All posts by Jessica Estes

Looking forward to lunch

You hear it time and again: “the community is what makes WordPress great!” Here in Oklahoma, community and food go together like WordPress and BBQ. With that in mind, we are excited to share our lunch plans with you. Thanks to the generosity of our venue sponsor, we have plenty of space for an on-site, catered lunch.

From the beginning we knew that we wanted to have a BBQ lunch, but we recognize that our great diverse community includes some who prefer a vegetarian meal, so we’ve got that covered too.

For the BBQ crowd, Swadley’s has been hired to provide our catered lunch. The menu includes sausage and chicken as well as beans and potato salad.

Those who requested a vegetarian lunch option will be taken care of with a great offering from Jimmy John’s.

Dessert will be cookies from local favorite Eileen’s Colossal Cookies in Edmond. Yum!

There’s plenty of space to sit and enjoy good conversation with the great crowd attending #WCOKC. So, we hope you’ll plan on staying inside where it’s cool and enjoy lunch with us this Saturday.

Sponsor Spotlight: BoldGrid

We would like to thank BoldGrid for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp OKC 2016!


BoldGrid is a website builder powered by WordPress. It is a free set of WordPress plugins, themes, and other content that allows site creation and management similar to non-WordPress website builders. By placing WordPress more in line with DIY site builder solutions on the market, our mission is not only to make WordPress more accessible and easy for beginners to utilize, but also automate and streamline typical WordPress tasks to provide a fast, creator-friendly platform that even web professionals will appreciate.

Experience WordPress as a website builder, including: free pre-built themes, drag and drop editing, integrated image banks, simplified photo editing, built-in staging, automated backups, and so much more.

BoldGrid will have you creating professional looking WordPress sites in minutes!

Sponsor Spotlight – Jetpack

We would like to thank Jetpack for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp OKC 2016!


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

Sponsor Spotlight: NinjaForms

We would like to thank NinjaForms for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp OKC 2016!


Ninja Forms


Completely FREE!

Ninja Forms is completely free to be tested, used, or contributed to. Even the add-ons we sell come with a 14 day money back guarantee.

Control Every Element

An abundance of settings so you can fine tune every part of your form: from general settings down to individual fields, submit actions and emails.

Developer Friendly

Built with developers in mind with hundreds of functions, action hooks, and filters that developers can use to create their own custom functionality.

Check them out at

Sponsor Spotlight: Bluehost

We would like to thank Bluehost for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp OKC 2016!


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.

Sponsor Spotlight: BigWing Interactive

We would like to thank BigWing Interactive for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp OKC 2016!

BigWing Interactive

BigWing Interactive is a full-service online marketing company located in Oklahoma City, offering web design and development, content marketing, organic SEO, paid search and retargeting, social media management and more.

We are online marketing experts with creativity and passion, who:

  • Take the extra time to get to know your business and market.
  • Design unique and results-driven online marketing solutions for your business.
  • And drive qualified web traffic to your business, resulting in more customers and a full sales funnel.

You can find us at

Sponsor Spotlight: WooCommerce

We would like to thank WooCommerce for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp OKC 2016!


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 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.

Sponsor Spotlight: iThemes

We would like to thank iThemes for being a Gold sponsor of WordCamp OKC 2016!

iThemes logo

Founded in 2008, iThemes provides professional WordPress software, including themes, training and plugins, like BackupBuddy, iThemes Exchange, iThemes Security (formerly Better WP Security) and more.

With a 20+ person team, iThemes is committed to making people’s lives awesome by providing simple, easy to use solutions for WordPress. You can learn more at