After two long years, in-person WordCamps are back! WordCamp US 2022 took place from September 9-11. It turned out to be a success, with many leading WordPress contributors showing up and sharing their experiences and tips with the WP community. For those who managed to attend this event, we’re pretty sure you’ve made memories that are staying for life. However, for those who unfortunately missed this amazing event, go through these highlights to live the experience right now.
What is WordCamp US 2022?
WELCOME TO SAN DIEGO! WordCamp US 2022, the first in-person @WordCampUS since 2019 begins with registration at 7:30 am PT (UTC-7) this morning.
— WordCamp US (@WordCampUS) September 9, 2022
WordCamp is an event for those interested in everything about WordPress. Innovators and creators from all industries are welcomed to this event to share their experiences and ideas, making WordPress’s open-source software a better platform for all to utilize.
Regardless of whether you are a newbie setting up your first site, or a professional coder developing a new plugin, WordCamp is the best event to be at to discover and learn about new opportunities through:
- Discussion Panels
- Networking opportunities with other experts
Besides that, this event is loaded with lots of fun stuff, including free giveaways, amazing prizes, and after-hour parties for those who attend the event.
WordCamp US 2022 In San Diego
The 2022 event took place in San Diego, California. Apart from participating in the event, I’m pretty sure people enjoyed the warm weather at one of the local beaches and tasted some of the best Mexican food in the country.
I'm currently trying to decide between the seal tour, the hop-on-hop-off trolley or whale watching 🐳
— Paul Halfpenny (@paulfhalfpenny) September 8, 2022
— Matty G with the curly hair (@themattyg) September 8, 2022
One feature of WCUS 2022 that impressed me this year was the Job Board. Attendees got the opportunity to post and browse job openings.
— Dan Soschin Attending WordCampUS #WCUS (@Dan_Soschin) September 10, 2022
Other than that, many leading WordPress contributors participated in the event as speakers this year. Some notable names are,
- Adam Silverstein
- Alain Schlesser
- Beka Rice
- Daisy Olsen
- Matt Mullenweg
- Sara Cannon
- Sajid Islam
- Stephanie Bernal
And many more. Go through the complete list of WordCamp US 2022 speakers.
Day 1: Opening Day
The first day starts with attendees checking in and visiting sponsor booths. The event was opened by Kathy Drewien, highlighting the importance of how people need to be together again in person.
— Jetpack (@jetpack) September 9, 2022
— Tricia Clements (@yourbizwatchdog) September 9, 2022
Many leading brands were seen in WordCamp US 2022 with attractive booths, fun activities, and cool prizes.
We've touched down in San Diego at @WordCampUS! Be sure to swing by the GreenGeeks booth for a quick chat and some cool swag! Let's do this #WCUS!#WordCamp #WordPress #webhosting #greenwebhost #webdev #webdesign #webdeveloper #WordPresswebsite #WP #webhost #greengeeks #gogreen pic.twitter.com/5laMQxIxvG
— GreenGeeks (@goGreenGeeks) September 9, 2022
— LifterLMS 🚀 – Best WordPress LMS (@lifterlms) September 9, 2022
Team #Yoast had a BLAST during @WordCampUS this weekend! We were so thrilled to have met all the amazing people in the #WordPress community 💜 Were you there and did you pay our table a visit?! 👋 #WCUS pic.twitter.com/CGcgsIFWCd
— Yoast (@yoast) September 12, 2022
It's been a while! Everyone from our #WCUS team finally reunited in San Diego, flying in from different places. Now, time to catch up and set up!
Can't wait to meet you, y'all! #WCUS22 #WCUS2022 💪 pic.twitter.com/Z0KDli4xek
— SiteGround (@SiteGround) September 8, 2022
— Convesio (@convesio) September 9, 2022
— YITH (@YITHEMES) September 8, 2022
— StellarWP (@stellarwp) September 9, 2022
The first day was loaded with many exciting sessions from WP experts who shared their experiences and tips to help others make the most out of WordPress.
You can go through the entire live stream below to capture every moment of WordCamp US 2022, day 1.
Nathan Ingram gave a session about how to grow a business while dealing with client work and how to spend time in different blocks.
— Shifter – The Jamstack WordPress Platform (@GetShifter) September 9, 2022
Next up, Chris Lubkret shared his views on how small businesses can participate in five for the future.
— David Bisset (@dimensionmedia) September 9, 2022
Nick Diego showed live at WordCamp US 2022 that a custom block can be built in 15 minutes. – Quite amazing!
— GoDaddy Pro (@GoDaddyPro) September 9, 2022
Sajid Islam discussed a cookie-less future with Google Analytics 4.
— Afshana Diya | #WCUS (@AfshanaDiya) September 10, 2022
Stephanie Bernal stole the show by discussing improving a website’s performance and Google Tag Manager. This session couldn’t be missed for those who struggled to get ranked on Google and weren’t aware of the importance of Google Tag Manager.
— DevotePress (@devotepress) September 9, 2022
Day 1 of the WordCamp US was all about connecting and learning new things from all the speakers that contributed.
Day 2: Sessions
Day two was filled with excitement as attendees were ready to participate in sessions related to commerce, design, cultural intelligence, and much more.
You can go through the entire live streams below to capture every moment of WordCamp US 2022, day 2.
Peyta Raykovska started discussing how multicultural teams can often lead to unintentional miscommunication barriers.
— WordCamp US (@WordCampUS) September 10, 2022
Beka Rice shared her expertise by discussing about the difference between single, multi, and Omni channels:
— Pagely (@Pagely) September 10, 2022
Rich Tabor made a strong statement related to block themes and full site editing by saying:
“Patterns are the primary way [of] interacting with the editor. They’re the ultimate shortcut. In addition, styles and variations are the most interesting part of a block theme to make it your own.”
My #WCUS session “A New Era of WordPress Themes: Block Themes” starts in FIVE minutes!
— Rich Tabor (@richard_tabor) September 10, 2022
Felix Arntz discussed a common problem many WordPress developers face. His opening statement was,
“WordPress websites are slow.”
No one can argue on this! However, he also mentioned how WordPress sites could improve, considering the Core Web Vitals metrics.
— John Richards II (@JRastaban) September 10, 2022
Day 2 was also great for learning more about how WordPress can be used to build your business and how to deal with many hurdles faced while developing and managing WP sites.
Apart from the sessions, look at what else happened during Day 2 of WordCamp US 2022.
— Gravity Forms (@gravityforms) September 10, 2022
— YITH (@YITHEMES) September 10, 2022
— Cloudways (@Cloudways) September 10, 2022
— WebDevStudios (@webdevstudios) September 10, 2022
Just a few pics of our #WCUS team to wrap up Day 2 of programming! Good people, good times, and at least one cute pet! 🐶
— GoDaddy Pro (@GoDaddyPro) September 10, 2022
Day 3 (Contributor Day)
The third and final day of WCUS 2022, the Contributor Day, went as planned, with hundreds showing up dedicated to sharing their thoughts and experimenting with improving the WordPress open-source project. People of all skill sets spent time together to learn and work in areas like hosting, accessibility, design, and more.
— Nicholas Garofalo (@EidolonNight) September 11, 2022
— Daniel Schutzsmith (@schutzsmith) September 11, 2022
— SiteGround (@SiteGround) September 11, 2022
This is the largest Contributor Day turn out I have ever seen at a WordPress. pic.twitter.com/DAeWOuW8cy
— 🏳️🌈 ✊🏾 future ghost (she/her) (@allie_nimmons) September 11, 2022
WordCamp US 2022 Recap
Here is a breakdown of WCUS 2022;
- Attendance: 650 tickets (sold-out).
- Contributor Day: 300 people attended.
- Speakers: 40 speakers were chosen for WCUS 2022.
- Brands: 34 sponsors and 13 media partners.
WordCamp US 2022 turned out to be a blast for many. Everything seemed terrific for all the attendees, from participating in this amazing event to enjoying all the amazing places in San Diego.
What a GREAT weekend here in San Diego with the @WordPress community!
To everyone who attended in-person or online for making @WordCampUS an awesome experience — the organizers and their volunteer teams, speakers, sponsors, and most of all YOU reading this — THANK YOU.#WCUS pic.twitter.com/WriQsXGoqi
— WordCamp US (@WordCampUS) September 11, 2022
If you missed WCUS 2022, don’t worry because the event will be back next year. WordCamp US 2023 will be in National Harbor, Maryland, on August 23-25.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR: Whether you participated in person or online, thank you for joining us for WordCamp US 2022!
— WordCamp US (@WordCampUS) September 13, 2022
Are you excited? We are!
See you at WCUS 2023!