You can find James on Twitter, CodeCanyon, and Github. This is our recent interview with him, as part of our Kinsta Kingpin series. Q1: What is your background, & how did you first get involved with WordPress? In 2009 I got a job at a web design agency in Leicestershire, UK. WordPress had just begun filtering its way into the company and it wasn’t long before I started building websites using it. It was like nothing I’d used before; so simple to build themes (compared to Magento, which was our go to CMS/eCommerce solution at the time), plus, intuitive to manage as an admin user. I was hooked. I soon became one of the go to employees for all things WordPress, including running a couple of workshops for the company and its employees. As I mentioned, we were big advocates of Magento. This led to me creating my first WordPress plugin; a Magento WordPress integration. I eventually monetised that project and sold it off to another developer. Q2: What should readers know about all the stuff you’re doing in WordPress these days? Over time, it became clear that WooCommerce was going to be huge. I’d built a number of sites using the platform, and also created a few
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