Sponsor Guest Post: Bluehost

Bluehost is proud to be a “California Street” sponsor of WordCamp San

Bluehost was founded in 2003 with the goal of building a better hosting
company and bringing the power of the web to small businesses. It was
built on open source software, and open source continues to be the
backbone of the products and services that Bluehost provides to its
customers. Since then, Bluehost has grown to host more than one million
websites for businesses, organizations, and individuals.

The Bluehost team recognizes the role that open source has played in its
own growth, as well as in the success of its customers, and is committed
to giving back to the open source communities in which it participates.

This year, Bluehost has given back to the WordPress community through
its new Bluehost Open Source Solutions (BOSS) program. The BOSS program
has not only sponsored WordPress events and made financial contributions
to the community, but has also hired full-time programmers to work
exclusively on the core of WordPress, built a series of free training
videos to help WordPress users get started, and has provided statistics
to the WordPress developers so that they can learn more about how
WordPress is being deployed by end users.

To learn more about how Bluehost’s BOSS program gives back to open
source communities, visit BOSS today.

Media Temple to sponsor WordCamp San Francisco, 2012

We’re thrilled to announce that Media Temple is a “Coit Tower” level sponsor of WordCamp San Francisco, 2012.

(mt) Media Temple is a web hosting and cloud services provider headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Since 1998, they have provided businesses and consumers around the world with professional-class service to host websites, applications, virtual servers, email, and other rich internet content. Their infrastructure serves approximately 100,000 customers and over 1 million websites in top-tier datacenters on the east and west coasts of the United States.

Sponsor guest post: Wordnik

Keep users on your site longer with Related Content by Wordnik.

At Wordnik, our mission is to connect people with meaning. Now, we have a new tool to help bloggers do just that: Related Content by Wordnik is a unique plugin for WordPress blogs. Related Content by Wordnik increases reader engagement by adding related content to your blog posts. This plugin uses Wordnik’s proprietary concept graph technology to constantly scan your blog, learn what it’s about, and dynamically display the best related posts.

  • Keep readers engaged and on the site longer, resulting in higher page views and more time on your site.
  • Page load time isn’t affected since all processing takes place on Wordnik’s servers and related content is delivered asynchronously.
  • Keep your posts fresh and engaging with a direct connection to the Wordnik API, which puts the web’s largest dictionary and thesaurus at your fingertips.

Interested in adding Related Content to your blog and boosting reader engagement? Learn more about Related Content by Wordnik.

Sponsor guest post: Peer 1 Hosting

PEER 1 Hosting is excited to be a part of WordCamp SF 2012 as we’re big fans of WordPress and Automattic. Not only are they a great company to work with, but we respect their mission to provide free, open source blogs to the world. To add to that, we find an affinity in their purpose to making the web a better place.

PEER 1 Hosting first began working with the Automattic back in 2008, when we deployed servers to host WordPress.com. This has given us a front row seat to the platform’s explosive growth—now the most popular content management system in use on the web—hosting the lion’s share of the world’s busiest websites.

Over the years as WordPress.com has grown in size and popularity, PEER 1 Hosting has organically grown with them. As their hosting needs changed, our team worked with Automattic to design scalable hosting solutions that deliver continuous reliability and website performance.

In addition to hosting WordPress.com, PEER 1 Hosting is also proud to offer an affordable way to host and scale WordPress websites through our cloud division, Zunicore. Launched in 2011, Zunicore offers a simple, flexible, and reliable on-demand platform built on PEER 1 Hosting’s 10Gbps FastFiber Network™. Zunicore allows you to customize your resource pool—CPU, RAM, and SAN Storage—and pay for only what you need.

Give Zunicore a try with our 14-day free trial offer.

Sponsor Guest Post: Code Poet

You use WordPress to build things for other people and at Code Poet, we want 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, our 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. We do the hard work of vetting resources and content, so you know that when you read a Code Poet book, or check out a resource we’ve recommended, you can be confident, sassy even, knowing it’s bona fide, that it’s information you can trust. What’s more? You can meet and get to know members of your tribe.

We’ve published three free books geared to helping Code Poets set pricing, learn a bit more about responsive design, and take control of security for their WordPress installations:

And, to quote The Carpenters, “We’ve only just begun.” Visit codepoet.com.

Peer 1 Hosting, UppSite, and .tv to sponsor WordCamp San Francisco, 2012

We are thrilled to announce three new sponsors of WordCamp San Francisco, 2012. Put your hands together for Peer 1 Hosting, UppSite, and .tv!

North Beach

We can’t be more pleased that Peer 1 Hosting will sponsor WCSF as a “North Beach” level sponsor.

Since launching in 1999, Peer 1 Hosting has grown into one of the world’s leading hosting providers by providing the kind of exceptional service that gets noticed. In fact, everything they do is backed by their FirstCall Promise™. It means you only need to ask once and their outstanding staff won’t rest until your issue is resolved. Peer 1 Hosting boasts amazing people united in a common spirit not just to solve customer problems, but anticipate and vanquish them before they surface.

Coit Tower

We’re delighted to announce that .tv will sponsor WCSF as a “Coit Tower” level sponsor.

A .tv domain name is much more than a web extension. From your web address alone, users know what to expect: playable content and an engaging online experience. Today’s bloggers are sharing video on the web with their wireless phones, pocket cameras, and DSLRs. The most important thing is building an audience. That starts with the right domain, and a .tv is a great way for bloggers to communicate that their site has great online video content—it’s in the URL!

We’re thrilled to announce that UppSite will sponsor WCSF as a “Coit Tower” level sponsor.

With UppSite, publishers can transform their website into fully-functional, native applications for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone, as well as get a “native-style” web app, in about two minutes. UppSite even takes care of submitting your app to the various app stores. Publishers can post within the apps, visitors can comment, and, what’s more UppSite supports push notifications. Simply visit uppsite.com, type in your site’s URL, hit the “Go Mobile Now” button and UppSite takes over.

Sponsor guest post: DreamHost

Howdy, this is Mike Schroder (DH-Shredder) from DreamHost. Here at DreamHost, we love WordPress! We use it for our primary website, blog, and status blog. Beyond that, though, we host over 600,000 domains that use WordPress, and auto-upgrade more than 300,000 installs each cycle.

By far, though, the most fun part of my job is to get to contribute to core, and see the wider community of millions of WordPress users enjoy it. You can see our activity on WordPress Trac. For information on how you too can contribute to the WordPress project, check out this codex article, or find me at WordCamp. I’m happy to help!

It’s standard practice to contribute upstream to other open source projects that DreamHost uses internally as well, like wp-cli and OpenStack. You can see many of these contributions on GitHub.

We’re always looking for ways to help customers get started with WordPress more easily, and keep their sites running faster. Come stop by our table and say “Hi!” while we’re at WordCamp San Francisco. There will be plenty of us to talk to whether it’s for questions or suggestions as to how we can make our WordPress hosting even better!

Sponsor Guest Post: SiteGround

The WordPress hosting market is quite interesting! At SiteGround, we see a growing gap between traditional web hosts and managed WordPress hosting providers. Traditional mass hosting is in no way WordPress-optimized but is affordable, WordPress-compatible, and includes additional extras like email, hosting control panel, flexibility, and 24/7 support. On the other hand, managed WordPress hosting is strictly optimized for WordPress only and offers better speed, security, and support expertise. However, the downsides are the high price, the comparatively slow support, and the lack of the additional web hosting services like email, MySQL access, etc.

With SiteGround WordPress users do not have to choose between a fast website and having 24/7 support, or between expert WordPress assistance and an affordable price. We have it all. On performance tests WordPress is not slower when hosted on SiteGround servers, compared to a managed WordPress server. Our support team not only provides the same level of WordPress assistance as the specialized hosts, but we’re also considerably faster with an average response time of 15 minutes—and support is available 24/7 by phone, chat, and ticketing. We also provide great flexibility in having everything available on a traditional hosting account. That’s why for the last eight years we have been chosen as a hosting provider by more than 60,000 WordPress sites!

Check out our WordPress hosting offer!