WordPress conference offers expert tips, business advice

Staff Report
Published May 8, 2014

A conference that focuses on one of the world’s most successful open-source software projects is coming to Charleston next week.

WordPress was created in 2003 to help writers publish their work online with a focus on typography, content and ease of use.

The first WordCamp Charleston conference will be held May 17 at the Stern Center on the College of Charleston campus. (Photo provided)

The first WordCamp Charleston conference will be held May 17 at the Stern Center on the College of Charleston campus. (Photo provided)

Today, WordPress still works as a quick, self-hosted blogging tool, but it’s also scaled into a more complex content management system. It operates blogs and websites for some of the most recognized businesses and brands on the Internet, including The New York Times, CNN, eBay, UPS, TechCrunch and even Katy Perry.

The first WordCamp Charleston conference will be held May 17 at the Stern Center on the College of Charleston campus. Organizers describe WordCamp as an informal, community-organized event by and for WordPress users.

WordCamp Charleston will focus on topics including how to work collaboratively with startup companies, WordPress security, forms, PHP scripting language and how to start a business around WordPress, along with many others sessions.

A full slate of speakers and session topics can be found online, along with more information.

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