Sponsors

Springbok

WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the fastest growing eCommerce software/platform, powering over 30% of all eCommerce stores with over 1 million active installations. It is is built to integrate seamlessly with WordPress, making it the obvious eCommerce choice for existing WordPress users and connects you to the fast-growing WordPress ecosystem which now powers over 25% of all websites on the internet.

With WooCommerce you can start with all the basic tools that any small business would need to start selling online, including product setup, payments, shipping options, and sales reports and as your business grows choose from over 300 premium add-ons available including additional payment processors, shipping methods, inventory systems and marketing tools anyone to sell anything, anywhere from real products and digital downloads to subscriptions, content and even your time.

In July 2015, WooCommerce was acquired by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month and also the creators of other popular WordPress services including Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress. We look forward to growing WooCommerce to achieve even greater things together with Automattic.

Jetpack

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.

GoDaddy

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.

Bluehost

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.

WPML

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/.

PayPal

At PayPal (Nasdaq:PYPL), we put people at the center of everything we do. Founded in 1998, we continue to be at the forefront of the digital payments revolution. PayPal gives people better ways to manage and move their money, offering them choice and flexibility in how they are able to send money, pay or get paid. We operate an open, secure and technology agnostic payments platform that businesses use to securely transact with their customers online, in stores and increasingly on mobile devices.

In 2015, 28% of the 4.9 billion payments we processed were made on a mobile device. With our 184 million active customer accounts, PayPal is a truly global payments platform that is available to people in more than 200 markets, allowing customers to get paid in more than 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 57 currencies and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 26 currencies.

For more information on PayPal, visit https://www.paypal.com/about. For PYPL financial information, visit https://investor.paypal-corp.com.

Buffalo

PayFast

PayFast is a payments processing service for South Africans and South African websites. They enable easy, secure and instant transfer of money between online buyers and sellers and integrate with a variety of WordPress solutions.

Ostrich

Nona Creative

We’re an ambitious digital studio based in Cape Town South Africa, with a small team, a big heart & clients on five continents. Every day we create engaging online human experiences.

Nona Creative is a South African digital consultation and product development studio based in Cape Town. Nona works in app development, web development, web design as well as in digital marketing including SEO, Google Adwords, content marketing and social media.

Incorporated in 2012, Nona Creative has an ever growing team of highly skilled developers, UX and UI designers, consultants and online marketing professionals from around the world. Nona Creative is notable for being one of the very few Southern African web development companies to work internationally, this includes clients on 5 continents.

Penguin

Code Cabin

Here at CODECABIN_ we excel in turning caffeine into code. Our highly skilled codesters work relentlessly to ensure both the utmost satisfaction of our clients and the continuous improvement of our products. We like to eat, sleep and code

Staying true to our core, the CODECABIN_ team strives to be nothing less than support heros. Our typing reflexes are lightning fast, annihilating problems like it’s no one’s business. When it comes to bugs: {laser vision} pshhhh… what bugs?

Meerkat

Hetzner

RELIABLE WEB HOSTING YOU CAN COUNT ON 24 HOURS A DAY
Looking for a reliable, high performance hosting partner for your online business? With a stable network and round-the-clock support from our technical consultants, Hetzner ensure that your website stays up, stays fast and stays supported. If you’re looking to create a website for your business, hit the ground running with our WordPress easy install. For more information, find us at www.hetzner.co.za

Dassie

ManageWP

If you’re reading this, you’re either an organizer, or you clicked the wrong menu item 🙂

While you’re here, we might as well give you a useful piece of advice: contrary to popular belief, WordCamps are not about talks and workshops. They are about people getting together and sharing their knowledge and expertise both during and between sessions. The strangers sitting next to you on talks are your potential business partners, mentors and employees, so make sure you say hi to them – that’s the WordPress way.

Sherpa

Sherpa is a rarity – a brand strategy company which designs websites. Makes sense since a brand is about an ‘experience’. And you have mere seconds to ‘connect’ in an online environment.

Here’s an article written by Sherpa which best describes their approach:
http://sherpa.co.za/sherpa-thoughts/website-extension-brand

Light Speed Development

LightSpeed was founded in 2003 by Ashley Shaw, a passionate Open Source evangelist and entrepreneur. Ashley puts his passion and his team to work on providing specialist WordPress website solutions and products to a variety of clients with a focus on serving the tourism industry.

Official After Party

MailChimp

More than 12 million people and businesses around the world use MailChimp. Our features and integrations help e-commerce retailers send beautiful and powerful marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns. And our detailed reports help those retailers keep improving over time. Our quickly growing team loves empowering small businesses, so that’s what we focus on every day.

Interested in sponsoring WordCamp this year?

Check out our Call for Sponsors post for details on how you can help make this year’s WordCamp the best it can be!