I’m super excited about heading to my first Wordcamp, in Phoenix, AZ, tomorrow. These WordPress conferences have a fabulous reputation, as does WordPress, of course!

According to Wikipedia:

WordPress was used by more than 26.4% of the top 10 million websites as of April 2016. WordPress is reportedly the easiest and most popular blogging system in use on the Web, supporting more than 60 million websites.

I have adored WordPress since jumping into it two years ago and have built more than a dozen WordPress sites since then.

I sifted and sorted through the Wordcamp Phoenix site, and am extremely excited (as only a nerd can be) about attending these sessions:


  • 9:00 AM: Content Marketing 101 Perri Collins
  • 9:45 AM: A World of Styling Tricks in Two Little Words: Body. Classes. Mary Baum
  • 10:30 AM: Five Ways to Get Legit Traffic for Your Site. Number Four Will Shock You! Ash Rhodes
  • 11:15 AM: You Can Make Templates Look Good John Gough
  • 11:35 AM: How Your WooCommerce Store Can Compete With Amazon and Win! Cody Landefeld
  • 1:30 PM: Keynote: Democratizing Inspiration Chris Klosowski
  • 2:20 PM: The UX Design Success Ladder: Climbing from Functional to Meaningful Ward Andrews
  • 3:15 PM: Maximize Your Workflow & Business Automation Alex Vasquez, Scott Buscemi, Brandy Lawson
  • 3:55 PM: How Social Media & Your WordPress Website Work Together Giselle Aguiar
  • 4:30 PM: The Ultimate Security Checklist for WordPress Sites Emanuel Costa
  • 10:00 AM: Maintaining WordPress WebsitesSpeaker:Brian Murphy
  •  10:50 AM: How to Grow Your Business With WordPress & PodcastingSpeaker: Adam Silver
  •  11:40 AM: WordPress: The Rules of Engagement. Ashten Fizer
  •  2:00 PM: The Lawyer Is In! Legal Do’s & Don’ts of Blogging & Social Media, Speaker:Ruth Carter, Esq.
  •  2:45 PM: Selling and Pricing Interactive Services, Speaker:Dallin Harris
  •  3:20 PM: 25 Tried & True Tools & Widgets To Get More Done In Less Time, Speaker:Calie Waterhouse
  •  4:15 PM: Managing Managed WordPress HostingSpeaker: Adam Sink
As an added bonus, I’m driving my new Mazda CX5 SUV. My phone is loaded with music and audible books. I can’t wait!!
No doubt I will have a PILE of blog post ideas to implement when I get back. Stay tuned! (Check my Twitter Feed and the hashtag #wcphx)
-Hope Kiah