We asked Heart Internet’s Kate Bolin a few questions on WordPress and WordCamps…
How are you currently using WordPress?
We currently have WordPress as one of the major one-click installers on our hosting packages, as well as using WordPress for the Heart Internet blog (https://www.heartinternet.uk/blog).
What role are you using WordPress as?
Along with running WordPress on our site, we also support our customers who use WordPress, whether they are design agencies hosting dozens of WordPress sites on their Reseller Pro package, or running a single popular WordPress blog on a Home Pro package.
How do you think WordPress has evolved over its 13 years?
WordPress has moved from one in a crowd of blogging software packages to a real powerhouse – useful not just for running a blog, but for building sites quickly, fairly easily, and with the versatility people need.
Would you like to see anything different in how WordPress has evolved?
If there was anything we would like to see different, it would be the level of security built-in. While we can point our customers towards the excellent plug-ins and security features, it would be lovely if it was built right in from scratch.
What excites you most about WordPress?
The versatility available. You can run practically any website on WordPress and it’ll just work.
Have you been to other WordCamps? If so which ones or how many?
We’re making a concerted effort to support WordCamps all over the UK. You might have seen us at WordCamp London and Brighton this year, and next year, we plan to splash out for WordCamp Europe!
Would you consider yourself to be active within the WordPress Community?
We prefer to not be an active member of the community, but a fierce supporter of the community. Along with supporting our customers with their hosting, we’re happy to support WordPress events and groups!
What made you want to get involved with WordCamp Belfast?
We like to support WordCamps all over the UK, and Belfast sounded like it was going to be a blast!
What are you most looking forward to at WordCamp Belfast?
Meeting people who are big fans of WordCamp and picking up as many Wapuu of the North stickers as we can!
Anything else you would like to mention?
If you’re thinking of running a WordCamp in your city, talk to us!