A WordCamp US Roundup

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What is WCUS?

WordCamp US is THE WordPress event of the year. Almost 2,000+ WordPress attendees from all around the world come to WordCamp US for networking, discussing, and supporting all WordPress related conversations. This year it was held December 8-10th.

2018 was a particularly intense year for the WordPress community because of the WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg editor release. At the end of the day, there was no better way to welcome the new release than with the fellow WordPress community at our side. And that’s exactly what WordCamp US was for many of us.

Team BlogVault has been attending WCUS for many years. In fact, MalCare WordPress Security service was also launched successfully on WCUS 2017.

Made it to Nashville in time for some pre-conference fun. Thanks @blogVault and congrats on the Malcare launch! #WCUS pic.twitter.com/uXXX1tH8YE

— Mike Gillihan (@MikeGillihan) December 1, 2017

WordCamp 2018

Here’s an interview with Matt Mullenweg on everything WordPress by WPCrafter’s Adam Preiser.

Still haven’t watched this “Future Of WordPress” interview with Matt Mullenweg? Join the nearly 3k people that have watched in the last 24 hours. It’s the 1 interview you don’t want to miss. #WordPress #WCUS @photomatt https://t.co/u0bmUSw5zP pic.twitter.com/emN2Z0oURK

— Adam @ WPCrafter (@wpcrafter) December 6, 2018

The list of speakers at WordCamp US this time around was a diverse bunch as well!

We are thrilled to announce that the #WCUS 2018 schedule is now available! The speakers team has brought together 39 amazing people to share their stories with our community. https://t.co/luE8aaKR2i #WordPress #WordCamp pic.twitter.com/Wy3h4lbzqj

— WordCamp US (@WordCampUS) October 19, 2018

For WordCamp 2018, everyone in the WordPress Security field came together especially during the session on Content Security Policies: List Your Trusted Sources and Prevent Attacks by Miriam Schwab, Founder of Strattic.

Nice post by GoDaddy on Content Security Policies (CSP) inspired by my talk at WordCamp Europe on the topic. #WCUS people, I’ll be giving an updated version of that talk today at 9:30 am (cawfeee meeee) in the Guitar room. Hope to see you there! https://t.co/tcrzVC27Mr

— Miriam Schwab (@miriamschwab) December 7, 2018

WordPress Safety and Security was also the focus of ConciergeWP’s Adam Silver’s talk on The Proper Care, Growth and Feeding of Your WordPress Website in 2019 (and Beyond).

“Next up in Banjo, @heyadamsilver will present on “”
The Proper Care, Growth and Feeding of Your WordPress Website in 2019 (and Beyond).”” #WCUSpic.twitter.com/pW6QR9wcjk

— WordCamp US (@WordCampUS) December 7, 2018

Here are some of the other speakers:

Thank you to one and all who saw my talk at #WCUS
It was a real honor to get to share this conversation with you.
Slides for “Nobody wants a website. They want results!” live here:https://t.co/67qvSegG7C

— Dwayne McDaniel (@McDwayne) December 8, 2018

Thank you @WordCampUS for having me today! What a special and engaged audience! #WCUS

— Tina Wells (@tinacwells) December 8, 2018

Our purple army at #WCUS pic.twitter.com/b2rwTQNHYK

— Joost de Valk (@jdevalk) December 8, 2018

Chris Coyier – “Thinking like a Front-End Developer” WCUS-2018 https://t.co/VgHg1nVT97 https://t.co/d3RPXWZly9

— Álvaro Gómez Velasco (@MrFoxTalbot) December 12, 2018

The problem right now is that we’re reactionary. We are reacting to laws. We need to be informing the laws. Chris Teitzel #wcus

— Dane Morgan (@danemorgan) December 8, 2018

Thank you, Daniel @schutzsmith, your talk on Using Design Systems, ACF and Gutenberg was really great! #WCUS

— ServerPress.com (@DesktopServer) December 7, 2018

I want to see both of the tracks at once! Too tough to choose!
Drew Gorton @getpantheon and Nicole Paschen @BGNicolePaschen #WCUS

— mcmwebsolutions (@mcmwebsolutions) December 8, 2018

“Gutenberg isn’t new. It’s just the next iteration.” -Gary Pendergast #WCUS pic.twitter.com/vOKKKKcC9y

— Justin Nealey (@Justinnealey) December 7, 2018

Only after you have goals can you form questions. If you don’t ask the right questions, then the data won’t be meaningful or valuable per Erika Hall @WordCampUS #WCUS

— Sandy DeWald (@SandyDeWald) December 8, 2018

It’s easy to mistake a polished prototype for the quality of the idea. From Erika Hall’s #wcus talk on Design Research Done Right

— Andrea Lee Bishop (@andrealee_b) December 8, 2018

A Support ticket came in asking for a simple editor. @jennybeaumont and @photomatt #WCUS #SotW pic.twitter.com/MZPaUqe0Ia

— WordCamp US (@WordCampUS) December 8, 2018

The 2019 #MakeWordPress theme song

Tighten Up https://t.co/f6q7Qm60N4

— Dwayne McDaniel (@McDwayne) December 8, 2018

#WCUS was my favorite WCUS ever. I can’t even begin to explain my gratitude for each and every community member.
Thank you for the song
Thank you for the hugs
Thank you.
Here is my blog recap of this which falls so short of telling what is in my hearthttps://t.co/B4nJZbuB0V

— Dwayne McDaniel (@McDwayne) December 12, 2018

Excited for my talk in 10 minutes! Come see what’s up with metaboxes and then I’ll be at the Happiness Bar afterward for more chatting 🙂 https://t.co/iCmtwije4x

— Helen 侯-Sandí (@helenhousandi) December 8, 2018

THAT’S A BIG ZERO: wow, zero apps are download to phones each month. People shouldn’t be in the app-building business… WordPress Leads the Charge in Mobile Web, Jason Cohen of WP Engine #WCUS pic.twitter.com/w3etfKZaN9

— Joe A Simpson Jr (@joesimpsonjr) December 7, 2018

“What you value about yourself most are your strengths, not your skills.” Wow! Joanna Barsh on Centered Leadership at #wcus. We’re talking about skills and meeting folks. This is so fun to witness! pic.twitter.com/cURi8m5DdZ

— Andrea Lee Bishop (@andrealee_b) December 7, 2018

“Publish content you’re proud of for a community you love.”
Kelly McCausey on Curating Content to Serve Your Community at #WCUS pic.twitter.com/KSVsupZMrz

— Give (@GiveWP) December 7, 2018

Loving Lara Schenck’s slides for her CSS Algorithms talk! 🐍💖#wcus @laras126

— Amy 🌸 (@accessamy) December 7, 2018

We attended @WordCampUS 2018 at Nashville and also the @WordPress NYC meet up. It was great meeting old friends and making new ones! The whole experience was a very positive one and the following is our account of the entire journey.https://t.co/AshvrfFazr#WCUS 2018 #WordPress

— rtCamp (@rtCamp) December 19, 2018

You can watch Matt Mullenweg’s “State of the Word” on the WordPress YouTube channel. Here’s the State of the Word Q&A. The rest of the talks are available here and will be made online on WordPressTV as well. In 2019, WordCamp US will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 1-3. To find an upcoming WordCamp near you, head over to WordCamp Central.

See you next year in St. Louis!


Akshat is the Founder and CEO of BlogVault, MalCare, and WP Remote. These WordPress plugins, designed for complete website management, allows 100,000+ customers to build and manage high-performance websites with ease.

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