New Year!

Howdy! If you found this page via google looking for WordCamp Las Vegas, this is the page for last year’s event. To buy tickets for the 2012 event, go head over here:

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Presenters’ Slides

Here are the links to the slides for some of the sessions at WordCamp Las Vegas 2011. We will update the post with more as they come in.

WordPress for Beginners
Brad Williams

Hooks and Filters – WordPress Magic
Jeffrey Zinn

Optimizing Your Site With Experiments A/B Tests
Evan Solomon

Power Content Panel
Aaron Hockley, John Lynn & Gregory Taylor

UI Design for Themes and Plugins
Sara Cannon & Chelsea Otaken

Customizing the WP Admin for fun and profit
Justin Foell

Scaling & Optimizing WordPress
Pete Mall & Matt Martz

WordPress + Music
Joshua Ellis

Introduction to Child Themes
John Hawkins

Moving Time! All about WordPress server transfers
Jeff Bishop

eCommerce & WordCamp
Shayne Sanderson

Website End User Security
Dre Armeda

Building a Responsive and Progressively Enhanced Theme
Natalie MacLees

Building an App Theme
Colin Loretz

Plugability Plugins vs Functions.php
Austin Passy

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Sold Out!

6 weeks ago we had only sold about 40% of the tickets for WordCamp Las Vegas and we were really starting to question how successful the event was going to be. Well, we knew that we had an awesome lineup of speakers, we just weren’t sure we’d have many people sitting in the seats to hear ‘em speak. Then, a funny thing happened. A block of tickets got sold. Then another. And another.

On November 23rd we had 45 tickets available. A week later, we were sold out!

Since selling out we’ve had multiple requests every single day for tickets. We currently have a waiting list and we want to do everything in our power to make WordCamp available to everybody who wants to go. However, we have a bit of an issue. We physically do not have the space to release any more tickets. There are larger rooms at UNLV, but unfortunately they are already booked for the day. So unless you can find somebody with a ticket who doesn’t plan to attend, as much as it pains us to say it, you are out of luck. However, all is not lost. We will be recording every session on both tracks and we’ll get them posted to as quickly as we can.

If you are in Las Vegas, be sure to join the Las Vegas WordPress Meetup Group, or join the discussion over at

See you all next Saturday!

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Sponsor Highlight: Rackspace

Rackspace® Hosting is the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, and the founder of OpenStack™, an open source cloud platform. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support® to its customers, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing. In 2010, Rackspace was recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company and listed on the InformationWeek 500 as one of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. The company was also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2010 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting.” For more information, visit

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WP Engine Giveaway!

Curious to know if WP Engine is all that it claims to be?  They’re giving you a $1,200/yr hosting package FREE FOR LIFE so you can find out for yourself.  Sign up here:

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Sponsor Highlight: is the first and largest Managed WordPress Hosting service. Thousands of customers including major universities, buzz worthy startups, and personal bloggers trust to secure and manage their WordPress.  People like us, and we think you will to.

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WP Engine Hosting Giveaway

WordCamp Las Vegas couldn’t happen without our awesome sponsors, and this year we’re excited to have WP Engine as a Spades sponsor! You’ve heard the rumors of pages being delivered in milliseconds, blogs scaling instantly when they get featured in the New York Times, and top-tier security.

This is WP Engine – the premier, managed WordPress hosting company. They serve 100,000,000 requests daily, each one carefully and continuously tuned for speed, scalability, and security. They’re beloved by hundreds of bloggers from huge, popular sites down to small company home pages who care about their SEO ranking and their users’ experience. Perhaps best of all is their tech support, where only WordPress experts answer questions.

For WordCamp Las Vegas attendees only, WP Engine is offering their most popular hosting plan, typically $99 per month, free for life! You heard that right, WP Engine is giving ALL WordCamp Las Vegas attendees FREE HOSTING FOR LIFE!

Hosting includes:

1 Standard WordPress Installation
30 GB Bandwidth including CDN
50,000 Pageviews/mo
10 GB Disk Storage
Off-Site Automated Backups
One-Click Staging Area
Managed Upgrades

Check back soon for information on how to sign up!

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Sponsor Highlight: WP Engine

WP Engine is the premier, WordPress-only hosting company. We serve 100,000,000 requests daily, each one carefully and continuously tuned for speed, scalability, and security. We’re beloved by hundreds of bloggers from huge, popular sites down to small company home pages who care about their SEO ranking and their users’ experience. Perhaps best of all is our tech support, where only WordPress experts answer questions. As Mikhail Baryshnikov says, “Try it. You’ll like it.”

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Sponsor Highlight: SiteGround

SiteGround is a hosting company that has created a special hosting package for WordPress users and currently hosts thousands of WordPress websites. We have a unique server setup that increases the security of the WordPress installations and a 24/7 support team with in-depth WordPress knowledge.

Additionally, we provide free WordPress resources like themes and tutorials and we believe that by sponsoring WordCamp Las Vegas we can contribute even more for the development of the great WordPress community.

For more information visit SiteGround WordPress hosting page

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Sponsor Highlight: WebDevStudios

WebDevStudios is a tri-state based website development company specializing in WordPress powered websites. With a full staff of developers and designers who live and breathe WordPress, we pride ourselves in being WordPress experts. We have the resources to support any client from a single blog to a WordPress Multisite network with thousands of sites to a BuddyPress site with thousands of members. WDS does WordPress!

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