Any time we have to go to an event in Vancouver, it requires a ferry ride. And when it starts at 8 a.m., it requires a 6 a.m. ferry ride. But it gives us a chance to gather our thoughts, recall ideas from the week previous, and have some “us” time.

The ferry to Horseshoe Bay is stunning, watching the sun rise behind Vancouver’s skyline. That makes the early morning easier.

For anyone who uses WordPress, a WordCamp is essential, not only to stay on top of developments, but to learn, refresh, remind, inspire, and meet like-minded folk. WordCamp 2018 had come to Vancouver and we were going.


We attended the following presentations:

  • Keynote: Some thoughts on WordPress, the Web, and Everything Else – Morten Rand-Hendriksen
  • Divi – WordPress Theme and Visual Page Builder – Debra Williams
  • Gutenberg – Eoin O’Dwyer
  • Just enough React: Getting ready for Gutenberg – Shannon Smith
  • How to Optimally Secure Your WordPress Environment – Wordfence
  • Stop Guessing: Diagnosing & Fixing WordPress Performance – Matt Kopala
  • Design and Development Collaboration for WordPress (and beyond) – Sydney Hake
  • WordPress as a Digital Marketing Hub – Rebeca Godin
  • How to Stay Calm and Troubleshoot Your WordPress Code – Kirsten Starcher
  • A Rose by Any Other URL: Changing your site URL or cloning your site with the WP command line tool – Dale McGladdery
  • Don’t Break Live: Using a Staging Site Can Make Your Life a Lot Easier – Jamie Schmid
All in all, a great day, topped off by the ferry ride home.
WordCamp 2018
Vancouver, 800 Robson Street,Vancouver,BC-V6Z 3B7
Starting on
October 13, 2018
Ending on
October 13, 2018
Event for WordPress developers and designers.