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WordCamp U.S. 2016 Recap – The City of WordPress Love

Now back at our home bases, we’re still feeling the high from the most amazing WordCamp we’ve been to so far—@WordCampUS 2016.

It was one year ago when we sponsored and attended our first WordCamp ever, the inaugural WordCamp U.S. Since then, we’ve sponsored camps throughout the world and SiteLock evangelists Logan Kipp and Adam Warner have racked up a lot of frequent flier miles attending over 40 camps. After the great time we had at the first #WCUS, we knew we would return, and return we did.

We were fortunate to be selected as a Commonwealth sponsor this year and with that, eight of us boarded planes from around the country and headed for Philadelphia. We were expecting big things, but we were not prepared for just how great it ended up being. Hundreds of t-shirts, Wapuu stickers and pins, and countless “We’ve Got Your Back” massages later, the interesting people we met and new friends we made at WordCamp US 2016 all made for an absolutely amazing time.

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Christie Chirinos (Caldera Labs) – WordPress Influencer Interview

I met up with fellow speaker Christie Chirinos at the inaugural WordCamp Pittsburgh a few camps ago and sat down to learn a little bit about what she does for Caldera Labs as both a Partner and the Business Manager for the team.

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WordPress and Email Marketing

You’ve created your WordPress website, now what? Whether you’re a blogger, freelancer, or product business owner the key to a successful website is to keep your visitors (or customers) engaged by reading and sharing your content or coming back to purchases additional products or services.

Email marketing is the answer. But how does that apply to your blog or website and how do you get started with an email marketing plan that actually works?

In this post, you’ll learn why email marketing is vital to the success of any website and how you can get started immediately.

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Giving Thanks to the WordPress Community

Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating the things we are grateful for. At SiteLock, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank the WordPress community for a fantastic 2016.

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Ask a Security Professional: Secure Website Life Cycle for WordPress Administrators

Some of the most significant reasons that WordPress has seen such widespread adoption is because it’s free, because of its modularity where features could be simply plugged-into the website with a few clicks, and because of its ease-of-use in that non-developers can easily develop websites. On the other hand, free software means you’re going to be performing a lot of your own support. Modular features mean you’re potentially introducing code that may not have been properly audited. And eliminating the developer means you’re now the one responsible for the integrity of the project. That means you’re supplementing the role of the developer to the best of your abilities and if you want your website to remain a safe place you need to become familiar with how a Secure Development Life Cycle (SDLC) works, in what I’ve termed the Secure Website Life Cycle (SWLC) for WordPress Administrators.

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WordCamp Louisville 2016 – Awesomeness This Way

Last week I attended and spoke at WordCamp Louisville. I’d been to Louisville once before in 2001 for the Kentucky Derby, and I can say without reservation that #WCLOU was much more productive than a horse race. I also didn’t lose any money;)

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WordCamp Denver 2016 – Rocky Mountain High

This weekend I skipped on up to one of our Four Corners partners, Colorado, to attend WordCamp Denver. This year’s two-day #WCDenver took place at the Springhill Suites by Marriott in downtown Denver with two tracks, the Ballroom and the Events Lab. The venue’s proximity to the heart of downtown Denver made the walk an easy one to local cultural landmarks.

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WordCamp Omaha 2016 – No Coasting

This past weekend took me to Nebraska to attend and speak at WordCamp Omaha. It was my first time to this camp and also to Nebraska. Omaha is a lively city with a rich history and the event was an interesting one with a unique schedule and sessions.

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Case Study: ACEC

Company Background

ACEC-website.org is the official website of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC)™. CB Bowman, a Certified Master Coach, created the ACEC website in 2012 and runs additional websites with a focus on executive coaching. In 2015, she created the MEECO Designation™—Measuring Excellence in the use of Executive Coaching in Organizations, which is now widely adopted. The designation is offered through the MEECO Institute™ and distinguishes organizations that have achieved excellence through weaving executive coaching into the fabric of their culture. Bowman is passionate about the work she does and the importance of executive coaching, that passion is evident at ACEC-website.org.

“ACEC was created to help the business community identify mastery level corporate executive coaches who had a complete understanding and experience in both business and executive coaching,” said Bowman. ACEC-website.org includes information for executive coaches worldwide, members, organizations searching for mastery level executive coaches and contact information for both Bowman and her executive committee. Bowman notes, “This makes the website a critical part of our existence.”

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Deepti Boddapati – WordPress Community Interview

While attending WordCamp San Antonio 2016, I overheard someone talking passionately about how they discovered WordPress and were so happy they got involved with writing code. That someone was Deepti Boddapati.

I introduced myself immediately and asked her to tell us about her experience. It’s an engaging discussion and one that I think you’ll enjoy.

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