Join us at WordCamp Auckland, 26th July 2014

ticket-wordcampWordCamp Auckland 2014 was a mid-winter event held on Saturday 26th July, 9am – 5.00pm at the AUT University, downtown Auckland.Event tickets are no longer available.

Event was sold out and a great success, 140 attending – Speaker and session notes will posted in  few weeks.

Less coding emphasis than earlier WordCamps, with more for general users, bloggers, schools, publishers and graphic designers. More case studies, ‘how to’ tips and general best practices talks. Tickets are only $25 including lunch and everyone is welcome. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a long-time user, we’ll have something for you.

A dozen hot topics at Auckland WordCamp, 2014

sessionsWordCamp sessions this year will focus upon new traffic-generating ideas and tips for those bloggers or businesses struggling with the avalanche of new WP theme options, plugins, security, support issues etc. We’ll show off sites and applications that will amaze, as well as touch upon simple, innovative startup options for the non-profits, writers, schools and sports clubs.

A big Year for WordPress in NZ

logo-2xIf you love WordPress or want to get involved with WordPress, this annual WordCamp educational event is the key one of 2014, with a dozen speakers involved. Following this, there are also our regular monthly WordPress User Group meetups. This group has grown to over 250 members in just 12 months.

wordpressThese group events provide great opportunities to learn more and interact with the local WordPress community. The meetup group also maintains it’s own website where talks or ideas provided at each meetup are uploaded. Kevin Trye is both the WordCamp and Meetup organisor this year, assisted by Jason Kemp, who ran all the earlier Auckland-based WordCamps.

mattOur team also helped organise the visit to Auckland of WordPress co-founder and CEO, Matt Mullenweg on 18th June where Matt gave a riveting talk. Automattic, being the company that develops and maintains WordPress now have 250 people around the globe, including a representative here in New Zealand. This all helps increase the marketing and support of WordPress locally.

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WordPress – The Market Leader

WordPress has evolved from it’s humble blog beginnings to a flexible, easy to maintain content management system. Now the world leader, with over 22% of all new websites that go live using WordPress and amongst CMS providers, it holds a 55% market share!

Web-CMS-Market-ShareOver 90% of WP installations today are configured as content-managed websites, not just blogs. Easy of use and the huge community around it are the big benefits. WordPress makes it easy to add features, add videos, podcasts, surveys, link into social media, add in a shop, build a school or membership site and more…

With all these options, it is an educational focus that will be at the heart of WordCamp Auckland 2014, helping users, be they keen bloggers, entrepreneurs, marketers, teachers, business owners, retailers, graphic designers or IT people. Learn the tricks and techniques needed to get the best out of WordPress.

For Better Designed, more Functional Websites

Less coding emphasis than earlier WordCamps, with more examples, case studies, ‘how to’ tips and general best practices talks. A revised WordCamp structure aimed at those struggling with the avalanche of new WP theme options, plugins and security issues. .

Now you can learn in one day the essential tricks as well as seeing what others have done to make their business WordPress site a raging success. Remember, WordPress has evolved beyond it’s blogging roots. It’s become a serious platform for building successful Community and Business Websites. To see what we mean, checkout our local meetup group article and video below.

http://aucklandmeetup.wordpress.com/wordpress-not-just-a-blog/

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