Less than a day till kick off!

With less than 24 hours to go before WordCamp Manchester, we thought it would be useful to do a final run down!

You can find all locations on this custom Google Map

Pre-Camp Social

  • This Evening ( Friday 27th)
  • 7:00pm onwards
  • Location: Sandinista! 2 Old Bank Street, (Off St. Ann’s Square), Manchester, M2 7PF

Human Made are having a pre-camp social at Sandinista Manchester and have invited everyone attending to come along! There are generously providing food and drinks as well.

WordCamp Manchester


Car Park
The John Dalton Car Park is free to all attendees of WordCamp Manchester. You can access the car park off Chester Street. Word is that the car park barrier may be up already as it’s broken but if not, just buzz to be let in.

Registration opens at 8:30am. and we intend to start with the introductions at 9:00am prompt. The day will end at 5:00pm.

Details of all of the sessions and speakers are available on the Schedule page. Lightning talks will be decided on the day.

Breakfast and lunch are being provided for you. There also will be tea and coffee during both breaks.

You do not need to bring a printed ticket or receipt, but please do make a note of the email address that you used to book your tickets.

WordCamp Manchester Social

  • Saturday 28th Evening
  • 5:00pm till late
  • Location: Blackdog Ball Room NWS, 11 – 13 New Wakefield Street, Manchester. M1 5NP

The after-conference social will take place at Blackdog Ball Room NWS which is 5 minutes walk from the conference venue. We have reserved a private function room.

A buffet is being served from 6:30pm.

WordCamp Manchester Contributor Day

  • Sunday 29th June
  • 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location: TechHub Manchester, 1st Floor, 24 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1DZ
  • Full info on the Contributor Day page.


  • Registration starts from 9:30am
  • There is no problem departing early.
  • Please bring your laptop and charger.
  • Ensure you have your wordpress.org account details with you. If you don’t have one register one ahead of time or we will help you on the day.
  • If you have been able to setup your machine, that would be great, but not critical.
  • Snacks and Lunch will be provided

Every Little Helps

When the community bands together great things happen. Some members of the community show their support financially by supporting their local WordCamp and some help with in kind donations.

Today we want to thank our Bronze Sponsors, our Venue Sponsors and WordCamp Champion – without both, the cost of WordCamp Manchester would have at least been double!

Bronze Sponsors

Morgan Feeney


Morgan Feeney offers tailored design and development services to businesses that want to grow on the internet. Morgan’s web design services include: corporate identity, responsive web design, design for mobile, bespoke WordPress development, eCommerce solutions, hosting, SEO strategy, WordPress training, marketing consultation & more. In Morgan’s own words: “My approach to working with businesses is quite simple: I’m down to earth. I have no airs and graces and just want to get to the heart of my clients business aspirations in order to deliver their goals. Listening is a key part of what I do!”

Morgan’s passion for WordPress is a driving force in what he does, believing that the sheer volume of support the community provides; offers strength and solidarity for not only his goals, but the long term goals of his customers.


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Based in London & Yorkshire, Connected are a world-class WordPress Agency providing innovative & powerful digital services faster and at a lower cost than a traditional web development agency. Founded in 1996.



Pragmatic Web is a Brighton based WordPress agency designing, building and optimising a wide range of websites for clients all over the world. Pragmatic offer the full website service from content, design through to bespoke development and optimisation. Recent exciting projects include the custom Buddy Press build Join In, and the BlinkBox Blog. It’s an exciting time for Pragmatic and we’re looking for developers to join the team. Check out the positions available here.


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Mediaburst help UK Corporate businesses on the road to better communication. We use the most simple of electronic means, the humble SMS text message.

Venue Sponsors

Manchester Metropolitan University


Manchester Metropolitan University was awarded university status in 1992 and is part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.

With a history dating back 150 years, they have a combination of the traditional and the contemporary that sets MMU apart and gives us our distinct character.

TechHub Manchester


TechHub creates spaces around the world for tech entrepreneurs to meet, work, learn and collaborate, and runs a load of great events, advice sessions and more. We provide physical and virtual spaces that enable technology startups to work smarter, develop faster and increase their chance of success. How? Through our one-vision global community. Every TechHub Member is working on a tech product.

WordCamp Champion

Code Poet

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If you use WordPress to build things for other people, Code Poet wants to make your life easier. No matter whether you freelance on a solo basis, lead a small web shop, make plugins in a dark closet, or crack the whip at a large design firm, Code Poet’s aim is to become your go-to source of information and resources to help you expand your WordPress skills and know-how. To make you better at what you do. To make it easier to make your living and look great doing it.

You’re part of a tribe of WordPress designers and developers over 10,000 strong, spanning the entire globe. codepoet.com aims to bring the working knowledge and real world strategies of those people into one place, for you to tap into.

WCMCR <3 Silver Sponsors

We know we keep telling you this but its true, without sponsors of all levels, WordCamp Manchester would not be what it is!

Today we want to spend a little time thanking our Silver Sponsors. Please take a look at what they do.


Yoast logo

At Yoast, we optimize websites. Not just one aspect of websites, but every aspect. We make websites more usable, easier to navigate, faster and more reliable. In other words: we make websites work. Not just for the owner, but for the visitor. The added bonus is that if you do all that right, a website becomes easier to find too.

Total People

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Total People is one of the largest suppliers of work-based learning in the North West of England.

In the next 5 years 745,000 Digitally Skilled workers will be required and 1/5 (182,000) of these jobs will be suited to digitally savvy 16-25 year olds.

A Digital or ICT Apprentice with Total People will give your business the skills and experience it needs to support development and growth in roles associated with computer programming; technical support; web design and social media. We can develop your apprentices right up to Level 4 (Foundation Degree Equivalent)

Total People have worked closely with employers and Manchester Digital, to develop a range of innovative apprenticeship programmes to meet the current shortage of digital skills within this growing sector.

Total People is proud to sponsor WordCamp; Manchester which aims to celebrate all things WordPress from bloggers to professional developers

For more information about Creative; Digital and IT Apprenticeships, visit www.totalpeople.co.uk



Zed1.com is a web development company specialising in WordPress-based web site solutions. Services offered include site development, site setup, WordPress training, custom themes, custom plugins, support, and consultancy.

Zed1.com is run by Mike Little, the co-founding developer of the WordPress project.

We developed and continue to enhance the award-winning “I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here” site for our client Gallomanor. We have worked on a number of UK government WordPress sites, most notably we enhanced and supported the No10 Downing Street site for the Cabinet Office from 2008-2010.

Magma Digital


Magma Digital Ltd are PHP experts who not only initiate and complete new projects but also relish the challenge of adopting existing or failing projects. We apply our skills, abilities and confidence into all our projects to create world-class web applications that will meet the needs of SME and Enterprise organisations alike. No matter what troubles clients have, we can help you solve them!If you think you can handle it – come and join our team!

Magma Digital have been instrumental in organising PHPNW events and conferences since their inception in 2008. Our motivation for getting involved in PHPNW is that we strongly believe in supporting the local web community and promoting best practice within our wider industry. We hope you have a great time at Word Camp Manchester!