At WordCamp Colombo 2017, Bluehost has a hosting package for everyone!

Bluehost is our second Kelani (Silver) Sponsor for WordCamp Colombo 2017, and we’re very happy to have their support. They’re one of the most popular WordPress hosts out there, and are officially recommended as hosts by the WordPress community. With a variety of plans starting at great price points, it’s easy to see why they are the go-to web host for many bloggers and small businesses.

Plus, with 24/7 support you can rest easy, knowing that you have someone to talk to, if things go wrong! All BlueHost hosting packages also come with the essentials, such as backups, unmetered bandwidth and email accounts. However, if you’re looking for a more specialised solution for your site, they’ve got VPS-based, optimized WordPress hosting as well. To top it all off, they even have a  30 day money back guarantee, which means you can try them out, risk free!

At WordCamp Colombo, manage all your WordPress sites with GoDaddy Pro!

We’re proud to have GoDaddy Pro as a Kelani (Silver) Sponsor for WordCamp Colombo 2017. If you’ve been around websites at all, chances are that you’ve heard of GoDaddy. However, you may not know that, apart from being a very popular domain registrar, they are also a popular choice for WordPress site management, via their GoDaddy Pro brand.

GoDaddy Pro allows you to manage multiple WordPress sites with ease, making it so that you can do everything from one, easy to use interface. From updating WordPress core, and themes and plugins, to automating backups, cloning and migrations, GoDaddy pro is a one-stop WordPress maintenance dashboard. If you’re a freelancer or WordPress agency that’s spending a lot of time on maintaining client sites, it may be worth giving GoDaddy Pro a shot, especially since you can signup for free.

The Sri Lankan Technological Campus supports WordCamp Colombo 2017!

SLTCWith the vision of being a centre of excellence for the development of student potential for the benefit of Sri Lanka and the rest of the world, the Sri Lanka Technological Campus (Pvt) Ltd (SLTC) was started in 2015 as a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC.

It is the first corporate powered, research based, fully residential Engineering campus in the country. The SLT Campus is located at the SLT Satellite Earth Station in Padukka and is easily accessible from Colombo via common transport modes. The administrative office and the City Campus are based at TRACE Expert City in Maradana.

With a variety of undergraduate programmes, and graduate degrees, SLTC adopts the latest developments in teaching and research to create a truly, cutting edge institution. Their campus at Padukka is one of the campus’ greatest assets and exudes the best of both worlds – a busy urban vibe surrounded by great parkland and sporting facilities as well as high quality study environments that are central to their thinking.

If you’re interested in knowing more about SLTC, you can visit their website, or contact them.

Ship your idea, with WooCommerce!

If you know WordPress at all, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of WooCommerce, its most popular eCommerce plugin. Whether you’re selling physical goods or digital merchandise, WooCommerce handles it all, from start to finish.

With thousands of free and paid extensions to choose from, WooCommerce can help you sell, process and ship just about anything. It also supports dozens of payment gateways, so you can sell your products pretty much anywhere in the world.

Also, WooCommerce is designed to ensure your store and products look as good on a desktop computer as they do on your customers mobile phones. You can even turn your existing WooCommerce store into a mobile app with no custom coding, just by using a few third party tools/services.

The best part? The core WooCommerce plugin is completely free, so you don’t need to break the bank to setup a beautiful online store. In fact, you can start selling today!

Grab a Jetpack at WordCamp Colombo 2017!

We’re proud to announce Jetpack as our first Global Gold (Mahaweli) Sponsor!

One of the most popular WordPress plugins out there, Jetpack connects your site to the global services, community, and support provided by WordPress.com, so you can focus on the stuff that matters. It also automatically shields your site from the unwanted attention of spammers, hackers, and malware, while real-time sync and backup means you don’t have to worry about data loss.

Its straightforward traffic-building tools help you attract the attention of readers and search engines, and it allows your site’s pages and videos to be delivered at high speed from a global, ad-free content delivery network. Finally, Jetpack sends new content directly to your subscribers’ inboxes and shows readers related content, helping you increase page views per visitor and boost ad revenue.

Of course, there are tons of other features that you can take advantage of, when you install Jetpack for free, or purchase its advanced features.

If you haven’t tried Jetpack, the fact that it’s making WordCamp Colombo possible is a great reason to give it a go!