WordCamp Asheville is made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors. Without these folks, we could not offer this weekend of learning, networking, and fun! Please take some time to peruse our sponsors and see if their services fit your needs.



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.


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!



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.


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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.


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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. Over 50,000 clients choose Flywheel because of their powerful tools, expert support, and rock-solid managed hosting.

Recently, Flywheel also launched Local by Flywheel, a simple and beautifully designed local WordPress development application. Adored by tens of thousands of developers and consultants, Local by Flywheel is an easy way to improve your workflow and spin up a local WordPress site quickly and easily. Download it for FREE at local.getflywheel.com!



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 Website Management Platform

The website management platform for Drupal & WordPress, Pantheon provides web teams with the hosting, cloud-based developer tools, and scalable infrastructure needed to run awesome websites. Serving billions of pageviews a month for over 100,000 websites, Pantheon’s container-based infrastructure allows you to launch websites faster, without worrying about traffic spikes, security or performance. It’s free in development. Create your free account now!

Big Boom Design

Big Boom Design

Big Boom Design is an Educational Web Design and Internet Consulting agency based in beautiful Asheville, NC. Big Boom Design strives to educate and empower our clients so that they can take ownership and authorship of their web presence. We build and develop primarily on the WordPress platform and we’re honored to be a supporter of the Asheville WordCamp event for the 4th consecutive year.

Give us a call or drop us an email if you’re interested in learning more about our WordPress services, upcoming classes, or just feel like geeking out about the internet.

Web – https://www.bigboomdesign.com

Email – sales@bigboomdesign.com

Phone – 828-774-5607



CloudAccess.net goes beyond your typical managed WordPress hosting provider. We ensure the functionality of your sites and provide tools that make development and maintanance easier. Our 24/7 Support Team helps our nearly 10,000 satisfied clients through calls, tickets and chat providing assistance with WordPress specific questions and issues. We offer free, fully functional wordpress hosting to be used for testing and staging areas. Try us out today at CloudAccess.net


Give - Democratizing Generosity
Give is a WordPress donation plugin.

With Give you can accept one-time and recurring donations through customizable donation forms. You can also manage your donors, view donation reports, and integrate with a bunch of third-party gateways and services.  Give can be extended into a robust donation platform for your Cause using our Premium Add-ons. Unlike third parties, our plugin is also committed to 0% platform commissions. . We built Give for the WordPress community to democratize generosity.  It’s actively developed in our hometown of San Diego, CA and also throughout the globe. 

A2 Hosting

A2 Hosting

Since 2003, A2 Hosting has specialized in linux-based, developer friendly hosting. 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 and WordPress meetups across the country.



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/.


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


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.



SiteGround is a leading hosting provider internationally recognized for their unique approach to hosting. With a focus on performance, security and unmatched customer service, they provide solutions to protect your website from hacks and invented new technologies that can make your website run over one hundred times faster.

SiteGround has been actively involved with the community speaking, supporting and attending various WordCamps around the world and by sponsoring WordCamp Asheville, they want to further contribute to the amazing WordPress community.



GoWP provides subscription WordPress support for agencies, small businesses and non-profits. Our service includes unlimited small tasks, WordPress core and plugin updates, offsite backups, security scans and malware removal. With our white-label Agency plan, we’ll provide your clients with this support under your brand. Find out more at GoWP.com

Drupal Camp Asheville

Drupal is an open source content management system, similar to WordPress, used by many governments and corporations to build powerful web experiences.

Drupal Camp Asheville is a two-day event held annually focused on training, community contribution and knowledge sharing for all levels of Drupal experience. This year’s Drupal Camp Asheville is on July 14-15, 2017 at A-B Tech.

We believe that users and developers for both WordPress and Drupal share the same goal. To solve complex business problems using each platform as reliable and powerful tools.

Though the two communities rarely cross over, both platforms often benefit from the other’s ideas and work. In some specific past instances, the communities have worked together to fix security issues they’ve shared.

We believe that there are many more benefits to be had by continuing to promote community crossover.

Status Forward

Status Forward

Status Forward creates custom design and development to help brands connect with people in a digital world. Our creative and technical team works with businesses and organizations to build forward thinking brands and innovative websites that help them stand out from the crowd, attract desired clientele, and get real results.

Our team enjoys working with small to medium sized businesses to build effective branding through graphic and web design and development. We work with agencies throughout the U.S., and have a strong focus in our local communities of Asheville, Raleigh, & Durham, NC and Greenville, SC.

Contact us to talk about improving your brand and web presence.

JB Media Group

JB Media

We are a team of strategists and writers that help businesses and non-profits tell their story and reach new audiences. We are focused on Internet marketing exclusively offering SEO, blogging, social media, online advertising, email and online public relations strategy, campaigns and content. Business owners, marketing professionals, designers and developers can learn the full spectrum of online marketing from us via the JB Media Institute.



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GreenGeeks is an independently owned and operated green web hosting provider since 2008. GreenGeeks specializes in managed WordPress hosting making hosting WordPress websites easy with automatic 1-click install, managed updates, enhanced security, blazing fast website performance and 24/7 U.S. based support.

Twitter Handle: @greengeeks
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/greengeeks

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828:design specializes in brand elevation through print, digital, and dimensional design.




FacetWP is an advanced filtering plugin. FacetWP can be used to add faceted search to your eCommerce sites, resource libraries, search pages and more.

WP Intelligence

In 2008 – while seeking a website content management platform – which would allow users to add and manage content themselves, we met WordPress. And we fell in love. And we committed ourselves to the platform and haven’t looked back. Since then, we’ve delighted in the growth and new features which are added in every new WordPress generation.

As WordPress developers and members of our local WP User group, we’ve heard tales that could curl your hair. People with WordPress sites who never got lessons from their developers, of content lost, of excessive fees charged. We thought, “There’s got to be a better way to help people learn to use their WordPress sites.” And so WP Intelligence was sprouted from a small seed into a sapling and now we’ve taken root. Branched out to help you learn to use WordPress with more intelligence.

What are you waiting for? Grow your WordPress Intelligence today.

WP Intelligence is an enterprise of Charleston PR & Design, LLC. We provide WordPress support, coaching, mentoring and assistance.

We have built all three of our enterprises around WordPress: Charleston PR & Design, LLC; Asheville PR and WP Intelligence. We are devotees to best practices and continual learning and shared help with WordPress knowledge.


Founded in 2008, iThemes provides professional WordPress software, including themes, training and plugins, like BackupBuddy, iThemes Exchange, iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) and more. With a 20+ person team, iThemes is committed to making people’s lives awesome by providing simple, easy to use solutions for WordPress. You can learn more at iThemes.com.

We offer valuable solutions to the WordPress community in the form of plugins, themes and training as one of the oldest WordPress companies out there (since 2008).


ACODESMITH offers enterprise level website development for a wide range of businesses. We build webapps, develop custom WordPress themes, and help keep your business running in the digital age. We work with local companies and international audiences. We rise to the occasion for the right challenge ACODESMITH bring a vetted love for all things internet. <3

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Wedge Brewing Co.

Wedge Brewing Co.

Established in 2008, the Wedge is a neighborhood brewery with two locations in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. The Wedge serves as a gathering place for people of all ages and walks of life to laugh, exchange ideas and drink Wedge beer.

The Wedge is a community crafted by the people of Asheville.

The Wedge is providing the event space for our Speaker/Sponsor party and has also been generous enough to allow us to hang at the Wedge after both days of WordCamp!

Farside Films

Farside Films  is a production company with roots through out the southeast but headquartered in Savannah, Georgia. They specialize in videography and photography for concerts and live music events, independent feature and shortfilms, weddings, local and regional commercials, website marketing videos, music videos and documentary films.

They utilize the latest in digital cinema technology and achieve the highest image quality available, while keeping within the client’s budget constraints. They have a passion for creativity, in every aspect of production, and it can be seen in their work from script to screen.

Farside Films is proud to be a sponsor for the Asheville WordCamp 2017 conference.


Ginger’s Revenge

Ginger’s Revenge is a new craft brewery and tasting room located in the RAMP Studios, just north of the River Arts District. Specializing in alcoholic ginger beer, we intend to be a force for good, to inspire imagination, and to have fun!

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Sunny Point Cafe


We are a family owned independent restaurant serving upscale comfort food from dawn to dusk. Whether you want breakfast for dinner or a scrumptious dessert for breakfast we would love to satisfy your craving. We take pride in our made-from-scratch products and farm-to-table approach with our menu selections.

As a mater of fact we like fresh ingredients so much we have our own Sunny Point Garden adjacent to the restaurant. Feel free to walk through it before or after your meal!

*our site is powered by WordPress


WebCodeChicks Logo

WebCodeChicks is a group of women in Spartanburg, SC supporting girls and women in technology, web design and development to share experience, gain skills, educationally empower, boost self confidence and learn new topics about web design.

We are beginners, intermediate, and advanced skilled women who are creatively interested and curious about building, learning, designing and using the tools and coding languages that make web sites.

Web- https://webcodechicks.com
Email: info@webcodechicks.com

Sticker Giant

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StickerGiant is an e-commerce company that prints custom stickers and product labels. They make it fast and easy to order with quality guaranteed. Every sticker has a story. What’s yours?

Marco’s Pizzeria

Marco’s Pizzeria continues the family business started in 1933 of cooking unparalleled New York-style pizza in two locations in Asheville, North Carolina.

Marco’s also offers a full menu of Italian favorites including salads, pastas, sandwiches, calzones, and strombolis.