Slides from WCYVR 2016 Sessions

Talks from the three tracks will be posted on shortly, but until then you can access slides and additional resources from all of your favourite presentations below.

Keep checking back as we will add more links as they are supplied by this year’s speakers.

I’ve Been Hacked | Additional Resources
Aftaab Gulam

Just Press Publish
Alycia Mitchell

Troubleshooting WordPress Performance
Andrew Taylor

Tools Managing Multiple Sites
Christina Varro

The Dashboard 101
Jill Binder

On Creativity: A Freelancer’s Journey through Boredom, Desperation, Success, then it gets Boring Again, & Finally More Things Happen
Kelvin Cech

Using Custom Post Types to Control Access
Max McClanahan

Five Figure Freelancing
Nathan Reimnitz

Do it in code! A guide to creating a custom site structure plugin in WordPress.
Peter Hebert

It’s always the Embeds
Robert Dall

How to Convert Website Visitors into Business Leads
Scott Towne

How to Not Design Like a Developer
Tracy Apps

WCYVR 2016 Recap

WordCamp Vancouver 2016 was another successful event thanks to the efforts of many people.

We’d like to start by thanking our generous sponsors whose financial support made this event possible:

Venue Sponsor: BCIT
Orca Sponsors: BoldGrid, Bluwhost, Jetpack, RED Academy, WooCommerce
Black Bear Sponsors: Go Daddy, Pantheon
Eagle Sponsors: Clearly, DreamHost, WPML, Plesk, Sparkjoy Studios
Chinook Sponsors: Prospress, Clever Banana Studios
Beaver Sponsors: Eggbeater Creative, Sticker Giant, Green Geeks

We would also like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who gave their time to ensure the day of the event went smoothly.

The speakers this year were all amazing. We want to thank them all for their top notch presentations.

Since WordCamp Vancouver is run as a non-profit event under the WordPress foundation’s umbrella, we’d like to share our final budget numbers with the community. This is just another step by which the WordPress community demonstrates its openness and transparency:


If you missed a talk you really wanted to see, or just wanted to take another look at a code example or another detail, we’re pleased to let you know that all of the talks in the two main tracks were recorded and will be published on within the next few weeks. We’ll send everyone an email once those videos are available.

WordCamp Vancouver is tomorrow!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at WordCamp Vancouver 2016 tomorrow!

Here’s some additional information and reminders to make the most out of your stay with us this weekend.

Code of Conduct

We want everyone who participates in WordCamp Vancouver to have a safe, enjoyable experience. Our Code of Conduct extends to all attendees, speakers, and organizers, so please be sure to give it a read before arriving. Volunteers and organizers will all be wearing charcoal grey WordCamp shirts over the weekend in case you have any concerns. Also feel free to email – your feedback is very welcome.

Location and Registration

BCIT and WordCamp registration will be open as of 8am at 555 Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver. From the front door, follow the WordCamp signs up the escalator to the right.


The schedule is on our website, with opening remarks at 8:50am in the downstairs room and the closing remarks set at 5pm. The after-party will be from 6-9pm (see below).


There will be coffee and some pastries available during registration and we’ll be serving a proper lunch at 12pm.


The after-party will be upstairs at the Rogue, 601 West Cordova Street (same venue as last year) from 6-9pm. Here is a map from BCIT to the Rogue.

Please note that while an I.D. is not required to be present at the after party, the restaurant may require 2 pieces of I.D. if you’re going to be drinking alcohol. Drinking age in B.C. is 19.

Thank you!

We, the organizers and volunteers of WordCamp Vancouver, have been looking forward to this weekend for a long time. Thanks and we’ll see you tomorrow!

Orca Sponsor Spotlight: Red Academy

Thank you so much to all the generous WordCamp Vancouver sponsors! We are very appreciative of the wonderful support we have received.

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Red Academy

RED Academy is a leading-edge design and technology school with locations in Toronto and Vancouver. Our programs are designed to be Radically Relevant to today’s tech industry; taught by seasoned industry professionals and working with real clients on real-world projects, RED exists to develop and support great people – the designers, developers, disruptors and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

RED currently offers full-time and part-time programs in Web and Application development, UX and UI Design, and Digital Marketing. Visit the RED Academy website for more information.

Orca Sponsor Spotlight: WooCommerce

Thank you so much to all the generous WordCamp Vancouver sponsors! We are very appreciative of the wonderful support we have received.



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.

Orca Sponsor Spotlight: Jetpack

Thank you so much to all the generous WordCamp Vancouver sponsors! We are very appreciative of the wonderful support we have received.



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

Orca Sponsor Spotlight: Bluehost

Thank you so much to all the generous WordCamp Vancouver sponsors! We are very appreciative of the wonderful support we have received.



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.

Orca Sponsor Spotlight: BoldGrid

Thank you so much to all the generous WordCamp Vancouver sponsors! We are very appreciative of the wonderful support we have received.



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!


Thank you to our Eagle sponsors

Thank you so much to our Eagle Sponsors! If not for the support of our generous sponsors, WordCamp simply wouldn’t be the same, or wouldn’t even be at all. We are very appreciative of the wonderful support we have received.




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