Software Engineering in WordPress and Musings on the Deep Life

Officially Partnering with Envato and WordPress

For the past several years, I’ve contributed a number of articles and premium tutorials to Envato specifically around WordPress.

The content has ranged from topics such as Strategies For Supporting WordPress Plugins up through my current series on Using WordPress For Web Application Development.

To say that I enjoy contributing code and content to WordPress is an understatement.

To that end, I’m proud to announce that I – or, more specifically, Pressware – is officially partnering with Envato and WPTuts+ in 2014.

Envato and WordPress

Specifically, as of this month, I’ve begun to serve as editor of Wptuts+.

This means that in addition to continuing content, I’ll also be working with those of you who are also interested in contributing content to the site from this point forward.

Envato and WordPress

So to start out the new year, I’m specifically looking for some additional authors – regardless of your level of experience with WordPress – to add to our team.

Who’s Able To Write?

Previously, Wptuts+ has specifically asked for WordPress experts to sign up to contribute content. And we still are!

However, because the utility of WordPress is so wide, because so many of us are building different types of things with WordPress, and because our experience ranges anywhere from beginner or intermediate in some areas to advanced in other areas, we believe that anyone who has been working with WordPress has something to teach, and has something to learn.

So if you fall into that category – which I’m sure you do – and are looking to make some extra cash – which, who doesn’t? – then I urge you to considering applying to write for Wptuts+.

What About Pressware?

Pressware is still very much a service-oriented company that is also beginning to turn its focus to products, as well.

To that end, I’m continuing to work on building custom solutions for others, just as much as before; however, at some point this year, I’ll likely need to bring on some help in order to help with the project workload. But more on that later.

For now, I’m really excited about the work going on at Envato, and would love to see some of you guys submit proposals to join the writing team – you know I’m all for sharing WordPress-related content, and I’m looking forward to work with those of you who are interested!


  1. Jason Bradley

    Congrats Tom! I’m sure you’re going to do a great job. I’m excited to be a part of the team and ready to start writing again for WP Tuts+!

  2. Nate Wright

    Congrats Tom! I worked as a professional news journalist for a bit, where I learned to appreciate the value and influence of a great editor (and loathe a bad one). I look forward to seeing what you can do with the site.

    • Tom McFarlin

      Japh has set the bar really high, so here’s to hoping I can take it and raise it even more.

  3. John Turner

    Congrats Tom! Well deserved!

  4. Harish

    Congrats Tom. I did guess you would be the next editor.

  5. Jeremey DuVall

    Awesome Tom! That’s great news

  6. Eric Dye

    Awesome! :D

  7. Dasha

    Congratulations Tom! I’ll see if my experience is good enough to start sharing :)

    • Tom McFarlin

      I’m sure it’s great – we’re looking for a variety of different levels and content so why not try, right? :)

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  9. Jon Bellah

    Congrats, Tom! Bookmarked the application link… once I’ve cleared some space on my calendar, I’m definitely going to apply.

  10. Daniel Espinoza

    Great news!

  11. Dhiraj Das

    Congratulations Tom! It’s a great move to open the door for wider range of people

  12. Serg

    Awesome news!! I look forward to contribute and learn from wptuts as much as I can:)

  13. Jared Erickson (@alliswell)

    I didnt know they have a MEME section… heck i don’t even know what this is about.. i didnt read it all.

  14. Michael Musgrove

    Congratulations to you and Envato. They got a good one. Great way to start 2014!

  15. Noumaan Yaqoob

    Congratulations, this is great news for all WordPress users.

  16. Japh

    Congratulations, Tom! I’m really excited to see where you take the site, and am super happy to be handing the site over to you :)

  17. Michael John Beil

    sweet deal bro.

  18. Manish khatri

    Congratulations Tom :)
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  19. Mithun

    Nice. Congrats, Tom. It’s really an achieve that you get to write for tuts+. When I first started exploring WordPress and Photoshop, wpbeginner and tut+ were my main source of knowledge base. :)

    • Tom

      Thanks Mithun – that’s awesome to hear!

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