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The exclusive interviews with some of the best WordPress developers, designers, and managers. Know-how, know-what, know-who, know-why, know-where… :)

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Robert Jacobi from Cloudways
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Robert Jacobi from Cloudways

Cloudways has taken an innovative step through a partnership with Patchstack. We talked to Robert Jacobi, their new director for WordPress, on that occasion, but we also talked about some other topics. Enjoy! Robert, you are the new Director of WordPress at Cloudways. What are the most important goals that you want to achieve and how was your first month in a new company!? First, thank you Vjekoslav for the opportunity and the time to chat. That’s a fun question to get started with. The first month has really been about getting to know the teams, processes, workflows, etc. All the standard getting up to speed things that have to happen. I’m really blown away by the professionalism and enthusiasm by everyone at Cloudways. And that’s a lot of people. As for the position, it’s a...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Milica Djustebek from WordCamp Europe
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Milica Djustebek from WordCamp Europe

As the official Media Supporter of WordCamp Europe 2021, #WPDEVMAG started "#WCEU2021 UPDATES" and now we're closing it in the best possible way with one "after hour" exclusive interview with Milica Djustebek from the PR team of #WCEU2021. Enjoy! What is your biggest impression from this year’s WordCamp event? As the first-time WCEU organizer, it was seeing everyone working together to make it the best possible online conference, tailored to the needs of our WordPress community. What could you single out about the experience of organizing WordCamp events and the specifics of organizing online events ... Everything was at a high-quality level, so the question arises what was the biggest challenge of this year's WordCamp? The events are made for people by the people! It doe...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jigar Shah from WPWebElite
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Jigar Shah from WPWebElite

Jigar Shah is the CEO of WPWebElite, a web development company known for its wide spectrum of e-commerce solutions for WordPress. We had the pleasure to talk with him about his work, the development of WPWebElite company, trends in e-commerce and WordPress, marketing, remote working, etc. Enjoy! WPWebElite is a web development company with a special focus on e-commerce WordPress solutions. Tell us, which types of e-commerce plugins are the most popular and which WPWebElite plugins are the best sellers? Well, a plugin can make your website super-functional. There are quite a lot of eCommerce Plugins that are popular today, some of them are: WooCommerce, Shopify, Ecwid Ecommerce Shopping Cart, Easy Digital Downloads, Cart66 Cloud, WP eCommerce, Jigoshop eCommerce. We create so...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite

#WPDEVMAG is bringing the exclusive interview with Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite, one of the leaders and trendsetters of social media marketing in the WordPress ecosystem. The new developments of Social Web Suite, the importance of social networks, business, marketing, etc. Enjoy! Tina, what is happening in the Social Web Suite lab these days!? I am glad you asked. We are very excited to announce that you can now post directly to Instagram from Social Web Suite. YAY! Besides that, we have lowered our prices (yup, you read that correctly) to help as many businesses as we can during these tough times. We have also introduced a micro plan for the people just starting out with social media. Right now, we are preparing for our Product Hunt launch that will happen on Mar...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Matthew Praetzel from Ternstyle
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Matthew Praetzel from Ternstyle

We had the pleasure to talk with Matthew Praetzel, head of Ternstyle, a company behind several WordPress plugins. He shared his opinions with us about new trends in design and development, business, and many other topics. Enjoy! Matthew, how things are going in Ternstyle, and what is inspiring you these days!? Right now I’m fascinated with WordPress optimization. One downside to the plethora of theme and plugin functionality available for WordPress is how tempting it can be to take an easy route, installing plugins and themes with reckless abandon. It can be difficult to wrangle clients in terms of plugin installation and tacking on new functionality. I think as WordPress theme and plugin developers, we should be focused on SEO with the same resolve we bring to the aesthetic...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ben Sibley from Compete Themes
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ben Sibley from Compete Themes

#WPDEVMAG is bringing the interview with Ben Sibley from Compete Themes. It's a WordPress theme development team with a very unique and good "content first" philosophy that led them to almost 2 million downloads. Enjoy! The best way to start this interview might be to ask you about your "content first" philosophy!? When I first started designing WordPress themes, I was seeing a lot of complex layouts and busy designs, and I felt that the extra details were distracting. WordPress users put so much care and energy into their content that there shouldn't be anything distracting visitors from it. I wanted to make themes that would place full emphasis on the written words and media created by the users. According to the official website, you are close to 2 million downloads. W...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Henry Rise from ThemeRex
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Henry Rise from ThemeRex

Whatever micro-niche you belong to, there is always an example of successful companies whose example you can follow and who you can learn from. One of such well-known names in the WordPress market is ThemeREX. Enjoy the #WPDEVMAG interview with Henry Rise, the founder of ThemeREX! ThemeREX logo / themerex.net Hi, Henry! Thank you for agreeing to answer a couple of questions about your business. Please, could you introduce us to ThemeRex? How did everything begin? I started to work with WordPress 10 years ago. The whole team started to work with the CMS about 7 years ago. At the beginning of our story, we were a part of another big template company. However, after several years of working in the field, we had enough knowledge and skills to runt the business on our own. We started...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Frank Will from ThemeMove
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Frank Will from ThemeMove

We're bringing you the new exclusive #WPDEVMAG interview! This time we have spoken to Frank Will, the head of ThemeMove, cutting-edge WordPress development agency. He has shared with us a few interesting things about their business, about the challenges of today's market, their marketing, design and development philosophy, etc. Enjoy! ThemeMove logo / thememove.com Please, tell us basic things about “ThemeMove”!? We are ThemeMove, a Power Elite WordPress Theme development agency that provides powerful and creative theme designs. We always catch the latest technology and adapt to the world’s new trend to deliver the best themes to the market. Whatever the industry that your company operates in, we have powerful themes to meet your highest standards with premium features bundle...
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ruben Tarzyan from Ninzio Themes
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ruben Tarzyan from Ninzio Themes

#WPDEVMAG has decided to bring the world of WordPress business (themes, plugins, solutions) a little bit closer to our readers and fans. We will try to speak with developers behind some of the best, new and unique WordPress themes, plugins and solutions on the market, so here we are bringing you #WPDEVMAG interview with Ruben Tarzyan from Ninzio Themes.  How would you represent “Ninzio Themes” in a few words!? Ninzio Themes is a team of enthusiasts, who create themes for WordPress for more than 6+ years. Our team goal is to reunite the elegance of a unique design with professional programming to create Unique and Easy To Use Flexible WordPress Themes With Advanced Functionality. Your latest theme is “Agrikole”. “Agrikole” is a niche-oriented theme and it’s defined as the Responsi...
EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS: Kyle Maurer from WordCamp Jackson 2019
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EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS: Kyle Maurer from WordCamp Jackson 2019

We had a pleasure to talk to Kyle Maurer from WordCamp Jackson 2019. Enjoy! Please, introduce us shortly with the WordCamp Jackson 2019!? WordCamp Jackson is a fun, intimate WordPress event in south-central Michigan. This weekend will be the third straight year it has taken place and it is always packed with great content and exciting activities. Jackson is a small town but full of charm and convenience. Our venues are always right downtown and perfectly sized for the event. Tell us more about yourself and also about your WC team!? I’m a WordPress and open-source fan and have been for many years. Formerly I was building websites for clients of mine with WordPress but for the past few years, I’ve been doing marketing and operations for Sandhills Development; a WordPress plugin compa...
EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS: Susan Walker from WordCamp Philly 2019
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EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS: Susan Walker from WordCamp Philly 2019

#WPDEVMAG is bringing the exclusive interview with Susan Walker from WordCamp Philadelphia 2019, the legendary WordCamp known for being the first host city for WordCamp US. Enjoy! Please, introduce us shortly with the WordCamp Philly 2019!? WordCamp Philly is one of the oldest WordCamps in the United States, with the first event in 2010. In the past half-decade, we've had a turnout between 300 and 400 people, depending on the venue size. Philadelphia was also the first host city for WordCamp US, in 2015 and 2016. Our last three local WordCamps were at the University of the Sciences in West Philly. This year we'll be at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, which is in Center City. Our Happiness Lounge and two of the rooms for our tracks are in art galleries. It's a very diffe...
EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS: Stephanie Brinley from WordCamp Jacksonville 2019
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EXCLUSIVE HIGHLIGHTS: Stephanie Brinley from WordCamp Jacksonville 2019

#WPDEVMAG had a pleasure to talk with Stephanie Brinley from WordCamp Jacksonville. She shared with us her experiences, introducing us with the WordPress community in Jacksonville and this year WordCamp Jacksonville 2019. Here is what Stephanie has told us... Enjoy! Please, introduce us shortly with the WordCamp Jacksonville 2019!? WordCamp Jacksonville 2019 was our 4th event. We're the "small, regional camp" compared to our neighbors in Orlando & Miami, FL and Atlanta, GA. We had over 200 attendees this year. Our organizing team had 14 individuals this year, 39 speakers, and over 20 volunteers. Are you satisfied with sessions and programs!? We have a very diverse group of WordCampers that run the gamut from experienced developers to small business owners, to free-lance web...