Interested in sponsoring WordCamp this year?

We still have sponsorship slots available – feel free to review our WordCamp Auckland 2017 Sponsorship Packages for more information.

Our Sponsors

A WordCamp needs many different parts to be a success and chief amongst them are our sponsors, who dig deep to financially support us and help to finance the event over-all.

You may have noticed the ticket prices this year were $50 NZD for a two day event, including an after party? Well, that’s due to the support of our sponsors the true cost of a ticket is approximately $170NZD, so …

If you see one around at the WordCamp simply say Thanks for sponsoring #WCAKLThanks.

Mt Cook (Gold)


37% of all online stores are powered by WooCommerce. Built on WordPress, WooCommerce is a fully customizable, open source eCommerce solution.

Whether you’re selling a few handcrafted items to a niche market, taking an existing business online, or going global with an enterprise level eCommerce business – WooCommerce will get you set up and selling fast and scale securely as you grow. Plus your content will be forever yours and customizable down to the finest button color.

Developed and supported by a distributed team, WooCommerce is powered by Automattic, the creators of WordPress.com.


Transform how you work with your WordPress sites and rest easy knowing they’re always firing on all cylinders. Jetpack connects your site to the global services, community, and support provided by WordPress.com so you can focus on the stuff that matters.

Jetpack automatically shields your site from the unwanted attention of spammers, hackers, and malware, while real-time sync and backup means you don’t have to worry about data loss. Straightforward traffic-building tools help you attract the attention of readers and search engines. Pages and videos are delivered at high speed from a global, ad-free content delivery network.

Jetpack sends new content directly to your subscribers’ inboxes and shows readers related content, helping you increase page views per visitor and boost ad revenue. Whenever you need it, you can rely on priority support from our global team of WordPress experts to ensure a friction-free experience for your visitors — and for you.

Make your site work for you. Get your Jetpack today at Jetpack.com

Mt Ruapehu (Silver)


WP NET is New Zealand’s first 100% dedicated Managed WordPress web host. We provide high-performance, NZ-based hosting services and friendly, responsive support from WordPress Experts.

WP NET offers cost-effective shared-server hosting and fully managed single-tenant cloud servers for businesses needing the next-level of performance, security and scalability.

Our Managed WordPress service includes all the extras you expect from a managed host, including managed updates, automatic backups, improved security, automated malware scanning and uptime monitoring.

Visit the WP NET website here.


GoDaddy’s mission is to radically shift the global economy toward small businesses by empowering people to easily start, confidently grow and successfully run their own ventures. With more than 12 million customers worldwide and 57 million domain names under management, GoDaddy gives small business owners the tools to name their idea, build a beautiful online presence, attract customers and manage their business.

Mt Eden (Bronze)


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.


WPML turns WordPress websites multilingual. It works with caching, SEO and E-Commerce plugins, and allows the building of complete multilingual sites. WPML powers simple blogs as well as corporate and enterprise sites.

WPML allows users to translate everything in the site, including content, menus, widgets and even theme and plugin texts. WPML powers over 500,000 commercial websites from all over the world.

More information about going multilingual can be found at WPML.org

We are looking for talent. If you are a smart programmer you are welcome to contact us here: http://wpml.org/home/were-hiring/.

Straker Translations

Straker Translations is one of the https://www.strakertranslations.com/. Ranked in the top 60 of more than 27,000 global vendors in an industry valued at US$40b, it is also one of the fastest growing. 

Straker Translations is changing the way the world translates content by disrupting traditional translation supply chains using its advanced translation technology platform (RAY). It offers fast, accurate and easy-to-manage multilingual solutions to more than 10,000 customers around the world and in more than 80 languages.

Straker Translations has more than 10,000 trained, tested and expert translators across every conceivable subject and medium. It provides 24/7 online customer support from production centres in Auckland, Barcelona, Denver, Dublin and San Francisco, with further account managers and sales professionals located in multiple offices around the world.

Straker Translations’ provides a free WordPress translation plugin for all your WordPress pages and posts, Yoast SEO and WooCommerce content, advanced custom fields and more.

Find out more about going multilingual by visiting: https://www.strakertranslations.com/


iwantmyname is the world’s favourite ethical domain name registrar offering simple and easy domain and DNS management and awesome customer support.

visit iwantmyname.com for all your domain name and DNS needs, locally based and proud supporters of WordPress in New Zealand!

Speakers Dinner


FutureLab is a small development agency in Auckland leading the way in custom WordPress solutions in NZ. What’s their take on WordPress in Auckland currently? While NZ does have a reputation for innovation in some areas (the classic No. 8 wire-type stories), we’re also affectionately labelled as a little behind the times sometimes too. Hey, that’s part of the Kiwi charm after all. FutureLab reckons the power, flexibility and affordability of WordPress make it an awesome platform that needs to be promoted and understood better in NZ. They are one of the only agencies in NZ specialising in building custom, complex WordPress platforms, and are also active in the Auckland WP community.

Check out FutureLab’s portfolio of custom WordPress websites or find the team around WordCamp this weekend.


Community Sponsors

Philip Allfrey

Philip Allfrey lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.

He has worked as a freelance web developer since 2012 and specialises in WordPress because it is very easy for clients to maintain the website after it has been set up. From the developer’s point of view it is a very flexible CMS, and its open-source nature means there is a large community providing themes, plugins and support.

Prior to becoming a web developer Philip obtained a PhD in particle physics and spent four years conducting post-doctoral research at the Large Hadron Collider on a very different sort of CMS – the Compact Muon Solenoid.

Hire Philip Allfrey from his website http://philip.allfrey.co.nz.

Charles Coxhead

Charles Coxhead is from the team WP Dev Shed – they offer a range of themes which are just good, responsive designs with lots of customization features built in. We like to think we design pure WordPress themes. For Free.

They also offer professional customisation services, including hosting, theme development and how to build a website using WordPress training.

Visit WP Dev Shed http://wpdevshed.com/



GridAKL are our venue sponsor and a great community designed to maximise innovation and collaboration

A home for innovation in the heart of Auckland, GridAKL provides the space, support, inspiration and community needed for a strong and vibrant innovation culture. A place of discovery, GridAKL  showcases and celebrates innovation with an aim to inspire all innovators.

GridAKL offer shared spaces, coworking spaces for residents, drop-ins and nomads to work with like minded people – all within central Auckland. If you are after a new co-working space, whether long-term or just a day, GridAKL is your new home!

Visit GridAKL and organise a visit asap: http://www.gridakl.com/what-is-grid-akl/ or check our one of their next events at http://www.gridakl.com/whats-on/.