My Interview with WP Engine

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Last week, I had the pleasure of being featured on the WP Engine blog for their “Finely-Tuned Consultants” series.

If you’ve been following them on Twitter or their blog for any time now, you know they’ve interviewed some really neat people doing some really cool things with WordPress, so I consider it an honor to be able to be featured with the other consultants.

In the interview, I talk a little bit about how I got into computers, how I got into WordPress, and then answer a series of questions provided by Austin Gunter.

Q&A with WP Engine

My Interview with WP Engine

My Interview with WP Engine

The interview consisted of a variety of really good questions some of which were fun – and even a bit rough – to answer. Here are the questions I answered:

  • When was the first time that you really got excited about WordPress and at what point did you decide to make it your career?
  • Where do you go first to get your WP news, insights, and updates?
  • What WordPress consultants deserve more love than they get? Who should we be paying attention to?
  • What performance tips would you give to other pros (as related to speed, scalability, security, plugins, backup, etc.)?
  • Confess to us your biggest moment of WordPress fail?
  • If you were going to spend this weekend creating a plugin that doesn’t exist, what would it be?
  • Do you use Themes & Child Themes, Roll your own, or both?
  • What’s your favorite theme or theme framework? Why?
  • Favorite plugin?
  • Least favorite plugin?
  • What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done with Custom Post Types?
  • What do you think is the biggest challenge that WP consultants will face in 2013?
  • If you could change one thing today about WP, what would it be?
  • Where do you see WordPress going in the next 2-3 years?
  • Tell us a story where you saved the WP day for yourself or on a client project. What made the difference for you?
  • What’s the biggest misconception you encounter about WordPress, and how do you clear it up for your clients?
  • If you were interviewing another WordPress developer for a job, what is the first question you would ask and why?
  • What did I miss? Here’s your chance to fill in the blanks and add something you want people to know about you!

Lots of ‘em, huh?

Overall, it was a lot of fun and I’m proud to be in such good company of others who have been featured on the blog.

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