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Will you be joining us at WordCamp Bristol?

On 5th to the 7th April tsoHost attended WordCamp London, as one of the event’s sponsors. As you might expect from the largest WordCamp event to take place in the UK, it was an inspiring weekend.

We were joined inside London Metropolitan University by everyone from bloggers and business owners to designers and developers – all with a thirst to learn more about one of the world’s best content management systems.

We shared the air with some real WordPress big guns including Pascal Birchler, who set up his first WordPress blog at the age of 12 and is now a WordPress core developer, and WordPress agency owner Alison Rothwell.

In fact, we enjoyed the event so much we’re going back for second helpings. Between 17th and 19th May, we’ll be attending WordCamp Bristol, again as sponsors of the event.

Tickets to the event are still available. Here’s everything you need to know about joining us there, including a round-up of the talks and lectures we’re most looking forward to.

Why WordPress Bristol?

Open to everyone from rookies to the Yodas of the WordPress world, WordCamps allow people to learn, meet like-minded people, and find inspiration.

For tsoHost, WordCamps are a chance to champion WordPress – a product we’re so passionate about that we tailor hosting packages to ensure it runs at its most optimal.

Need proof of our passion? Come and meet Kate at the tsoHost stand at the event.

How to join us at WordPress Bristol

Where: The University of Bristol School of Chemistry

When: 17th to 19th May

Tickets: £35 – concessions £25. Lunch, snacks and admission to the after party are included.

More information: 2019.bristol.wordcamp.org

Top tip: If you’re heading to WordCamp Bristol by train you can take advantage of First Great Western’s special conference fares.

What are the highlights of WordPress Bristol?

Experts will deliver more than 20 talks across the WordCamp Bristol weekend. Topics will range from SEO and coding to design and even mental health.

A few of the sessions that we’ve got our eyes on include…

Why is now the right time to put purpose over profit… spoiler alert – purpose equals profit! – Joss Ford – Saturday 14:15

Founder of ethical marketing agency Enviral, Joss Ford helps brands operate more sustainably. In this talk, he’ll look at the various ways in which everyone from web designers to digital advertisers can use their skills for good and reap reputational benefits as a result.

A study in green – the Wholegrain Digital team – Sunday 10:00

WordPress website development agency Wholegrain Digital has developed sites for mega-brands such as M&S and Jamie Oliver. In this talk, the team will spill the beans on the carbon calculator they have developed that measures the carbon footprint of websites and offer advice on how to reduce website emissions.

The magic (key)word: why your site is not getting the traffic it deserves – Jesse van de Hulsbeek – Sunday 11:00

Ever wanted to tear your hair out over the fact that your site never seems to get a page ranked in Google? If so, this talk is for you. Jesse van de Hulsbeek is academy lead at the Yoast SEO plugin, which helps more than nine million websites get their pages ranked. In this talk, he’ll be talking about techniques for getting your most important pages ranked.

Meet Your Friends the Gutenberg Blocks – Karla Campos – Sunday 12.15

Entrepreneur Karla Campos attempts to make the Gutenberg editor less intimidating for users in this Sunday morning talk. She’ll look particularly at how to use the new editor to build media-rich pages and posts.

Selling WordPress – Scott Jones – Sunday 15:00

Scott is the founder of Illustrate Digital, a specialist digital agency based in Cardiff who focuses on User Experience Design and WordPress development. In this talk, he’ll offer advice on how we can all become cheerleaders for the WordPress CMS and demonstrate the best ways to endorse the CMS to everyone from small to enterprise-sized businesses.