as it gets. We are Sucuri.

Sucuri, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation, with a globally distributed team spread over a dozen countries around the world. Two highly passionate individuals in the security domain — Daniel and Tony, manage the company. With years of experience managing people, businesses and building security technologies. They are two peas in a pod, both highly immersed in what they do and what the company stands for.

Vision
To be the one constant in an evolving website security landscape.

Mission
To build the best and most affordable cloud-based security technologies and services that every website, regardless of platform, can employ.

Offer to website owners the most concise security resource for the security of their website[s].

WP Engine

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 for smaller businesses and individuals. Companies of all sizes 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; London, England and Limerick, Ireland.

CaptainForm

CaptainForm is a WordPress forms plugin that provides top-notch functionality and a beautiful user experience. Launched by 123ContactForm in 2015, the plugin requires no add-ons and enables anyone to create and customize a wide range of forms, surveys, quizzes and polls for all types of businesses and projects.

To help you make the most out of your forms, CaptainForm is integrated with many 3rd party apps and trustworthy payment processors: Google Drive, Dropbox, MailChimp, ActiveCampaign, Smartsheet, SalesForce, Zendesk, PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.net and the list goes on.

The story behind it began eight years ago, when 123ContactForm, the parent company, entered the web form builders market. Those many years of experience were invested in CaptainForm – now, the Superhero of all WP form plugins. CaptainForm is ideal for your projects whether you’re a blogger, web developer, designer or a digital agency.

Here at CaptainForm, we’re Superheroes with a human side. The courage to launch a new product on a competitive market makes us Superheroes. We’re experienced, self-confident and our product deserves to be known. Our human side comes to light when we talk to a customer or keep in touch with the WordPress community. Our team of developers, web designers and marketing specialists do their best everyday to bring value.

Avalara

Avalara helps businesses achieve compliance with sales tax, excise tax, and other transactional tax requirements. Our platform manages complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities in the United States and internationally.

MediaTemple

Since MediaTemple began in 1998 in Los Angeles, we’ve been on a mission to help web developers, designers, digital entrepreneurs, and innovators bring their ideas to life online.

In 18 years, we’ve seen a lot of technology trends come and go. But one thing has never changed: our commitment to our customers’ success. It’s what drives us to offer the best web hosting service and support available anytime, anywhere.

Today, our premium web hosting and cloud services power more than 1.5 million websites in 100 different countries. Over 125,000 people and businesses rely on our simple tools for web hosting, one-click WordPress installs, virtual servers, domain registration, business applications, and other cloud services. From everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and businesses small and large, we make it easy for anyone to have an effective, engaging Internet presence. We’ve been repeatedly recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America and one of the best places to work in Los Angeles.

Why choose MediaTemple?

Service
Ask our customers why they choose Media Temple, and you’ll hear about our stellar, end-to-end service and support. Our U.S.-based support teams are here 24/7/365 — by chat, Twitter, phone, or support request — to answer your questions and keep your sites up and running. Supporting customers is how 90% of our staff spend their time.

Products
From the simplest personal project to the biggest business site, we have a hosting platform that fits you perfectly. Few web hosts offer everything from world-class shared hosting with one-click WordPress installs to Linux-based VPS hosting and even a private cloud service—but we do.

Value
When you compare the real costs, Media Temple gives you more for your money. Faster hardware, smarter software, and top-notch support might cost a few more dollars, but we think they’re worth it. And our customers agree.

Innovation
We’re turned on by new ideas and new technology. And whether we’re providing free infrastructure for open source projects and events, investing in creative innovators around the world, or advocating for a more open Internet, we put our money where our mouths (and hearts) are. It’s the same spirit that’s driven us to develop our own products, from building one of the web’s original public clouds (the Grid) to partnering with Dell and MorphLabs to create the first OpenStack-powered private cloud service (Helix).

Setka

Setka’s Editor plugin was developed by a group of media professionals who have been creating content all day, every day for the last decade.

The idea for the editor was born when Look At Media, the Russian digital media company issuing over 70 posts per day to more than 7 million unique monthly visitors, was seeking more effective content design solutions for daily use.

Our Setka Editor plugin is designed to meet business goals and experiential user needs that do not exist in the marketplace at this time.

Two years ago, Setka spun off from Look at Media as an independent software company focused on building state-of-the-art tools to make beautiful content creation accessible to everyone.

Today, more than 300 brands and over 100 editors have used the Setka Editor Plugin to create award-winning content and advertising experiences.

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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

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/.

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.

AppPresser

Easily make a Mobile App from any WordPress website with AppPresser. AppPresser helps website builders make iOS/Android mobile apps out of WordPress sites simply and quickly. Login to our cloud-based visual app builder, and create and customize your app. Add our WordPress plugins and theme to your WordPress site for extra features like WooCommerce, BuddyPress, device camera uploads, push notifications, geolocation, and more. When you are ready, build your app automatically for device testing, and submit to the app stores. Check out https://apppresser.com/features/ for more information and to start building mobile apps with WordPress today.

Facilcloud

Facilcloud, located in Miami, FL has more than 15 years’ experience in the cloud market, providing the best solutions for developers and entrepreneurs, with a data center regionally based, providing low latency SSD servers, and especially, with the first 100% SSD Elastic Cloud, which allows to configure suitable environments in just seconds thanks to its integrated dashboard. It´s incredibly easy!  With just one click install WordPress  in a completely elastic environment, based on resource usage.

Not just for blogging, with Facilcloud´s Elastic WordPress you can power enterprise sites, e-commerce, forums, and much more! Facilcloud’s most outstanding feature is a smart tech-team working 24/7 by your side encouraging you to succeed in every project. Check out our 14 day free trial, and get ready to save resources and maximize benefits.

Learn more www.facilcloud.com Visit Facebook: Facilcloud – Twitter: Facilcloud – Youtube: Facilcloud

Watchful

By giving you the power to manage all of your WordPress web sites in one convenient location, Watchful’s webmaster toolbox saves you time and ensures that critical maintenance tasks are implemented consistently and thoroughly. The service includes powerful monitoring tools, seamless software updates, scheduling and monitoring of backups, a malware scanner, a security and best-practice audit tool, a remote installer, and flexible report builder, and SEO analyzer.

4geeksco

4Geeks Academy: Coding Bootcamp + WordPress. The right programming decision. 4Geeks Academy is the only coding bootcamp in Miami teaching PHP (backend language) and WordPress (as the backend framework) on our syllabus.

We are focused on part-time. We believe it is the appropriate choice. Our programs are designed to let you work/study while learning how to become a developer. With our 14 weeks full-stack web development course you will become a full-stack web developer.

With 4 years of experience, 4Geeks Academy has graduated more than 180 students with a rating of 4.5/5 overall. Check our upcoming courses here.

PHP Women

PHPWomen – An inclusive & global network providing support within the PHP community.

http://phpwomen.org

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HighForge

Highforge is an award-winning digital marketing and development agency that helps successful businesses build stronger brands online.

They specialize in helping these types of businesses:

  • Professional Services
  • Technology Companies
  • Biotech and Health Organizations
  • Ecommerce

On these platforms:

  • WordPress
  • Drupal
  • Shopify

With these services:

  • Digital Strategy Consulting
  • High-End Web Development
  • Branding
  • Brand Messaging
  • Website Hosting, Support & Maintenance
  • Migrations
  • SEO
  • Google Advertising
  • Social Ad Management

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Rand Marketing

Rand Internet Marketing, named to the 2016 Inc 5000 list, provides professional website design, development, and programming in addition to online marketing services to hundreds of national and South Florida-based businesses. Led by founder and CEO, Seth Rand who was a 2016 South Florida Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree, the Fort Lauderdale-based firm has grown since its inception in 2010 to more than 20 in-house designers, developers, and internet marketers. The Rand team specializes in responsive website design and programming, including WordPress, Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify, Zoey, 3dcart and other e-commerce platforms; SEO (search engine optimization) and Google AdWords PPC (pay-per-click) campaigns; social media marketing; and online content marketing. Rand Internet Marketing was named a Premier Google Partner in 2016, a Google Partner AllStar in 2015 and also holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. The Rand team also supports the community through its support of local non-profit organizations such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Autism Speaks, Abi’s Place, The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and more. For more information, call 888-707-7263 or request a free initial consultation online at http://randmarketing.com/request-consultation/.

Kinsta Hosting

Kinsta is the fastest growing managed WordPress host on the market. Over the past 3 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. In addition, by utilizing containers rather than the VPS model, they are the very best in scalability. The use of Nginx, MariaDB, PHP 7, & HHVM magnify this even further. Developer tools like SSH, staging, & WP-CLI are standard on all plans, which start at $100 USD per month.

WPMeteor

WPMeteor is a WordPress service marketplace managed by an exclusive community of verified professionals.
At WPMeteor we help Spanish-speaking customers and businesses locate reliable and superior quality WordPress services. We also offer freelancing opportunities to start or build online businesses and live the dream of being independent.
WPM experts publish services called “Meteors”, which include a fixed price and an anticipated time of completion, thereby eliminating the monitoring of projects and the haggling of prices. Additionally, if the client requires a personalized service, a WPM professional will provide a quote on the desired project to reach a reasonable price and time of completion. All services, or “Meteors” have a money back guarantee.
At WPMeteor, we centralize WordPress services in one place for the Spanish-speaking community.

PressShack

PressShack provides plugins and training to make your WordPress sites better. The EmbedPress plugin allows you to embed (almost) anything in WordPress using just the URL. WordPress supports around 35 embed sources, but EmbedPress adds over 40 more, including Facebook, Google Maps, Google Docs, UStream! Just use the URL! The PublishPress plugin is the essential plugin for any site with multiple writers, with content calendars, email notifications, custom publishing statuses and much more.

A2 Hosting

Since 2003, A2 Hosting has specialized in linux-based, developer-friendly hosting and now also provides a full line of Windows Hosting options bound to fit your specific needs. We cater to the WordPress community by offering robust servers and hosting accounts at an affordable cost. We back up our hosting with 24/7 support available by phone, ticket, or live chat.

A2 is active in the WordPress community – we dedicate a percentage of our development time to WordPress as part of the Five for the Future initiative, and we are active in many WordCamps.

Katapult Marketing

Katapult.Marketing is a Digital Marketing agency that focuses on helping companies grow their business and increase their market share with competitive internet marketing strategies. Located in downtown West Palm Beach, our clients spread from South Miami to Jupiter.

We offer SEO Services, Content Creation, Video Marketing, Social Media Management and Web Development using WordPress as our platform.

Our journey began in 2001 as ADMINeSOLUTIONS, a web development agency specializing in businesses and non-profits. 16 years later, we now operate as KATAPULT Marketing and provide services to over 200 clients from basic customer support all the way to full-service digital marketing.

The LAB Miami

The LAB is a collision point for Miami’s forward-thinking minds.

Emerging as the first co-working space in the vibrant Wynwood Arts District, The LAB strives to build innovation in our evolving community.

In 2012, the founding members of the LAB Miami teamed up with the Knight Foundation and a group of angel investors to convert a 10,000 square foot warehouse into a shared office space and event venue.

The LAB Miami is a creative campus housing a fast growing community of entrepreneurs, start-ups, nonprofits and independent professionals.