Sponsors

Below is a list of the current WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014 sponsors. If you’d like to become a sponsor, just click through to our enticing become a sponsor page 🙂

WordCamp Pillar

Bluehost

Bluehost has been a WordPress partner since 2005 and powers over one million WordPress sites. Their goal is to provide outstanding hosting services and customer support for the best possible price. Bluehost is also constantly innovating and upgrading their services and infrastructure at no additional cost to their customers. Join the millions of other website owners that have already chosen Bluehost and see how they can help you with your site.

Media Temple

From its inception in 1998, (mt) Media Temple has been on a mission to help people and businesses succeed online.

Over 125,000 customers in 100 countries now rely on Media Temple’s tools for domain registration, web hosting, business applications, virtual servers, and other cloud services to power more than 1.5 million websites. With 200 dedicated, U.S.-based employees, Media Temple takes pride in our 24/7 customer support. Our customers range from everyday people to top bloggers, creative professionals, and small businesses, as well as large enterprises like Starbucks, Adidas, Samsung, and Toyota.

More information can be found anytime on the web at http://mediatemple.com or on Twitter @MediaTemple.

WiredTree

WiredTree provides Managed VPS and Managed Dedicated Servers to WordPress users worldwide from our Chicago-based data center and offices. Every WT server is backed by 24×7 telephone support, ticket support with 15 minute average response times, and is fully managed and monitored by WiredTree to maximize uptime and minimize frustration. All servers come ready-to-run with cPanel/WHM and are optimized and security hardened with firewall and anti-spam out of the box. With experience in SSD technology, MariaDB, Memcached, WordPress plugins, server optimization, and LiteSpeed Web server, WiredTree can take your site’s performance to the next level.

WordCamp Champion

Code Poet

If you use WordPress to build things for other people, Code Poet wants to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, Code Poet’s aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it.

You’re part of a tribe of WordPress designers and developers over 10,000 strong, spanning the entire globe. codepoet.com aims to bring the working knowledge and real world strategies of those people into one place, for you to tap into.

DreamHost

DreamHost is a global Web hosting and cloud services provider with over 350,000 customers and 1.2 million blogs, websites and apps hosted. The company offers a wide spectrum of Web hosting and cloud services including Shared Hosting, Virtual Private Servers (VPS), Dedicated Server Hosting, Domain Name Registration, the cloud storage service, DreamObjects, and the cloud computing service DreamCompute. More information can be found at http://dreamhost.com.

Silver

BackupBuddy

BackupBuddy – Back up, restore and move WordPress.

Backup

Back up your entire WordPress installation. Widgets, themes, plugins, files and SQL database – the entire package!

Restore

Restore your WordPress site fast. The restore function in BackupBuddy is super simple.

Individual File Restoration

Did you make a bunch of changes to your theme and then decide you want everything back like it was? You can now pinpoint files to restore individually, instead of having to go through a complete site restore!

Migrate

Move a WordPress site to another domain or server easily. If you build custom WordPress sites for clients, this plugin is for you!

Stop worrying about your site, install BackupBuddy today!
iThemes.com/BackupBuddy/

iThemes Exchange

iThemes Exchange – Simple ecommerce for WordPress

Sell your stuff online in under 5 minutes using a simple, but extendable, interface.

Your products are not blog posts. So we created an experience that makes creating products simple and intuitive. In most ecommerce solutions, things can get pretty complicated pretty quickly. We recognize that not every store has the same need. In Exchange, many features are split into add-ons. This way, you only see what your store needs, making it simple to use and manage.

Made by iThemes
We’ve been building and supporting WordPress tools for 5 years. With our full range of WordPress themes, plugins and training, ecommerce is the next step in providing you with everything you need to build the WordPress web.

We hope you’ll try Exchange and love it.

iThemes.com/Exchange/

mindutopia

Mindutopia is a full-service web design and development firm located in Grand Rapids, MI. We produce WordPress websites for a wide array of clients throughout the Midwest. Our bread and butter is building websites that clients can manage easily and efficiently. But we also help clients with photography, social media, e-mail marketing and more. We’d love to hear from you on how we can enhance your digital presence.

Visit us online at mindutopia.com

Bronze

Gravity Forms

Contact Forms for WordPress Just Don’t Get Any Easier than Gravity Forms

GravityForms is the best form management solution, period. If you’re putting forms on your site, you should be using Gravity Forms. Build and publish your WordPress forms in just minutes. No drudgery, just quick and easy form-building. Select your fields, configure your options and easily embed forms on your WordPress powered site using the built-in tools. That’s way more satisfying (and less fattening) than a peanutty candy bar any day.

Learn more: www.gravityforms.com

3.7 Designs

3.7 DESIGNS is a boutique design agency that’s passionate about WordPress. We help clients reach their goals through thoughtfully designed websites, great user experience and engaging functionality with the WordPress platform.

Liquid Web

A Managed Hosting & Data Center Company

Liquid Web Inc. is a privately held managed web hosting company founded in 1997, with three wholly owned data center facilities located in Lansing, Michigan. Liquid Web is a leader in the professional web hosting market with an unwavering dedication to website hosting. Liquid Web has over 30,000 clients served in over 150 countries.

Our Support Staff

Liquid Web has established a support team that is professionally educated and available on-site at each data center 24 hours per day. Liquid Web currently employs 400+ Heroic Support engineers with specialties in Technical Support, Server Setup, Networking, Security and more.

Our Promise to You

At Liquid Web we have a long-standing reputation for our Heroic Support® — onsite, 24/7/365 in our state-of-the-art Data Centers — but a large portion of the safety net protecting our users’ valuable enterprises is created by our SLA. Witnessing our commitment to providing customers with secure and reliable service illustrates our confidence in the Liquid Web Promise that begins the moment you place your order.

WordCamp Accomplice

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 400,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org

Disqus

Disqus is a free service that makes it easy for anyone to create or participate in an online community. Our magic is in connecting people to stuff that’s worth talking about.

In-Kind

The Factory

The Factory is a coworking community in downtown Grand Rapids.

Everyone is welcome in our space. You’ll find freelancers, service companies and even corporate innovation teams at the Factory.

Sticker Giant

StickerGiant Custom Stickers is proud to be a sponsor of WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013.
A big shout out to all of the amazing volunteers and Grand Rapids community members that make this event possible.

WordPress is more than just software, WordPress is about sharing the things that make us tick and fire us up. This is also the StickerGiant Team mission, we help people share, via stickers, the things that they are passionate about.

We make great custom stickers that tell those stories, so mention WordCamp Grand Rapids when ordering at StickerGiant and get a 10% friends and family discount.

Small Business

SoftwareGR.org